Sanderson Associates

Highway, Traffic, Transportation and Water Consulting Engineers


Tel. 01924 844080


Welcome to Sanderson Associates

Sanderson Associates (Consulting Engineers) Limited are a specialist firm of Highways, Traffic, Transportation and Water Consulting Engineers.

The business was founded in January 1987 at a small office located in Holmfirth, the business quickly outgrew these offices and expanded into premises at Scissett, thereafter further expansion saw us move to larger premises at Waterloo and in 2006 we relocated to our bespoke offices at Grange Moor, situated midway between Huddersfield and Wakefield and benefiting from being in very close proximity to both the M1 and M62.

We have enjoyed 30 years in business delivering experienced advice, and during that time have worked on well over 9,900 schemes for our Clients in both the Private and Public Sectors.

We support our Clients 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.

In June 2016 we became part of the Multi-Disciplinary Fairhurst Engineering Consultancy who employ over 500 staff.

In addition to our Planning, Detailed Design and Construction services Fairhurst can extend support by providing Geo/Environmental, Civil and Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Planning Support from its network of offices located throughout the UK.

Sanderson Associates Mission Statement:

‘To be market leader in the Highway, Traffic, Transportation and Water Engineering professions.’

What We Do…






What our Clients Say

  • Construction Traffic Management Plan

    Sanderson Associates have been very helpful for us and our clients. They proved efficiency and competitive pricing. Thank you for your services.

    Andreea Raicu, Architect – Tang & Associates Ltd

  • Flood Risk Assessment

    Sanderson’s were a great in helping us with our planning application for a new material silo at our manufacturing base in Sheffield. Darren was efficient and swift in his discussions with the council on the need for a flood risk assessment on the site. Darren’s knowledge of the site and surrounding area and consequent discussions with the council determined that we didn’t need one which has brought the timeline of our application forward by 3 weeks!

    Thank you Darren

    James Sallows, Project Manager – Loadhog Limited

  • Travel Plan

    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

    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 the finished report we could not speak more highly of the service that we received. From start to finish the process was clear and timings prompt and you kept us informed every step of the way and querying any issues you encountered.

    Please pass my genuine thanks to all the team including yourself of course it has been seamless, should I ever require your services again I will have no hesitation in contacting you.

    Steve Jamieson, Individual

  • Highway Technical Letter in Support of Residential Development

    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

    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 excellent in helping me reach a solution to the challenges and hopefully we will move the scheme forward with the appropriate authority. I have no reservation in recommending Adam and the team to any interested parties.

    Adrian Moore, Classic Developments Ltd.

  • Flood Risk Assessment, Data Centre, Keighley

    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, Modern New Build House, London

    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

    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 thank you.

    David Gibson, Lumia Homes part of Incommunities Housing Association

  • Transport Statement, Proposed Residential Development, Hardingham, Norfolk

    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

    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.

    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 working them through with Highways. The outcome was they went with one of the options and the application was then recommended for approval and subsequently approved. Looking forward to working with him on our next project.

    Dave Greenwood, Norfolk

  • Stage 3 Road Safety Audit

    The service provided was professional, direct to the point and alternatives were provided on discussion of the reports requirements, a user friendly service in every way to a legacy job with very little background information.

    Thank you

    Steven Johnston – Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd

  • Flood Risk Assessment, Proposed Residential Development

    Thank you for your assistance on the Flood Risk assessment in relation to our works being carried out at the house.

    I would like to add that I only called yesterday seeking advice on a flood risk assessment not knowing what it entails and you have acted extremely quickly. You listened and gave valuable, honest advice in accordance with the level of work required which shows your company is efficient, trustworthy and at the utmost very professional. You could have easily taken the work on and we would have been none of the wiser but instead you dealt with the request accordingly and proportionately to our construction and also took the matter into your own hands.

    Furthermore I would definitely recommend Sanderson Associates to anyone looking for your services. Once again I cannot thank you enough.

    Many kind regards, Catalina Clarke

  • Highways Advice, Proposed Residential Development, Micklepage Paddock

    I would just like to reiterate my thanks, together with those of my clients, for all the work that you did in assisting to obtain planning permission for the above project. Highways had always indicated that being able to provide adequate sight lines onto the main road would be a major factor in determining this application. Following the traffic survey which you organised and the subsequent approval in obtaining County Highways acceptance was a large factor in the granting of permission. A great credit to you and your organisation – Many Thanks.

    John Fortune Architect

Just a Little Bit More About Us…

Completed Schemes

To date we are pleased to have been appointed on and completed over 11,100 schemes for our clients.


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.

Security and Stability

Sanderson Associates have enjoyed 32 Years in business delivering experience and tailored advice to our clients needs.

Some of Our Valued Clients….