Highways, transport / traffic advice

Our Expertise

Within our multidisciplinary team at Eddisons is an industry-leading independent transport consultancy specialising in providing transport and traffic solutions across the United Kingdom for private and public sector clients.

Pivotal to our service lines is preparing Transport Statements (TS) to consider the development in transport and highways terms in order to provide the necessary reassurance that proposals can be accommodated by the local transport network.

The scope of a Transport Statement conforms to the guidance provided in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Planning Practice Guidance ‘Transport Evidence Bases in Plan Making’, and it covers the following essential bases for all clients:

  • Reducing the need to travel, especially by car – ensuring at the outset that thought is given to reducing the need to travel; consider the types of uses (or mix of uses) and the scale of development in order to promote multipurpose or linked trips
  • Sustainable accessibility – promote accessibility by all modes of travel, in particular public transport, cycling and walking; assess the likely travel behaviour or travel pattern to and from the proposed site; and develop appropriate measures to influence travel behaviour
  • Dealing with residual trips – provide accurate quantitative and qualitative analyses of the predicted impacts of residual trips from the proposed development and ensure that suitable measures are proposed to manage these impacts
  • Mitigation measures – ensure as much as possible that the proposed mitigation measures avoid unnecessary physical improvements to highways and promote innovative and sustainable transport solutions.

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Our Capability

Operating across all sectors our services include:

Planning application support

Our relationships with local highway authorities enable us to provide highly effective travel assessments and statements.

Travel plan design and delivery

Our technical knowledge of the leading industry standards enables us to deliver travel plans that demonstrate your development’s sustainability. We can also act as travel plan coordinators to ensure that travel plan aims are consistently met.

Feasibility studies

In order to ensure a particular area of land can be developed, we offer a preliminary assessment. This information can then be used for the next stages in the development process.

Junction and network modelling

Our technical expertise within this service means we can provide our clients with the highest quality information and guidance. This includes Section 278 Detailed Design.


Expert advice

We have excellent relationships with highway authorities throughout the country. We aim to avoid the need for planning appeals – but if they are needed, our extensive knowledge and experience allows us to provide clients with first class advice on this complex issue.


Section 278 Detailed Highways Design

Where off-site public highway junction improvements have been identified during planning, Eddisons can thereafter administer the Section 278 detailed design and in so doing provide a seamless transition from planning through to construction. Eddisons have vast experience in dealing with public highway improvement schemes and over the years have built up effective working relationships with local authorities throughout the UK. Our design experience covers many different types of junction, access and pedestrian improvements including roundabouts, traffic calming, pedestrian facilities, signalised junctions, pedestrian crossing installations, priority junctions, mini-roundabouts and cycleways. Eddisons offers a comprehensive range of detailed design services utilising the latest software design tools in the highway design process including PDS, MX, Windes, Civil 3D, PDS Sign and Autotrack. Our detailed design services include 3D setting out, drainage design, signage design, road markings, construction material specification, preparation of construction drawings, cost advice, project management and preparation of as built drawings.

“Obtaining planning consent can be an uncertain process and transport is a critical requirement of any application. We have the technical knowledge and working relationships with local authorities to ensure that you obtain the most advantageous planning consent.”

Phil Wooliscroft


Find out more about our work

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Private: Transport advice for Newbridge Point

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Transport advice for Widnes Shopping Park

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Transport and highways advice for Eden Boys School

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Highways and transport advice for Yorkshire Post HQ

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Traffic and transport advice for Surf Snowdonia

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Achieving planning approval for Gladman Developments’ Bocking scheme

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Asset Sale and Demolition for Arla Dairies

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Consultancy advice for Co-operative Group Food Ltd

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Consultancy for Venture Fields Trade Park

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Consultancy for student residential accommodation scheme

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Consultancy for the Grand Hotel scheme

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Kirkby redevelopment advice

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Planning application for Haydock Grange

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Sale of Plant & Commercial Vehicles in Guernsey

Our People

Find out more about our people.

Jack Cunningham

Senior Highway Technician

Lee Worthington

Principal Transport Planner

Leon Blythe

Highway Technician

Lucy Gretton

Graduate Transport Planner

Mark Cleary

Principal Consultant

Mike Coogan

Associate Director

Sam McLoughlin

Assistant Transport Planner

Tim Russell

Associate Director

Tom Bentley

Associate Director

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