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David Roberts in Kings Chambers Planning Podcast

By |2020-08-03T14:46:12+01:00August 3rd, 2020|News|

SCP’s David Roberts features in the latest Kings Chambers Planning Podcast (Episode 14 - The Quiet Revolution?) discussing amongst other subjects the recent Department for Transport policy document on active travel - Gear Change - published on 27 July. David and the panel discuss the document and whether this is the start of a new

SCP – Delivering Water Quality Improvements

By |2020-07-31T12:03:00+01:00July 31st, 2020|News|

SCP are working on an increasing number of sites to provide solutions that provide benefits in accordance with the 4 Pillars of SuDS. We are providing clients with solutions with improved water quality management for sites in response to planning requirements. There appears to be an increasing trend from Local Planning Authorities and Local Lead

SCP’s Highways Support on A303 Scheme

By |2020-07-29T11:58:22+01:00July 29th, 2020|News|

SCP provided transport planning support to successfully gain planning approval to redevelop the A303 Weyhill services near Andover, Hampshire. SCP were subsequently appointed by EuroGarages to carry out the detailed design of the highway improvements. The works designed to both the eastbound and westbound services included; • Slip road widening • New Safety Fence installation

Drainage, Flood Risk and SUDs Training

By |2020-07-27T16:03:50+01:00July 23rd, 2020|News|

To keep us up to date with the latest developments in Drainage, Flood Risk and SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems), we have taken the opportunity to embrace the newly available wider online training options and have enrolled staff from across our regions to undertake H R Wallingford’s 8 week SUDS programme – utilising online course

SCP’s Support on M40 Motorways Safety Schemes

By |2020-07-22T16:07:45+01:00July 21st, 2020|News|

SCP were appointed by Egis on behalf of UK Highways Ltd and Highways England to carry out the detailed design for 10 safety schemes on the M40 DBFO Motorway. Concept safety improvement proposals were developed into approved detailed designs. The schemes addressed known collision sites and also at locations where drivers were at risk of

Approved Application for Redevelopment of Langroyd Hall

By |2020-07-14T12:30:08+01:00July 14th, 2020|News|

SCP are pleased to have assisted with yet another approved planning application. Mark Devenish and the Transport Planning team have been successful in supporting our clients to achieve approval on the redevelopment of Langroyd Hall, in Colne. The application proposes to redevelop the building into much needed extra care accommodation. SCP’s Transport Planning team submitted

Having trouble with adoption and agreements? SCP can help

By |2020-07-08T14:32:37+01:00July 8th, 2020|News|

SCP work with a number of our clients to get their problematic drainage and highways adopted, returning bond figures, fees and closing legal agreements. SCP are currently working with a key client on 5 or 6 sites to address adoption and the efforts we make can return hundreds of thousands of pounds and remove insurance

Bus Use as Covid19 Lockdown Eases

By |2020-06-30T14:46:07+01:00June 30th, 2020|News|

Is there cause for optimism for bus use? Transport and Highway Infrastructure Consultancy, SCP’s, ongoing series comparing travel trends during Covid-19. This article compares travel between the major cities of the North West and Yorkshire, using Apple Mobility data up to 28th June. What is noticeable is that there is a close correlation between travel

SCP Appointed for L&Q Flood Consultant Framework

By |2020-06-24T14:56:56+01:00June 24th, 2020|News|

A great win for SCP in the South, with the following framework appointment. This works towards us cementing our place in the South and shows the professional range of capabilities the SCP team can offer. SCP have been appointed as a Supplier for London & Quadrant Flood Consultant Framework. We have been awarded a place