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 pipelinesRailway schemes (e.g. Network Rail)
Sewerage pipelinesFlood Defence schemes (Environment Agency) - e.g. under Water Resources Act 1991
Gas mains pipelinesCapitalisation of electricity pylons
Underground electricity cablesMajor 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 OrdersMinistry 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.

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