Sumner Consultancy was established to provide professional advice and design solutions for Transportation and Civil Engineering projects generally in connection with housing and infrastructure developments. The company founder, John Sumner, has extensive specialist experience in the field and has also acted as an expert witness on highway, parking areas and drainage, as well as providing reports and giving evidence at planning appeals.
My Transportation experience involves producing Transport Assessments and Transport Statements for industrial developments of up to £20 million and housing developments of up to 250 dwellings. The Transport Assessments necessitated carrying out traffic analyses of roundabouts and junctions using the computer analysis software ARCADY and PICADY. As part of this work I have successfully negotiated with and obtained approval from the Highways Agency (now Highways England) to various developments adjoining or close to a Trunk Road.
As a result of my previous experience working in the Highways and Development Control Departments in Shropshire Council I have the awareness of what Local Authorities require which can assist in expediting a development scheme.
I have extensive experience in designing highway and drainage schemes for Section 278, Section 38 and Section 104 Adoption Agreements. This has also involved the design of ghost island junctions, standard and mini roundabouts, designing various types of infrastructure schemes including drainage and sewer projects, together with producing a Flood Risk Assessment.
Some of problems today when developers are looking at a potential development site are highway and drainage issues. I am able to advise on these aspects of a site and recommend to the client the best solutions to overcome any potential highway and drainage problems. I also produce preliminary highway, drainage and flood risk assessments in support of outline planning applications.