Legal permissions and consents
Before we install our equipment in third party or private land, we will usually require some form of permission or consent from landowners and other parties. It is important that our customers and landowners fully understand the information we require and the legal permissions and consents processes.
We have created a number of handy guides for landowners, customers and competitive connection providers:
- Summary guide to land rights and consents for new connections
- Information for landowners and customers
- Independent connection providers (ICPs)
- Guide for landowners relating to ICP works
- Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs)
- Request to divert overhead tower lines
- Guidance on WPD’s legal process for EV charge point connections
The timescales for completing the processes can vary depending on the type of consents required and how quickly we receive responses from third parties, such as landowners and their appointed solicitors.
We do, however, focus on minimising delays in the legal processes for our new connection customers. This is achieved through a number of approaches including standards of performance for our internal teams and, in partnership with our external lawyers, the Collaborative Partnership Protocol which outlines a series of practical steps that our customers and their lawyers can take if they wish to avoid delays in securing connections to our network.
More information including further detail on the Collaborative Partnership Protocol, Internal Standards of Performance and finding out the status for your schemes is available on our Legal Process page.
Please click here to view our Legal Process page.
We provide extensive information about our legal and consents process on our Technical Information website. We provide this information for use by Independent Connection Providers and Independent Distribution Network Operators.
Please click here for our Technical Information documents page.