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been to the land registry and they confirm nobody owns it and my solicitor says the same but to register it in my name I would need the adjacent land owners permission which he will not give.I have a long running dispute with the neighbour over a right of way which as got nothing to do with running an outlet for my treatment plant and he is a very arrogant individual
So if I notify the neighbour that I intend to put underground this drain in the land which nobody owns I do not need is permission
You have tried to find out who owns the land to no avail.Someone must own it you just can't find out who and that is because it is unregistered. They may miss when you start to do the work or not.You don't have to inform the neighbour and there is no one for you to get consent from.The only reason I suggested telling the neighbour was because he has already threatened criminal damage. You could have course tell the police that he is threatening criminal damage which is in itself an offence
The land originally belonged to the National Coal board and was subsequently passed to the forestry commission but they say it is not registered to them and the NCB is no longer in existence.Plus it is no use to any body