3rd Annual (2019)

Land Assembly and Compulsory Purchase for Major Infrastructure

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Jonathan Stott
Managing Director
Gateley Hamer
09:40
What powers are available for land acquisition as part of a development consent order?
  • What powers are available?
  • What land can and can’t be acquired?
  • Demonstrating the need for acquisition over possession
  • Showing the justification for land acquisition
  • Other powers and special cases
Toni Weston
Director
Gowling WLG
10:10
Managing the compulsory purchase process alongside your application: timelines in relation to the rest of the project development
  • The importance of project management in relation to planning the whole scheme
  • When to start land referencing and the compulsory purchase process
Greg Dickson
Planning Director
Barton Willmore
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
Successfully beginning and conducting land referencing for your project: how to identify those with land rights
  • What information needs to be obtained and recorded?
  • How should information be stored and land reference be demonstrated?
  • Identifying those with land rights
  • Creating the book of reference and land plans
  • Overcoming possible risks and delays to the process
  • Best practice and practical insight on undertaking referencing
Keith Watson
Programme Manager
TerraQuest
11:35
Conducting ongoing landowner engagement: how best to engage and the benefits of early communication
  • How and when to engage with land owners
  • Demonstrating engagement
  • Building ongoing relationships with communities
  • Conveying all the required information
  • The benefits of early engagement
12:00
How to manage negotiations and establish compensation
  • Potential challenges during compensation talks
  • Estimating costs and calculating compensation
  • Working towards agreements
  • Establishing land values
  • Exploring all alternative to compulsory purchase
12:25
Networking lunch
13:25
Demonstrating the need for land acquisition at examination: how is it tested?
  • Demonstrating consultation and engagement with land owners
  • How will land acquisition be examined?
  • Continued engagement with landowners during examination
  • Showing all necessary steps have been undertaken
  • Resolving matters outside of examination
  • The use of issue specific hearings
Mark Westmoreland-Smith
Barrister
Francis Taylor Building
13:50
Landowner perspective on the land acquisition process
  • Information required from developers
  • Negotiations and engagement
Louise Staples
Rural Surveyor
National Farmers’ Union
14:15
Providing flexibility in DCOs the impact on land assembly
  • The need for flexibility in DCOs
  • How flexibility in the DCO impact land assembly and overcoming the challenges this creates
Kieran Mirner
Project Manager (Land)
ScottishPower Renewables
14:40
Afternoon refreshments
15:10
Implementation of land acquisition powers
  • Access and when to taking possession of land
  • Timelines for implementation
  • Best strategies and approach for completing acquisition
  • Third party assurances
  • When to send notices
15:40
Lessons learned and guidance for future projects
  • Challenges faced during the process and how they were overcome
  • Undertaking land referencing and stakeholder engagement for one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK
  • Implementation of compulsory purchase powers and on-going engagement
  • Lessons learnt from the process and advice to future promoters
Sarah Collins
Complex Infrastructure Programme Land & Property Lead
Highways England
Anne Richards
Commercial Director Infrastructure
Arcadis
16:10
Chair’s closing remarks
16:20
Close of conference and networking drinks

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