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 over 32 years in business delivering experienced advice, and during that time have worked on well over 11,200 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

  • Access Feasibility Study, Proposed Private Residential Development

    I have recently worked on a project with Karen and Ashley at Sanderson’s and they were extremely helpful, professional and worked to my extremely tight deadline.

    I have no hesitation in recommending this company their attention to detail and professionalism was much appreciated.

    Rosie Marsh (Private Individual)

  • Analysis of Speed Survey and Swept Path Analysis, Residential, Cambridge

    Brett and the Sanderson’s team were invaluable to us in obtaining highways consent which in part cleared the way for our planning application to be approved. They provided a proactive professional and personable approach to satisfy and fulfil the Cambridgeshire highways requirements.

    We recommend them and will use them again.

    Daykin Waters – Waters Developments

  • Stage 2 Road Safety Audit, Residential, Staffordshire

    Sanderson Associates were the successful bidder for carrying out a Stage 2 Road Safety Audit on behalf of TSP Projects. Their team were committed to the tight programme, and not only did they undertake the audit and agree terms and conditions in a short space of time they were receptive and flexible with planning the date for site with the project team.

    John Newton, Senior Engineer – TSP Projects Limited

  • 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

Just a Little Bit More About Us…

Completed Schemes

To date we are pleased to have been appointed on and completed over 11,200 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….