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Land Rights

The right of access to the land is granted through a Land Right which can be a personal agreement between ourselves and the Grantor (wayleave) or a permanent right to the land (servitude/easement).

Land rights & consents

The different types of Land Right obtained by SP Energy Networks are:

LAND RIGHTS FOR OVERHEAD LINES AND UNDERGROUND CABLE
WAYLEAVE AGREEMENT
  • A Personal Agreement between SPD/SPM and the individual/company granting the right.
  • Used to gain consent for Overhead Line and Underground Cable Apparatus.
  • An annual payment or one off payment is usually paid to the grantor as long as they are not the sole beneficiary of the apparatus.
  • Payment Rate is reviewed annually.
  • Wayleaves are not registered against the land therefore if the land is subsequently sold the right will not automatically transfer to the new owner.
SERVITUDE/ EASEMENT
  • Provides greater security than a Wayleave Agreement.
  • Executed as a Deed therefore it is registered against the property on HM Land Registry and is permanently affixed to the land.
  • A Servitude/Easement forms a contract between SPD/SPM and the landowner and will include a right of access for inspection, maintenance and future operations.
  • Servitude/Easements are processed through solicitors and this reflects the greater security of tenure afforded to us and also the timescales involved.
FREEHOLD TRANSFER (SALE)
  • SPD/SPM would prefer a freehold interest in the land where a Sub-Station is to be built for a major project, for example a Housing Development.
  • The land would then be owned by SPD/SPM and the Title would be registered at HM Land Registry.
  • The transfer would also include associated rights of access and appropriate for underground cables etc.
LEASE
  • SPD/SPM would be prepared to enter into a lease for a Sub-Station site for commercial/industrial developments.
  • The landowner would grant us the right to occupy their land/building over a mutually agreed time period.
  • The lease will include rights for access to the sub-station 24/7, together with the rights for underground cable and associated apparatus.

Our agreement with you as our Grantor is underpinned by our commitment to working with you with courtesy and consideration. The Grantor's Charter can be viewed below.

If you are already a Grantor or you want to know more about Land Rights and Consents please contact us via our Land Enquiry Form or by using the contact details below:

Central & Southern Scotland

Cheshire, Merseyside, N. Wales & N.Shropshire

Telephone:

0845 301 0014

Telephone:

0845 030 3053

Contact us via email:

Wayleaves North

Wayleaves South

Write to us:
Wayleaves
SP Energy Networks
55 Fullerton Drive
Cambuslang
Glasgow
G32 8FA
Wayleaves
SP Energy Networks
Wrexham Road
Pentre Bychan
Wrexham
LL14 4DU