The following guidance is to give you an introduction to some of the processes you may encounter when working on Network Rail (NR) land.
This note is not intended to be exhaustive or definitive but is designed to provide you with key information, which will enable you to work closely with Network Rail to deliver your proposed development safely and successfully. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice.
As a confirmed land purchaser or developer, you will be working with a surveyor from Network Rail’s Property team. Part of their role is to be your point of contact in Network Rail and to help you navigate your way through the process of developing near railway infrastructure.
You will be expected to confirm:
- details of the land you wish to acquire as advertised on our website
- proposed use of the land
- any temporary or permanent rights to be required
- details of any works required on the land
Please note that our website will make clear, where necessary, any Clearances and Consents that have already been obtained and therefore where timescales will be adjusted accordingly.
In general, Network Rail will be required to market its land openly. This will usually involve external consultants in addition to Network Rail’s own website. Network Rail will usually only consider off-market transactions where combining Network Rail’s land with that of an adjoining owner would add demonstrable additional value.