27 March 1998

Wayleave payments up

Electricity wayleave payments Apr 1, 1998 (£)


Arable Grassland Hedgerow Owners

Pole 11.37 1.77 0.70 4.15

&#42 pole 13.45 2.98 1.57 5.00

Stay 9.8 2.09 1.75 1.05

Tower*

2.6m sq 24.4 5.39 n/a 12.50

9.1m sq 48.23 17.13 n/a 32.70

18.3m sq 87.77 31.03 n/a 83.50

PB double unstayed 21.54 3.77 3.14 18.80

*Taken from a collection of 13 different tower sizes.

NEW electricity wayleave payments will come in to force on Apr 1, 1998.

Increases paid to landowners follow the agreement between electricity companies and farmer organisations in late 1996 covering the period until Apr, 2001.

For example, payments for a single pole are up 3.75% to £4.15 and those for a 9.1 sq m base tower up 10% to £32.70. An 18.3 sq m tower has risen by a similar amount to £83.50.

Rates for occupiers (first three columns in table) are unchanged or marginally changed. Owner occupiers receive both landlord and occupier payments. &#42