Investigatory work next stage of pylon project
With National Grid having announced its preferred route for the high voltage power line, which will run from Cefn Coch in mid Wales to Lower Frankton near Oswestry, land owners are being urged to take advice now even though construction work is unlikely to start until 2015.
“Property and land owners along the route who think they might be affected should seek professional advice straight away so that they can mount an affective objection and also ensure they receive adequate compensation,” said Kathryn Lewis, assistant surveyor with Davis Meade Property Consultants at Oswestry.
A second consultation period will begin shortly which will give objectors a further chance to put their views across and a number of public consultation evenings and meetings are being arranged.
The proposed route will go up past Meifod, and travel between Pant and Llansantffraid to the north and Four Crosses to the south. It will then go close to Knockin, Maesbury, and West Felton and directly through the village of Wootton before reaching its end point of Lower Frankton, having travelled within just a few miles of Oswestry.
“National Grid will now be looking to carry out further investigatory works along the preferred route corridor which may involve some walk-over surveys,” explained Kathryn
“National Grid will therefore be looking to enter upon land to carry out Environmental Assessments which may involve digging trial pits and monitoring wildlife species within the area over a period of time. Many of these surveys will cause no or little disruption to land, however it is always reassuring to make sure a record of condition is taken before hand either by National Grid or by an appointed agent,” she advised.
As a firm of rural Chartered Surveyors based in Oswestry, Davis Meade Property Consultants has a vast wealth of experience in assisting with and submitting objections on behalf of clients.
“A core element of Davis Meade’s business involves negotiating compensation claims and, if necessary, compulsory purchase claims with numerous public and private companies including Welsh Water, Severn Trent Water and a number of Electricity Supply Companies,” she added.
If you would like advice on submitting an objection on the process in the instance that your land is directly affected by the pylon route, please call either Philip Meade or Kathryn Lewis at Davis Meade Property Consultants’ Oswestry Office on 01691 659658.