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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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. […]


HS2 Phase 2 and what the latest announcement means

The top half of the inverted ‘Y’ that represents Phase 2 of the High Speed 2 network was safeguarded by the Government yesterday. Over a year later than originally planned, the Government has moved another step closer to finalising the alignment for the route between Birmingham and Manchester to the west and Sheffield and Leeds […]


Generous Heathrow CPOs could have long-term implications

The £2billion pay-off to land and property owners close to Heathrow could have “long-term implications” on other major infrastructure projects. Around 800 homes will be demolished and hundreds of businesses displaced if and when work finally begins on expanding the airport. But Heathrow has established a ‘Compulsory Purchase Order Zone’ that includes 4,500 homes and […]


Gateley acquires Hamer Associates

National full-service commercial law firm Gateley has acquired Birmingham-based specialist property consultancy Hamer Associates in a £2.05 million deal. Hamer Associates, to be renamed Gateley Hamer, is the second acquisition Gateley has made since the Group’s admission to AIM in June 2015. In April, the firm acquired specialist property business Gateley Capitus. Founded in 2000 […]


£10 million Deal to Help Create 2,500 New Homes

A £10 million agreement between the developers of a major new housing scheme near Bristol and one of the UK’s largest electricity distributors will pave the way for hundreds of homes to be built in the area.


Record Year Leads to Expansion

Gateley Hamer has expanded its team on the back of a record year of growth.

The company, which has expertise in wayleaves and easements as well as compulsory purchase orders, achieved record turnover and record profit levels in 2015/16. That success has seen the team expand from ten to 12, as well as the opening of a new office in Bristol.


Gateley Hamer Gear Up for Winning Relationship with Acorns

Gateley Hamer announce their new charity partnership with Acorns Children’s Hospice – kicking off with a faster form of promotion with speed hillclimbing.


3 Key Things: The HS2 House of Commons Select Committee Report

Late last night the House of Commons Select Committee which has been examining the Hybrid Bill that will facilitate the construction and operation of Phase One of HS2 released its final report. The Report sets out the Committee’s conclusions following 160 days of hearing evidence from petitioners and the scheme promoter HS2 Limited during the […]