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The Triton Knoll Electrical System Order 2016

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Retained apparatus: National Grid Gas plc

8.—(1) Not less than 56 days before the commencement of any works authorised by this Order that are near to, or will or may affect, any apparatus belonging to or maintained by National Grid Gas (the “statutory undertaker”), the removal of which has not been required by the undertaker under paragraph 6(2) or otherwise, the undertaker must submit a plan to the statutory undertaker.

(2) In relation to works which will or may—

(a)be situated on, over, under or within 15 metres measured in any direction of any apparatus;

(b)(wherever situated) impose any load directly on any apparatus; or

(c)involve embankment works within 15 metres of any apparatus,

the plan to be submitted to the statutory undertaker under sub-paragraph (1) must be detailed, include a method statement and describe—

(d)the exact position of the works;

(e)the level at which the works are proposed to be constructed or renewed;

(f)the manner of their construction or renewal including details of excavation and the positioning of plant;

(g)the position of all apparatus;

(h)by way of detailed drawings, every alteration proposed to be made to or close to any such apparatus; and

(i)intended maintenance regimes.

(3) The undertaker must not commence any works to which sub-paragraph (2) applies until the statutory undertaker has given written approval of the plan submitted.

(4) Any approval of the statutory undertaker required under sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)may be given subject to reasonable conditions for any purpose referred to in sub-paragraph (5) or (7); and

(b)must not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

(5) In relation to works to which sub-paragraph (2) applies, the statutory undertaker may require such modifications to be made to the plans as may be reasonably necessary for the purpose of securing its system against interference or risk of damage or for the purpose of providing or securing proper and convenient means of access to any apparatus.

(6) Works authorised by this Order must be executed only in accordance with the plan submitted under sub-paragraph (1), as amended from time to time by agreement between the undertaker and the statutory undertaker, and in accordance with such reasonable requirements as may be made in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) or (7) by the statutory undertaker for the alteration or otherwise for the protection of the apparatus, or for securing access to it; and the statutory undertaker is entitled to watch and inspect the execution of the works.

(7) Where the statutory undertaker requires any protective works to be carried out either by itself or by the undertaker (whether of a temporary or permanent nature)—

(a)the statutory undertaker must give at least 56 days’ notice of the protective works from the date of submission of a plan under sub-paragraph (1) (except in an emergency); and

(b)the protective works must be carried out to the statutory undertaker’s satisfaction before the commencement of any works authorised by this Order (or any relevant part of them).

(8) If the statutory undertaker, in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) or (7) and in consequence of the works proposed by the undertaker, reasonably requires the removal of any apparatus and gives written notice to the undertaker of that requirement, paragraphs 6 and 7 apply as if the removal of the apparatus had been required by the undertaker under paragraph 6(2).

(9) Nothing in this paragraph precludes the undertaker from submitting at any time or from time to time, but in no case less than 56 days before commencing the execution of any works, a new plan, instead of the plan previously submitted, and the undertaker having done so the provisions of this paragraph apply to and in respect of the new plan.

(10) The undertaker is not required to comply with sub-paragraph (1) where it needs to carry out emergency works as defined in the 1991 Act, but in that case the undertaker must—

(a)give to the statutory undertaker notice and as soon as is reasonably practicable a plan of those works;

(b)comply with sub-paragraph (5), (6) and (7) insofar as is reasonably practicable in the circumstances; and

(c)comply with sub-paragraph (11) at all times.

(11) Within 28 days of receipt of a request from the statutory undertaker, the undertaker must submit a scheme for monitoring ground subsidence for approval by the statutory undertaker, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, for works which are capable of interfering with or risking damage to the statutory undertaker’s apparatus.

(12) At all times when carrying out any works authorised by this Order the undertaker must comply with National Grid Gas’s policies for safe working in proximity to gas apparatus (Specification for safe working in the vicinity of National Grid, high pressure Gas pipelines and associated installation requirements for third parties T/SP/SSW22) and the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance HSG47 (Avoiding danger from underground services).

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