Farmers recommended to seek advice before signing National Grid Carbon (NGC) agreements

9th July 2012

East Riding farmers and landowners in the preferred route corridor for the National Grid Carbon Capture and Storage Pipeline Project should ensure that they are taking appropriate advice before allowing any access or signing any agreements.

The pipeline project would involve transporting carbon dioxide captured from the proposed Don Valley Power Project at Stainforth, via a pipeline to a pumping station at a point between Hornsea and Bridlington. The carbon dioxide would then be pumped along an offshore pipeline to a storage site beneath the North Sea.

Agents acting for National Grid Carbon (NGC) are approaching farmers and landowners in the area to agree access arrangements for a range of surveys to be completed now routes have been defined more, as seen at the recent consultations in the last few weeks.

Anna Fell, a Rural Practice Surveyor based at George F White’s Shiptonthorpe office, says: ”We advise that anyone approached by NGC or their agents should seek professional advice before allowing access or signing any agreements. By seeking specialist advice farmers and landowners can ensure they are adequately compensated with minimum disruption to their businesses.”

George F White has an experienced team of Rural Surveyors dealing with compensation for pipelines who have a clear understanding of the relevant legal framework and have an unparalleled reputation for obtaining the best possible settlement.

If you have been approached by National Grid Carbon or their agents and would like some further information or advice then please email carbonpipeline@georgefwhite.co.uk or call 01430 876010.

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