Major infrastructure projects mean major challenges; our team is here to help you overcome them.
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 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 project cycle 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.
We’ve got extensive experience of working across all sectors, including:
- Energy – traditional power and renewables
- Commercial/ leisure
- Waste and water.
We have vast experience of the Planning Act 2008 and have worked on over 30 Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). And that 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 projects.
Who do we help?
We help promoters of major infrastructure developments, as well as landowners and businesses impacted by Development Consent Orders.
Would you like a free utilities site review?
We are happy to provide a high level review of any commercial or residential site which is constrained by utilities apparatus, to give you an indication of whether you may be able to make a claim for utilities compensation or save on diversion costs. For an initial free review, complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch.