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NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

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  • Pre-application advice relating to your statutory requirement to undertake a consultation. 

  • Development Consent Orders (DCOs) 

  • Judicial Review or other Public Inquiry

  • Land assembly including compulsory and voluntary acquisitions

  • Construction contracts 

  • Procurement and State Aid 

  • Development Agreements

  • Joint Ventures

  • Environmental issues

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Nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP) are complicated, long term projects.  From conception to operation to decommissioning, their life cycle can stretch for decades, or even centuries as is the case of the much of the UK railway network, which dates back to 1825.  Given NSIPs long-term nature, a carefully drafted Development Consent Order is critical as they will be interpreted for years to come.  

 

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

Wheelabrator Technologies Inc on DCOs for two new energy-from-waste power generating stations with a combined capacity of 112MW in Kent

 

Network Rail on a DCO for the construction of the North Doncaster Rail Chord.

 

​Highways England on a DCO for the construction of a new road scheme from Heysham to the M6 Motorway.

 

​National Grid Gas on a DCO for a 6km section of high-pressure gas transmission pipeline under the River Humber.

 

National Grid Electricity Transmission on a DCO for a 2.8km 400kV overhead electricity transmission line in Norfolk.

 

​Calon Energy on the implementation of a DCO and exercise of compulsory rights for a 28km cross-country gas pipeline to connect a new gas-fired power station to the national transmission grid.

 

Shell Pensions Trust on objections and asset protection for third party DCO and CPO developments (including HS2) affecting their portfolio across the UK.

‘Communication is constant and timelines have never been an issue. The firm knows the way I respond to certain matters and answers are drafted and confirmed by me in one call (at my convenience) to avoid delay.‘

Client testimonial, Legal 500 2021, Planning

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