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The construction of 17m (28km) of A46 dual carriageway between Newark and Widmerpool, Notts

Project summary

  • A46 Trunk Road Newark to Widmerpool Improvement scheme - 17 miles of A46 dual carriageway in Nottinghamshire
  • Instructed in 2005 by several rural estate owning clients our role was to mitigate the effects of the scheme and to agree the compensation due


  • 2005 – 2007: Early interaction with design teams
  • 2007: Preparation of objections to the Compulsory Purchase and Side Roads Orders
  • 2007: Preparation of evidence for Public Inquiry
  • 2009: Negotiation of design changes
  • 2009 - 2012: Liaison with client and contractors during construction
  • 2018: Preparation of evidence to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) for the determination of the compensation due


  • Before the Compulsory Purchase Orders we agreed: construction of an underpass in place of a proposed overbridge; removal of a proposed lay-by; retention of a side road as adopted highway; design of replacement accesses, areas of tree planting and landscaping
  • Public Inquiries: Proposed and agreed the design of a bespoke bridleway bridge; ensured that private means of access to retained land were designed to an approved specification; agreed payment of inquiry costs and fees
  • During construction we agreed: a comprehensive package of accommodation works; the construction of a large earth bund to screen retained land; off-site planting and bat mitigation agreements; the construction of a 500m residential drive; three advance payments of compensation and fees
  • Post Construction we agreed: compensation in excess of £1,750,000 plus professional fees