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We own piece land with planning permission to build 4 houses

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We own piece land with planning permission to build 4 houses set back from the high street in Hassocks, BN6.
This land is a brown field site which currently has a derelict industrial unit on it which has power and water services running to it. We do not know the location of these services below ground.
The only means of laying commensurate services is under a private access road, owned by Mid Sussex Council over which we have access rights.
In order to supply Gas, Water and Power to our newbuild properties, our suppliers, UKPN, British Gas and Southern Water will need to dig up this access road to lay pipes/ ducts etc.
Will they/ we have an implied easement in order to do this? If not, will the council have the right to charge us/them for such easements? if so, can they hold us to ransom or is there a reasonable scale of charges which would apply? Could easements be withheld?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Do you still require assistance with this?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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