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The Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection Order 2016

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PART 2For the protection of National Grid Gas plc and National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc

Application

1.  For the protection of the protected persons referred to in this part of this Schedule the following provisions shall have effect, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and the protected person concerned.

Interpretation

2.  In this Part of this Schedule—

“apparatus” means—

(a)

in the case of an electricity protected person, electric lines or electrical plant as defined in the 1989 Act, belonging to or maintained by that protected person;

(b)

in the case of a gas protected person, any mains, pipes or other apparatus belonging to or maintained by a gas transporter for the purposes of gas supply;

“authorised works” has the same meaning as in Schedule 1 (authorised development) of this Order;

“commencement” has the same meaning as in paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 (Requirements) and commence shall be construed to have the same meaning;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“ground mitigation scheme” means a scheme approved by the protected person (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) setting out the necessary measures (if any) for a ground subsidence event;

“ground monitoring scheme” means a scheme for monitoring ground subsidence appropriate for the nature of the works which sets out the apparatus which is to be subject to such monitoring, the extent of land to be monitored, the manner in which ground levels are to be monitored, the timescales of any monitoring activities and the extent of ground subsidence which, if exceeded, shall require the undertaker to submit for the protected person’s approval a ground mitigation scheme;

“ground subsidence event” means any ground subsidence identified by the monitoring activities set out in the ground monitoring scheme that has exceeded the level described in the ground monitoring scheme as requiring a ground mitigation scheme;

“in” in a context referring to apparatus in land includes a reference to apparatus under, over, across, along or upon such land;

“maintain” and “maintenance” shall include the ability and right to do any of the following in relation to any apparatus of the protected person including construct, use, repair, alter, inspect, renew or remove the apparatus;

“plan” or “plans” include all designs, drawings, specifications, method statements, soil reports, programmes, calculations, risk assessments and other documents that are reasonably necessary properly and sufficiently to describe and assess the works to be executed;

“protected person” means means—

(c)

any licence holder within the meaning of Part 1 of the 1989 Act; and

(d)

a gas transporter within the meaning of Part 1 of the Gas Act 1986(1);

“specified works” means any of the authorised works that are works referred to in paragraph 8 of “Specification for safe working in the vicinity of National Grid, High pressure Gas pipelines and associated installation Requirements for third parties T/SP/SSW/22”.

3.  Except for paragraphs 5 and 6 (retained apparatus: protection),7 (expenses) and 8 (indemnity) this Schedule does not apply to apparatus in respect of which the relations between the undertaker and the protected person are regulated by the provisions of Part 3 of the 1991 Act.

Acquisition of land

4.  Regardless of any provision in this Order or anything shown on the land plans or contained in the book of reference, the undertaker shall not acquire any land interest or apparatus or override any easement or other interest of the protected person otherwise than by agreement.

Retained apparatus—Protection—Gas Protected Persons

5.—(1) Not less than 56 days before the commencement of any authorised works authorised by this Order that are near to, or will or may affect, or where construction access is to be taken over, any apparatus the undertaker shall submit to the protected persons in question a plan.

(2) In relation to works or construction access which will or may be situated on, over, under or within 15 metres measured in any direction of any apparatus, or (wherever situated) impose any load directly upon any apparatus or involve embankment works within 15 metres of any apparatus, or works that are specified works, the plan to be submitted to the protected person under sub-paragraph (1) shall be detailed including a method statement and describing—

(a)the exact position of the works or access route;

(b)the level at which these are proposed to be constructed or renewed;

(c)the manner of their construction or renewal including details of excavation, positioning of plant etc;

(d)the position of all apparatus;

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

(f)intended maintenance regimes; and

(g)a ground monitoring scheme.

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

(4) Any approval of the protected person required under sub-paragraph (2)—

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

(b)shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(5) In relation to a work to which sub-paragraph (2) applies, the protected person 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 executed under this Order shall be executed only in accordance with the plan, submitted under sub-paragraph (1) or as relevant sub paragraph (4), as amended from time to time by agreement between the undertaker and the protected person and in accordance with such reasonable Requirements as may be made in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) or (7) by the undertaker for the alteration or otherwise for the protection of the apparatus, or for securing access to it, and the protected person shall be entitled to watch and inspect the execution of those works.

(7) Where protected persons require any protective works to be carried out either themselves or by the undertaker (whether of a temporary or permanent nature) such protective works shall be carried out to the protected persons’ satisfaction prior to the commencement of any authorised works (or any relevant part thereof) and the protected persons shall give 56 days’ notice of such works from the date of submission of a plan in line with sub-paragraph (1) or (4) (except in an emergency).

(8) If a protected person 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 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 shall apply as if the removal of the apparatus had been required by the undertaker under paragraph 7(2).

(9) Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude 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 having done so the provisions of this paragraph shall apply to and in respect of the new plan.

(10) The undertaker shall not be 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 it shall give to the protected person in question notice as soon as is reasonably practicable and a plan of those works and shall—

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

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

(11) At all times when carrying out any works authorised under the Order comply with National Grid’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 HSE’s “HS(G)47 Avoiding Danger from underground services”.

(12) As soon as reasonably practicable after any ground subsidence event attributable to the authorised works the undertaker shall implement an appropriate ground mitigation scheme save that the protected person retains the right to carry out any further necessary protective works for the safeguarding of its apparatus and can recover any such costs in line with paragraph 7.

Retained apparatus—Protection—Electricity Undertakers

6.—(1) Not less than 56 days before the commencement of any authorised works authorised by this Order that are near to, or will or may affect, or where construction access is to be taken over, any apparatus the undertaker shall submit to the protected person in question a plan and seek from National Grid details of the underground extent of their electricity tower foundations.

(2) In relation to works or construction access which will or may be situated on, over, under or within (i) 15 metres measured in any direction of any apparatus, or (ii) involve embankment works within 15 metres of any apparatus, the plan to be submitted to the protected person under sub-paragraph (1) shall be detailed including a method statement and describing—

(a)the exact position of the works or access route;

(b)the level at which these are proposed to be constructed or renewed;

(c)the manner of their construction or renewal including details of excavation, positioning of plant;

(d)the position of all apparatus;

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

(f)a ground monitoring scheme.

(3) In relation to any works which will or may be situated on, over, under or within 10 metres of any part of the foundations of an electricity tower or between any two or more electricity towers, the plan to be submitted to the protected person under sub-paragraph (1) shall be detailed including a method statement and describing in addition to the matters set out in sub-paragraph (2) —

(a)details of any cable trench design including route, dimensions, clearance to pylon foundations;

(b)demonstration that pylon foundations will not be affected prior to, during and post construction;

(c)details of load bearing capacities of trenches;

(d)details of cable installation methodology including access arrangements, jointing bays and backfill methodology;

(e)a written management plan for high voltage hazard during construction and ongoing maintenance of the cable route;

(f)written details of the operations and maintenance regime for the cable, including frequency and method of access;

(g)assessment of earth rise potential if reasonably required by National Grid’s engineers.

(h)evidence that trench bearing capacity is to be designed to 26 tonnes to take the weight of OHL construction traffic

(4) The undertaker shall not commence any works to which sub-paragraph (2) or (3) apply until the protected person has given written approval of the plan so submitted.

(5) Any approval of the protected person required under sub-paragraph (2) or (3)—

(a)may be given subject to reasonable conditions for any purpose mentioned in sub-paragraph (6) or (8);

(b)shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(6) In relation to a work to which sub-paragraph (2) or (3) apply, the protected person 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.

(7) Works executed under this Order shall be executed only in accordance with the plan, submitted under sub-paragraph (1) or as relevant sub-paragraph (5), as amended from time to time by agreement between the undertaker and the protected person in accordance with such reasonable Requirements as may be made in accordance with sub-paragraph (6) or (8) by the protected person for the alteration or otherwise for the protection of the apparatus, or for securing access to it, and the protected person shall be entitled to watch and inspect the execution of those works.

(8) Where protected persons require any protective works to be carried out either themselves or by the promoter (whether of a temporary or permanent nature) such protective works shall be carried out to the protected persons’ satisfaction prior to the commencement of any authorised works (or any relevant part thereof) and the protected persons shall give 56 days’ notice of such works from the date of submission of a plan in line with sub-paragraph (1) or (5) (except in an emergency).

(9) Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude 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 having done so the provisions of this paragraph shall apply to and in respect of the new plan.

(10) The undertaker shall not be 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 it shall give to the protected person in question notice as soon as is reasonably practicable and a plan of those works and shall—

(a)comply with sub-paragraph (6), (7) and (8) insofar as is reasonably practicable in the circumstances; and

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

(11) At all times when carrying out any works authorised under the Order comply with National Grid’s policies for development near over headlines EN43-8 and HSE’s guidance note 6 “Avoidance of Danger from Overhead Lines”.

(12) As soon as reasonably practicable after any ground subsidence event attributable to the authorised works the undertaker shall implement an appropriate ground mitigation scheme save that the protected person retains the right to carry out any further necessary protective works for the safeguarding of its apparatus and can recover any such costs in line with paragraph 7.

Expenses

7.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the undertaker shall pay to a protected person on demand all charges, costs and expenses reasonably anticipated or incurred by that protected person in, or in connection with, the inspection, or protection of any apparatus of any such works as are referred to in this Schedule including without limitation—

(a)the cutting off of any apparatus from any other apparatus;

(b)the approval of plans;

(c)the carrying out of protective works (including but not limited to cathodic protection) plus a capitalised sum to cover the cost of maintaining and renewing permanent protective works;

(d)the survey of any land, apparatus or works, the inspection and monitoring of works or the installation or removal of any temporary works reasonably necessary in consequence of the execution of any such works referred to in this Schedule.

(2) There shall be deducted from any sum payable under sub-paragraph (1) the value of any apparatus removed under the provisions of this Schedule, that value being calculated after removal.

(3) An amount which apart from this sub-paragraph would be payable to a protected person in respect of works by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) shall, if the works include the placing of apparatus provided in substitution for apparatus placed more than 7 years and 6 months earlier so as to confer on the protected person any financial benefit by deferment of the time for renewal of the apparatus in the ordinary course, be reduced by the amount which represents that benefit.

Indemnity

8.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), if by reason or in consequence of the construction of any such works authorised by this Schedule or in direct consequence of the construction, use, maintenance or failure of any of the authorised development by or on behalf of the undertaker or in consequence of any act or default of the undertaker (or any person employed or authorised by him) in the course of carrying out such works, including without limitation works carried out by the undertaker under this Schedule or any subsidence resulting from any of these works), any damage is caused to any apparatus or property of a protected person, or there is any interruption in any service provided, or in the supply of any goods, by any protected person, or the protected person becomes liable to pay any amount to any third party, the undertaker shall—

(a)bear and pay on demand the cost reasonably incurred by that protected person in making good such damage or restoring the supply; and

(b)indemnify that protected person for any other expenses, loss, demands, proceedings, damages, claims, penalty or costs incurred by or recovered from the protected person, by reason or in consequence of any such damage or interruption or the protected person becoming liable to any third party as aforesaid.

(2) The fact that any act or thing may have been done by a protected person on behalf of the undertaker or in accordance with a plan approved by a protected person or in accordance with any Requirement of a protected person or under its supervision shall not (subject to sub-paragraph (3), excuse the undertaker from liability under the provisions of this sub-paragraph (1)).

(3) Nothing in sub-paragraph (1) shall impose any liability on the undertaker with respect to any damage or interruption to the extent that it is attributable to the neglect or default of a protected person, its officers, servants, contractors or agents.

(4) A protected person shall give the undertaker reasonable notice of any such claim or demand and no settlement or compromise shall be made without first consulting the undertaker and considering its representations.

Enactments and agreements

9.  Nothing in this part of this Schedule shall affect the provisions of any enactment or agreement regulating the relations between the undertaker and a protected person in respect of any apparatus laid or erected in land belonging to the undertaker on the date on which this Order is made.

Co-operation

10.  Where in consequence of the proposed construction of any of the authorised development a protected person makes Requirements for the protection or alteration of apparatus under paragraphs 5 and/or 6 the undertaker shall use all reasonable endeavours to co-ordinate the execution of the works in the interests of safety and the efficient and economic execution of the authorised development and taking into account the need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the protected person’s undertaking and each protected person shall use all reasonable endeavours to co-operate with the undertaker for that purpose.

Access

11.  If in consequence of the agreement reached in accordance with paragraph 4 or the powers granted under this Order the access to any apparatus is materially obstructed, the undertaker shall provide such alternative means of access to such apparatus as will enable the protected person to maintain or use the apparatus no less effectively than was possible before such obstruction.

Arbitration

12.  Any difference or dispute arising between the undertaker and a protected person under this Schedule shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and that protected person, be determined by arbitration in accordance with article 35 (arbitration).

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