On 12 January 2023, we made The National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (Scotland to England Green Link 1) Compulsory Purchase Order 2023 (the CPO) to enable us to compulsorily acquire the land and rights necessary to construct and operate the English onshore elements of SEGL1. These onshore elements comprise of underground cables, a convertor station, substation, and other associated development.
The Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO for short) followed a series of negotiations where we tried to meet voluntary agreements to ensure this vital project can be delivered to meet electricity demand.
A copy of the notice confirming the making of the CPO was served to all those with an interest in the land included in the CPO and published in a local newspaper.
A copy of the CPO, the maps which show the land included in the CPO, and the Statement of Reasons which explains why the CPO has been made, and the documents referred to in it, are available to view and download below.
The CPO has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. If objections are made then there may be an inquiry which we would expect to take place in 2023.