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Acquiring Land and Rights for Public Projects

In The UK, USA and Canada: Process Projects and Approach to Compensation

In this module, which is the second session of the Delivering Land Assembly International Summit, we travel to North America and hear about issues that arise in Canada and the USA. Tom Harrison will give us an operator’s view of schemes Orsted are building in North America, the far East and the UK. Meyric Lewis will explain the challenges for UK promoters.

Module Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes

Due to a technical error at the start of this module a few minutes did not record, for which we apologise.

Areas covered

Devising a scheme involves identifying the need, and the land, and building a business case. Then comes the hard part - how do you acquire the rights – what do you need? Do you need additional land temporarily to build the project, and how do you obtain the land and rights for the project?

The group will then weight the strengths and weaknesses in these respective jurisdictions. Can we codify a best practice regime that could be adopted as a universal template for land assembly? 

  • Acquisition Processes and Procedures in the UK
  • "Compelling case the public interest"
  • Human Rights
  • UK compensation provisions
  • Rights to compensation in the USA and Canada
  • “Public use” and Kelo v. City of New London
  • What happens when there has been no physical taking and condemnation has not been instituted?
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in North America and methods to streamline approval processes
  • Indigenous peoples’ rights in Canada
  • Resource information
  • Review of Ørsted schemes in North America, the Far East and UK

Panel Debate with Q&A's


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