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blog: Five months at ITP

Author: Noel Lavery

To kick things off, I’ve been working in development planning for around 2 and a half years, and most of my experience has been centred around delivering the transport aspects of planning applications for developments.  

I’ve worked on a variety of projects ranging from modelling equine movements around central London to designing speed calming measures on a residential road in Crawley. 

Life at ITP

When I joined ITP in November 2018, I was the latest addition to a Development Planning team of engineers, modellers and planners working with public and private sector clients, to deliver sustainable developments and solutions. 

My role involves working on projects from feasibility assessments right through to the preparation of practical drawings that subcontractors will use to construct new infrastructure with the aim of ensuring developments are sustainable and accessible.

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Working together, the development planning team helps clients achieve planning consent for their developments by assessing:

  • How will people come and go from the site?
  • What impact will this have on the existing transport network?
  • What can be done to improve the situation?
  • What does the policy and guidance say?

By answering these questions, we can identify the existing demand on the transport network, evaluate the current provision of travel to and from the site, and recommend ways to improve access from strategic routes to individual users. 

Using this insight, we can propose sustainable solutions and designs to deliver development and the social and economic improvements that come with it.

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From start to finish, we try to create developments that make a positive change and that's a role I’m proud to be in. I’ve found that with good transport planning and design, developments can be sustainable, can influence, and can define good practice. If a development is accessible to people, it can provide for people too; and that’s why the transport aspect of development planning is so important.

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It’s not all about work!

Whilst the team are certainly passionate about what they do, we have some fun too. I’ve been singing in the rain at the top of the hills in the Peak District, rubbing shoulders with royalty at the company’s 20th birthday event, and bowling with team members from all five offices (and sadly losing!). Although I only joined the company 5 months ago, I’m already happy to sing ITP’s praises.

If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to work at ITP and the career opportunities we’ve got coming up, please get in touch.


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