Ardent’s experience on Transport & Works Act Orders (TWA Orders), Development Consent Orders (DCO) and Hybrid Bill processes, the legislative routes to the exercise of compulsory purchase for heavy rail is unrivaled. We have successfully promoted more of these Orders and Bills than any other company in the UK.
Light Rail, Tramways and Guided Busways
Ardent’s experience in respect of Transport & Works Act Orders is unrivaled. We have successfully promoted more of these Orders than any other company in the UK.
Ardent recognises the role that cable cars can play in supporting transport networks both in the urban environment and to overcome natural features such as rivers, lakes and gorges. Having played a key role in the delivery of the UK’s first urban cable car, the Emirates Air Line, we are currently looking in the feasibility of a number of other cable car projects.
Ardent has supported a number of highway schemes under the Highways Act 1980 and as a Development Consent Order.
Airports and Runways
If you need to apply for compulsory purchase powers for Airports and Runways under Section 59(1) of the Airports Act 1986, the Ardent team can support delivery through land referencing, landowner engagement and option agreements.