Information for landowners

Working with landowners, occupiers and other affected parties 

We're committed to developing successful working relationships with landowners and occupiers and we want to work closely with you as we develop our proposals for this essential electricity network reinforcement.  

We will keep you updated as the project progresses and we encourage you (or your representatives) to liaise with us if you have any questions. 

Land referencing 

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. We have identified parties who we believe may be affected by the project based on Land Registry Data and we've appointed land referencing firm, Terra Quest, 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.  

Access for surveys 

We have appointed Fisher German to assist with contacting landowners and occupiers and to help us arrange access for surveys along the route. 

The project is at an early stage and we are carrying out non-intrusive walkover surveys. Some surveys may be required in areas beyond the route corridor to help us gain a greater understanding of local habitats and how they might be impacted.  

There is no intention to carry out surveys in private houses or gardens; the required surveys are primarily on agricultural land, and we will always work with landowners to try to agree voluntary access for surveys. 

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. More information on this can be found within our Land Rights Strategy and Payment of Surveyors Fees documents. 

Frequently asked questions 

For further information on National Grid’s approach to engaging with landowners and those with an interest in land, please visit our FAQs page.