Land Referencing

Land referencing is the essential first stage of any utility and infrastructure project. The initial approach to any landowner or occupier can often set the tone for future negotiations for a project and we know how crucial this first contact can be to our clients.

Whether it is required as part of a large cross-country scheme or a localised development, we understand the importance of ensuring the timely provision of full and accurate land referencing information.

The correct records of land ownership and occupation are needed throughout the development of a project in securing land access for surveys, managing stakeholder engagement, service of legal notices and submitting applications for Compulsory Purchase or Development Consent Orders. We also undertake desktop referencing, using Land Registry information and local knowledge to record and map landowner information.

Our team has the necessary knowledge to successfully undertake a thorough land referencing exercise and we have developed bespoke GIS systems to record, analyse and display all landowner and occupier information, including the preparation of landownership maps and plans.