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Who is affected by TAP’s land easement and acquisition process?

The update of the TAP cadastre in Greece – ΤΑP land register – determined which landowners and land users are affected by the pipeline. 

TAP needed access to the construction corridor which is approximately 38 metres wide in Greece and Albania, and approximately 18 metres wide in Italy.

The Land Easement and Acquisition (LEA) process required TAP to identify the legal land owners of parcels affected by the project through the national cadasters. However, no cadaster data existed for most of the areas crossed by the pipeline in Greece, so TAP followed the formal processes of the Greek cadaster to identify all affected land owners within a 100-metre wide corridor. In Albania, TAP updated all national cadastral data within a 300-metre corridor along TAP’s route.

If a land plot lied within this corridor or on the territory identified for TAP’s permanent and temporary above ground installations (compressor stations, block valve stations, construction camps, pipe yards etc.), it would most likely be affected by the project and thus should be registered during TAP’s update of the TAP cadastre in Greece and Albania.

As one of the first steps in the LEA process, TAP’s contractors updated existing information on the ownership and use of all land parcels affected by the project. This process established detailed and comprehensive cadastral maps and tables, based on surveys and the examination of existing cadastral registers.

In all host countries, the update of the cadastre process has been completed prior to TAP securing land rights required for the construction and operation of the pipeline.

To find out more about the cadastre works that took place in each country, please visit one of the sub-pages below.


Who will be affected by TAP’s land easement and acquisition process in Italy?

The land register (cadastre) update in Italy will aim to answer these questions:

  • Which land parcels are affected by TAP? 
  • Where are they located? 
  • Who owns and uses this land?

In Italy, those with a land parcel within the pipeline corridor (26 metres, reduced to 22 metres where possible) are considered to be affected by the TAP land easement and acquisition process.

The LEA process and associated cadastral activities have been collected in Italy from the relevant authorities.