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SP Energy Networks
500km OHL Rebuild Programme
Survey, Design and Consent
Cheshire, Wales and Scotland
Survey, design and consent 500km of overhead lines in Cheshire, Wales and Scotland to replace the existing infrastructure. The new specification will result in reduced span lengths and therefore an increase in the number of poles requiring consent.
Freedom captured the topography using helicopter LiDAR surveys. The resulting point cloud data was used to design the new line. This method of survey and design allows for up to 95% of design changes to be done without the need for a re-survey, thereby speeding up the overall process. The Land Registry and key environmental / statutory data is added to the design by our GIS team in preparation for the consenting process.
Our wayleave officers walk the lines, meeting with landowners and other stakeholders to explain the project. They negotiate wayleaves and consents, ensure access for the necessary ecological and arboricultural surveys is agreed and manage all issues and challenges throughout the process.
The close partnerships with our client, our design engineers and specialist surveyors as well as our excellent working relationships with landowners and stakeholders, is key to the ongoing success of this programme.