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Hinkley Connection - Free Planting Scheme within 3KM of the Project

News - 16 May 2018

One of the ways National Grid are seeking to reduce the overall impact of the new connection is via a free planting scheme that aims to enhance local landscape and biodiversity.

National Grid are writing to all owners with land within 3KM of the project that may be of a suitable size and location to accommodate planting.  Your name and address has appeared on their Land Registry search.

This initiative is know as the "off-site planting and enhancement scheme" and was agreed as part of the planning process.  It is in addition to the significant planting they're doing to replace trees and hedgerows removed during construction.

Wherever possible we will use native species, e.g. Oak, Willow, Hazel, Hawthorn and Maple, in the form of:

  • Young, single stem trees
  • Larger, more mature trees with a trunk 16-18cm in diameter
  • Hedgerows (including filling gaps in existing hedges) and protective fencing

National Grid will maintain these trees and hedgerows for five years to ensure successful establishment.  After this planting will revert to the landowner without any ongoing obligation on either party.

To register your interest please visit www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk.  Alternatively you can talk with a member of the project team by calling 0800 0352242 or emailing [email protected]

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