Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers
Advised on planning, compulsory purchase, marine licensing and environmental matters for:
- a 650km electricity interconnector cable linking the national grids of Denmark and the UK via 1400MW HVDC subsea cables.
- a 700km electricity interconnector cable linking the national grids of Norway and the UK via 1400MW subsea cables.
- the trade and transmission of renewably
Advised on environmental aspects of the purchase of a 6.86MW grid-connected battery storage system in Grantham.
Drafted and negotiated collaboration agreements between multiple parties for the use of a wind farm.
Acted as the lead real estate adviser on the development of an 8.2MW coastal wind farm development in Wales with an investment value of £14.5 million.
Advised on the leases and licences of solar plants.
Legal issues that may arise
Acquisition of rights over land to connect renewable energy sources to the National Grid.
Securing sites suitable for the generation of renewable energy
Securing sites through compulsory purchase.
Environmental impact assessments, taking into consideration issues such as nuisance, contamination and locality.
Leases of land including provisions for options and wayleaves
Planning applications and public inquiries
Drafting and securing easements over renewable energy land
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