Triton Knoll electrical scheme - update and meeting invitation

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We’ve been working with Lincolnshire Agricultural Valuers to represent members affected by the Triton Knoll electrical scheme since the beginning of the examining process last November.

The proposed route for the on-shore cable will affect farmers from Anderby to Bicker Fen.

At the latest round of hearings (January 19-22) we made submissions on socio economic matters. These included:

  • Landowner engagement
  • Field drainage
  • Soils aftercare
  • Link boxes
  • Cable depth
  • Easement width
  • Decommissioning.

NFU members can read a briefing on these aspects of the scheme here (you’ll be asked to log-in). Further representations were made at the compulsory acquisition hearings, with regard to whether TKES has made a compelling case to take the land, and identified the need for the land which they have highlighted within the order limits. Read our submission from that hearing here.

Affected farmers urged to attend NFU/LAAV meeting

In addition, the NFU and LAAV have been in negotiations about the Heads of Terms, including the financial offers. The latest set of these terms were sent out after the hearings.

TKES is keen for affected members to sign up and because of this, the NFU and LAAV would like to invite you attend a meeting, with your agent, on Thursday 11 Feb 2016 at 2pm in Old Leake Community Centre.

We will cover all the matters that have been raised so far and the sticking points. We really would recommend that you attend this meeting so that you can hear and discuss all the issues.

We can confirm that no one from TKES will be attending. We have requested a draft option and deed of easement to review, but as yet these documents have not been received. We look forward to seeing you.


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