Dial before you dig

Our business is committed to operating gas pipelines in a safe and reliable way with the minimum of inconvenience to communities.

If you are planning works anywhere in Great Britain you should contact the Plant Protection team at least 14 days in advance at: plantprotection@cadentgas.com

Ways to contact us

You can contact us in the following ways:

Write to:


Plant Protection,
Brick Kiln Street,
LE10 0NA

Remember to give us:

  • Nature of planned work
  • Grid reference or postcode
  • Works location plan
  • Proposed start date
  • Your contact details

We will then complete a risk assessment and provide you with a free map of our infrastructure if appropriate.

Operating hours - Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:30

P​ipeline safety

Working together

Our business is a member of Linewatch which aims at raising awareness of the dangers of working near buried pipelines and how to appropriately manage these risks. To book a presentation please visit their website.

Cadent is an active member of UKOPA (United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Association) and together we would like to work with you to ensure your safety and the safety of our pipelines.

​Free mark up service

We can indicate the location of our pipes

We provide free safety advice to anyone working in the vicinity of pipelines and where practical will mark out the route of the pipeline free of charge. As pipelines do not always run in straight lines between marker posts it is important that you contact our Plant Protection Team.

Please contact the Plant Protection Team using the Contact details in the "Ways to contact us" section on this page.

Planning works?

Works that often damage gas pipes

  • Draining and ditching
  • Fencing
  • Tree planting
  • Surface soil removal
  • Mole ploughing
  • Deep cultivation in excess of 0.5m
  • Building construction, including barns and animal pens
  • Tree felling or transportation
  • Fires
  • Tipping and stacking material over the infrastructure
  • Movement of heavy plant and machinery

This is a non-exhaustive list.

Consider the impact of all work planned near our assets.

Whose pipe? Energy Networks Association

Whose pipe?

We do not own all gas pipelines throughout Great Britain. To find out who does and their contact details please visit Energy Networks Association.

Solicitors and Conveyancers

If you are a solicitor or property conveyance company and require access to our plans, you can register and submit your requests online at www.utilitysearch.com.

Further reading

Further reading - guidance, leaflets and videos

Guidance, leaflets and videos

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