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We offer a unique

Guiding our clients from pre-acquisition feasibility analysis, through the planning process to on-site implementation and ongoing monitoring.

We are the complete transport planning and infrastructure design consultancy. We offer a unique, end-to-end service – guiding our clients from pre-acquisition feasibility analysis, through the planning process to on-site implementation and ongoing monitoring.

Since 1997, we have been proudly delivering successful outcomes for private and public sector organisations. Our work includes advising on strategic transport planning, sustainable travel and the on-site infrastructure requirements arising from the development of land. We also undertake the design and specification of both new and upgraded highways.

With professional teams based in Bristol, Cambridge, London and Oxford, we are always well placed to provide our clients with a comprehensive development consultancy service across all land uses and throughout the UK and overseas.

From landowners and national house builders to leading residential care providers and the UK’s biggest food retailer, we work with a broad range of clients.

Whoever we are working with, our project teams always strive to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet today’s transport planning and environmental challenges. We believe that success is built on the achievements of our employees and partners, and are therefore committed to providing an attractive and stimulating place to work.

Our goal is always to develop long-lasting partnerships with our clients and our colleagues. We do that by providing high-quality, cost-effective consultancy services that encourage our people to realise their potential – and help our clients to achieve their objectives.

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Our company

To become and remain a best-in-class consultancy, to gain the respect of the communities and project teams within which we work, to create a working environment that attracts the most talented professionals and to be our clients’ consultant of choice.

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Our mission

We endeavour to achieve our vision by providing our people with an attractive place to work and by building long-standing relationships with our clients.

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We provide high-quality, cost-effective consultancy services that help our clients achieve their objectives, motivating our people to realise their potential.

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Daniel is a transport planner with a rare set of skills that all blend together to contribute to the placemaking process in a unique way; he is part engineer, part strategist, with an all-important dash of design appreciation that really adds to the mix.  Working with Daniel and the TPA team is always a true collaboration, and it is rare to find expertise that not only understands the need for attention to technical detail but crucially shares a passion for big ideas and achieving a creative vision.”   

Mark Williams, Director and Head of Development and Regeneration, LDA Design

… “John has supported the teams I’ve had the privilege of working with for nearly two decades, from major PLCs such a Tesco, Redrow to our fledgling SME developer King & Co. John’s advice has always been innovative, tenacious, thorough, and most pertinent – 100% reliable. His work ethic is second to none and I can recall on countless occasions times when he’s been supporting us on whilst he’s on holiday, a Sunday afternoon or in the dead of night. Always ahead of schedule. His technical knowledge when combined with his ability to manage some of the most sensitive situations/relationships has navigated us through challenges time and time again, which let’s be honest in our business, is the name of the game.” … “John has huge integrity, stewardship, and commercialism and all those who have had the pleasure of working with him will confirm the same and count themselves very lucky. I’ve a long way before I retire, if ever, one thing is for sure though, there won’t be a single development venture without John front and centre.

Oliver King, Managing Director , King & Co

“Nathan – Just to confirm for you, I have worked with TPA extensively over the past 10 years. They always provide an excellent level of service and consistently devise cost effective solutions to highways issues. I would highly recommend TPA for any transport planning / highways consultancy work.

David Roberts, Director , Cordage Group

“Nathan” … “JMS Planning have worked with TPA for many years for a number roadside/retail clients. When transport/highway issues arise they are always very responsive and quickly provide a solution working with the project team to secure a positive outcome. I would recommend TPA.

Jackie Ford, Director , JMS Planning

“Over the last eleven years, I have instructed John Hopkins at Transport Planning Associates on a number of projects that have all enjoyed success. I have always been impressed with the company’s transport and infrastructure expertise and its ability to overcome obstacles in order to achieve a planning permission. TPA’s commercial acumen enables them to apply solutions to a variety of project challenges.

Simon Butler Finbow, Planning Director, Pigeon

“I was introduced to TPA and Damian to resolve an access with a site, they subsequently provided an effective and implementable access design which previous consultants were unable to. Since then, Damian and the team have provided support on numerous sites for me, often from an initial considered opinion on access and potential opportunities / constraints prior to securing the site. This is invaluable as a developer as it provides me with the reassurance that any access issues can be resolved before taking the site forward.

Dan Moore, Director , Manorwood Homes

“We have been working with Damian and TPA since 2014 on a number of residential and employment led schemes across the country. From our first meeting with Damian, he has always come over as professional but with a friendly and relaxed manner, giving honest and reliable advice in a timely manner.

Nic Rumsey, Managing Director , Jaynic

“We contacted TPA for an initial view on what we thought was an intractable problem; how to form an acceptable access through a Listed wall to a site. Rupert immediately saw through to the heart of the matter, summarised the key issues to be addressed, and undertook to see if there could be a solution. Within a couple of weeks, he presented 2 pragmatic, affordable and realistic options to us, backed up with detailed plans and recommendations. Since then TPA have become our ‘go to’ highways engineers.”

Rob White, Head of Land & Planning , Opus Villages

“James Darrall and his team at Transport Planning Associates are my preferred transportation consultants. TPA provide robust, efficient, and deliverable solutions combined with a highly proactive service. On multiple occasions James and his team have provided the solutions that have unlocked challenging sites and enabled development to proceed. Top rate transport consultants with the service to match.

John Drew, Strategic Land Senior Project Manager , Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land

“Daniel regularly provides swift and expert transport planning advice in support of our schemes. He is incredibly helpful and attentive, providing prompt reporting whilst explaining complicated technical concepts in a clear manner. Transport Planning Associates offers a great value service and I look forward continue working with them in the future. I have and will continue to recommend Daniel for new work as and when required.

Anthony Pharoah, Senior Strategic Development Manager , Hill Group
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