Before Acquiring Authorities can authorise the taking of land for development (whether the purpose is for projects in transport, utilities, residential, commercial or infrastructure) it has to show that every effort has been made to identify parties whose land and rights might be affected.


Referencing of land lining the route between Bicester, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Princes Risborough with over 500 potentially affected interests, consultation support and referencing to facilitate submission documents under a Transport and Works Act Order.

Referencing of land lining the route between Leeds and York / Selby covering over 5,000 potentially affected interests, production of ownership plans and associated schedules together with affected parties listings for consultation.

Referencing of a proposed route corridor connection between the Great Western Main Line and Terminal 5 with over 250 potentially affected interests, consultation support and referencing to facilitate submission documents under a Development Consent Order.

The people who do this are called Land Referencers, and here at Carter Jonas our diversely skilled individuals work on some of the UK’s largest and significant projects for a wide variety of public and private sector clients using knowledge in Compulsory Purchase Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders, Development Consent Orders and Hybrid Bills. 

We use a proven methodology, and our practices and processes ensure diligent enquiries are undertaken. This process driven methodology means that all known parties who are potentially affected by the proposed development will be notified in accordance with the legislation guidelines under which the project is being delivered.

Service Provisions:

  • Land access negotiation
  • Land Registry affected parties investigations
  • Affected party enquiries (Site surveys / Requests for Information)
  • Site boundary disputes and resolutions
  • GIS Portal hosting
  • Land Ownership plan production
  • Land Ownership Schedule / Book of Reference production
  • Affected parties listings
  • Postal Notice Serving (including proofs)
  • Site Notice Posting (including proofs)
  • Site Notice Maintenance and Removal (including proofs)
  • Land acquisition negotiation

@ Simon Mole
Simon Mole
Head of CPO and Land Assembly
01962 833398 email me about Simon
@ Andy Williams
Andy Williams
Partner - Head of Mapping and GIS
0121 306 0392 email me about Andy

Simon has over 13 years of professional expertise advising both acquiring authorities and claimants from the public and private sectors across transport, infrastructure and regeneration schemes. Clients include Network Rail, Transport for London and Buckinghamshire County Council.

For those promoting powers, Simon has significant experience in all aspects including formulation, referencing production of CPO documents, objection management, and implementation of powers and negotiating claims. He is leading land and property teams on a number of significant projects across the country including East-West Rail Phase 2, AVTM Metrobus and Havering Housing Zone.

Simon has experience in valuation, claim negotiation and drafting scheme objections He has given evidence at CPO Inquiries and Hearings and has prepared expert evidence for the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Simon is a member of both the Compulsory Purchase Association and the National Infrastructure Planning Association and an RICS Registered Valuer.

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Andy deals with all aspects of measured survey including Building Information Modelling (BIM) and flood risk assessment. He has extensive experience of drones and satellite technology for land classification and planning operations.

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