High quality support to the development planning industry
High quality support to the development planning industry
Focussing on people and place making
Traffic, Streets, Public Transport, Cycling, Pedestrians
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.
South Keresley Sustainable Urban Extension, Coventry
PJA has provided advice to Lioncourt Homes since 2012, in relation to the development of land at Keresley which falls within the Greenbelt. The development proposals include up to 800 dwellings, a primary school, a local centre and community uses.
Former Grampian Foods Factory, Elmswell, Suffolk
PJA provided transport planning advice to Harrow Estates for the redevelopment of the Former Grampian Foods Factory in Elmswell, Suffolk. A Transport Assessment and Framework Travel Plan were prepared as part of the commission.
Land at Cotes, Leicestershire
PJA were commissioned to prepare a Transport Assessment and Framework Travel Plan for the development of land at Cotes, in Leicestershire. The proposals are for a new garden suburb to include up to 975 dwellings, a 1 hectare local centre, 5.5. hectares of employment land, and a new primary school.
Long Marston, Warwickshire
PJA was appointed in 2013 by St Modwen Developments Ltd to provide all transport planning inputs to their promotion of land at Long Marston in Warwickshire for the development of 550 dwellings plus a one-form entry Primary School.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Ongoing estate development to create state-of-the-art research and medical facilities and estate management of access, parking and travel behaviour.
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
PJA was appointed by Inland Ltd to provide highway and urban design advice for a new development on the site of the former Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.
Bexleyheath Town Centre
PJA was appointed in 2009 by LB Bexley, working with Choudhury Lichfield & Associates and Feria Urbanism, to prepare preliminary designs for a number of public realm and street improvements around Bexleyheath Town Centre, London.
University of Worcester
Phil Jones Associates was appointed by the University to undertake a review of the existing Travel Plan and set out a strategy to further encourage a modal shift away from single-occupancy vehicle use.
Birmingham City Council Greenbelt Study
PJA has been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to provide a transport appraisal of a number of strategic development options within the Greenbelt, to the north of the City.
Southwark Cycling Demand Study
Identification of patterns for cycling demand trends within the Southwark Borough leading to the identification of a strategic cycling network.
Bishopton Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon
Phil Jones Associates was appointed in 2013 by Taylor Wimpey and Miller Homes to produce a residential led mixed use masterplan for a 25 ha (61.7 acre) site to the north-west of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Station Road, Newport
PJA was appointed by St Modwen Developments and Telford and Wrekin Council to carry out all transport services in relation to their promotion of a large mixed use development at Newport, Shropshire.
Phil Jones Associates was appointed by St Modwen in 2012 to be their ongoing specialist transport advisor in support of this major development.
Manual for Streets 1 & 2
PJA was part of the core team that produced MfS, and Phil Jones was a lead author on MfS2.
Welsh Active Travel Guidance and Standards
Phil Jones has been appointed by the Welsh Assembly to chair the Working Group tasked with publishing a set of technical guidelines and standards for cycling.
Elms Park, Cheltenham
Phil Jones Associates was appointed by Bloor Homes and Persimmon Homes to provide transport consultancy advice in support of a major new garden neighbourhood for North West Cheltenham.
Recent News Articles
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.
TfL International Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice Study
In 2013, Phil Jones of PJA and John Dales of Urban Movement led a team that undertook an International Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice Study (ICIBPS) on behalf of Transport for London.
Is shared space dangerous?
Phil Jones was interviewed on radio recently regarding the safety of shared space schemes, in response to comments from campaign groups for blind and visually impaired people.
Phil Jones Associates wins work on multi-million pound TfL Quietways contract
PJA has been confirmed as part of the high profile team led by walking and cycling charity Sustrans to deliver the first of Transport for London’s £120 million Quietways cycle network announced by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week.
Phil Jones crowned CEO of the Year!!!
Phil Jones, the founder and managing director of PJA, has been crowned European CEO of the Year in the Small Firm category by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). The award recognises his success at growing PJA into one of the UK's leading independent transport planning specialists.
PJA helps to secure £8 million funding for infrastructure support
PJA has played a pivotal role for leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen in helping to secure £8 million in funding for an infrastructure package that will significantly affect the largest regeneration of the former MG Rover plant at Longbridge.