About Drainage Design Services and
Sanderson Associates

Sanderson Associates (Consulting Engineers) Limited are part of the multidisciplinary Fairhurst engineering consultancy, providing specialist Highways, Traffic, Transportation and Water Engineering consultancy services to a broad range of domestic and large commercial clients.

Sanderson Associates best value, objective, experienced, quality solutions for all your highway, traffic, transportation and water engineering needs.

Supporting you through ALL aspects of access planning to deliver cost effective solutions to satisfy the planning requirements.

From initial view on site to planning appeals and site supervision during Highway construction works, Sanderson Associates deliver objective, bespoke advice to ensure best value for money solutions.

  • Highway planning application advice
  • Transport Assessments
  • Sustainable transport schemes
  • Road & Sewer design
  • Flood Risk Assessments

Whilst our parent company, Fairhurst, can extend support through planning, detailed design and construction with Geo/Environmental, Civil and Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Planning support from its network of UK offices employing over 500 staff.

Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 31 Years in business delivering experience and tailored advice to your needs.

To date we are pleased to have been appointed on and completed over 10,700 of our client's schemes.

Following a recent internal audit we are delighted to report a success rate for our clients of 99.24% for all projects that we have worked on throughout the examined period.


What our Clients' say:

Travel Plan

Wed 21 November 2018

We have worked with Ashley, found the service very professional, efficient and cost-effective. We received the surveys and reports on time and were kept fully appraised with everything, excellent service all round. Recommend using Sanderson again in the future. Thank you, Al Ihsan Trust

Access Appraisal in Support of the Reinstatement of Access to a Residential Dwelling

Tue 7 August 2018

Brett, I would just like to pass on my personal thanks for the assistance you offered us in our planning application to reinstate an unused driveway into our renovation property. From the initial contact with the office staff, through the quote and the carrying out of the road survey, drawings, and associated work through to […]

Highway Technical Letter in Support of Residential Development – Testimonial

Thu 25 January 2018

Excellent service, very professional and enabled a very positive response back to the Highways Agency with a site plan we were having difficulties with. I’d highly recommend Sanderson’s. Peter Wilson, Individual

Transport Statement and Access Advice, Residential Development Circa 60 Dwellings – Testimonial

Fri 5 May 2017

During the course of the compiling the report for submission to planning I found Adam Darwin’s attitude and approach was very professional and supportive. We had several issues to resolve and I found him to respond very quickly and produce revised drawing for discussion with an excellent turnaround time. His phone manner and advice were […]

Flood Risk Assessment, Data Centre, Keighley

Wed 8 March 2017

Good communication and persistence coupled with a high level of professional expertise, has enabled what looked initially to be an insurmountable objection to be overcome. J O Steel, J O Steel Consulting, Bingley

Swept Path Analysis, New Build House, Testimonial

Wed 15 February 2017

Sandersons were appointed to conduct our swept path analysis study for a modern new build house in London. We found the service personable, attentive and thorough. Further, when confronted by a design problem, they were creative and positively contributed to its resolution. Ben Kirk, Associate, Edgley Design

Transport Statement – Proposed Residential Development, Shipley

Thu 8 December 2016

You were recommended to us for a housing site where you had previous experience of the neighbouring land. Every part of the experience was simple and positive and we have no problem recommending your services and consider you for further works. From us at Lumia Homes part of Incommunities Housing Association we would like to […]

Transport Statement, Proposed Residential Development, 6 Detached Dwellings

Wed 23 November 2016

Mr Greenwood is a highway wizard and worked his magic on the Hardingham scheme, without Sandersons input I am confident this scheme would have not passed… Henry Isotta-Day – Architectural Design Engineer, Clayland Architects

Flood Risk Assessment, Proposed Residential Development, Cobham, Surrey

Fri 28 October 2016

We were very pleased with the service received and the positive outcome for our client, and would not hesitate to recommend for flood risk assessments. Thanks very much for helping us with this project. Malcolm Jenkins, Architect, Malcom Jenkins Associates

Technical Letter in Support of Residential Development

Thu 28 July 2016

Recently worked with Robert in order to turn round a planning application which was being recommended for refusal due to Highways objections at the eleventh hour. On this one we had to really think out of the box quickly to mitigate the concerns. Robert was instrumental in coming up with options and innovative ideas and […]

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Sanderson Associates delivers experience and knowledge from top to bottom – headed by a Management Team at our Grange Moor office who manage the day to day project delivery and management of the office.

Our Management Team is led by Karen Smith and Peter Maurice based at Grange Moor, supported by the local Fairhurst Partners in Leeds and Newcastle.

The Management Team are supported by 19 committed technical and support staff all with specialist knowledge to provide you with the knowledge and experience to manage your requirements through the planning process.

Our experienced staff are from Local Government, Traffic Management, Water Management, Transportation Planning and Delivery ALL providing you with the best value advice and planning delivery whatever your scheme in the UK, Isle of Man or Ireland.


Some of our Recent Appointments:

New Instruction – Highway Statement

Fri 7 December 2018

Today,we were instructed by another new client to act as their Highway Consultant with an instruction from them on a very interesting project to carry out a Highway Statement for a proposed residential development in the West Midlands.

New Appointment – Public Rights of Way Coordination

Wed 5 December 2018

Our client entrusted us with their project and have appointed us to act as their detailed design consultant to provide provision of a Public Rights of Way Coordination for a proposed Highway Infrastructure development in South East England.

New Instruction – Drainage Design Drawings

Wed 5 December 2018

Our engineers’ commenced work today on a new instruction received from our client who has appointed us as their Drainage Design Consultant to provide Drainage Design Drawings for a proposed Highway Infrastructure Development in Essex.

New Appointment – Transport Statement

Tue 4 December 2018

We were today appointed by our client to act as their Highway Consultants to prepare a Transport Statement for a proposed residential development in Northumberland.

New Instruction – Highway Design Drawings

Tue 4 December 2018

Another new client instructed us today to act as their Highway Planning Consultant to provide Highway Design Drawings for a Highway Infrastructure development in Essex.

New Appointment – Transport Assessment

Mon 3 December 2018

We are pleased our client has entrusted us with their scheme today to provide a Transport Assessment for a proposed Highway Infrastructure Development in Essex.

New Instruction – Flood Risk Assessment

Mon 3 December 2018

Today, we were instructed by another new client to act as their Flood Risk Consultants with an appointment from them on a very interesting project to provide a Flood Risk Assessment for a proposed residential development in Cheshire.

New Appointment – Transport Statement

Mon 3 December 2018

Our client entrusted us with their project and have appointed us to act as their Highways Consultant to provide a Transport Statement for a proposed residential development in North Yorkshire.

New Instruction – Section 38 Design

Fri 30 November 2018

We are pleased our client has entrusted us with their scheme today to carry out Section 38 Design work for a proposed residential development in West Yorkshire.

New Appointment – Road Safety Audit

Fri 30 November 2018

We appreciate our latest appointment from our client to prepare a Road Safety Audit for a proposed Highway Infrastructure development in Essex.

Sanderson Associates best value, objective, experienced, quality solutions for all your highway, traffic, transportation and water engineering needs.

Contact Sanderson Associates

Sanderson Associates are able to assist you with complete highway planning, transportation and flood risk solutions, delivering for you and your scheme – To discuss your requirements please contact us directly on 01924 844080, e-mail us at mail@sandersonassociates.co.uk or click here to complete our secure online form.

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