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  • Preserving our National Parks requires the support of the landowners that maintain them

    By Accounting for Energy – (4 min read)

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove recently announced that National Parks will be reviewed as part of a 25-Year Environment Plan, with the aim of expanding existing National Park designation across England. This has been generally well received by national press and countryside conservationists alike. After all, calls to protect our English green lands sounds like a universally appealing policy. But there is some scepticism, arguably among those with the greatest stake in National Parks, who are calling for the economic growth to remain at the centre of the debate. We consider what the implications may be for renewable landowners within England’s National Parks.

    According to Gove, the review of National Parks is in recognition of the urgent need to protect them – their landscapes, their wildlife, while “properly supporting all those who live [and] work in them”. However, it is this apparent pecking order, which has caused concern to some, including the nation’s most influential landowners’ lobbying group.

    The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), whose members manage around half of the rural land in England and Wales, has urged Gove to consider what the impact on increased protectionism will be on the economic development within National Parks.

    In a press release, CLA President Tim Breitmeyer commented, “most businesses within designated landscapes experience significant opposition and hostility to development of any kind” and greater consideration of economic growth is paramount to achieve the “right balance” between growth and preserving natural beauty.

    This is a compelling argument that must be taken seriously, and to take this a step further, it’s important to consider the impact Gove’s announcement will have on renewable development. While National Park authorities say they encourage renewable projects, landowners and farmers within National Parks may find they are not able to rent out their land for renewable schemes in the same way that their counterparts outside of the National Parks can. The commercial viability may be limited by the need to comply with the National Parks’ purposes.

    The development of renewable land within National Parks plays a vital role in the economic growth that sustains the very communities which maintain these parks – providing alternative energy, jobs, and crucial infrastructure to name a few.

    Gove insists that the increased protection of natural areas would “strengthen [them] in the face of present-day challenges”. While the creation of National Park designation almost 70 years ago has served to protect the heritage of some of the UK’s finest land, the “challenges” the country faces today are nuanced and multifaceted.

    More complex solutions are needed to satisfy competing ambitions for our National Parks, namely between preserving beautiful spaces without impeding the economic and renewable opportunities of the people who maintain them.

    If we are serious about achieving both, we need to give room to development opportunities in National Parks that will facilitate this economic and renewable growth – in doing so we can ensure they are sustainable to thrive for generations to come.

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    • “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

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      Sara James, Durham

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    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

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      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

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      David Terrence, Devon

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    • “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

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    • “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

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    • “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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    • “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

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    • “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practising arbitrator

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    • ““I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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      “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

      Share

    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

      Share

    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

      Share

    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

      Share

    • ‘We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much’

       

      David Terrence, Devon

      Share

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      “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

      Share

    •  

      “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      Share

    •  

      “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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    •  

      “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      Share

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      “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

      Share

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      “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have theexpertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share
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