Thank you so much to Christa for making some corporate company cup cakes for us all to share today.
Brett and the Sanderson’s team were invaluable to us in obtaining highways consent which in part cleared the way for our planning application to be approved. They provided a proactive professional and personable approach to satisfy and fulfil the Cambridgeshire highways requirements.
We recommend them and will use them again.
Sanderson Associates were the successful bidder for carrying out a Stage 2 Road Safety Audit on behalf of TSP Projects. Their team were committed to the tight programme, and not only did they undertake the audit and agree terms and conditions in a short space of time they were receptive and flexible with planning the date for site with the project team.
Senior Engineer, TSP Projects Limited
Sanderson’s have assisted with planning documents for a high quality BMW & MINI dealership located at a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility in Handforth, Cheshire.
A difficult planning process ended successfully with planning permission granted in June 2019.
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Sanderson Associates have been very helpful for us and our clients. They proved efficiency and competitive pricing. Thank you for your services.
Architect, Tang & Associates Ltd
Peter Maurice Technical Director for Sanderson Associates (Consulting Engineers) Ltd of Huddersfield is pleased to see a gentle increase in the number of clients requesting help in the preparation of applications for submission to the SuDS Approval Bodies (SAB) in Welsh local councils. Peter said ‘Over the last couple of months we have received interest from a number of clients and developers who are working with Welsh local authorities, to help them with their SuDS design and applications’.
This follows the introduction of legislation on 7th January 2019 which placed a duty on all developers or construction organisations to submit to the SAB their sustainable drainage solutions for their site. The SAB is a statutory function delivered by the local authority to ensure that drainage proposals for all new developments of more than 1 house or where the construction area is equal to or greater than 100m2 are designed and built in accordance with the national standards for sustainable drainage published by Welsh Ministers.
This is the latest instalment of the Welsh Governments regulations and guidance to support their Well-being for the Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 primarily introduced to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales and which placed a duty on public bodies to carry out sustainable development.
So whether you’re a developer, civil engineering contractor, agent, architect or an individual looking to develop in Wales and you think that you exceed the threshold of 1 house or 100m2 give Sanderson Associates a call on 01924 844080 or visit our website at https://www.sandersonassociates.co.uk to see if we can provide assistance in the drainage planning process.
Darren Hawkyard, Senior Engineer at Sanderson Associates took part in the Northern Fitness Gyms sponsorship challenge earlier in the month to raise funds for the ‘Walk for Ronan’ #walkforronan which is helping to fund grass roots projects in and around the Huddersfield Area aimed at engaging young people in sport and exercise and also raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance @YorkshireAirAmb.
Trekking over the Three Peaks in Yorkshire this stunning 25 mile walk took in Pen-y-Ghent 694m, Ingleborough 724m and Whernside 736m Darren completed it in a staggering time of 6hrs 45 mins
A big well done from friends and colleagues at Sanderson Associates goes out to Darren who raised £160 (when all the money is collected).
In 2018 the London Mayor committed to improving air quality in his London Environment Strategy, published in May 2018. In it he recognised that “the environment has a big influence on the quality of Londoners’ lives, it has people and their experience of living, working and spending time in the city at its heart”.
As such yesterday the 8th April saw the launch of his Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge to deter the most polluting vehicles from entering central London. This is an additional charge imposed in Central London to the Congestion Zone charge. There are plans to extend the zone in 2021 so that it enclosed within the North and South circular roads and even turn central London into a Zero Emissions Zone by 2025.
Karen Smith, Associate Director for Traffic and Transportation at Sanderson Associates commented that “this is an important step for London and the Mayor if it is their desire to make the quality of the breathable air the best of any major city by 2050. It shows how serious the Mayor is taking the issue. It also highlights how a dedicated and accurate Transport Assessment and Travel Plan for new developments can help reduce single car usage, promote cleaner fuels and increase the use of public transport and other forms of sustainable travel in the city”.
Transport for London (TfL) has an online vehicle checker which indicates if your vehicle will be subject to the ULEZ charge.
The Department for Transport have been carrying out a review of the Traffic Signs Manual in light of the revised 2016 Traffic Signs Regulation and General Directions (TSRGD) and this week the Department for Transport published its renewed chapters. These can be downloaded as PDF documents (links below) or copies ordered via links on the Government website. The emphasis of the TSRGD 2016 was to consolidate previous revisions since its launch in 2002 and to provide guidance and support for reducing the blight of ‘Sign Clutter’.
The Traffic Signs Manual gives guidance to local authorities on the use of traffic signs and road markings.
This review has resulted in revisions to three chapters
- Chapter 3 – Regulatory Signs;
- Chapter 5 – Road Markings; and
- Chapter 7 – The Design of Traffic Signs.
Chapters 1 and 4 were published in 2018 and within its introduction Chapter 1 highlights that “Reducing sign clutter was a key aim of the revision of TSRGD. The guidance on decluttering in the Manual has been strengthened to reflect the changes in TSRGD…”
Peter Maurice – Associate Director for Sanderson Associates (Consulting Engineers) Ltd of Huddersfield says ‘We welcome the publishing of the revised chapters this week as it now links the manual back to the Regulations in a coordinated structure. Any ambiguity between what the engineer designs and what a Local Authorities interpretation of the regulations are is now minimised”.
Further information can be found at the Government website – Traffic Signs Manual
Sanderson’s were a great in helping us with our planning application for a new material silo at our manufacturing base in Sheffield. Darren was efficient and swift in his discussions with the council on the need for a flood risk assessment on the site. Darren’s knowledge of the site and surrounding area and consequent discussions with the council determined that we didn’t need one which has brought the timeline of our application forward by 3 weeks! Thank you Darren.
James Sallows, Project Manager – Loadhog Limited