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Directors

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    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
    gcharles@c-a.uk.com

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    John Wilde

    Director

    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
    jwilde@c-a.uk.com

Key Staff

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    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
    swhittaker@c-a.uk.com

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    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
    scarson@c-a.uk.com

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    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
    tsims-harris@c-a.uk.com

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    Margaret Nicholls

    Principal Transport Planner

    Margaret has worked at C&A since July 2018 and has over 30 years of experience in the field of transport planning, working with the public sector and private sector. Margaret has worked on diverse projects and gained a wide range of experience including transport planning, traffic modelling, data collection, economic assessment, outline design, major scheme appraisals, public inquiry support and transport business cases.

    Contact: 01732 448774
    mnicholls@c-a.uk.com

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    Mike Park

    Principal Infrastructure Engineer

    Michael is an Incorporated Engineer and a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and has over 47 years experience. He has previously worked for a number of companies and organisations, including national and local government and private consultancies working for developers, county and local councils.

    He has extensive experience in all aspects of management and commercial skills, including the master-planning, planning and design of all aspects of development infrastructure, with particular expertise in both highway and drainage design for both the public and private sector.

    Mike has also project-managed, designed and supervised schemes including extensive development infrastructure, planning, major earthworks and highways design, major traffic management and town centre enhancement, junction designs, strategic drainage reviews and flood risk assessments.

    Contact: 01256 630426
    mpark@c-a.uk.com

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    Graham Wickenden

    Senior Engineer

    Graham Wickenden is a Senior Design Engineer and has been at C&A since December 2017, he has developed his design skills over many years by working for a few select companies.

    Graham has worked on a wide range of design projects from small scale traffic calming projects through to major development access roads and associated offsite improvements, including alterations to the trunk road network.

    His wide experience of highway design includes ensuring utilities, drainage, levels, road construction and road users’ requirements are designed in reflection with one another, this when paired with his experience of using “Design Manual for Roads and Bridges” as well as local authority guidance to ensure that any designs produced meet the required standards.

    Contact: 01256 279992
    gwickenden@c-a.uk.com

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    Charlotte Saunders

    Senior Transport Planner

    Charlotte has over 10 years’ experience in Transport Planning, largely providing support on Local Government framework contracts in both Kent and Essex. Charlotte joined C&A as a Senior Transport Planner in July 2018.

    Charlotte has extensive experience in writing Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans, and has technical experience in the use of junction modelling software including ARCADY, PICADY, LinSig, TRICS and TEMPRO.

    csaunders@c-a.uk.com

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    Graham Gard

    Senior Infrastructure Engineer

    Graham has extensive and varied experience in infrastructure design solutions, ground modelling & earthworks regrade solutions - inclusive cut & fill estimates, building engineering design solutions, drainage design including sustainable drainage systems, composite service schemes - highway improvements/geometric design/white lining, project management, liaising with and obtaining approvals and agreements with local authorities (EA Consents, Section 278,38 & 104 Agreements). Proficient in use of Windes, PDS and AutoCAD software design packages.

    Graham has extensive experience and specialises in housing developments with particular involvement in housing layouts, levels and drainage layouts, all of which are designed to all current highway standards and in accordance with current NHBC and Building Regulation requirements.

    Contact: 01256 630428
    ggard@c-a.uk.com

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    Daniel Hughes

    Senior CAD Technician

    Daniel has over 15 years’ experience in Highway and Infrastructure Design. He has worked on high-profile international projects and flagship UK sites such as Westfield White City/Stratford, providing quality AutoCAD work in both 2D and 3D aspects. He has extensive knowledge of AutoCAD software design packages, as well as knowledge of Civil 3D and 3DS Max design.

    Daniel has provided transport planning support on major projects, helping clients accomplish successful outcomes.

    Contact: 01732 441078
    dhughes@c-a.uk.com

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    Athina Tsolaki

    Transport Planner

    Athina is a transport planning professional and an MEng Civil Engineering Graduate from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. After completing a MSc (Hons) in Project Management, Finance and Risk at City University of London, she joined C&A as a graduate in 2016.

    Athina regularly participates in the preparation and writing of Transport Assessments, Statements and Travel Plans, while her role also routinely involves the use of industry-standard trip generation and junction modelling software, including TRICS, TEMPRO, ARCADY, PICADY and LinSig. Due to her engineering background, Athina is also frequently involved in traffic data processing and microscopic simulation (VISSIM) exercises.

    Contact: 01732 448447
    atsolaki@c-a.uk.com

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    Prabin Limbu

    Transport Planner

    Prabin joined C&A as a Graduate Transport Planner in 2016 after graduating from the University of Southampton with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.

    Since joining C&A, Prabin has gained significant experience in the field of Transport Planning including the preparation of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and other supporting technical documents for a range of schemes. He is also a competent user of a range of software packages relevant to the industry including TRICS, TEMPro, PICADY and ARCADY and has been extensively involved in assessing traffic impacts of new developments on the local highway junctions.

    Contact: 01256 630423
    plimbu@c-a.uk.com

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    Dan Kimani

    Graduate Design Engineer

    Dan joined C&A Consulting Engineers in May 2017 as a graduate Infrastructure Design Engineer, previously having worked as a CAD Technician for one year.

    His main duties are preparation of preliminary surface and foul drainage designs, preliminary highway designs and layout reviews while assisting the senior engineers in producing detailed designs to be submitted for Technical Approval from Local Highway and Water Authorities and for construction. He also assists in producing Flood Risk Assessments & Drainage Strategies to accompany planning applications.

    Contact: 01256 630425
    dkimani@c-a.uk.com

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    Diane Barker

    Office Assistant

    Diane has been at C&A since 2017 and has over 13 years office experience. She provides C&A with all administrative support, including ISO9001, social media and website upkeep and looking after the team!

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