Chris Veasey has been working in Transport and Traffic Engineering and Planning since 1972, following earlier experience in motorway construction. Following a year working on major highway scheme design in Bracknell new town he worked for 15 years in all aspects of transport and traffic work for London boroughs, latterly as Transport Planning Team Leader with Haringey Council, in the often highly politicised or otherwise contentious planning and development situations in London.
Since then, he has worked in transport consultancy, establishing his own consultancy practice, Transport and Traffic Consultancy, in 1994. He has worked on or managed a very wide range of projects and studies for developers and public authorities, and has served as Expert Witness at numerous planning appeals, both for appellants and planning authorities. He has served on professional institution committees and working groups, and as a part-time lecturer in transport at Westminster College, Battersea.
John Elliott has been working in Transport Planning since 1971 initially for an Aircraft company, since then he has worked for two Transport Consultancies (Scott Wilson and Colin Buchanan), 6 UK local authorities, another large industrial company, two universities and two parking companies. He is now working as an Independent Transport Consultant. However, he has also supported The Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG) as Communications Officer for the Group and Vice Chair to the National Transport Committee for a number of years.
His previous posts and tasks include chief traffic engineer for Westminster City Council - and then head of policy and project assessment for the Greater London Council. His posts have also included Deputy Borough Engineer, Surveyor and Planning Officer for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Director of Technical Services and Planning for Aylesbury Vale DC, Director of Parking for Legion Group, Transport and Planning Manager for Pfizer and Sustainable Transport Manager for Canterbury Christ Church University. John also supports the academic Transport Planning work and lectures at the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Veasey has been working in Transport and Traffic Engineering and Planning since 1972, following earlier experience in civil engineering construction, mostly on motorway schemes.
Following a year working on major highway scheme design in Bracknell new town he worked for 15 years in all aspects of transport and traffic work for Local Authorities in London. This ranged from detailed local traffic management to strategic transport planning, latterly as Transport Planning Team Leader with Haringey Council, in the often highly politicised or otherwise contentious planning and development situations in London.
Since then he has worked in the transport consultancy sector, employed in a senior capacity by well established consultancy firms for a number of years before establishing his own consultancy practice, Transport and Traffic Consultancy, in 1994. Throughout this period he has worked on or managed a very wide range of projects and studies, both for the private development sector and for local and other public authorities, and has served as Expert Witness at numerous appeals against refusal of planning permission, both for appellants and for local planning authorities.
Of particular note projects have included the production of the London Red Routes Local Plan for the Borough of Southwark, traffic management proposals to complement the London Congestion Charge scheme in south London, accident and casualty reduction studies for major road corridors in Essex and London, and transport infrastructure and impact studies and proposals for major land development schemes such as Greenwich Peninsula and on Canvey Island, Essex.He has served on various committees of the Chartered Institute of Transport and its successor the Institute of Logistics and Distribution, and the Transport Statistics Users’ Group, and has served as a part-time lecturer in transport at Westminster College, Battersea.
In our employed roles we have worked with the responsibilities, duties and contributions as described below:
Responsible for assessing transport impacts of all developments being promoted by the private sector or other public bodies in the City of Westminster.
Designed large controlled parking scheme for Hammersmith & Fulham Council covering a third of the borough’s area and road network.
Designed and implemented, and monitored and reviewed impact of large area environmental traffic management scheme and other such schemes for Hammersmith & Fulham Council, to curb rat-running through inner London residential area. Investigated and pursued highway and traffic improvements to support Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s endeavours to retain and expand industrial employment in the borough.Responsible for and progressed large programme of traffic schemes for Westminster City Council, including Hyde Park Corner signalisation, pedestrianisation schemes in the heart of West End and various bus and cycle schemes.
Brought together a strategic town centre scheme involving a new shopping centre, a complex town centre bypass, parking control and car park construction schemes and pedestrianisation for Barking. Obtained funding including large government contribution and piloted through statutory processes to site in record time.
Prepared and gave evidence opposing environmentally damaging major road schemes promoted by Department of Transport for A406 North Circular Road in north and east London, for London Borough of Haringey, Transport for London and local residents and National Environmental groups.
Angmering Bypass, West Sussex - successful negotiation for rerouteing of alignment, following submission to Local Plan Inquiry, to minimise impact on residents’ land and property.
Lindfield Bypass, East Sussex - scheme planning, design and traffic assessment to support large housing development scheme proposed by CALA Homes for greenfield site.
Forged partnerships with complementary companies to develop traffic management and parking business for P&O/ Sterling Granada Traffic Management, growing business from virtually zero base (£100k turnover) to £10 million turnover in 3 years.
Accident and casualty analysis and reduction schemes on main road corridors in central London (A501 Grays Inn Road), northeast London (A503 Forest Road, Walthamstow) and Essex (including A104 Epping New Road and B1532 Manningtree – Harwich).
Project managed and prepared Southwark Red Routes Local Plan for London Borough of Southwark/ Traffic Director for London, involving detailed appraisal and design of traffic management improvements for 10 miles of main road network in inner London. Also played major part in finalising Red Routes Local Plan for City of Westminster. Developed traffic management proposals in south London for Transport for London, to complement the Central London Congestion Charging scheme.
Successful pursuit of passenger improvements at Willesden Junction station for Hammersmith & Fulham Council including securing agreement for, and design and implementation of, new bus terminal. Developed Haringey Council’s scheme for multimodal transport interchange at Tottenham Hale from original limited proposal for bus stops next to rail station.
Prepared schemes for new bus station in Braintree town centre to replace archaic and substandard passenger facilities in old bus garage for Essex County Council.
Designed and project managed major bus service performance surveys in Chelmsford for Essex County Council. Carried out A243 Surbiton corridor improvements study, mainly aimed at speeding up bus services, for London Borough of Kingston. Successfully pursued insertion of public transport friendly policies in Hammersmith and Fulham Council and neighbouring boroughs’ policy documents, and inclusion in London Boroughs Association evidence to House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry on Transport in London of proposal for unified operating region for British Rail network in southeast England.
Prepared evidence for Hammersmith & Fulham Council for Stansted Airport/ Heathrow Terminal 5 public inquiries re Heathrow surface transport impact in west London, and for House of Commons Transport inquiry re Channel Tunnel rail link and impact of proposed main terminal in west London.
Guided and worked with leading Barking & Dagenham Council Members, other Chief Officers and consultants to initiate a £2 billion mixed development on 800 acres of under-used land adjoining London’s docklands.
Comprehensive transportation study for housing, business and leisure development on 240 acre Greenwich Peninsula gasworks site as part of British Urban Development consortium competition entry, including involvement in presentation to British Gas, culminating in this entry winning the competition to partner British Gas in developing the site. Traffic impact and access study for British Gas national Research and Technology Centre and business park development on 100 acre site in Loughborough, including 1 mile length of offsite highway improvements and negotiation of cost agreements with Leicestershire County Council and neighbouring developer.
Unlocked 600 acres of development sites in Aylesbury for Aylesbury Vale District Council with successful negotiations with Buckinghamshire County Council on new highway network.
Responsible for the development of Transport Aspects of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s District Plan and prepared evidence for the City of Westminster’s District Plan Public Inquiry.
Responsible for production of annual Transport Policy and Programme for Greater London Council. Carried out the extensive analysis and promoted decision makers in own and other organisations to give attention to parking control and enforcement in London. This led to the wheel clamp experiment and subsequently the parking management regime under the 1991 Road Traffic Act.
Promoted and supervised analysis of problems caused by large-scale road building in London for Greater London Council and presented evidence to House of Commons Transport Committee, The Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA) and others, culminating in changed national approach to transport provision from late 1990s.
Completed Haringey Council’s Borough Traffic Strategy, and supported the Council’s efforts to oppose damaging and futile major road schemes by Government following abolition of Greater London Council.
Changed Barnet Council approach to car use and introduced one of the first Sustainable Transport Strategies to deliver traffic reduction targets, piloting this through consultation and Council approval.
Developed leading Sustainable Travel Plan in the UK for Pfizer Inc, which is based on a wholly integrated approach including a unique parking cash out scheme featured on BBC2. Achieved significant change in company culture and major change in staff travel (20% reduction in car use in two and a half years), providing a model reflected in many other travel plan guides.
Achieved large changes in staff travel behaviour through travel planning for London Borough of Southwark and for Canterbury Christ Church University.
Piloted through major organisational changes to Engineering function resulting in an audited improvement in output of 100% in a year, in Barking and Dagenham.
Responsible for reviewing organisational arrangements to cope with compulsory competitive tendering for public services (eg cleansing, refuse, parks etc) and professional services (eg. Engineering, building services and property management) in Aylesbury Vale and LB Barnet).
Set up London wide Benchmarking development and analysis group for the London Borough Engineers group. Ensured appropriate management development for large teams affected by major changes in duties (GLC abolition and closing down of fourth largest Council House building programme in the UK (Aylesbury Vale)).
Brought together different specialist companies in order to provide full range of services required to manage decriminalised parking as it came into force throughout London in the first instance (this included: software, hand-held and main computers, clamping, tow away and Notice processing).
Traffic Director for London
Transport for London (TfL)
Westminster City Council
London Boroughs of Camden, Haringey, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Redbridge, Southwark, Bromley and Waltham Forest
London Lee Valley Partnership
Essex, Surrey and West Sussex County Councils
Ramsgate Town Council
Barts Hospital Trust
Legion Security plc
JBW Enforcement Services
University of Hertfordshire
Pfizer Ltd at Sandwich and Reigate
Glaxo Smith Kline
Eisai Ltd (with University of Hertfordshire)
Kent Science Park
Numerous other developments in London and surrounding counties, East Anglia and Central and Northern England
Transport 2000 (Campaign for Better Transport)
Friends of the Earth
London Thames Gateway Forum
Campaign for the protection of Rural England (CPRE)
States of Guernsey
London Borough of Southwark
Essex, Kent and Surrey County Councils
Swale Borough Council
Thanet District Council
Hastings Borough Council
Energy Saving Trust
Oxleas NHS Trust
Southwark PCT NHS trust
West Suffolk Hospital Trust
Department for Transport - National Business Travel Network
Anglia Polytechnic University
University of Hertfordshire
Canterbury Christ Church University
Universities at Medway (Greenwich, Kent + Mid Kent College)
Cambridge International Management Training
Various state and private schools in Kent
Numerous churches and other places of worship and religious education
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