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Energy and Waste

Landmark Chambers’ counsel has been at the forefront of providing advice to the energy and waste sector for more than 15 years.  We regular advise and represent the UK Government, private energy providers, waste plant operators, NGOs, and special interest groups on a range of issues.

Our experience includes acting for high-profile energy and waste development projects, whether consent has been obtained by means of a Development Consent Order (DCO), planning permission, or Hybrid Bill.  Our advice extends far beyond the initial development consent process and includes issues relating to compulsory purchase of land and associated rights, compensation, public procurement and state aid, UK and European regulation (including Aarhus Convention) and waste policy.

Recent energy and waste projects include:

  • Hinkley Point Power Station;
  • The North-South Ireland Interconnector;
  • Ineos Runcon Energy from Waste Facility;
  • Kidderminster Incinerator;
  • Rufford Colliery Energy from Waste facility;
  • Navitus Bay Offshore Wind;
  • Langford Wind Farm, Biggleswade;
  • Preesall and Keuper gas storage;
  • Fracking in Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Sussex;
  • South Hook LNG Regasification Terminal (Milford Haven);
  • Oil exploration in the Surrey Hills;
  • Beddington Energy Recovery Facility;
  • Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Our barristers can also advise and provide representation on the full range of property issues affecting infrastructure projects from easements and covenants to strategic advice on land deals and commercial leases.  Specialist advice can also be provided in relation to the rating of energy and waste related infrastructure.

Where necessary Landmark’s experienced environmental law barristers will provide specialist advice and representation regarding the protection of habitats, environmental impact assessments (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

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