Compensation, Wayleaves, Easements, Pipelines & Compulsory Purchase
When property and landowners are affected by the ever increasing demand for cables, pipelines, roads, railways, masts, pylons, energy schemes and flood defences, our experienced professionals can help ensure that they receive a fair level of compensation and a minimum level of disruption.
We are able to liaise and negotiate with all manner of government departments, councils, utility companies and other statutory undertakers who have powers in law to acquire, access, and take easements and wayleaves over land and property.
We will consider all relevant factors in providing our advice and negotiating on behalf of affected parties, including matters such as severance, injurious affection, crop losses, business losses and disturbance. Our breadth of experience in the sector also enables us to ensure landowners and occupiers are able to capitalise on other associated opportunities such as compound sites and beneficial accommodation works.
In most cases our professional fees will be met by the acquiring party, whether that be a statutory authority or a commercial entity such as a developer.
Our expertise includes the following:
|Water pipelines||Railway schemes (e.g. Network Rail)|
|Sewerage pipelines||Flood Defence schemes (Environment Agency) - e.g. under Water Resources Act 1991|
|Gas mains pipelines||Capitalisation of electricity pylons|
|Underground electricity cables||Major electricity infrastructure projects e.g. Hinkley Point|
|Road schemes (County Councils and Highways Authority)||Renewable energy projects including solar, wind turbines and fracking|
|Compulsory Purchase Orders||Ministry of Defence works|
|Development Consent Orders (DCO) for National Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP)||Private easements|
|Part I claims (Land Compensation Act 1973)||Representation at Public Enquiries|
|Park & Ride schemes (County and District Councils)||Providing expert advice in relation to all compulsory purchase and compensation matters|
Contact us for a free no obligation initial consultation if you are affected by any of the above.