Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring Well-Connected Communities are Supported by Appropriate Infrastructure Viability Policy 7 - Transport & Infrastructure [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1007
Respondent National Grid (c/o AMEC ID-4696) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 26 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted
Response Type OBSERVATIONS
Comment

National Electricity Transmission Network:
National Grid operates the national electricity transmission system across Great Britain and owns
and maintains the network in England and Wales, providing electricity supplies from generating
stations to local distribution companies. The company does not distribute electricity to individual
premises directly. It is the role of local distribution companies to distribute electricity to homes
and businesses. The distribution network operators in England, Wales and Scotland are: SSE,
Western Power Distribution, UKPN, SP Energy Networks, Northern Power Grid and Electricity
North West. The following link takes you to a map showing the areas that the above companies
are responsible for and provides links to their websites:
http://www2.nationalgrid.com/UK/Our-company/Electricity/Distribution-Network-Operator
Companies/
Specific development proposals within the Sevenoaks area are unlikely to have a significant direct
effect upon National Grid’s electricity transmission infrastructure. Generally, network
developments to provide supplies to the local distribution network are as a result of overall
regional demand growth rather than site specific developments.
The local distribution network operator UK Power Networks is responsible for operating the local
electricity distribution network which supplies electricity from the national electricity transmission system direct to households and businesses. If new infrastructure is required in
response to an increase in demand across the local electricity distribution network the operator
UK Power Networks may request improvements to an existing National Grid substation or a new
grid supply point.
I would advise that you contact UK Power Networks in the first instance for your information.


Gas National Transmission System
National Grid owns and operates the high pressure gas transmission system in England, Scotland
and Wales. This consists of around 4,300 miles of pipelines and 26 compressor stations
connecting to eight distribution networks.
New gas transmission infrastructure developments (for example pipelines and associated
installations) are periodically required to meet increases in regional demand and changes in
patterns of supply. Developments to the network occur as a result of specific connection requests,
for example power stations, and requests for additional capacity on the network from gas
shippers. Generally, network developments to provide supplies to the local gas distribution
network are as a result of overall regional demand growth rather than site specific
developments.


Gas Distribution Networks:
In the UK, gas leaves the transmission system and enters the distribution networks at high
pressure. It is then transported through a number of reducing pressure tiers until it is finally
delivered to consumers. There are eight regional distribution networks, four of which are owned
by National Grid. The following link takes you to a map showing the distribution networks and
provides links to their websites:
http://www2.nationalgrid.com/UK/Our-company/Gas/Gas-Distribution-Network/
The gas distributer for your area is SGN. I would therefore advise you to contact SGN.

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