Information for landowners

Before we can submit our application, we need to understand who has a legal interest in the land in and around the areas being considered as part of the proposed reinforcement.  Whilst much of the information we need is available on public registers, we have appointed land referencing firm WSP to contact individual landowners to verify the publicly available information. This is to ensure that the information is up-to-date and to confirm the current occupation of the land. We have also appointed land agency firm Bruton Knowles to assist with contacting landowners and occupiers and arranging access for surveys to be carried out along the route.

Following our statutory consultation, we will contact all Persons with an Interest in Land (PiL) to start to discuss and negotiate voluntary rights to construct the scheme if it was to be granted planning consent.

We encourage you to appoint an agent/surveyor to act on your behalf where we are seeking rights to carry out works on your property. An agent/surveyor will advise you on the process, your rights and will handle any compensation claims on your behalf. We will reimburse you for professional fees reasonably incurred in respect of all claims and advice on legal agreements in connection with associated land rights. More information on this can be found within our Land Rights Strategy and Payment of Surveyors Fees documents.

Detailed plans and guides

As part of our targeted consultation materials, we have produced a set of detailed plans which show the infrastructure proposed within the proposed reinforcement's draft order limits. These limits form the current anticipated boundary of the entire area within which the Bramford to Twinstead reinforcement could take place, including temporary and permanent works, as well as the works to the existing infrastructure.

The limits of deviation lie within the draft order limits. Limits of deviation are a common feature of linear infrastructure projects. They provide the necessary flexibility when constructing the authorised development, reducing the risk that the project as approved cannot later be implemented for unforeseen engineering or environmental reasons. For example, previously unidentified poor ground conditions may require a pylon to be moved for geotechnical reasons, such as ground stability. The limits of deviation set specific parameters to moving infrastructure on the ground, as well as controlling changes to the vertical height of the infrastructure.

Best practice guides

To help explain how the Bramford to Twinstead reinforcement would be built, we have produced 'Best Practice' guides which show how National Grid constructs overhead lines and underground cables. You can view these guides by following the links below.

Whilst National Grid will adopt the best practice as set out in these documents wherever it is possible and reasonably practical, there will be some instances where we cannot do this. You can find information about the specifics of constructing the Bramford to Twinstead Reinforcement in the Preliminary Environmental Impact Report, which is available in our Document library.