The team at PJA supports a wide range of private and public sector clients, helping to deliver numerous residential, commercial and mixed use schemes for expanding towns and cities, throughout the UK and overseas.

Development planning is at the very core of our business, and we bring significant added value by integrating transport planning and placemaking.  The Transport Assessment process lies at the heart of what we do, and we have built a multi-disciplinary team of transport planners, highway engineers, urban designers and landscape architects to bring breadth to our services.

We take pride in what we do and we feel strongly about our core values:

  • We are interested in our people and our clients;
  • We are creative and always find a way of doing things;
  • We stand out for our good design, for place making and for movement;
  • We are thinkers and are keen to share our experiences and knowledge;
  • We advise with passion and credibility; and 
  • We care about our reputation.

Recent News Articles

  • Planning permission for Firepool scheme - Taunton town centre

    PJA are delighted to announce that plans for a large mixed-use town centre development were approved at planning committee last night. The Firepool site in Taunton, promoted by St. Modwen Developments Ltd, is located on a former cattle market on the edge of the town centre, between Taunton railway station and Somerset County Cricket Club.

    The plans include up to 200 new residential units, food and non-food retail, offices, a hotel, cinema and pub/restaurant uses and a 425 space car park. The scheme will be accessed via the newly opened Northern Inner Distribution Road and will also provide an attractive pedestrian/cycle link between Taunton town centre and the railway station.


  • Consultation on revised NPPF now open

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched its consultation on the revised draft of the National Planning Policy Framework.  The consultation runs until Thursday 10th May 2018.

  • PJA to assist development of Local Authority Walking and Cycling Plans

    Phil Jones Associates has been appointed in a consortium with WSP and Mott Macdonald to support the development of the first Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) by Authorities across England. 

  • Tom Millard - Master's degree and award

    Yesterday, Tom Millard was awarded a Master's degree with Distinction in Transport Economics, from the University of Leeds. Tom studied the course part time over two years, alongside working full time for PJA. The varied programme comprised modules covering all key areas of the discipline including economic appraisal, pricing techniques, economic regulation and econometrics. 


  • Our South West teams are moving on up …

    Our teams in the South West are relocating to bigger offices as demand grows for their transport planning, traffic engineering and placemaking services – with more new jobs set to be created.

    The five-strong team in our Bristol office is moving to the stunning Grade ll listed Brew House on Jacob Street, in modern loft-style workspace catering for up to 12 people. Our Exeter team is relocating to the prestigious Dean Clarke House in Southernhay East – which also has room for expansion.

  • South West focus: Regeneration of Filton Airfield, Bristol

    This transformative project in South Gloucestershire will deliver 2,675 homes, as well as office and industrial workplaces for 9,000 people on the historic airfield site. The 142 hectare development will also provide new town and local centres, primary and secondary schools, a new railway station, strategic cycle infrastructure, an extension to the West of England MetroBus network and a destination park. The site lies at the heart of the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood allocation, which will provide around 5,000 new homes, one of the biggest regeneration projects in the area for over a decade.

    We worked closely with the masterplan team, which was led by Allies and Morrison, and included Grant Associates (landscape architects) and Peter Brett Associates (engineering), to shape the movement strategy and develop street design concepts for the site that focused on provision for active travel.

    Having acquired the site in 2015, YTL Developments (UK) achieved consent for the outline planning application in October..

    Image credit: Grant Associates

  • Planning permission for new employment site in Worcester

    PJA are pleased to confirm that plans for over 200,000sqft of employment at Parsonage Way in Worcester was given approval at planning committee. The scheme by Warndon Six Ltd, for a mix of B1, B2 and B8 uses was awarded a resolution to grant, subject to the S106.

    PJA and PJA Engineering both provided input into the planning application, including transport planning, highways design and drainage design. 

  • PJA part of successful appeal in Oldham

    PJA are delighted to announce Rainier Development's successful appeal for a residential scheme in Oldham. PJA's development planning team provided highways advice throughout the application and appeal, including the production of the Statement of Case and appearing as an expert witness at the hearing.

    Congratulations to our client, Rainier Developments. 

  • Planning permission for new homes in Staffordshire

    PJA are delighted that St. Modwen Homes' plans for 120 dwellings at Blythe Bridge in Staffordshire was given the green light last week. The scheme forms Phase 1 of a residential masterplan, bringing new homes to the area.

  • Winners!

    On Tuesday evening, a combined Phil Jones Associates, PJA Engineering and Multimodal team emerged as tournament winners in Intelligent Data Collection's inaugural five-a-side football charity tournament at Powerleague in Birmingham.

  • PJA visit the Highways England West Midland Regional Control Centre

    Several members of the PJA Transport Planning team attended a CIHT event this week held at the Highways England West Midland Regional Control Centre in Quinton, Birmingham. 

  • Adrian Lord - Seoul Bicycle Forum

    Adrian Lord was one of the invited international guest speakers at the Seoul Bicycle Forum, alongside speakers from the European Cyclists Federation, the USA, Canada and Taiwan as well as academics and government officials from South Korea. 

  • PJA and ITP join forces on high-profile Oxford city centre study

    PJA is delighted to team up with sustainable transport experts ITP to undertake a movement and public realm study for Oxford city centre on behalf of Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.  

  • For he's a jolly good Fellow.....

    Phil Jones is delighted to have been transferred to the grade of Fellow by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. 

  • New consent for Nightingale Estates

    PJA are delighted that plans for 500 dwellings, shops, restaurants and a public park on the site of the former Derby Royal Infirmary have been given the green light by Derby City Council.

  • Two planning consents in one day!

    Yesterday was a great day for our team in Birmingham as it was confirmed that planning permission had been granted for two residential sites that we had provided transport planning advice on.

  • TfL Strategic Cycling Analysis

    PJA has prepared a summary of TfL's Strategic Cycling Analysis.  Download our Information Note below and find TfL's original document here.

  • PJA advising on Cycling and Walking

    PJA is delighted to be involved in three pieces of policy set to transform walking and transport policy across the country.

  • PJA moving up the ranks

    Everyone at PJA is delighted to see that the firm continues to move up the rankings in the CIHT Transportation Consultants Directory 2017.

  • PJA launches new Engineering business

    We are very excited to announce the formal launch today of PJA Engineering, our new Engineering business offering a full-service approach to land development engineering design and delivery. 

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