The Electronic Communications Code contains powers for taking rights over land for the purposes of delivering telecommunications. It is generally muted that the code is exactly what the telecom industry wanted, and the legislation was passed with virtually no changes, despite substantial stakeholder proposed amendments. So why is it resulting in so many challenges, failures to agree; which is causing inertia in the roll out of the technology in the UK?
London (5 October).
The Challenging Issue of Temporary Possession of Land
The Compulsory Purchase Association invite you to attend this evening event. Temporary Possession may not be new, but the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 sought to bring forward reform of the powers to codify the powers and giving substantial new protection to affected owners and occupiers. Brexit may have distracted, but a new strong government will now have the time and confidence to complete the reform. What are the challenges, and how might such reform balance the needs of promoters with those of owners and occupiers?
London (13 May).
The Compulsory Purchase Association's National Conference seeks to brief members, non-members and the professions on key issues and topics within the sector, providing valuable CPD for all those engaged in compulsory purchase and compensation work. If you are involved in CPO work, this is a must attend event for technical knowledge, updates and networking.
Birmingham (2 July).