Gateley Hamer expands presence with three hires

Specialist property consultancy, Gateley Hamer, part of law-led professional services group Gateley, has expanded its team with the appointments of Head of Infrastructure Development, Ian Cunliffe, Associate Claire Jones and Graduate Surveyor Sam Dobney. Ian joins from compulsory purchase and compensation specialists, Ardent Management, where he was a Director and managed a large portfolio of […]

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Row of Pylons in the English countryside

Don’t let diversions go over your head

When a developer or land owner considers seeking the diversion of an overhead electricity line their preference is generally for the line to be undergrounded, out of sight.  However, electricity companies have a duty to seek the most economic solution to a diversion and in the majority of cases an overhead solution is considerably cheaper. […]

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Compulsory purchase: A threat and an opportunity for housebuilders

Compulsory purchase: A threat and an opportunity for housebuilders

Threat Sir Oliver Letwin is currently chairing an inquiry into land banking, which seems destined to find that ‘use it or lose it’ powers should be threatened against developers. Indeed, Birmingham City Council and other local authorities have already passed resolutions to implement compulsory purchase powers in this manner; although to date there have not […]

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