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Legal permissions and consents

We ensure that landowners and customer fully understanding legal permissions and consents required for us to place equipment on land.

To that end we have created a handy guide specifically for landowners and customers that provides all the information necessary about why Western Power Distribution requires permissions and consents from landowners and other parties. This includes:

  • the most common consents needed for projects;
  • a summary of the process for obtaining these consents, and;  
  • a summary of the role and variations required where an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) is involved.

Click here to view the guide.

We have also have a Summary Leaflet available, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

To view our internal standards of performance for our new connections legal process please click here

Independent Connection Providers (ICPs)

WPD has available specific guidance for ICPs and WPD staff to assist both parties with the process for obtaining landowners and other consents (such as planning permissions and environmental consents).  The guidance and associated 'Information for Landowners' leaflet can be accessed via the links below.  It covers the situation where an ICP is designing and installing equipment under Competition in Connections, which will later be adopted by WPD.  It summarises 'who does what' between WPD and the ICP, gives useful guidance on what WPD requires or looks for at certain stages of the process and summarises a process for obtaining and completing legal permissions with landowners, as well as other consents.

Guidance note:  Process for completion of landowner permissions and other useful information on consents required for ICP schemes

Information for landowners leaflet

In addition to the above document, a specimen sample of WPD's land rights documents are available to download.  These are specimen documents only and generally available to enable ICPs and landowners to see the typical format and content of the separate land rights agreements required by WPD prior to WPD adopting any equipment to become part of its electricity distribution network.

These specimen documents are only an example of the most typical agreements we use and the content is subject to change at any time.  In addition to any agreement WPD requires in WPD's name, ICPs should also obtain their own agreements with landowners to cover the works stage and installation of the equipment to be adopted.

Deed of grant for 33,000 volt overhead electricity lines

Deed of grant for 33,000 volt underground electricity lines

Deed of grant for 132,000 volt overhead electricity lines

Deed of grant for 132,000 volt underground electricity lines

Deed of grant for overhead/underground and supporting equipment

Lease of Substation (Commuted Rent)

Lease of Substation (Annual Rent)

Wayleave landowner agreement (Annual rental payment)

Wayleave landowner agreement (Commuted payment)

Transfer of Part

When completing these forms and templates could you please ensure that the name used for each document contains the correct DNO details, e.g the correct area and Company number. 

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0800 6783 105

General contact enquiries

0800 096 3080