ORR's regulation of land disposals by Network Rail

Reference: ORR/012/2012
Date published: 3 December 2012
Start date: 3 December 2012
Closing date: 18 January 2013

We are asking for views on how the arrangements for regulating with Network Rail's land disposals have worked in practice over the last two years and to propose some further improvements.

We last revised our arrangements in October 2010, at the same time as the rail value for money study pdf icon PDF, 5,773 Kb was in progress.

The study recommended that we review Network Rail's land disposal obligations to see if they could be streamlined or improved. 

Since the revision, we have reduced our casework turnaround times from about ten weeks to about four weeks on average. 

We have also considered how to make further improvements. 

We are proposing to change our general consent to remove the need for some of Network Rail's transactions to be referred to us and will take into account any comments before updating and publishing our land disposal guidance.

Consultation letter