JGA are experienced in the negotiation, drafting and monitoring of a variety of construction licences including crane jib swing, scaffold and access licences.
Airspace Licence - Croydon Surrey
Where access to adjoining land is not facilitated under other legislation or a legal covenant on title, we regularly negotiate and complete Access/Scaffold Licence agreements in favour of developers, with (sometimes difficult) adjoining owners, to facilitate the critical facilitation or continuation of construction works on site in order to minimise delay and to allow construction to occur safely.
Licences are drafted in-house whilst being regularly and critically examined by counterpart solicitors as part of the negotiation process. A high degree of negotiation skill combined with a receptive attitude is required to facilitate these types of agreements under time pressures, and sometimes adversarial attitudes.
We are also experienced in drafting Air Space Licences, which are becoming more commonplace with the continued pressure to develop difficult constrained brown-field and city centre sites. These licences are mainly for crane jib swing operations, with documents being drafted in-house and again subject to successful counterpart legal scrutiny.
Scaffold Licence - Lincoln Lincolnshire
JGA are experienced in seeking agreement and having licences in place in timescales as short as 2 weeks, thereby helping to minimise on-site delays and deferred commencement on site.
We are also pleased to advise on and assist in the obtaining of licences under section 177 of the Highways Act 1980. This licence will be required where it is proposed to construct or alter a building which oversails a public highway, the purpose being to ensure that users of the highway are not put at risk as a result of any oversailing, or by the undertaking of any works carried out to such a building.
Consequences for failing to comply with the requirements under the Highways Act can include demolition and a fine, given that a criminal offence has been committed.