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INFRASTRUCTURE ACT 2015: Free to frack?

26 May 2017  

Paul Stafford examines the consequences of the Act for landowners, including the significant loss of common law rights

The Infrastructure Act 2015 (the Act) came into force in the closing weeks of the coalition government. The scope of the Act was broad and included transport, housing development and nationally significant infrastructure projects. Towards the end of the long title appeared the words:

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Rylands v Fletcher [1868] UKHL 1

    Star Energy Weald Basin Ltd & anor v Bocardo SA [2010] UKSC 35