The faults were only accessible through a third-party landowner, which required a temporary access licence to be agreed.
The wording of the existing historic Deed did not allow for heavy machinery nor specify the width of the working area.
Licences were agreed prior to entry to ensure protection to all parties.
Alterations to licences were made to ease the landowner’s concerns, adding clauses so that the grantor could keep all fencing and that there would be specific on-site working times and dates
Special considerations were made by the sub-contractor to take into consideration the grantor’s horses and livestock: reinstating with specific grass seed mix, ensuring that any temporary fencing on-site was to a permanent equine standard and work was completed at sites in a specific order to facilitate grazing requirements.
Using our GIS team, an alternative route and working area was negotiated and agreed quickly.
Using expert agricultural knowledge, we advised the works to be held off until March, to minimise disturbance to the grantor’s private shoot, decreasing compensation costs.
We ensured all relevant stakeholders were liaised with effectively during works to maintain positive grantor relationships.
Making bespoke changes to the licence has made the grantor more comfortable in general with future works on their land.