Public Inquiries

We provide a full range of services to those groups especially community based groups faced with large planning applications and inquiries into airports, runways, roads/bypasses and leisure development. 

We offer:

  • A full introduction and training module in public inquiry procedures and requirements
  • Preparation of detailed evidence and Rule 6 statements
  • Appearing as witnesses and giving evidence and undergoing cross-examination
  • Undertaking cross-examination of witnesses appearing for the “other side”
  • Writing rebuttals of evidence written by the “other side”
  • Media work and press release

In recent years we have carried out some or all of these tasks at the following public inquiries:

  • Thames Gateway Bridge
  • Manchester Runway 2
  • Heathrow Terminal 5
  • Redhill Aerodrome
  • Stansted Airport Expansion
  • Birmingham Northern Relief Road
  • Broughton Bypass
  • Lancaster Heysham M6 Link (Northern Bypass)
  • Kirkby Stephen Bypass
  • Walton on Thames Bridge
  • Westbury Bypass

Our expertise is in the following areas:

  • Conformity with national and regional/local planning policy
  • Sustainability appraisal
  • Traffic impacts and newly generated/induced traffic
  • Air Quality
  • Noise
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Impact/Job creation
  • Health Impacts

Link to Stansted Airport Public Enquiry proofs of evidence

R1 Public Inquiry 4


Links Heysham M6 Link (Lancaster Northern Bypass) Public Enquiry proofs of evidence

Accidents & Safety
Air Quality
ESTA Climate Change
ESTA Noise

Westbury Bypass Links

Public Inquiry
Inquiry Proof - Climate
Inquiry Proof - Economics