Electricity board rights

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Re: Electricity board rights

Post by Mattylad » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:52 pm

Ask them to turn the power off while you measure between the tree and the power lines your tape measure. :D :D
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Re: Electricity board rights

Post by Stoday » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:42 pm

Wayleaves are needed where the line carries electricity for other consumers. If the line only provides a supply to the landowner, it won't have a wayleave, because the owner has to provide a route for his own line.

You can threaten to terminate the wayleave if you want to liven things up a bit or get a sensible agreement over the tree height. They might babble on about a compulsory wayleave, but for a 400V line that'll be bluster. Most of these lines run alongside the road and a frequent reason for crossing private property is to reduce costs. Not a good ground for a compulsory wayleave.

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