Necessary wayleaves — leave to reform?

The necessary wayleave regime is a procedure under the Electricity Act 1989 allowing a statutory undertaker to apply to the Secretary of State for a wayleave where there is a proposed new power line or where a landowner has served notice on the statutory undertaker to remove an existing power line. 

Following a short consultation period, two new sets of modernised rules have been introduced — The Electricity (Necessary Wayleaves and Felling and Lopping of Trees) (Hearing Procedures) (England and Wales) Rules 2013 and The Electricity (Necessary Wayleaves and Felling and Lopping of Trees) (Charges) (England and Wales) Regulations 2013…

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