CASE STUDY | LANDOWNERS:
Remnant woodland sold to Highways Agency for a bypass and cycle path
Two retired businessmen had kept a small piece of woodland and access adjacent to the A27 in East Sussex after selling their coach business and yard. They had thought it might provide a small nest egg for them or their children should the site ever be developed. In the event, National Highways served a compulsory purchase notice on them to widen the road and construct a cycle path.
Skinner Holden Property Advisors negotiated the sale of the property, resolving residual liability issues and ensuring the entirety of the remnant woodland was purchased, as well as negotiating payment for the gentlemen’s time and expences incurred in dealing with the matter.
This case not only involved negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency, but also representations to National Highways, the local MP and Secretary of State, before agreement could be made.