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Our Team

We’re a team of specialists in our field. See who’s part of C&A.


  • Glenn Charles

    Glenn Charles

    Managing Director

    Glenn has extensive and varied experience in transport & infrastructure planning/design together with the feasibility, planning and design of highways, major surface and foul water drainage and services for residential, industrial and commercial development projects.

    Glenn has previously worked with both overseas and local consultants where he carried out transport, infrastructure, flood risk and drainage planning, detailed design and project management of all aspects of major infrastructure & highways projects. He also has experience of giving evidence at Public Inquiries from Local Plans to Section 78 Inquiries and has gained some notable successes in both the Infrastructure and Transportation fields.

    Glenn has worked on many schemes throughout the country and has extensive experience in dealing with projects of significant complexity to a successful outcome.

    07436 563862

  • John Wilde

    John Wilde


    John has nearly 20 years industry experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering for both private and public sector clients. During the course of his career he has undertaken a wide range of projects, including major transport modelling exercises and complete traffic signal design solutions both in the UK and overseas.

    He has specialised in providing support to private sector developers looking to progress proposals at the planning stage and when seeking allocation through the strategic planning process. He has gained extensive experience on a wide range of projects, including residential, commercial, retail, educational and healthcare developments, across an increasing range of technical disciplines.

    He has experience of representing clients as an expert witness at both planning appeals and local planning Inquiries.

    07887 496661

Key Staff

  • Stephen Whittaker

    Stephen Whittaker

    Associate Transport Planner

    Stephen is an experienced transport planner with team and people management responsibilities and a successful track record of client satisfaction and project delivery. Through over 16 years in the transport planning industry he has developed a broad range of technical and management skills and has gained experience across both the private and public sectors.

    Most recently Stephen has provided technical advice and support to private sector developers through the planning process. His project experience has been developed on a broad range of different land uses and sectors, including residential, commercial, retail, and educational developments. He also has extensive experience in providing support to public sector clients in the areas of development control, Local Plan processes and general technical advice. Stephen has also represented local authority clients at Local Plan examination proceedings as an expert witness.

    Contact: 07900 785011

  • Sam Carson

    Sam Carson

    Infrastructure Consultant

    Sam has extensive and varied experience advising public and private sector clients on planning, design and implementation of infrastructure including, highways, flooding, drainage and utilities for a range of commercial and residential development and regeneration projects. Sam’s experience covers preparation of preliminary and detailed highway designs, negotiating Section 278/38 highway agreements in accordance with the Highways Act 1980, preparing flood risk assessments in accordance with NPPF requirements, and the latest Sustainable Drainage principles including Section 104 agreements via the Water Industry Act 1991.

    Sam has vast experience negotiating highway stopping up agreements, either via the Town and Country Planning Act or the Highways Act and has given evidence as an expert witness, he has also worked for a number of national and international consultancies and also for a national civil engineering contractor.

    Contact: 07833 154498

  • Theo

    Theo Sims-Harris

    Principal Infrastructure Engineer

    Theo has progressed with the company from Engineer to Principal Engineer since he joined in 2014, previously having worked with a variety of engineering consultants across a wide variety of projects in a number of different countries.

    His main area of expertise is detailed highway and drainage design, producing designs, drawings, details and calculations to be submitted for Technical Approval from Local Highway and Water Authorities and for construction. He has now evolved into supervising more junior staff and more recently become involved in providing flood risk advice to clients, producing Flood Risk Assessments & Drainage Strategies to accompany planning applications.

    He has also produced sustainable urban drainage solutions for major projects from feasibility to planning, detailed design, approval and construction to successful completion.

    Contact: 07515 475569

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