A Wayleave defined
A Wayleave is defined as the right to cross land.
In some countries this is also known as a right-of-way or an easement.
An easement is defined as the right to use the real property of another without possessing it.
Approval to cross another's land
Any party who therefore wishes to put infrastructure or services in place which involves crossing another’s land, needs to first seek approval from the legal land owner or custodian, normally done and managed through a formal Wayleave application, review and approval process.
This application management and approval process can become extremely cumbersome and a challenge to manage in larger numbers and volumes.
This is true for both the Applicant as well as the Service and Land Owner.