What TPHS do

TPHS are a well established and experienced firm of transport planners and engineers providing expert advice and inputs on development projects in terms of highways and transport.

Our range of expertise spans the complete life cycle of the development project and includes:

  • initial site feasibility, due diligence and appraisal, working through the development of multi-modal access strategies as a site layout evolves,
  • preparation of the full range of supporting material for planning applications including Transport Statements, Assessments and Travel Plans.
  • negotiation of Section 106, 278 and S38 approvals
  • defining and preparing drawings of the agreed package of works
  • preparation and presentation of Evidence at Public Inquiries, hearings and also as appearances as expert on highways and transport at High Court

boxPreparation of TA’s and Travel Plans

Our core expertise is in the preparation of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans and Servicing & Access Strategies to support planning applications. We have significant experience negotiating a development through the planning process in relation to highways and transport obligations and securing affordable and effective financial contributions. We also undertake feasibility and due diligence assessments for clients on sites pre purchase to define any abnormals and costs in addition to preparing construction and traffic management plans.

Presentation of Evidence at Public Inquiries

Our experience encompasses successful representation of clients’ development schemes at numerous Public Inquiries, Hearings and Written Representations and also providing expert evidence on transport and highways at the High Court. Professional experience has been gained on commissions for a wide range of land uses including residential developments, local land promotion of sites, commercial buildings, energy from waste facilities and hotels.

Detailed design and supervision

In association with our professional partners we are also able to provide the full range of highways design work – from outline feasibility to detailed design and supervision.

Who we are

TPHS is an independent consultancy providing a straightforward and reliable approach to the provision of transport and highways advice to support the delivery of development sites, whether small or large, in the fields of development planning, traffic engineering and transportation planning.
We are a small business but our experienced team have a considerable track record in delivering bespoke solutions to any transportation and highways problems encountered with developments. We have considerable experience of advising clients on a wide range of land uses within the development industry. We pride ourselves on our commitment to produce the very best solutions for our clients, working closely with them and their advisors to provide results within agreed budgets and timeframes and are always seeking to provide value added inputs into projects.

Our expert team led by Steve Jones, Director, has many years of experience in formulating and negotiating development infrastructure, highways and transport mitigation measures on behalf of developers. Steve and the team have a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all transport and highways issues in the areas of due diligence, feasibility studies, inputs into masterplanning and Environmental Statements, transport studies, assessments and travel planning. We also have an excellent track record of negotiating significant schemes to successful outcomes and have developed good working relationships with many highway and planning authorities.

Our goals are to provide our clients with the very best in niche transport and highways services and to deliver above expectations on every single job, whether it is a small self contained development of a few dwellings or a large mixed use site with signifcant transport and highways impacts.


Our goals are to provide our clients with the very best in niche transport and highways services and to deliver above expectations on every single job, whether it is a small self contained development of a few dwellings or a large mixed use site with signifcant transport and highways impacts.

Please see some of the areas we have been involved in and worked on.


TPHS were a breath of fresh air on our project!

They understood our strategy and delivered a fantastic report for our submission to the Local Plan Call for Sites on our very large strategic development. They did a fantastic job in a short space of time. The work that they did proved invaluable and I would recommend them very highly.

Michael Johnstone, Cheergrey Properties

TPHS have an in depth wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects relating to transport and highways which means they can deal with complex and challenging issues and inform us what the best and most economic solutions are for our projects.

I have worked with Steve and Barrie for over 10 years on projects that have been both complicated and challenging and they have always delivered solutions that are cost effective and deliverable to our Programme.

Mike Melly – Development Director, MAR City developments

Prior to any site promotion or purchase I always ask TPHS to give me their expert opinion on it. This has proved invaluable in identifying any potential show stoppers or abnormal costs in terms of highways and transport. Steve and the team have supported us on a number of recent successful applications and I would highly recommend them.

James Lench – Director, Akehurst Homes Ltd

We have worked with Steve Jones and his team at TPHS Limited on three major projects and have enjoyed their “no nonsense” approach to our traffic studies, and more importantly negotiations with local planning authorities.

We have no hesitation in recommending TPHS, and look forward to working with them on our next major project later this year

Alex J Arthur – Managing Director, BNB Developments

TPHS approached the problems from our perspective and viewpoint and were extremely helpful, professional and efficient in identifying a range of possible solutions and appraising all factors e.g. costs, chances of success etc in clear no nonsense English.

I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Ian Leek – Managing Director, Millbrook Homes Ltd