Members are sometimes approached by telecommunication companies for consent to use large scale electricity pylons on their land for telecoms purposes.
Many members ask for advice on the principles of electricity wayleave payments. The following is the statement agreed between the Electricity Industry and the CLA, NFU and FUW as to application of the standard scale payments.
All telecommunications equipment owned by Code Systems Operators (companies licensed by OFTEL) is covered by the Telecommunications Code, which covers their statutory rights and responsibilities
The Code is poorly drafted, and there is little case law to assist in its interpretation.
The guidance below is provided by way of a layman's guide to the main provisions, but where any disputes arise, given the complexity of the drafting and the uncertainty of interpretation, members are advised to seek the advice of a solicitor who is expert in this area.
Many of our members are directly involved in shooting, in providing land, in managing shooting enterprises, and in businesses supplying services to the shooting community.
This issue has been of concern to the CLA and its members for some considerable time. The Rural Practice Surveyor prepared a briefing paper after a preliminary review in February 1993 but consideration of the matter has continued.