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Biomass provides a renewable, low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. As a result it is an increasingly popular power source, UK power plants burning 3.4 million tonnes of wood pellets in the 2013/14 financial year.

Examples of work undertaken by Davitt Jones Bould lawyers

  • Advised in on the development of a £9 million Waste Treatment Station and Household Recycling Centre, negotiating of an Option Agreement, advising on planning issues, negotiating overage provisions and creating provision for remediation works.

  • Advised on waste management issues and drafted and negotiated waste contracts for a London company.

  • Advised numerous companies on planning law and environmental waste management issues.

  • Acted for a joint venture company that was designing, building and operating a new waste treatment facility, handling adjudications with designers and contractors concerning delays in commissioning.

Davitt Jones Bould specialists

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition or disposal of land for the development of a biomass plant.

  • Securing planning permission and drafting obligations relating to the development of a biomass plant.

  • Advice on dealing with adverse public opinion and press scrutiny.

  • Advice on Public Inquiries, Judicial Reviews and appeals.

  • Environmental law matters including contamination and environmental damage regulation.

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS.

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