Information for landowners

When developing proposals for network upgrades, we need to understand who has a legal interest in the land in and around the areas being considered as part of the projects.

In the DCO process, anyone with a legal interest in land is known as a Person with an Interest in Land (PIL). If you are identified as a PIL, we will contact you directly.

Whilst much of the information we need to confirm a legal interest on is available on public registers, we have appointed land referencing firm Ardent to contact individual landowners to verify the publicly available information and ensure NGET has have made best efforts to identify any potentially impacted landowners. Ardent operates across multiple sectors, providing land and consenting advice to support the promotion and delivery of major projects in the UK and Ireland.

Ardent will also assist with contacting landowners and occupiers to arrange access for non-intrusive and intrusive surveys which we plan to carry out from summer 2024.

More detailed information for landowners, along with relevant contact information can be found on the landowner page of our project website.

If you are a landowner and believe your property may be affected by our proposals, and want to talk to our lands team, please email [email protected] or call 0203 693 2500 or write to: EGL 3 and EGL 4, Ardent, 36 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JL.


To understand more about the local environment, and to inform the environmental impact assessment, we need to carry out surveys. These will be on land within the corridor, on some adjoining land, and areas that may be identified through consultation feedback as potentially sensitive.

These surveys are to assess the landscape, ecology and cultural heritage aspects of the area, to inform further detailed environmental assessments. All survey information gathered will be published either as part of our preliminary environmental information report at our next stage of consultation or to support our application for a development consent order.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0800 298 0404.

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