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Project summary

  • 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.

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