Sanderson Associates (Consulting Engineers) Limited are part of the multidisciplinary Fairhurst engineering consultancy, providing specialist Highways, Traffic, Transportation and Water Engineering consultancy services to a broad range of domestic and large commercial clients.

Sanderson Associates best value, objective, experienced, quality solutions for all your highway, traffic, transportation and water engineering needs.

Supporting you through ALL aspects of access planning to deliver cost effective solutions to satisfy the planning requirements.

From initial view on site to planning appeals and site supervision during Highway construction works, Sanderson Associates deliver objective, bespoke advice to ensure best value for money solutions.

  • Highway planning application advice
  • Transport Assessments
  • Sustainable transport schemes
  • Road & Sewer design
  • Flood Risk Assessments

Whilst our parent company, Fairhurst, can extend support through planning, detailed design and construction with Geo/Environmental, Civil and Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Planning support from its network of UK offices employing over 500 staff.

Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 29 Years in business delivering experience and tailored advice to your needs.

To date we are pleased to have been appointed on and completed over 9,400 of our client’s schemes.

Following a recent internal audit we are delighted to report a success rate for our clients of 99.24% for all projects that we have worked on from January 2013 through to and including December 2014.

What our Clients’ say:

Stage 3 Road Safety Audit

Mon 25 July 2016

The service provided was professional direct to the point and alternatives were provided on discussion of the reports requirements, a user friendly service in every way to a legacy job with very little background information. Thank you Steven Johnston – Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd

Flood Risk Assessment, Proposed Residential Development.

Fri 8 July 2016

Thank you for your assistance on the Flood Risk assessment in relation to our works being carried out at the house. I would like to add that I only called yesterday seeking advice on a flood risk assessment not knowing what it entails and you have acted extremely quickly. You listened and gave valuable, honest […]

Highways Advice, Proposed Residential Development, Micklepage Paddock

Wed 29 June 2016

I would just like to reiterate my thanks, together with those of my clients, for all the work that you did in assisting to obtain planning permission for the above project. Highways had always indicated that being able to provide adequate sight lines onto the main road would be a major factor in determining this […]

Advice on Site Drainage

Wed 22 June 2016

We consulted Sanderson Associates with regard to a surface water drainage design issue that we had recently. They were prompt in their response to us and were able to cut right through to the heart of the problem and provide advice that was direct and uncomplicated. The information provided satisfied the requirements of the local […]

Highway Advice – Testimonial

Mon 9 May 2016

Bob came to the island as an, ‘expert witness’, in a Planning Appeal, for a sizeable property build, essentially covering the Highway issues. After meeting Bob the day before the Appeal, it was abundantly clear this chap, ‘knew his stuff’. His consummate professionalism, experience and knowledge came though at the Hearing, contributing to the process […]

Transport Report in Opposition to Proposed Large Scale Housing

Tue 5 April 2016

We commissioned a Transport Report from Sanderson’s in opposition to a proposed large scale housing development near us. Ian Ladbrooke provided professional expertise in identifying the transport issues and the flaws in the developer’s transport assessment. His input proved invaluable and ultimately the application was refused on transport grounds. The report was delivered on time […]

Swept Path Analysis, Proposed Extension to Industrial Development

Mon 7 December 2015

As an independent property developer I was asked for a swept path analysis to aid my planning application. I googled and found Sanderson Associates, never had I heard of them before. I have to say from the start they were extremely professional and very prompt. I asked for many amendments on my analysis at the […]

Residential Development and Agricultural Access

Wed 16 September 2015

In my work as a planning consultant, I have come across a number of intransigent highway officers. Engaging Sandersons has allowed me to overcome these problems and secure planning consent for some difficult sites. They offer efficient and professional service which I can thoroughly recommend. Adrian Rose, Rose Consulting

Swept Path Analysis – Residential Development

Wed 5 August 2015

 Many thanks for the final swept path analysis drawings. Can I also say that its been a pleasure, and we will definitely use your services again on future projects. Richard On behalf of C E Gilbert & Son Developments Ltd

Swept Path Analysis

Mon 27 July 2015

We are a small civil engineering consultancy mainly involved in the design of housing developments. We often require swept-path analysis in order to satisfy local councils that their vehicles will be able to access the development. We send our site plans to Darren at Sanderson Associates who always provides a fast, efficient and consistent service. […]



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Sanderson Associates delivers experience and knowledge from top to bottom – Managing Director Alison France has over 33 years’ experience in the industry, supported by 25 committed technical and support staff all with specialist knowledge to provide you with the knowledge and experience to manage your requirements through the planning process.

Our experienced staff are from Local Government, Traffic Management, Water Management, Transportation Planning and Delivery ALL providing you with the best value advice and planning delivery whatever your scheme in the UK, Isle of Man or Ireland.

Some of our Recent Appointments:

New Instruction – Swept Path Analysis Drawings

Tue 26 July 2016

Today, when we were instructed by another new client to act as their Highway Planning Consultants, we received an appointment from them on a very interesting project to provide Swept Path Analysis Drawings for a proposed residential development in London.

New Appointment – Detailed Highway Design Drawings

Tue 26 July 2016

Our client entrusted us with their project and appointed us today to act as their Transport Consultant to prepare Detailed Highway Design Drawings for a proposed retail development in East Riding of Yorkshire.

New Instruction – Flood Risk Assessment

Tue 26 July 2016

We are pleased to receive an instruction from our client today to carry out a Flood Risk Assessment for a proposed leisure development in Derbyshire.

New Instruction – Stage 1 and 2 Road Safety Audit

Mon 25 July 2016

Our engineers started work today on a new instruction we received from another new client, when they appointed us as their Highway Consultants, to prepare a Stage 1 and 2 Road Safety Audit for a proposed residential development in West Yorkshire.

New Appointment – Swept Path Analysis Drawings

Mon 25 July 2016

We were today appointed by our client to act as their Highway Engineer to provide Swept Path Analysis Drawings for a proposed retail development in Glasgow.

New Appointment – Stage 3 Road Safety Audit

Mon 25 July 2016

We appreciate our latest appointment from our client to carry out a Stage 3 Road Safety Audit for a proposed retail development in South Yorkshire.

New Instruction – Lighting Design Drawings

Fri 22 July 2016

Our Client appointed us today to act as their Highway Planning Consultant to provide Lighting Design Drawings for a proposed leisure development in County Durham.

New Appointment – Swept Path Analysis Drawings

Fri 22 July 2016

We appreciate being instructed by our client to act as their Transportation Consultant to provide Swept Path Analysis Drawings for a proposed retail development in West Midlands.

New Instruction – Transport Assessment and Travel Plan

Fri 22 July 2016

We are pleased another client has entrusted us with their scheme today to provide a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan for a proposed educational development in West Yorkshire.

New Appointment – Expert Witness

Wed 20 July 2016

Today, when we were instructed by our client to act as their Highways Engineer we received an appointment from them to prepare an Expert Witness report for a proposed leisure development in Kent.



Sanderson Associates best value, objective, experienced, quality solutions for all your highway, traffic, transportation and water engineering needs.