Compulsory purchase and utilities work on your farm - do you know your rights?

Do you know what your rights are when it comes to compulsory purchase and utilities work on your farm? If you want to find out what can and can’t be done on your land, then sign-up to the Farmers’ Union of Wales webinar, which is being hosted in conjunction with  Davis Meade Property Consultants. 

This webinar on Zoom will be presented by Eifion Bibby and Charles Cowap of Davis Meade Property Consultants, building on their long association with the Union. It takes place on Tuesday 7 July at 7pm and will cover the basics of compulsory purchase including the legal rights of acquiring authorities and utility operators.  

Eifion Bibby is a chartered surveyor and agricultural valuer of long standing experience and will be known to many from his office in Colwyn Bay. Eifion will be joined by Charles Cowap, also a chartered surveyor and a consultant to the firm.  Charles was for many years Principal Lecturer in Land Management at Harper Adams, and is still a visiting professor at the University. 

“Compensation is a really important aspect of this topic and will be covered, but before you get to that stage it is really important to understand what the undertakers can and cannot do, and what you should do to ensure that you come out of the process as well as possible,” said Eifion Bibby.   

“Nobody can promise that having a utility operator on your land will be without problems, but we can make sure you are as well equipped as you can be to protect your farm and business from the worst consequences,” he added. 

Caryl Roberts, FUW Operations and Membership Manager said: “The session will be about 90 minutes long and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, with additional scope for follow-up discussions afterwards under the usual terms we have with Davis Meade Property Consultants. 

“There will be a brief introduction to Zoom for anybody who is not familiar with it and further details will be sent once you have confirmed your interest in joining the session.  The session itself is restricted to FUW members who have booked in advance.” 

To book your space on the webinar please contact your local county office.