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TPHS is an independent consultancy providing ‘expert, cost effective and reliable transport and highways advice’ to support the delivery of development sites, small and large, in the fields of development planning, traffic engineering and transportation planning.

At the core of our service is our relationship with our client and the ability to understand and deliver what they require from each project. We pride ourselves in being able to provide honest and no nonsense advice at the early stages of a project, including providing cost effective advice with on and off site requirements and works. This ensures that all decisions on projects are based on sound technical knowledge and on experience in terms of providing effective high level advice early in the process.

Steve Jones
Director
07765 120593

Steve is the Managing Director of TPHS Ltd and a Chartered Transport Planner. He has advised clients on transport and highways issues for over 25 years, and has a very broad understanding and experience of all Transport and Highways issues.

Steve is particularly skilled in getting to understand his clients’ objectives and then formulating bespoke and successful transport studies & strategies to successfully meet those objectives. Implementation skills then include negotiating with various highway authorities, including Highways England & TfL, and articulating development proposals to public bodies, at presentations and public meetings etc.

He is also an Expert Witness with significant experience of presenting Evidence successfully at numerous Public Inquiries, hearings and at the High Court.

Steve is a keen sportsman with a passion for rugby, both as a fan and former player, and an obsession with golf. He is a member at The Richmond Golf Club, where a little mixing business with pleasure occasionally happens, and is also a member of MASHIE Golf along with the PIGS and VAGS golf societies.

Steve enjoys relaxing with his family, which has recently expanded to include a pet Labrador to keep them on their toes. He and his wife enjoy music and West End shows and through his daughter, an avid ballet dancer, has had his eyes opened to the ballet world – not only as a taxi service but also to enjoying performances at Covent Garden and the Coliseum

Barrie Sheppard
Director
07740 471934

Barrie is a Director at TPHS ltd and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (MCIHT). He has over 20 years’ experience advising clients through the various pre-planning, planning and post-planning stages of a development. Barrie provides advice to both private sector and public sector clients from initial feasibility studies through to representations at Public Inquiry including detailed design and on-site advice throughout the build.

Barrie is responsible for producing technical documentation on: Multi-modal Feasibility Studies, Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Delivery & Servicing Management Plans and Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMPs) to support planning applications, Proofs of Evidence and Hearing Statements and representations at Public Inquiry.

To stay abreast of this design-led work Barrie has in depth knowledge of various junction and network models including: Junctions 9, LINSIG, TRANSYT, VISSIM and SATURN

Outside of the office Barrie enjoys heading out on his bike as much as he can (although the flatter the route the better) and also visiting historical sites around the country.

Whilst admittedly not the sportiest, he enjoys watching the pros show us how it should be done particularly in athletics, football and rugby and has rediscovered the joy of lower league football following his home team Macclesfield Town FC.

At home Barrie enjoys listening to music and reading, with a particular interest in British and European History. He also enjoys a well-written, unpredictable crime novel

Rhys Heather
Assistant Transport Planner
020 3962 7436

Rhys joined TPHS in June 2021 as an assistant transport planner and is involved on numerous projects giving wide ranging input on our ever growing business.  His day to day remit includes site visits, CAD preparation, research into travels plans & assessments and data analysis.

In addition he is responsible for just in time delivery of tea and coffee requirements

Being somewhat younger than other members of the team Rhys’s interests are a little more active.  He is a keen hill walker and rugby player with a great passion for our local team Harlequins.

Simon Russell
Marketing
07768 108855

Simon graduated in Physics and started his career in the oil industry, as a geophysicist, before moving into marketing in the mid 80s.  He held the role of director at a number of agencies and then founded RDM in 1997 specialising in commercial property

Simon is with TPHS as a non-executive director advising on marketing and strategy

Simon has a collection of various old motor vehicles in differing states of repair.  When not in London he enjoys time relaxing in his spiritual home of Somerset.

He is an avid fly fisher and keen golfer but has never been able to answer the question that whilst he can land a fly on a trout’s nose from a distance of twenty yards he can’t sink a six foot putt!

Carlo Maggio
Assistant Transport Planner

Carlo joined TPHS in the summer of 2019 following a number of years at Vodafone in the infrastructure department.

He is an enthusiastic team member and carries out a number of transport associated tasks including assessing the trip generation of developments, undertaking non car mode assessments, producing Travel Plans and undertaking junction assessments using Junctions 9 programme. A keen tennis player he can be found on the court or at his allotment when not working!!

David Mitchell
Transport Planner

Following a very successful career at the British Library, Dave joined TPHS in 2014 to assist the team. Dave has become a very valuable member of staff including producing TA, Travel Plans and TS documents for a range of clients. His expertise includes in depth analysis and understanding of trip generation and the application of Census and other local data to produce bespoke assessments for individual sites.

J C Clarke
Senior CAD Technician

JC oversees all TPHS CAD and drawing outputs and designs. With over 20 years experience in producing highway layouts and presentation materials he is integral to the business outputs.

 A keen gardener, when not designing car parking layouts and junction improvements, he can be found tending his many plants!

Howard Cardus
Senior Technical Engineer

Howard works with TPHS as a Senior Technical Engineering consultant and leads on Transport and Engineering design inputs in the East of England from his base in Central Norfolk. He has over 30 years’ experience working with Local Authorities and being an active team member on transport and design led projects. His expertise includes overseeing outline applications with all matters reserved except for means of access, visibility splay and highway network appraisals,  detailed design of highway accesses, road alignment and junctions.

Howard is an active member of his local community, sitting on two committees. When time allows, he enjoys spending it with his family, classic car restoration and the many outdoor pursuits Norfolk has to offer including a nice beer in a pub garden.

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Latest News & Projects

Below you will find a selection of our latest projects and news about TPHS and our markets.  Please bear with us as we populate this section in full over the coming weeks.  Having had much demand for our new website we took the decision to go live whilst finalising certain elements

Salmon Landed!

May 21st, 2021|News|

TPHS are advising Salmon Property and providing detailed highways and transport due diligence and feasibility advice on a number of potential acquisitions and purchases across the UK. TPHS MD Steve Jones commented “We are very pleased to continue to work with Salmon Property on their acquisitions, and their expanding portfolio of commercial property. It is [read more...]

Cooks Lane Sittingbourne

January 12th, 2021|News|

Sanctuary Homes has appointed TPHS to provide highways technical support for the delivery of the S278 works at the former industrial site at Cooks Lane. The development is delivering 242, much needed, new residential units in the area and forms part of the town’s regeneration master plan. Cooks Lane also incorporates an outdoor amphitheatre, [read more...]

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Justin Plaza Mitcham

TPHS were appointed by Lodgecrest Limited to prepare the Transport Statement to support a prior approval application for the change of use of the existing office floorspace within the Justin Plaza building in Mitcham, to provide thirty residential apartments. A key part of the technical work was to rationalise the car parking on the site so as to enhance the on-site servicing and to ensure sufficient space would be available to provide secure and covered cycle parking areas. The resultant level of reduced car parking was agreed with the highway authority following detailed parking surveys.

2020-07-15T14:30:14+00:00

CTMPs

TPHS has undertaken numerous Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMPs) for schemes of varying scales and at contrasting locations, with each site having its own opportunities and constraints. We are well versed in preparing these reports in numerous London Boroughs including Camden, Croydon, Greenwich, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond and Westminster. Within all of these plans a full assessment is undertaken of the routing strategy for construction vehicles and how these then access the site – be this with off-street or on-street arrangements.

2020-07-15T13:29:10+00:00

A39 Glastonbury – S278 Works

TPHS were appointed by Sanctuary Housing to assist with the close out and agreement of the S278 works associated with a residential development at Glastonbury on A38. The project was basically a Client Representative or Client Agent function to ensure that time frames were met and adhered to and the contractor on site was progressing the S278 close out in good time. Steve Jones led the team and met with representatives of the client, Contractor and Somerset Highways to provide a focus for the close out.

2020-07-08T11:59:30+00:00

A20 Condition Survey and Design Audit

TPHS were appointed by Port of Dover to assist them to investigate the deterioration of the carriageway surfacing following completion of the A20 works to construct two new signals junctions on Townwall Street on the approach to Dover Eastern Docks. The work entailed investigating the on site construction and delivery records of the contractors and sub consultants and examining the type of road construction including through the undertaking of core samples from the road.

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