Industry insights, updates and blogs from our expert team of surveyors

£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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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HS2 House of Commons Select Committee – What next?

  After looking into the lessons we can take from the HS2 Select Committee, it’s time to ask: what can we expect from its HS2 Select Committee Report? From a selfish point of view, and for the sake of a number of our long-suffering clients, we are hoping that the Report will deliver some clear […]

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HS2 House of Commons Select Committee – What have we learnt?

Remember April 2014?  Nick Clegg was Deputy Leader, Ed Miliband was leading the opposition, Mr Probz was number one in the charts and David Moyes was manager of Manchester United. That same month, six Members of Parliament were sworn in as members of the House of Commons Select Committee to examine the High Speed 2 […]

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Keeping track of HS2 – November 2015

Welcome to our November 2015 bulletin on a day that Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, has made a number of important announcements about Phase 2a of the project, between Fradley and Crewe, and Phase 2 to Manchester and Leeds

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Housing and Planning Bill: A watershed moment or another missed opportunity to make Compulsory Purchase clearer, faster and fairer?

Housing and Planning Bill introduces changes to the compulsory purchase process, but does it achieve the Government’s stated aim of making the process clearer, faster and fairer?

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Housebuilders granted route to obtain compulsory purchase powers

The Housing and Planning Bill has opened the door for the first time to housebuilders obtaining their own compulsory purchase powers. It might be the biggest game-changer of all, and will increase calls for housing-led projects to be promoted as Development Consent Orders..

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Pylons are to be removed from beauty spots, but should NG be prioritising development sites?

Following reports in The Times and The Telegraph yesterday regarding proposals by National Grid to remove pylons from beauty spots around the UK our Director of Easements and Wayleaves Charles Hamer suggests that removing overhead lines and pylons from development sites should also be prioritised.

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