Compulsory Purchase Order
On 28th September 2023 National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc (“National Grid”) made The National Grid Electricity Transmission (Harker Energy Enablement Project) Compulsory Purchase Order 2023 ("The CPO”) to enable it to compulsorily acquire the land and rights necessary to construct and operate additional infrastructure and increased capacity from Harker Substation to the Scottish border.
National Grid are continuing to engage with all known affected landowners and, where required, the occupiers, to discuss the required rights and proposals to deliver the project. We will continue to negotiate in a collaborative and positive manner to conclude a voluntary agreement. Where National Grid has a completed agreement in place, it does not expect to need to rely on the CPO. Our preference will always be to secure land rights on the basis of voluntary agreement with affected landowners/occupiers.
A copy of the notice confirming the making of the CPO has been served on all those with an interest in the land who were included in the CPO. It has also been published in the local newspaper and erected at intervals across the land included in the CPO.
A copy of the confirmed CPO and the maps that show the land included in the CPO are available.
Further detail on the compulsory purchase process can be found in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Guidance on Compulsory Purchase Process and The Crichel Down Rules (July 2019), which is available to view and download for free online at GOV.UK.
If you’d like more information about the CPO, please contact National Grid’s appointed land agent Bruton Knowles using the contact details below:
Telephone: 0161 327 2771
Postal: NGET Harker Energy Enablement Project, C/O Bruton Knowles, 1 Roebuck Lane, Sale, Manchester, M33 7SY
Email: [email protected]