Property Update: underground energy resources; development; flood insurance for domestic properties; and more
By Anne Waltham
As part of its support for energy development in the UK, the government has issued a consultation paper (‘Underground Drilling Access’, 23 May 2014) with proposals for legislation to govern access to underground land for the purposes of extracting shale gas, oil and deep geothermal energy.
There are a series of consent processes for companies wishing to drill:
- Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)/Environment Agency initial licences
- Access agreement with landowners
- Planning permission
- Environmental regulator permits
- Well plan compliance with HSE regulations
- DECC drilling or production consents
The consultation covers the second of these — landowner access — whereby companies wishing to carry out underground drilling must first negotiate access rights with a potentially large number of individual landowners for permission to drill through their land located above the area of any drilling…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
The government has announced it will introduce a requirement for many companies to report on payment practices, and a hardening of the Prompt Payment Code on payment terms.
The statutory regime covering workplace pensions will be transformed in April 2015.