Transport Planning

Transport Planning

Transport Planning Specialists

We provide expert transport planning and engineering advice from the initial concept stage through to detailed design and implementation. Our focus is on providing innovative and cost-effective transport solutions to support both private and public sector developments, including due diligence, accessibility planning, strategic regeneration initiatives, town centre studies and masterplanning. 

Transport Planning
Transport Planner

Our Transport Planning Core Services

  • Development Planning

  • Transport Assessments and Statements

  • Accessibility Planning

  • Travel Planning

  • Access Studies

  • Operational Site Waste Management Plans

  • Public Inquiries & Expert Witness

  • Regeneration and Masterplanning

  • Section 38/106/278 Agreements (England & Wales)

  • Section 48/75 Agreements (Scotland)

  • Car Park Studies and Design

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Connecting our Towns and Cities

We provide early strategic thinking to projects to identify key issues and risks. Coupled with the capability to resolve and negotiate difficult problems, we have developed a consistently high standing with our clients for delivering successful outcomes.

Sustainable transport solutions are often an important requirement in the support of both local and national planning policies. Members of our team have significant experience in the production of these documents up to and through the planning application process, including Public Consultation, Exhibitions, and Planning Appeals or Evidence, if necessary.

We understand and appreciate the transport impact that developments can have on the local area, as well as the wider implications of the scheme. We actively engage with the Council Highways Officers and other key consultees, such as the National Highways, public transport operators and design team members to collaborate on solutions.

Post Planning Solutions

Following successful planning, we’ll support in discharging relevant planning/highway conditions with Servicing Strategies and Car Park Management Plans; and progress the detailed design of associated highway infrastructure improvements, delivered by our own Infrastructure team.

We have extensive experience in leading negotiations with local highways authorities over S106 contributions, securing significant savings for our clients. 

Finally, we assist clients and contractors in project delivery. Be this through highway licence applications, temporary highway works designs to support construction, stopping up orders, temporary traffic regulation orders / road closures or general construction logistics support, our team will deliver a high-quality service with continuity to completion.

Accessibility Planning

Accessibility Planning

Our national accessibility planning resource provides an evidence-base to guide the optimisation of development masterplans, evaluates best-value travel planning initiatives and considers accessibility relative to competing sites take development proposals through the planning process.

Using specialist software to analyse geo-demographic data, we deliver key performance indicators in terms of travel time, cost or distance. Our innovative application of this software can ease the planning application process in the following ways: 

  • Site promotion: comparing your application site to permitted sites or allocated alternatives, incorporating census data analysis if needed.

  • Masterplans: informing transport infrastructure design and strategic placement to enhance accessibility without increasing costs.

  • Travel planning: evaluating best-value initiatives based on evidence-based approaches.

  • Engagement: creating easy-to-understand graphical representations of accessibility for stakeholders.

  • Added value: enhancing accuracy and quality of accessibility analysis in transport assessments.

Our Transport Planning Projects

11&12 Wellington Place, Leeds

11 & 12 Wellington Place is a 12-storey office building that forms part of the 140,000sqm mixed-use development in central Leeds.

11&12 Wellington Place, Leeds

Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Midland Metropolitan Hospital is one of the largest acute hospital developments in Europe.

Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals

Large-scale reconfiguration of the Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals.

Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals

Sir William Henry Bragg Building,
Higher Education

A landmark development for engineering and physical sciences, and the largest single project the university has undertaken since the 1960s.

Sir William Henry Bragg Building, University of Leeds

Artisan Heights Manchester
Student Accommodation

A BREEAM Excellent 32 storey student accommodation tower on New Wakefield Street in the in the heart of Manchester.

Artisan Heights, Manchester

St Albans Student Accommodation
Student Accommodation

A student residency for Select Property Group as part of the Vita Student Brand.

St Albans Student Accommodation

Our Approach



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Our innovative approach to due diligence, pre-planning and other development services.

Digital Delivery

Digital Delivery

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With a rich history of embracing cutting-edge technology, we lead the way in digital delivery. Accredited with the BSI BIM Level 2 Kitemark, we collaborate in a digital environment using the latest industry tools, and continuously enhance our digital capabilities to add tangible value to our projects.

What Our Clients Say

The team have been very proactive from the outset and delivered immediate results by arranging meeting with the County Council and Highways England within a matter of days. They have added a considerate amount of value with their approach and the quality of work and advice has exceeded that of their competitors. Needless to say, we have been extremely pleased with the works undertaken and would not hesitate to endorse them to colleagues in the developer sector.

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15th Feb 24

Alex Vogt leads our Transport Planning and Environmental Specialisms

Board Director, Alex Vogt brings his experience of leading Curtins' Transport Planning team to our Environmental specialism.

Alex Vogt
15th Nov 23

Announcing our Carbon Impact Report

We set out our commitment and approach to decreasing the average embodied carbon in our projects and reducing our business emissions.

Carbon Impact Report
8th Nov 23

Celebrating National STEM Day

Today is STEM Day and here at Curtins we pride ourselves on being STEM ambassadors, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.