Paul Maile


Paul is a Partner specialising in planning, infrastructure and compulsory purchase and leads the Midlands Planning Team. He has appeared as advocate at numerous high profile public inquiries, and has a particular specialism in energy, infrastructure and residential projects. 

Paul's workload has included promoting the first onshore wind project requiring a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008; advising on offshore wind projects coming forward under Round 3; promoting a major new reservoir to safeguard future drinking water supplies to the East Midlands; and securing consent for revised proposals to redevelop RAF Upper Heyford comprising over 1000 houses and commercial development.

Paul's expertise covers all aspects of the planning process including application strategy, consultation requirements, Development Consent Orders, planning supporting statements, environmental impact assessment, representation at appeals, s106 Agreements, infrastructure agreements, compulsory purchase, town and village green applications, highways orders and legal challenges/judicial review.

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Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



King's College School Wimbledon 1985 - 1994
University of Reading - History 1994 - 1997
University of Birmingham - Diploma in Legal Studies 1997 - 1998


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