The information provided in this section is guidance for national, regional and local planning authorities and other statutory consultees. National Grid is regularly consulted on issues of local, regional and national importance.
We also need to comply with various planning regimes ourselves whenever we are required to consider the location, installation and removal of equipment used as part of our high voltage electricity and high pressure gas transmission networks and gas distribution networks.
We enjoy open and constructive dialogue with many planning authorities and interested parties. We are always keen that you approach us as soon as possible if you have a land use or planning issue that you wish to discuss.
These pages aim to give you an overview of how we operate and how we can help you.
As a member of the Corporate Forum for National Parks, National Grid welcomes theopportunity to work with the Campaign for National Parks to promote understanding of the importance and value of National Parks both to our employees and wider stakeholders.
For more information please read the documentation below.
View the National Parks Commitment document.
National Grid is currently working on a project called the Visual Impact Provision. This has created a major opportunity to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and environmental heritage within our most protected landscapes. The project will make use of a £500m allocation by Ofgem to carry out work to help reduce the impact of existing transmission lines in English and Welsh Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks.
For more information on our Visual Impact Provision project (VIP) please visit the website at www.nationalgrid.com/VIP.