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Plans showing where electricity cables are

Plans showing where electricity cables are

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We encourage anyone carrying out work that involves digging to request plans before hand to avoid underground electricity cables. This is vital for your safety as well as ensuring we can provide a reliable supply of electricity.

How to request plans:

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  • 1. Go to LinesearchbeforeUdig and register to create your account. You can then submit your free enquiry.

  • 2. You will receive an instant response showing assets near you

  • 3. The companies with electricity, water, gas, fiber optic etc will then send you plans of where their cables and/ or assets are near you. Please note that each company will do this in accordance with their processes.




Your questions answered

Do I have to pay for the plans?
In some cases you will have to pay, see costs below.


Via the website LinesearchbeforeUdig.co.uk

Domestic customers

Free

Local Authorities/ Utilities and Contractors excavating on behalf of those above

Free

Commercial use

£50*

Why should you use the LineSearchBeforeUdig website?

It is a service that can be used to check works against over 60 asset owners’ utility assets which includes hundreds of thousands of kilometres of underground and overhead pipes and cables in the electricity, gas, high pressure fuel, water and fibre optic networks, saving you time and resources.

Can I request plans from UK Power Networks instead?

If you would like to contact UK Power Networks directly to request plans please email plans@ukpowernetworks.co.uk. We aim to provide plans within 10 working days.


Plans service via UK Power Networks

Printing service

Domestic customers

Free

Free

Local Authorities/ Utilities and Contractors excavating on behalf of those above

Free

£20

Commercial use

£80*

£20

Can I get a discount if I regularly request plans?

We are in the planning stages of a discount scheme for regular users of the service (over 50 plans requests per year). We will announce the details as soon as we have finalised the scheme.

*Price per area circle diameter (min 25m – max 1.13km), Line (min 5m – max 5km), Area(min 5m2 – max 1km2) Pricing will be reviewed on an annual basis.