On 1/09/15 12:36, Jonathan Brewer wrote:
If you want to use entirely private land and you have
the owners, there's no planning or consent required.
You may still want to talk to your lawyer about, eg, registered rights
of way over the private land -- particularly if you need a fibre run
across owner A's land to provide service to owner B. Even if the
existing owner A says "sure, no worries" because they like owner B, some
years down the track when a bunch of circumstances change it might be a
problem. So, eg, something registered on the property title could
provide more protection if you're building a for-third-party service on it.
In a rural setting an option for using private land might be to try to
get a geographic group of land owners all to agree to a fibre plan that
provides service, and then get a lawyer to write it up/everyone to sign
it (perhaps, eg, with those whose land is used/needs access for
maintenance getting some discount).
PS: Do note that those low end costs are "under ideal conditions". This
really is a "YMMV" situation :-)