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The North East of England

Project summary

  • To negotiate compensation on behalf of an existing energy company client for loss of land and rights at an existing power station site as a result of an energy related Development Consent Order project.

Solution

  • Identify nature and extent of the affected land and assess value of temporary/substantive rights to be acquired and freehold value of land to be taken.
  • Consider values in context of compulsory powers afforded to the acquiring authority under the DCO and basis for assessing compensation in such circumstances.
  • Understand existing use of affected site, relevant designations/allocations and ensure allowance for any hope/premium values.
  • Consider impact on existing client apparatus and operational site, understand protections afforded by Protective Provisions under DCO and those achievable via negotiated crossing agreements/cable leases etc.
  • Advise client accordingly and engage in extensive negotiations with acquiring authority/their appointed agent.

Benefits

  • Agreed seven figure compensation settlement through negotiation for client.
  • Avoided formal CPO scenario and secured concessions from acquiring authority that were not achievable under the DCO in respect of lease terms and survey payment provisions.
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