Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21184833//1
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q25. Do you have any comments on the concept diagrams and alternative scenarios set out? View all on this section
Respondent NationalGrid View all by this respondent
Response Date 04 Jan 2019

Page 58 provides a concept diagram showing potential areas to accommodate strategic growth around Nailsea. National Grid appreciate that the potential development areas are only indicative and have no concerns to raise about this in principal but would like to record at this stage that part of the land which is the subject of the ISO lies within limits defined by the Order that is required for the construction, operation and maintenance of Hinkley Point C Connection. Please find enclosed for your reference a plan titled "Scheme of Stages (Page 3 of 11)" showing the extent and location of the proposed DCO works in the Nailsea area.

Under the Order, National Grid is granted both permanent and temporary compulsory acquisition powers to construct, operate and maintain the Hinkley Point C Connection. The order sets out six classes under which land or rights may be acquired permanently or land possessed temporarily. In respect of part of the Application Land, National Grid has the following rights:

• Class 2 (Compulsory Acquisition of Rights for the Authorised Development), which also includes Classes 3 (access), 4 (construction and mitigation), 5 (dismantling of redundant infrastructure) and 6 (temporary access);

• Class 4 (construction and mitigation); and

• Class 5 (dismantling of redundant infrastructure).

It is imperative that any future development does not compromise or delay National Grid’s ability to deliver the Hinkley Point C Connection in accordance with its statutory and contractual duties. National Grid will continue to monitor the progress of the Local Plan 2036 and where relevant, comment on and engage with applicants on specific proposals.

Part of the land outlined in the concept diagram is within an Order for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Hinkley Point C Connection.
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