Development Management

Our development planning service includes work in the following strategic and operational areas:

  • Transport Assessment and Travel Plan reviews;
  • Expert Witness and Public Inquiry work;
  • Developing transport evidence bases to support Local Plan development;
  • Evidence gathering to support the development of CIL charging schedules;
  • Developing local policies;
  • Partnership working through Planning Performance Agreements (PPAs) for the management of complex development proposals within the planning process
  • Primary and Secondary School expansion work

Our Infrastructure Services

Development Planning

  • Strategic land promotion
  • Transport assessments
  • Travel plans
  • Initial access appraisals
  • Detailed abnormal load assessments
  • Structural assessment and highway design to facilitate development or the movement of abnormal loads
  • Transport and access inputs to Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Transport Assessments and Traffic Management Plans
  • Street lighting design
  • Development control and management
  • Environmental assessment
  • Master planning and urban design
  • Engineering design and delivery
  • Negotiation and delivery of planning obligations
  • Renewable energy

Typography and Pictograms

Clarity of typography, pictograms, icons and graphic elements such as arrows contribute to the readability of passenger information, as well as visual style. Signing systems for busy public spaces, railway stations and airports rely on display typefaces for visibility and recognition. Typography in languages other than English should reflect local conventions to ensure it is easy to read and understand.

Mapping and Diagrams

Maps range from line diagrams, geometric floorplans and three-dimensional models to interactive screens and walk-through displays. When navigating large public spaces, people rely on maps to understand their surroundings and how to get to different places. Maps should be intuitive to follow despite having to convey a large amount of information.

For public transport networks, maps and diagrams are crucial for people to find their way around and orientate themselves on a daily basis. Maps can show a complete transport system, individual routes or lines, as well as station diagrams and local area maps. They can be presented in a range of sizes from poster displays to pocket maps.

Civil Engineering and Water Engineering

  • Highway Design
  • Structural Design/Assessment/Inspection – Bridges, Buildings, Foundations, Retaining Walls
  • Drainage Design, Sustainable Drainage Systems and foul water drainage
  • Traffic Engineering – Local Safety Schemes, signage
  • Public transport infrastructure design
  • Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure
  • River diversions, Flood Risk Assessment, floodplain compensation
  • Earthworks design
  • Sign design, material specification and street furniture selection
  • Contract preparation
  • Procurement and construction management of infrastructure and civil engineering schemes
  • Preliminary advice on development potential and accessibility of sites
  • Comprehensive planning support for scheme development
  • Road safety audits
  • Traffic signal design and urban traffic control systems
  • Parking Enforcement and Parking Infrastructure
  • Bus priority and public transport information system design
  • Topographical surveys Hydraulic Modelling of Rivers and Flood Plain Management
  • Detailed Drainage Design including Sustainable Drainage Systems
  • Waste Water and Trade Effluent Design

Structural Engineering

  • Topographical surveys
  • Site investigation
  • Geotechnical engineering design

Energy & Renewables

  • Initial access appraisals
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Transport Assessments and Traffic Management Plans