David Kydd


Gateley Hamer

  • Reading
  • t: 0118 951 9104
  • m: 07980 890564


David recently joined Gateley Hamer from Dalcour Maclaren.  He qualified as a member of the RICS in 1986 and specialises in compulsory purchase schemes.  He brings to Gateley Hamer considerable expertise: he was involved with compensation claims and the original construction of the M25, the A120 Braintree Bypass, A12 Chelmsford Bypass, A120 Stansted to Dunmow duelling and the Birmingham Toll Road.  More recently he has been involved with Severn Trent Water and the Environment Agency and Hs2. David is also an APC Assessor, an RICS Valuer and is IOSH Qualified.

How do you help clients?

I help clients maximise the value of their development sites by arranging for services to be moved where possible or obtaining compensation where their movement is not possible. 

Where clients are affected by compulsory acquisitions I draw up suitable claims against the acquiring authority to reimburse them for their losses.

I advise clients on agreeing the most beneficial routes for infrastructure projects if I am instructed at an early enough stage in the project.

I advise on route selection with clients and their planners along with any compensation.


  1. Route Optioneering
  2. Effect on development potential
  3. Managing clients interests during projects 
  4. Agricultural CPO claims
  5. Landowner asset reinstatement

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