Land value capture and compulsory purchase legislation

The Government is looking at whether more land value could and should be captured from development schemes, and if so, how. One proposal under consideration is to enable Local Authorities to use compulsory purchase powers to acquire land at existing use value, ignoring any hope value. Gateley Hamer’s Managing Director, Jonathan Stott, sets out how […]

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Media Release: National Grid mail shot – don’t get caught out

Landowners across the UK are being urged to ‘think twice’ before signing documents that could potentially limit the value of their land if it is to be developed. National Grid has issued letters to landowners where its infrastructure – such as pylons – is situated on their property, as part of an exercise to update […]

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HS2 Property Compensation – This week’s decisions and new proposals

Last year HS2 Limited ran a comprehensive (and no doubt costly) consultation process relating to a number of discretionary compensation packages which it proposed to introduce in relation to Phase 1 of the scheme.  Some of the packages were being consulted on for the second time, after the first attempt had been found to be […]

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Recent Case Law Affecting Developers

Arnold White Estates Ltd -v- National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc Disputes relating to wayleaves are rarely seen in the national press.  Even when a payment is made to a landowner for a span of wires in excess of £5 million even then it does not create a major stir.  Added to that is the dispute being […]

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