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      Grid and Infrastructure Scotland

      We have a comprehensive understanding of the Electricity Act and its application to land rights and compensation, specialising in representing landowners affected by electricity apparatus including overhead and underground cables, both existing and proposed as well as land required for substations.

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      With considerable expertise in the land aspects of electricity grid, we have acted for landowners and farmers across Scotland, spanning new electricity infrastructure and the refurbishment of existing lines.

      Working across Scotland, including the western highlands and the islands, we are one of few firms in Scotland to concentrate on representing the farming and landowning community against SSE and SPEN.

      We work across the whole process, working closely with the developer to create detailed heads of terms. This process includes negotiating compensation for the grant of the rights sought by developers, as well as preparing and agreeing a terms of entry document that addresses the specification of works on the ground and the parameters within which the contractor must operate.

      We will also work with solicitors to ensure that the commercial elements are incorporated into any formal, legal drafts. Once works start on site, we can continue to represent our clients’ interests ensuring accuracy of implementation.

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      We provide independent advice and negotiate the best terms for our clients, navigating the complexity of the process including access arrangements, construction disturbance and injurious affection where appropriate.

      Service Options

      Onshore Wind Farms

      The demand for wind power has never been higher. To deliver clean energy across the nation by 2035 we need to almost double our onshore wind capacity. 

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      Solar Energy

      Seeking professional advice early will ensure that you maximise your potential return from solar energy, generating steady income for many years from your existing land assets.

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      Green Hydrogen

      Decarbonising our economy with green hydrogen for a land or business owner can be a minefield – our experts will navigate you through the complexities, potentially delivering secure income for decades to come.

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      Anaerobic Digestion & Gasification

      There is an ongoing systemic shift towards low-carbon and renewable energy for homes and businesses across the UK - we are the one stop shop you need to see you though the planning process from start to finish.

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      Offshore grid connections

      The government is planning to quadruple renewable energy through offshore wind by 2030. This means wind farms will need to generate 50GWh that will all need to be connected to the grid via coastal land across the country.

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      From waste planning, minerals planning, renewables and even enforcements cases – we have the operational insight to translate terms and provide you with clear advice throughout the planning process.

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      Battery Energy Storage Systems

      Seeking professional advice early will ensure that you maximise the potential returns from battery storage projects on your land, securing steady income for years to come.

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      We’ve been harnessing water power since Roman times, yet while today’s hydro schemes look a little different the principle of harnessing our natural resources hasn’t changed.

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      Grid and Infrastructure Planning

      We’ll help you navigate the complex world of power grid planningminimising your risk and managing the consultation process from start to finish.   

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