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Received 08 January 2018
From National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC



NGET wishes to make a relevant representation to the Project DCO in order to protect its position in relation to infrastructure and land which is within or in close proximity to the proposed Order limits. NGET’s rights to retain its apparatus in situ and rights of access to inspect, maintain, renew and repair such apparatus located within or in close proximity to the Order limits should be maintained at all times and access to inspect and maintain such apparatus must not be restricted.

The documentation and plans submitted for the above proposed scheme are being reviewed in relation to impacts on NGET’s existing apparatus and land interests located within this area, and NGET may require protective provisions to be included within the DCO to ensure that its interests are adequately protected and to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards. NGET will liaise with the Promoter in this regard.

NGET assets which have been identified as being within or within close proximity to the proposed Order limits are:

Tilbury 275kV Substation
- Access into Substation is a concern during works.
- YYJ 400kV Over Head Line (Tower YYJ136 in the Order boundary)
- ZB 275kV Over Head Line

Tilbury 400kV GIS Substation
- 4VG 400kV Over Head Line
- Tilbury 400kV Tunnel Cable (Partially in Order boundary where dredging is expected)

As a responsible statutory undertaker, NGET’s primary concern is to meet its statutory obligations and ensure that any development does not impact in any adverse way upon those statutory obligations.

NGET reserves the right to make further representations as part of the examination process but in the meantime will negotiate with the promoter with a view to reaching a satisfactory agreement.