Introducing our new Technical Director in Highways and Transport Planning

In May this year we were pleased to welcome on-board James MacPherson, a new Technical Director, within the Highways and Transport Planning team.  James is a qualified Transport Planning Professional [TPP] and has 13 years’ experience as a consultant, incorporating time based in Manchester and now the East Midlands.  As a Project Manager for numerous large scale and high profile projects, James brought with him a depth of knowledge across a range of disciplines and sectors.  

Since joining SLR James has been providing transport planning and highways support to a wide range of schemes, spanning the residential, retail, commercial, and education sectors.  Some of these projects include an urban extension at Newark on Trent for over 3,000 homes and 50 hectares of employment land on behalf of Urban & Civic plc, together with ongoing transport support at a large Distribution Park in Warwickshire, and travel planning support for retail schemes across the UK and for a new school in London.  This type and range of work is typical of James’ extensive experience in the development planning field, producing Transport Assessments and Travel Plans in support of public and private sector development schemes across the UK, together with providing representations to promote sites through the Local Plan process. 

James has stated, “It has been a busy but extremely enjoyable first six months for me at SLR Consulting, as we look to expand our transport planning and highways offering in the East Midlands region and across the north of the UK.  We have made a tremendous start to this objective, and I am looking forward to building on this momentum for the remainder of 2017 and into the new year”.   

James is based in the Nottingham office of SLR, but continues to work for clients across the UK.  For further information or any transport planning advice, please feel free to contact James directly on 07701 388722 or