Transport Planning and Design for the Retail Sector

Our Expertise

Our planning experts are specialists in their field. They work across the retail sector, preparing technical plans that support developments through the planning process. They also devise improvement schemes to deal with increasing traffic congestion.

Now including the team from Croft Transport Planning and Design, our transport planning team has decades of experience in providing highways, transport and traffic advice. We work with  private and public sector clients from scheme inception through the planning process and into construction.

With over 20 offices across the UK, we have a nationwide capability. Every team member has experience of working with local authorities and knows how to deliver practical solutions. Through out commitment to client service we support you throughout the process, while delivering cost effective results.  We understand the unique features of each development and have a track record of successfully delivering ambitious transport solutions.

Our expertise covers the retail sector and includes all of the following:

  • Shopping centres and supermarkets
  • Out of town retail parks
  • Inner city retail development
  • Motorway service stations

Did you know?


We have a team of 12 transport planning experts

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 drawing

“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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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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Kirkby redevelopment advice

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Planning application for Haydock Grange

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Consultancy for the Grand Hotel scheme

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Consultancy for student residential accommodation scheme

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Consultancy for Venture Fields Trade Park

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Consultancy advice for Co-operative Group Food Ltd

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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Did you know?


We have a team of 12 transport planning experts

Transport Planning and Design for the Retail Sector

“Our technical knowledge and working relationships with local authorities ensure that you obtain the most advantageous consent.”

Phil Wooliscroft

Partner, Transport Planning

We have a track record of delivering successful solutions. Whether in feasibility planning, junction modelling, travel assessments or masterplan developments, we react quickly to our clients' needs and deliver effective results.