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Angus Walker specialises in acting for clients who wish to promote or oppose applications for development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008, with a leading practice in this field. He has been working almost exclusively in this area since it came into being in 2008, although he also advises on hybrid bills, transport and works act orders, harbours act orders and other special consents.

Since 2009 he has maintained a blog on the Planning Act 2008 regime that now has nearly 800 entries and over 1000 subscribers and has set out the evolution of the infrastructure planning regime since its inception. As a result Angus is regarded as a thought leader in this area.

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Career highlights

  • Leading or assisting on several projects for Highways England: the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement, the A160/A180 Immingham Improvement, the Lower Thames Crossing, and the A63 Castle Street Improvement
  • The promotion of the first DCO for a highway project (the Heysham to M6 Link Road)a port project (the Able Marine Energy Park), and likely to be the first promotion of an airport project (Manston Airport), business and commercial project (the London Resort) and s21 pipeline project (the Southampton to London Pipeline)

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