Agenda item

Sale of Land and Grant of Easements to National Grid - Visual Impact Scheme, Dunford Bridge (Cab.16.12.2020/13)




(i)      that the granting of the necessary easements, lease and land disposal in relation to the Visual Impact Project proposed by National Grid for the removal of 7 Overheads Towers at Dunford Bridge as part of their Visual Impact Project funded by Ofgem, be approved;


(ii)      it is noted that the Overhead Towers are to be replaced by underground cables to be laid within the easement route which shall run under the Trans Pennine Trail between the public car park at Dunford Bridge and the sealing end compound where it will reconnect to the Overhead Towers;


(iii)     that approval be given to the granting of a 2 year lease of land isrequired for site compound purposes allowing for the works to be undertaken and will be used for storage of materials during the works. At the same time National Powergrid are to replace the local overhead low voltage power supply network with an underground power supply to facilitate the Visual Impact Project as it currently traverses the National Grid overhead line;


(iv)     that the Corporate Asset Manager be authorised to negotiate and finalise Heads of Terms for the option agreements relating to the sale of land required for a sealing end compound;


(v)     that the Corporate Asset Manager shall by way of Officer delegation dated May 2018 para 23 (j) (iii) and (v) grant, a temporary 2 year lease for site compound purposes and cable easements required by National Grid;


(vi)     that the Corporate Asset Manager shall by way of Officer delegation dated May 2018 para 23 (j) (v) grant to Northern Powergrid a way leave in relation to the underground power supply where it affects the land owned by the Council within the car park at Dunford Bridge; and


(vii)    that the Executive Director Core Services (Legal) be authorised to complete the necessary documentation so that the option agreements can be completed together with the land transfer, lease and easements as part of National Grids Visual Impact Project at Dunford Bridge.

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