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 over 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.
He is very calm and is a great sounding board to discuss complex legal issues. I am always grateful for his wise counsel.
The great guru of the planning and infrastructure system, and he's a walking dictionary of infrastructure planning.
Chambers and Partners UK 2021
- Leading or assisting on several projects for National Highways: the A63 Castle Street Improvement, the M25 Junction 10 Improvement, the Lower Thames Crossing, and previously the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement and the A160/A180 Immingham 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), an airport project (Manston Airport), and likely to be the first business and commercial project (the London Resort) and s21 pipeline project (the Southampton to London Pipeline)