AQUIND Interconnector

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AQUIND Interconnector

Received 10 January 2020
From Addleshaw Goddard LLP on behalf of Southern Gas Networks Plc

Representation

Application by AQUIND Limited (Promoter) for an Order Granting Development Consent for the AQUIND Interconnector (Order). Objection by Southern Gas Networks Plc (SGN). Addleshaw Goddard LLP acts on behalf of SGN and is authorised to make this relevant representation on its behalf in objection to the proposed Order. SGN is the licensed gas transporter for the Order area, and wishes to object in order to protect its interests in land and apparatus and to ensure the safe and effective operation of its gas transportation network. The Promoter seeks powers within the Order for the compulsory acquisition of land and rights in which SGN is interested, and seeks authorisation for the carrying out of works and the placing of new apparatus in the vicinity of SGN's apparatus. Accordingly, SGN will require appropriate protective provisions to be included within the Order to protect its statutory undertaking and to ensure that public safety is not compromised. Equally both the Examining Authority and the Secretary of State will need to be satisfied that the project will not cause a serious detriment to the carrying out by SGN of its statutory undertaking before granting consent to the proposed Order. SGN is in the process of reviewing the draft Order and associated plans, and will continue to engage constructively with the Promoter in an effort to resolve all issues of concern. In view of the above, and pending agreement with the Promoter, SGN objects to the application and reserves its right to make further representations during the examination process. Should the Examining Authority require any additional information from SGN further to this representation, please contact Gary Sector of Addleshaw Goddard LLP,