Information for landowners and occupiers

Our commitment

We are committed to working closely with land and property owners and occupiers, as we develop our plans for this essential electricity network upgrade. We will keep you updated as the project progresses and encourage you and your professional representative to get in touch with any queries or concerns you may have. Your participation is key to building the clean energy network for the future.

In the sections below you can find out more about land referencing and access requirements for surveys.

Land referencing 

Land referencing is an important process, ensuring everyone with a legal interest in land, in and around the areas being considered for the proposed reinforcement, has an opportunity to be heard.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, WSP, 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 must develop our proposals with the right environmental information. Over the coming months, we will be carrying out environmental and other surveys. These surveys will help us better understand the local environment and potential effects of our project. This will also help inform our further thoughts about routeing and siting and aiding the development of detailed proposals for the next stage of public consultation in 2024. The findings of these surveys will be included as part of our application to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for development consent.

We will request permission from the relevant landowners or occupiers to access private land within the route corridor to carry out some surveys. We hope that we can agree access to land voluntarily. Allowing National Grid access to land does not stop anyone with a legal interest in the land making representations about the project at any time and allowing us access for surveys does not affect any rights to comment in any form.

We want to agree voluntary access and our land agents will make every effort to agree voluntary access. Where that cannot be agreed, we will need to consider whether to use relevant legal powers.