Transport Planning Specialists
High quality support to the development planning industry
Design-led Transport Planning
Focussing on people and place making
All aspects of Transport Planning
Traffic, Streets, Public Transport, Cycling, Pedestrians
Breadth and depth of skills
Wide range of disciplines, with a proven track record

The team at PJA supports a wide range of private and public sector clients, helping to deliver numerous residential, commercial and mixed use schemes for expanding towns and cities, throughout the UK and overseas.

Development planning is at the very core of our business, and we bring significant added value by integrating transport planning and urban design.  The Transport Assessment process lies at the heart of what we do, but we have built a multi-disciplinary team of transport planners, highway engineers, urban designers and landscape architects to bring breadth to our services.

Everyone at PJA is client-focussed and the senior team take on active roles as Project Directors to ensure that we deliver high quality advice, on time and on budget.  We take pride in what we do and we feel strongly about our core values:

  • We are interested in our people and our clients;
  • We are creative and always find a way of doing things;
  • We stand out for our good design, for place making and for movement;
  • We are thinkers and are keen to share our experiences and knowledge;
  • We advise with passion and credibility; and 
  • We care about our reputation.

We have been involved the preparation of national-level design guidance, including Manual for Streets 1 and 2, Designing Streets for the Scottish Government and residential parking research for DCLG.  We are also now recognised as being at the forefront of designing for cycling.  We bring that expertise and technical knowledge to all our projects.


Recent News Articles

  • PJA to revamp Leicester's Golden Mile

    Leicester City Council has appointed Phil Jones Associates and Opun Design East Midlands to draw up plans for a major revamp of the Golden Mile in Leicester.

  • Green light means go

    Development planning is at the very core of our business and since the turn of the year we have helped to secure planning consent on a number of projects, providing transport assessments, transport statements and highway design on behalf of clients including St. Modwen, Bloor Homes, Lioncourt, Inland Homes Homes and JG Chatham Ltd.

  • Quartet of new commissions

    In the first half of 2015 we have successfully secured a number of new commissions from both the private and public sector and across the country. 

  • Double the turnover, double the staff in just two years!

    It’s been a record two years at PJA. Since 2013 we have doubled our turnover and the size of our team; the number of new projects has increased by 30% and the size and scale of these projects has risen too.

  • New home for PJA in Reading

    A first anniversary is usually celebrated with paper gifts, but we decided to go for bricks and mortar, relocating our one-year old Reading branch to cater for our growing team and workload.

  • Shared the crossroads?

    Shared Space has been getting a pretty bad press recently – strong criticisms have been voiced by groups representing visually impaired people, as well as cycling campaigners.  Phil Jones gives his verdict.

  • The 'Severity Test'......three years on

    Three years after the publication of NPPF and the 'severity test' set out in paragraph 32, what can we learn from its application thus far?

  • Phil Jones Associates wins place on Hertfordshire Property Framework

    Phil Jones Associates is delighted to announce that it has been appointed onto Hertfordshire County Council’s Property Framework as one of its specialist Highways advisors.

  • Copenhagen Study Tour

    PJA recently organised a study tour to Copenhagen and Malmo. The trip was attended by officials from the DfT, TfL, Sustrans, Wheels for Wellbeing and British Cycling’s campaigns team led by the Olympian Chris Boardman.

  • Planning consent for Kitchener Barracks

    Plans for a residential led mixed-use development comprising up to 260 dwellings and commercial space have been approved as part of the redevelopment of the former Kitchener Barracks in Chatham, Kent. 

  • PJA unveils Shared Space proposals for Buntingford

    Annabel Keegan, Principal Consultant at PJA, recently presented initial design concepts to the Town Council for a Shared Space scheme.

  • Building for Life

    PJA is pleased to announce that Phil Jones and Annabel Keegan have both been appointed to the Building for Life 12 assessor panel.

  • PJA opens in Bristol

    PJA is delighted to announce that we have opened a new regional office in Bristol.  New recruit Jon Tricker will head up the office at Temple Quay to service our existing client base in the region, including St Modwen and various public sector clients, whilst also developing new business opportunities.

  • Planning consent for Meon Vale

    Planning permission has been issued this week for St Modwen's proposed development of 550 dwellings and a Primary School at Meon Vale, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Phil Jones debates people before profit

    Phil Jones was part of a celebrated panel at this year’s Ecobuild, debating the topic 'People before Profit’ in front of a packed out audience.

  • Green Light for 800 houses in Coventry Green Belt

    Plans for 800 homes on green belt land in Keresley have been approved by Coventry City Council. PJA has provided advice to Lioncourt Homes in relation to the site since 2012, including the preparation of written representations to the Core Strategy, Transport Assessment, Framework Travel Plan and a Mitigation Strategy to accompany an outline planning application. 

  • PJA in meeting with Transport Minister, Patrick McLoughlin

    Director Mark Nettleton was invited to meet the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport. Mark accompanied St Modwen to talk about the ongoing regeneration of the Longbridge development, as the Minister and prospective Conservative candidate for Northfield, Rachel Maclean, visited the site. 

  • PJA announced as a finalist in the 2015 NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards

    We are delighted that we have been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Specialist Consultant category of the 2015 NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.

  • Another appeal win for PJA on behalf of Richborough Estates

    Richborough Estates have been successful in gaining planning consent on appeal for the development of 113 dwellings in Baldwin’s Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, with a partial award of costs.

  • PJA launches Graduate Development Programme

    We have ambitious expansion plans and we see our Graduates as being a major part of our future success. Over the past months we have been busy developing a two-year Graduate Development Programme and we are now seeking applications from Graduates for a Summer/Autumn 2015 start in our Birmingham and Reading offices.

From Twitter

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