Access Rights Over Your Property
Scottish Power Access Consent
Scottish Power Renewables and their contractors & surveyors are looking to carry out surveying work along the cable corridor. This work does involve the need to gain access to properties, gardens and land. If you have been asked to provide access to your property, garden or land you do not have a legal obligation to sign any consent paperwork until you have had a chance to read it and the opportunity to seek legal advice if you feel this is needed.
Dalcour Maclaren one of the main contractors have not been making this clear to some residents & landowners.
There is NO obligation to to sign access consent to land or property until you have considered your options and if necessary taken some legal advice.
It is your choice and you should not be pressurised into signing on demand, if you feel you wish to seek legal advice before.
Legal Consultation & Advice
Planning Inspectorate Guidance – ‘Rights of Entry’ Section 53 (Planning Act 2008)
If you would like to consult a lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in acting on these schemes (over 80km of cable routes), Fraser Paskell of Churchgates Accountants Ltd, specialises in these projects.
Fraser is happy to give you a free initial consultation/meeting and expects the developer (Scottish Power Renewables) to meet reasonable fees, provided that the advice is for constructive support.
T: 01284 701271