Before you apply for a licence you must identify the proposed pipeline route and access points along it including sites for equipment and other works.
You will need to negotiate any land access you might need with the landowner prior to submitting your application. If you are unable come to an access agreement with the landowner or leaseholder, you can apply for a permit which will allow you to enter land for pipeline route investigations.
All applications are advertised by the agency. The agency will arrange the advertisement, but you will be responsible for the cost.