“Climate change and a greater focus on energy security in light of the war in Ukraine have led the UK government to conclude that huge increases in electrical infrastructure will be required in the coming years. The current process for getting rights to keep such equipment on private land is out of date. Dropping heavy hints that a telecoms code-style process could be adopted, BEIS has published a call for evidence."
The consultation document ‘Land Rights and Consents for Electricity Network Infrastructure’ invites responses by 15 September 2022.
Ed Cracknell, partner in Russell-Cooke’s property and housing litigation team, discusses the issues associated with the Government's call for evidence in the Property Law Journal.
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Ed is a partner in the property and housing litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property dispute resolution. Ed has a particular interest in the renewal and termination of telecoms leases under the Electronic Communications Code.