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Dougal Ainsley

Dougal AinsleySenior Associate

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I assist developers and other interested parties in seizing the opportunities and overcoming the challenges presented by the planning system.

I am a planning solicitor with broad experience of assisting developers and objectors in negotiating the planning system. In particular, I advise on the processes of obtaining the planning, environmental and other regulatory consents needed to authorise development, including compulsory purchase orders and other mechanisms for land acquisition. This often involves drafting and negotiating planning agreements including section 106 agreements for planning obligations and section 38 or section 278 agreements for highway works. I also frequently assist clients in preparing for hearings and inquiries.

Real Estate

The projects I have worked on have ranged from housing developments to large scale energy and transport infrastructure, and I have advised on all stages, from project development through consultation to consent and implementation.

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