Land Referencing

Land Referencing is the foundation of many major infrastructure projects that involves research into land ownership, rights over land and understanding and exceeding legislative guidelines.

As specialists, whether it is early stage site viability assessment, DCO, CPO or TWAO, we offer a complete land referencing service and support for access licences, environmental assessments, planning applications, land registration, public inquiries and land acquisition.

As a result, we endeavour to produce a high quality, competitive and specialised service. We have worked on CPO, DCO, TWAO and Hybrid Bill schemes of all shapes and sizes, including road, nuclear, rail, utility connections, gas storage and wind farms for both private and public sector clients.

Our services include:

  • Production of Compulsory Purchase Order Plans
  • Production of Schedules and Books of Reference
  • Scheme auditing to confirm areas of improvement and any compliance issues
  • Generation and service of statutory notices such as Notices to Treat, Notices of Entry, Notices of Intention and General Vesting Declarations
  • Produce, affix and maintain site notices
  • Consultation support
  • An established team who can all be mobilised and co-ordinated very effectively


LRS help identify and consult with all affected parties who have an interest in land which may be affected by the project. We help engage with relevant interested parties as the project develops in a sensitive and professional manner often we are the first point of contact for the landowner.

People with an interest in land include not only owners, tenants, occupiers and mortgagees but also anyone who holds registered rights over land, for example, sporting rights, access rights or the benefits of a restrictive covenant.


Non-contact land referencing

We will cross examine sources of information from Land Registry and various data searches, to identify people with an interest in land. At this stage a client may also wish LRS to conduct a sensitive non-contact site visit to establish any areas of concern, land boundary verification and potential third party interests.


Contact land referencing

Working with ecology, engineers and the design teams, LRS will collaborate and work up land requirements to define the red line boundary. We will seek to contact and meet with each affected party having an interest in the land in question.

Our focus is to maintain clear dialogue with affected persons and to deliver the right outcome in a cost-effective manner for our clients.