Under the Planning Act (2008), we are required identify persons with an interest in land for the purposes of consultation and notification, this process is known as ‘diligent inquiry’. We have appointed the land referencing firm, TerraQuest, to assist with diligent inquiry by identifying those land interests and contacting individuals to confirm their interest in the land. For assistance with land referencing, please contact [email protected]
We have also appointed the land agency firm, Dalcour Maclaren, to assist in liaising with landowners and occupiers to arrange access for surveys to be carried out along the route. For assistance regarding surveys access agreements, please contact [email protected]
You are entitled to appoint a suitably qualified representative to act on your behalf where we are seeking rights to carry out works on your property. An agent/surveyor will advise you on the process, your rights and will handle any compensation claims on your behalf. We will reimburse you for professional fees reasonably incurred in respect of all claims and advice on legal agreements in connection with associated land rights. More information on this can be found within our Guidance on Land Rights and Payment of Surveyors’ Fees documents.
The survey information will be published either as part of our Preliminary Environmental Information at our next stage of consultation or to support our application for a development consent order. For more information about our ongoing surveys, please visit our dedicated Surveys page.
If you believe your land or property may be affected but have not been contacted by us, please email [email protected] in the first instance.