From small local projects to large scale national projects such as HS2, the team at Ardent have considerable experience in gaining access to land.
We were recently congratulated by HS2 for being the most successful land team in gaining access. In this instance we completed over 2000 landowner licences in a tight timeframe. We pride ourselves on achieving the access a client requires.
We have historically achieved access to vast areas of land, on one DCO project this required access to a 1km buffer area over a large number of route options, this resulted in the Ardent team achieving access to over 120sqkm of land within a 4 week window.
Whether it be informal walkover ecology surveys or intrusive investigations requiring formal licences (e.g. Ground Investigation Works or Archaeological trial trenching), our team have the experience you need.
If it is not possible to agree a survey access licence using the remote approach, our team frequently engage affected landowners and occupiers through a site meeting along with any appointed agent. We find this the most efficient method to resolve any concerns.
Our GIS & CAD team supplement the work conducted by our surveyors on survey access by producing a range of plans. These can simply show the on-site surveying teams where access has been granted or refused, or more complex plans to accompany licences detailing access arrangements.
Whatever access is required, we will work with the client team to ensure our approach and methodology is tailored to the specific needs, environment and programme. The outputs in the form of schedules, plans and reports from our database, ATLAS, are also tailored to the client requirements.