Existing utilities (pylon lines, wood pole lines, underground cable, substations, gas pipes and water pipes) can hinder full development of a site.

Working closely with our residential and commercial development clients and landowners, we review existing rights and determine the feasibility of diverting the utility apparatus to free up valuable development land.

We assess the loss created by its presence and may invoke statutory processes, enabling diversion or compensation if it remains in situ.

With UK-wide coverage and over 15 years' experience in this niche area, we are well placed to understand the nuances involved, including the methodologies adopted by the utility companies, the financial loss created and the statutory processes involved.

We offer our wayleaves and easements advice in relation to all utilities sectors. Find out more about Carter Jonas’ utilities expertise. 

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@ Nick Marshall
Nick Marshall
0121 306 0387 Email me About Nick
@ Christian Green
Christian Green
0121 794 6243 Email me About Christian
Nick has acted for residential and commercial developers and landowners for well over a decade, specifically in relation to the niche area of utility diversions, involving wayleaves and easements. He has an in depth knowledge of the methodologies adopted by utility companies and the Statutory position. Nick is commercially astute and brings optimum results to his clients, whether that is freeing up valuable development land or compensation for the impact existing utilities create on proposed development sites.
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Christian is a Partner in the Rural Infrastructures team and is based at our Snow Hill office in Birmingham.

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