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Weldon Beesly has experience advising claimants in respect of;

  • Highway or flood alleviation schemes
  • Water and sewer schemes
  • Overhead and underground electricity lines
  • Part 1 Land Compensation Act 1973
  • Airports
  • Network Rail access agreements
  • Gas and oil pipelines
  • Fibre optic cables
  • Telecommunication cables and apparatus
  • Borrow pits and contractors compounds

Examples of current work include;

Stansted Airport

Weldon Beesly have advised almost 100 potential claimants around Stansted Airport whose properties were affected by physical factors associated with the works for which planning permission was granted between 2001 and 2007. Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 allows a claimant where no land is taken, to bring a claim for the reduction in value of their property as a result of the physical factors associated with a public works (in this case the Phase 2 expansion of Stansted Airport). The claim window has now closed but we continue to advise in respect of a number of ongoing claims.

A120 Little Hadham Bypass

Weldon Beesly have been advising a number of landowners and occupiers who have lost land in relation to this new road scheme since 2016. This scheme is being promoted by two acquiring authorities (Hertfordshire County Council and Environment Agency) and involves both a new road and an associated flood alleviation scheme. This has created a number of complex valuation and compensation issues to resolve on behalf of claimants to ensure their interests are being properly and fairly represented and they receive appropriate compensation.

There will be the potential to submit claims under Part 1 when the scheme is complete. If your house (or small business) is likely to be affected by physical factors (noise, smell, smoke, fumes, vibrations, discharge, light etc) associated with the new A120 Little Hadham bypass you may be eligible to claim compensation under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973. We would like to act on behalf of property owners affected by this scheme in this way – the claim window is due to open in the Winter of 2021/22. Please contact Tom Banks for further information.

It is worthy of note that as with most property compensation work, acquiring authorities will normally meet a claimant’s reasonable professional costs. 

Hugo Richardson is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association, a members organisation promoting best practice skills for all those who partake in this complex area of work.
Tom Banks supports Hugo in this area of work and has particular expertise in Part 1 claims.