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Representation by Eastern Power Networks Plc and UK Power Networks Operations Ltd (Eastern Power Networks Plc and UK Power Networks Operations Ltd)

Date submitted
9 May 2023
Submitted by
Non-statutory organisations

Dear Sirs, Fisher German act as agents for and on behalf of UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited and its susbidary companies that operate the electricity distribution network within this area through its subsidary Eastern Power Networks Plc. Eastern Power Networks plc owns and operates Electric Lines and/or Electrical Plant (as those terms are defined in Section 64(1) of the Electricity Act 1989) in, on, over or under the land to be acquired and/or temporarily used under the proposed Development Consent Order ("the Order"). These rights and apparatus have been acquired and are used for the purposes of its statutory undertaking. Eastern Power Networks plc objects to the making and confirmation of the Order unless at the cost of the acquiring authority there are first provided to it on no less favourable tenure suitable alternative sites and suitable alternative rights in, on, over or under land in substitution to those to be acquired and/or temporarily used under the proposed Order and in, on over or under which there are first installed and commissioned Electric Lines and Electrical Plant in substitution for those in the land to be acquired and/or temporarily used under the above Order, before that land is acquired and/or temporarily used so that my client can carry out its statutory functions and contractual obligations no less efficiently than previously. Currently no protective provisions have been provided by the Acquiring Authority for review or discussion however we note that a set of provisions has been made in the draft Order. Therefore in absent of protective provisions being agreed please treat this letter as an objection by Eastern Power Networks plc to the relocation and/or extinguishment of rights and apparatus mentioned above because their relocation will be detrimental to the carrying on of its undertaking. No alternative land, rights and apparatus for those proposed to be acquired under the above Order are in place. We hope that these discussions can begin as soon as possible so that a satisfactory arrangement can be reached during the examination. Eastern Power Networks plc reserves the right to amend or supplement its objections in the light of any information that later becomes available. The above objection(s) will be deemed to be withdrawn upon signature of an appropriate deed of Undertaking by an authorised signatory of the Acquiring Authority. [Redacted] Yours faithfully, James Cole MRICS Senior Associate, Fisher German For and on behalf of Eastern Power Networks plc