UPL offers a comprehensive wayleaves and consents service to resolve all land ownership, rights, diversification and environmental issues associated with utility infrastructure, to ensure that problems at the planning and design stage do not affect your project delivery.
Our multi-utility wayleave service provides assistance at the planning stage to assess rights over existing infrastructure and options with respect to retention, protection or diversion. We also advise on wayleave requirements associated with new infrastructure being installed for a project and will analyse your complete project plan to ensure that actions taken at the planning stage will not have a detrimental effect further down the line.
With unlimited access to the land registry records of England, Wales and Scotland and to most utility mains records systems, we are able to search for all existing legal rights. This eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming searches, ensuring rapid advice on existing legal constraints affecting a site and how best to protect or arrange removal of apparatus.
We can also advise on constraints concerning new infrastructure, both in terms of identifying third parties and determining any legal rights required from them, to assessing route-proving issues such as highways and council restrictions. We can also offer advice about construction issues, such as other existing utilities constraining new infrastructure installations.