Infrastructure development

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Major infrastructure projects mean major challenges; our team is here to help you overcome them. Infrastructure development involves a diverse range of challenges. That’s where we come in

Developing major infrastructure involves a diverse range of challenges. That’s where we come in.

What do we do?

With a team dedicated to supporting infrastructure development schemes, we have the experience and expertise to support infrastructure projects at every stage, significantly increasing the chances of promoters securing consent and implementing powers in a manner that reduces cost and risk at every stage of the process.

Services that we can provide throughout the infrastructure project include:

  • Securing access to land for surveys
  • Drafting land acquisition strategies
  • Property cost estimates
  • Early acquisition agreements
  • Landowner consultation
  • GIS mapping
  • Drafting the Book of Reference and Land Plans
  • Drafting Statement of Reasons to support application for compulsory acquisition powers
  • Expert witness support at hearings/ inquiries
  • Dispute resolution
  • Preparation and service of notices
  • Compensation negotiation
  • Alternative dispute resolution and Upper Tribunal support.
I have worked with Ian at HS2 and on a number of Highways England projects and have witnessed the benefit that his in depth knowledge of DCOs and compulsory purchase powers delivers to a project team. He is adept at providing and delivering land acquisition strategies and identifying risks and opportunities.
Phil King, Infrastructure and Major Project Consenting, Aecom

We’ve got extensive experience of working across  all sectors, including:

  • Energy – traditional power and renewables
  • Highways
  • Commercial/ leisure
  • Airports
  • Rail
  • Waste and water.

We have vast experience of the Planning Act 2008 and have worked on over 30 Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). This means we can support our clients major infrastructure project from inception to completion, advising on all land-related issues that arise along the way. 

The team has extensive experience of negotiating option agreements to support the promotion of infrastructure projects and regeneration schemes, primarily under the shadow of compulsory acquisition. Securing such agreements eliminates consenting and delivery risks from the infrastructure development of these projects.

Who do we help?

We help promoters of major infrastructure developments, as well as landowners and businesses impacted by Development Consent Orders.
 

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