Consulting Civil Engineers and Transportation Planners

Proud to be celebrating 10 years in 2019!       

PTP is an established company with a wealth of experience in the delivery of successful projects in the property and infrastructure sectors

The role of specialist consultants in the preparation of successful planning applications, feasibility studies and the design of civil engineering infrastructure has never been more important than at this present time. PTP offer the expertise of transport planners, chartered civil engineers, public health engineers and flood risk experts, all with over 20 years of experience, to provide clients with a proficient, personal and cost effective service.

In addition to advice on planning submissions, PTP also offer the capability to act as expert witnesses in Planning Inquiries, Local Plan Inquiries and Regional Strategies.


PTP Principals

Paul M Turner

Founded PTP in 2009. 25 years experience in Consultancy, co-founded Bettridge Turner & Partners where he was Chairman and Director of Technical Planning and Civil Engineering.

Aled Roderick
Technical Director

Joined the company in 2010. Prior to that he was a Technical Director at Hyder Consulting and Bettridge Turner & Partners. Aled has over 20 years experience in Transportation Planning.

John Albrecht
Technical Director

Joined the company in 2011.  He was a Director and co-founder of Bettridge Turner & Partners.  John has over 30 years experience in drainage strategies and civil engineering design.


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Full Transportation Planning Service

Full Transportation Planning Service

PTP continues to approach development problems in a professional and innovative way.  The Transportation Section utilises the latest transport modelling software and is at the forefront of Central Government Transport Policy, applying the ideas to our clients needs.
Areas of work undertaken include:
• Master Planning Advice.
• Preliminary Site Feasibility Reports.
• Site Accessibility Audits.
• Traffic Modelling.
• Highway Access solutions.
• Transport Statements.
• Transport Assessments.
• Green Travel / Commuter Plans.
• Car Parking Studies.
• Local Traffic Management Studies.
• Local Plan Inquiries, and Structure Plan EIP’s

Strategic Drainage

Strategic Drainage

The drainage section utilises the latest design technology and is respected by the drainage authorities for our knowledge and ability to applying the solutions to our clients needs. Areas of work undertaken include:
• Master Planning Advice.
• Preliminary Site Feasibility Reports.
• Foul Sewer network design.
• Surface water network design.
• Outfall and connection agreements.
• Balancing pond strategies.
• Local Plan Inquiries, and Structure Plan EIP’s

Information Capture

Information Capture

PTP obtains information at a strategic view for large and small projects on the existing utilities present on and near a site and the ability of the service providers to supply the site. This information often contributes to the master planning of infrastructure and helps to identify the programme for delivery of a project.

Detailed Design

Detailed Design

PTP provide detailed design of civil engineering projects including highways, foul water drainage and storm water drainage design. The team are fully conversant with the statutory procedures required for the approval of highway and drainage schemes for adoption by the Environment Agency, Water Authorities and Highway Authorities whilst understanding the need for efficiency and cost control necessary for a successful project.

Below are some responses from clients, following recent projects that we have undertaken.

‘I was recommended to PTP by my Architects [Tempietto from Berkhamsted] in connection with queries raised by County Highways and access for a residential scheme in North Hertfordshire. I found Paul Turner to be responsive, knowledgeable and he rapidly grasped the important issues. Written agreement was then quickly achieved with County to enable us to proceed. I would have no hesitation in recommending PTP to others as my architect recommended them to me’.

David Price

Welbeck have worked with PTP for a number of years on two large housing developments where they have provided expert advice on a range of professional services. Their ability to resolve difficult issues through negotiation with the authorities resulted in our planning applications being approved at planning committee without the need for an appeal. They are valued members of our professional team and we look forward to continuing the relationship on future projects.

Andrew Smith

Welbeck Strategic Land LLP

“Thanks for all your efforts in achieving a planning Consent after 12 month of negotiations with the Highways Agency on the traffic impact on the A43 for a large employment site in Brackley and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making a challenging project enjoyable.”

Martin Robeson – Director


Having worked with the practice for many years, I highly recommend PT Planners for all aspect of their disciplines involving property redevelopment.

They are very professional & have an assuring & practical approach & application in their approach. They are efficient, courteous & never miss deadlines. Why would we go anywhere else?

Barry Neiman – Director

Neiman Associates

Charter Land have employed PTP on a number of development projects and on each occasion their expertise in transport  and drainage advice have ensured the planning applications have progressed successfully. They have a professional approach, which takes account of the commercial factors inherent in property development. We look forward to working with them again.

Peter White – Director

Charter Land

We recently used PT Planners to advise on a small residential development in Tring, with a tricky access. Paul used his professional knowledge and his contacts with the Highways Department to gain their approval in principle to our proposals, thereby allowing us to move forwards in the planning process. Paul was, as ever, helpful and prompt and got us the result that we needed. We will certainly be using his services again.

Ed Whetham – Director

Laxton Properties

We have worked with PTPlanners for many years and have no hesitation in recommending them again and again.  Paul and his team have considerable experience in their respective fields- this means that they can give advice quickly and with authority, and that advice is sound. We also like the fact that they are very approachable- you can get hold of them when you need to.

Nicholas Taylor – Director 

Nicholas Taylor & Associates

If you have any questions regarding our product or service, you can contact us by phone or by email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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