M54 to M6 Link Road

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M54 to M6 Link Road

Received 17 April 2020
From National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC and National Grid Ga

Representation

Representation by National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc (“National Grid”) to the M54 TO M6 Link Road Development Consent Order (“the Project”) National Grid wishes to make a relevant representation to the Project in order to protect its position in relation to infrastructure and land which is within or in close proximity to the proposed Order Limits. National Grid’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 have been reviewed in relation to impacts on National Grid’s existing and apparatus and land interests located within this area, and National Grid will 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. National Grid Electricity Transmission has a high voltage electricity overhead transmission line and a high voltage substation within/or adjoining the Order Limits. The overhead line and substation form an essential part of the electricity transmission network in England and Wales and are: • ZNB (275kV) overhead line route - Bushbury to Drakelow • Bushbury (275kV) Substation As a responsible statutory undertaker, National Grid’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. National Grid reserves the right to make further representations as part of the examination process but in the meantime is negotiating with the promoter with a view to reaching a satisfactory agreement.