National Grid Gas Transmission
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Gas Transmission Networks
It is necessary to investigate the following areas:
1) The potential short and long term effects that buried infrastructure would have on the cultivation of the agricultural land in which it is
2) The effects on inter-species competition in both arable and grassland habitats (e.g. will an increase in temperature favour weed
3) The effects on soil micro-organisms, invertebrates and small mammals which are linked to soil fertility (i.e. will increase
temperatures effect invertebrate numbers, both beneficial and pest species).
4) The potential long and short term effects on water tables, ground water, surface water bodies and artificial drainage systems.
5) The verification of effects that the infrastructure may have on different soil and rock types that may be encountered (i.e. clays,
sandy loams, peats, sandstones limestones, chalks, granites etc.).
6) The possible mitigation measures that could be adopted to reduce or ameliorate the effects of the infrastructure operating at temperatures of up to 100oC on the ground in which it is located. Options to be considered could include coatings, surrounding the
infrastructure with heat absorbing material, burying deeper etc.
7) Other potential effects, not identified above, that buried infrastructure may have on the environment in which it is placed.