Sanderson Associates offer a full range of services with respect to the provision of highway expert witness advice in relation to the broad area of transportation, highways design and flood risk matters.
Highway expert witness advice can range from a simple Written Representation Statement through to complex Public Inquiries on major planning application or Local Plan site allocations. In addition we have provided highway expert witness statements, attended and given evidence in Local Magistrates Courts, County Courts, the High Court and the Royal Court of Justice in London.
Our wide base of experience in providing highway expert witness advice includes planning applications, planning enforcement appeals, public highway closure and traffic regulation orders, public rights of ways issues (closures and diversions) and alleged professional negligence. We have highway expert witness personnel employed in the fields of traffic and transportation, flood risk and highway design.
Road Traffic and Personal Injury Cases
Sanderson Associates regularly assist the court in making its decision regarding a case before it by providing their highway expert witness evidence in slip / trip accident and alleged negligence cases, we are regularly appointed by many different firms of solicitors throughout the UK, further information is available here.
Highway Public Inquiry
Where planning permission has been refused an applicant has the right to appeal to the Secretary of State for an independent decision on the development. Appeals can be in three forms, a simple exchange of statements known as a Written Representation appeal, a Local Hearing which is an Inspector led discussion between all parties and a Public Inquiry where professional witnesses provide formal evidence in a court room setting and are cross examined by counsel acting for the opposing parties. In all cases an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State considers all evidence presented, asks his own questions of witnesses and views the site before making his/her decision to allow or dismiss the appeal.
Appeals can, especially with Public Inquiries, be a very expensive process and where planning consent has been withheld by an Authority for unjustified or unreasonable grounds it is possible to make an application for costs to recover the costs of the work involved in the appeal process.
Sanderson Associates regularly provide Written Representation Statements; attend Local Hearings and Public Inquires working either directly for Clients or via instructing planning consultants and solicitors as part of a dedicated team. In this area of work we have represented both the private sector and Local Planning Authorities at both District and County Council level.
What Our Clients Say:
Highway Statement, Proposed Residential Development, Stockport
Thu 11 June 2020
Transport Assessment, Proposed Residential Development (170 dwellings), Essex
Fri 24 April 2020
Speed Survey, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial
Sat 14 December 2019
Access Feasibility Study, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial
Mon 30 September 2019
Analysis of Speed Survey and Swept Path Analysis
Tue 3 September 2019
Stage 2 Road Safety Audit, Residential, Staffordshire
Tue 16 July 2019
Construction Traffic Management Plan
Mon 15 April 2019
Flood Risk Assessment, Testimonial, Industrial Development, Sheffield
Tue 19 March 2019
Wed 21 November 2018
Access Appraisal in Support of the Reinstatement of Access to a Residential Dwelling
Tue 7 August 2018
Require the Services of a Highway Expert Witness?
Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 33 years in business with our experienced engineers providing their Highway Expert Witness Services for a variety of cases throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.
We would be pleased to provide you with our competitive fee proposal to provide you with our Highway Expert Witness Services, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.