The Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project will work collaboratively with individual landowners to identify issues and concerns and negotiate mutually satisfactory agreements to establish a right-of-way.
A right-of-way easement, negotiated in good faith between the landowner and the pipeline company, would grant Coastal GasLink the right to construct, operate and maintain a pipeline on a piece of property. The landowner retains the ownership of the property and can continue to use it.
Compensation will be negotiated with landowners in consideration of many factors including, but not limited to, market value, land use and other site-specific considerations.
Our negotiations with landowners are confidential. Landowners retain ownership of the land. Coastal GasLink will maintain a right-of-way for construction and maintenance of the pipeline.
Following construction, landowners will have the right to fully use and enjoy the right-of-way for normal agricultural purposes without having to notify us — as long as the operation or integrity of the pipeline is not compromised.
Normal agricultural practices may include plowing, fertilizing, disking, harrowing, cultivating, seeding, planting to a depth of less than 30 centimetres (12 inches), spraying, tilling, baling, rolling and harvesting.
No permanent structures can be built on the right-of-way, and it is necessary to ‘Call Before You Dig’ for ground disturbances deeper than 30 centimetres.
Other Land Users
In addition to landowners, Coastal GasLink works with a wide range of license holders and tenure holders – trappers, woodlot operators, guide outfitters, miners, and others. We’re committed to working with these businesses to understand their needs and minimize any inconvenience from our Project.
If you have concerns as a landowner or tenure holder at any time, please contact us.