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PFA Consulting Ltd

Public Limited Company | www.pfaplc.com

Stratton Park House
Wanborough Road

Telephone: 01793 828000
Fax: 01793 835500
Mobile: 07730 610038
Contact: Mr Julian Alexander

Email: jalexander@pfaplc.com

Website: www.pfaplc.com


Stratton Park House
Wanborough Road

Telephone: 01793 828000
Fax: 01793 835500
Mobile: 07730 610038
Contact: Mr Julian Alexander

Email: jalexander@pfaplc.com

Mr Chris Isherwood BSc CEng DipM MICE MCIHT MCMI  [ E-mail ]

Chris joined the company in 1987 having previously been employed in the public sector and with consulting engineers.

Chris was appointed Managing Director in January 2014.

Chris has extensive experience of the planning and design of strategic infrastructure required to serve major residential, commercial and industrial developments. He is also an expert in the preparation, letting and administration of civil engineering contracts.

Mr Julian Alexander BA(Hons) MSc MCIHT CMILT  [ E-mail ]

Julian is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport specialising in the fields of transportation and highways. His experience includes over 20 years of transportation and highway engineering projects in the UK. He has the day-to-day responsibility of the transportation team at PFA Consulting. The team of specialists at PFA are able to undertake all your transport planning requirements, including Transport Assessments for large scale or more modest developments, initial appraisals, transport modelling and the detailed design of schemes.



Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, Wind Farms


Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet, Web & Graphic Design


Health Assessments, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Transport Assessments


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans



Minerals & Waste

Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Solar Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      46
Total Professional Staff      37
Chartered Town Planners      1
Chartered & Professional Engineers      16
Transport Professionals      14
Management Professionals      6
Turnover      £3.5m
Quality Assured      Yes, Quality Management System to IOS 9001

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom


PFA Consulting is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a highly professional service in transport planning and infrastructure engineering. Our client base ranges from individuals through to large publicly quoted companies, local authorities and government departments.

From initial appraisals, studies and assessments for planning applications, through to detailed design, construction and project supervision, we offer cost effective practical solutions.

Our specialist infrastructure design engineers and transportation consultants work closely together to provide a seamless service to clients.

We have a detailed knowledge of planning law and its application to development and our senior staff regularly appear at inquiries.


We provide a cost effective and high quality service combining our transport planning and engineering expertise with our knowledge of the planning system.

Whatever the size of project, from identifying an access solution for a small development, to the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans for large multi-million pound projects, our emphasis is on practical sustainable solutions.

Our experts in transport modelling use the latest software to build models ranging from individual junctions to large area wide models.

We also carry out drainage studies and flood risk assessments and the co-ordination of utility services.


Residential development - from single dwellings to large urban extensions throughout the country;

Regeneration projects - small infill developments to major mixed-use developments, eg One Blackfriars, London;

Industrial and employment-related development - various schemes on brownfield and greenfield sites; eg Solstice Park, Amesbury;

Retail development - small specialist developments to retail parks; eg Sainsbury's, Lydney; Asda, Gloucester;

Transport schemes - Vauxhall Cross, London; Town wide micro-simulation models, Chippenham; Trowbridge SATURN Model; Oxford-Bicester Rail Improvements;

Educational projects - Wycliffe College, Gloucestershire, primary and secondary schools;

Commercial and leisure projects - hotels, public houses, multiplex cinemas and golf courses;

Traffic management and Signals - advising Highways England, TfL, and local highway authorities on traffic management techniques and solutions.