Development planning

As more of us live in urban areas and land is more intensively developed, there is a pressing need to improve access by all transport modes, make it easier to navigate areas, reduce the overall demand for travel and to reduce reliance upon motor vehicles.

Our team help all types of landowners to improve access to their properties and assist with enhancing the value of their assets. We devise cost-effective strategies which anticipate the introduction of new technologies and take decarbonisation and wider environmental considerations into account while minimising capital and operational costs. We have over 30 years’ experience of helping landowners devise effective access strategies and achieve timely and successful planning consents.  We also advise on the potential for attracting third-party funding to aid project viability.

With our wide range of in-house specialist skills, we can quickly identify the transport factors that are critical to the success of the project. With our depth of technical expertise, we provide compelling solutions and documentation to assist negotiations with planning and transport authorities.

How we can help you

Our multi-disciplinary team work with private and public-sector landowners, national, regional and local governments, housebuilders, developers, health, education and digital/energy providers and transport operators. Our core offer includes:

  • Urban design and masterplanning
  • Landscape architecture and public realm
  • Transport and infrastructure masterplanning (including digital, energy/utility and civic infrastructure)
  • Pedestrian movement
  • Car, bus and cycle parking
  • Land-use assessment and planning
  • Planning application support (Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, and Construction and Delivery Management Plans)
  • Decide and Provide (Vision and Validate) Transport Assessments 

We are Steer

Yes, you are in the right place. After 40 years, we have changed our name from Steer Davies Gleave to mark our growing international footprint and our expanding portfolio into sectors beyond transport.

Explore our new website to learn more about Steer: who we are, how we work and what our future holds.