BT wanting 160m of duct down the side of a field.

Discussion in 'Tenant Farming, Subsidies, BPS & Legal Issues' started by Nearly, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    Hi, just had the letter for the above. Sign the enclosed wayleave if you're an idiot and we'll start straight away.

    Taking it down to a agent chap this aft but just wanted opinions from you lot.

    Obvious issues are depth and how far out from the BIG trees on the boundary. As well as damage involved in getting the job actually done on yellow clay land in January and subsequent reseeding and drainage repairs (it's along the bottom edge of the field where all the drains run out).

    They've probably decided to (try to) put it underground because of the big trees and their big branches.

    The route across my field avoids a (6x) longer route down a little council tarmac lane with major overhanging tree problems.

    Thanks.
    N
     
  2. Get as much as you can.

    The End.
     
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  3. marcot

    marcot Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Barter them for a fibre broadband connection to your house ....
     
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  4. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    First question....do you want it there? Will it cause you problems?

    Personally I'd say no to almost any utility company wanting to install new utilities across our land. Just not worth the hassle.
     
  5. Timbo

    Timbo Member

    Location:
    Gods County
    It'll be a one off payment in all probability at a fixed ££ / m. Up to you to check the length and meet with the contractor to check route & depth.

    Extra ££ for each joint box.
     
  6. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Let your agent handle it. Best to have the paperwork straight before you start to save any upset later on.

    Any other utilities or land drains in that bit of the field?
     
  7. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    It's a pity R.E.A Newton isn't still with us, he'd have sorted out for you, but leave it with your agent to sort out, it shouldn't cost you anything if he's or she's any good.

    Does it have to be done right now or will it wait until better weather, I had Northern Powergrid wanting to change a transformer in December one year, told them not a chance until better weather, that was about 10 years ago and they still haven't done it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
  8. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    We could almost do with a list of agents (or other professionals!) on here and/or a review system of who's any good!
     
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  9. This.

    Definitely this. Can't put a price on that!
     
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  10. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Go for the jugular , they're total twits .
     
  11. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    And then become a major porn distributor.
     
  12. Producer.
     
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  13. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    It's got to be worth the price of a tidy 7810
     
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  14. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Is that all
     
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  15. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    It's interesting as farm is for sale next year. Going for the jugular and might go for the one off wayleave. ;)
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
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  16. Forever Fendt

    Forever Fendt Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Had about £6 per meter 15 years ago
     
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  17. Make sure Record of Condition pre and post work, BT Openreach contractors don’t have much empathy for agriculture so broken drains, any old reinstatement could be order of the day. I’ve been involved with a scheme where BT are now sharing a trench with DNO and it’s all being done by a local drainage contractor who will re connect any drains as they go - same as you trench ,is on edge of field. You just don’t want left with the Battle of the Somme to reinstate.
     
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  18. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    That's ok but not getting me interested. Digging in opencast clay in January? It will be a mess all year and affect the value of the proposed sale.
     
  19. Old Tip

    Old Tip Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I’ve just agreed to 45m across a field as it is to connect us to fibre broadband, the twits haven’t realised they will need to go up four more of my fields or the road. Guess they will be back in touch once once they wake up
     
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Member

    Location:
    wales
    Be very careful in your dealings we had them wanting to go through 5 of our fields ,messed us around for 18 months wanting to lay it very shallow our agent was useless only interested in fees .
     

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