Kings Lynn DCO Kings Lynn
Pylons overlooking water
National Grid (NGET)
£6 Million
Energy & Marine
Kings Lynn
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Charles Hardcastle
Partner, Infrastructures
0113 203 1091 Email me About Charles
Charles is a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and Head of the firm's Energy Team. He provides specialist advice on all manner of energy projects and associated infrastructure including: renewables, conventional oil and gas, shale gas, peak power generation and energy storage.Charles specifically advises landowners and developers on land referencing, site suitability, feasibility, technology selection and project delivery. He has specific expertise in site brokerage and negotiating option and lease, wayleave and access arrangements over sites for both landowners and developers. Charles also provides valuation and due diligence advice for secured lending, investment and agency purposes for renewable projects. Charles also advises private and institutional clients on all aspects of strategic rural, infrastructure and marine asset management.

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.