Off-shore wind farm connecting to the National Grid via c.35km of Direct Current Cables, requiring a new converter station close to the on-shore substation.

Brief

To advise on route options, secure access for surveys, negotiate Option Agreements and Deeds of Grant, prepare scheme budgets, advise on Land Strategy, support the Examination Stage and attend Hearings.

Risks & Constraints

Uncooperative landowners
Ecology & archaeology
Land drainage – extensive existing systems
Common Land

Solutions

Working with all stakeholders to achieve positive results
6 successful applications under s.53 of the Planning Act 2008 to secure access for site surveys
Close relationship with grantors and agents
Fair but firm policy on negotiations

Project Information

Date: July 2014 – ongoing

Client: Forewind

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire & Humberside

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