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Transport and works orders

Issues faced by clients

Where a client is seeking authorisation for the implementation of an infrastructure project which involves railway, tram, inland waterway or non-harbour maritime works (which would interfere with public rights of navigation) then the promotion of a Transport and Works Order (TWA Order) can provide the client with a 'one stop shop' to secure the requisite powers, consents and permissions to enable the client to deliver the project.

Clients seeking to promote a TWA Order need to navigate confidently through complex procedural requirements. The promotion of a TWA Order requires the preparation of an Order and related documents to provide all the powers needed to implement the project. The Order is a statutory instrument which requires expert drafting skills.

How we can help

We have a unique level of experience and ability including the procedural, tactical and legal skills required for the promotion of a successful TWA Order. The Parliamentary team has specialised in the promotion of and opposition to TWA Orders since their introduction in 1992. The team also advised the Department for Transport on and produced the Model TWA Clauses upon which all subsequent TWA Orders have been based. The team consists off Roll 'A' Parliamentary Agents, Parliamentary Clerks and solicitors who have the specialist knowledge required to deliver successful TWA projects.

We have advised promoters and opponents on a wide range of TWA Orders including those authorising the construction of the largest national and regional railway projects, tramways and guided transport systems and works interfering with public rights of navigation such as bridges over harbours.

We have developed a holistic approach to advising on TWA Orders, including the drafting of TWA Orders, identifying and advising on any permitted development rights, advising on consultation strategies, negotiating with objectors, preparing for and having a major role in the conduct of public inquiries, dealing with open space issues, advising on and obtaining directions for deemed planning permission and any necessary ancillary consents such as conservation area and listed building consents.