Kings Lynn DCO Kings Lynn
Pylons overlooking water
National Grid (NGET)
£6 Million
Energy & Marine
Kings Lynn
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Charles Hardcastle
07969 354368 email me about Charles

Charles is a Partner, based in Yorkshire but who operates on a National basis across the country. He heads the Carter Jonas Energy and Marine Team which deals with a wide range of energy projects including wind, solar PV, hydro power, anaerobic digestion plants, biomass plants, peak power generators, clean coal, oil and gas, coal bed methane and energy storage projects.

The services provided in the energy sector include site referencing and transmission matters, site search and evaluation, feasibility studies, financial modelling, planning applications and site consents, landowner support and site promotion, due diligence, valuations, finance, site acquisitions and disposals, power brokerage, wayleave negotiations and feedstock procurement.

The Marine team manage a significant coastal portfolio around England through leases, licences, easements and consents. Activities within the area are varied and cover a wide range of issues such as port developments, marinas, moorings, jetties, cable and pipeline river crossings, outfalls and regulating and conservation leases and stakeholder liaison.

Outside of work, Charles is keen cricketer who also tries to maintain a handicap in golf and enjoys country pursuits.

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Whilst working for NGET, a team member was charged with leading the consents and land rights for a new 400kV connection to an approved CCGT powerstation. This required the creation of a 400kV spur of approximately 3.2km in length over a number of landowners.

Referencing, consultation, stakeholder management, engagement strategies and application management were all part of the scope.

This application was National Grid’s first DCO. The cost of the project was circa £6m.