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
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
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

Simon Russell
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

TPHS Appointed on Harwich

June 24th, 2020|News|

TPHS have recently been appointed by JAC on a mixed use scheme in Hawrich. More to follow on this exciting instruction shortly.

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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.


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.


Bound Oak Industrial Estate Wokingham

TPHS were appointed by Musketeers Properties Ltd to provide transport and highways services for the redevelopment of the Bound Oak Industrial Estate near Wokingham. The development proposals went through a number of iterations culminating in the preferred option of 11 separate units of a total of some 4,200 sqm of development of a mix of B1(c), B2 and B8 uses with associated parking and servicing bays.


Elsenham Meadows, Stansted

TPHS were appointed by the client Cheergrey Properties to prepare initially the detailed technical work for representations to the Local Plan Inquiry call for sites for a site of some 19ha development of Office, Hotel, Conference and Leisure development, close to Stansted Airport. The work provided a detailed technical analysis and trip generation model for the various land-uses and incorporated a staged approach to the testing and assessment of both the local highway network and non-car modes of travel to the site. Detailed highway modelling ensured the trigger stages were assessed for transport upgrades

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