Powers granted by way of statutory or necessary wayleave consent, permits the holder to access land and install equipment without further the recourse to relevant landowner. Most network operators will endeavour to negotiate a voluntary agreement, however, in the event such is not achieved, network operators can often proceed to install equipment under the terms of their Operating Licence and by imposition of a statutory or necessary wayleave consent, compulsory purchase or vesting order.
What are statutory wayleaves? A statutory or necessary wayleave grants the provider the right to access land and install their equipment without the concurrence of the landowner. Most providers will try to negotiate a voluntary consent but if an agreement is not met, providers can often proceed with the install under the Code Power Operating Licence and impose Compulsory Purchase or Vesting Orders.