We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Mr Smith please sign in and let everyone know.

Wayleave Information

Mr Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Energy and Climate Change

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

We're waiting for Mr Smith to read recent responses and update the status.

Dear Department of Energy and Climate Change,

PLease could provide me with the number of Wayleave agreements that are in place in England and wales that compensate the landowners who have high voltage cables or lattice pylons on their property?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Smith

FOI Requests,

1 Attachment

DECC Ref: 13/0960


Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 22 July
2013. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department of Energy and Climate Change to deal with.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 and will be responded at the latest by 19
August 2013.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information
rights unit at BIS who have a shared service when dealing with requests
for DECC. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business,
Innovation & Skills | [email address]
<mailto:[email address]> | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1
Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET | www.bis.gov.uk
<http://www.bis.gov.uk/> | BIS have a shared service level agreement
with DECC to process and advise on their FOI requests

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a
difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

show quoted sections

Dugon Robert (Energy Development), Department of Energy and Climate Change

FOI Request Ref:  13/0960
 
 
Dear Mr Smith,
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000: FOI REQUEST  13/0960
 
Thank you for your email of 21 July 2013 where you requested details on
the number of Wayleave agreements in place in England and Wales
 
This request for information is being handled under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act'), you have the right
to:
 
·        know whether we hold the information you require
·        be provided with that information (subject to any exemptions
under the Act which may apply).
 
Our response to your request for information is given below.  If you have
any queries then please contact me quoting the above reference number.
 
 
Please could provide me with the number of Wayleave agreements that are in
place in England and Wales that compensate the landowners who have high
voltage cables or lattice pylons on their property?
 
The Department does not hold the information you require. Wayleaves for
electricity apparatus are primarily voluntary agreements made between
affected landowners and occupiers and electricity companies requiring to
install new overhead lines or to retain existing overhead lines over land
they do not own.  The Department is not involved in this negotiating
process between parties.  The Department’s involvement only comes to the
fore when voluntary agreement cannot be reached between parties and the
electricity company applies to the Secretary of State under a statutory
process for a necessary (compulsory) wayleave to retain or erect its
equipment on the said land. 
 
In our recent consultation on proposals for Electricity Act wayleave
reform see:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
the Department estimates, following informal discussions with Distribution
Network Operators, that most Operators have between 150,000 and 500,000
wayleave agreements to manage on an ongoing basis with continual churn as
property ownership changes.
 
 
Appeals Procedure
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be sent to the Information Rights Unit at:
 
Information Rights Unit (DECC Shared Service)
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
E-mail: [2][email address]
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF
 
Yours sincerely
 
Robert Dugon
Manager, Wayleaves
0300 068 5672
 
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Third Floor, Area A
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
 
 

show quoted sections

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Mr Smith please sign in and let everyone know.