Mark Nettleton is Director at Phil Jones Associates Limited, an established independent transport planning consultancy, known for its industry-leading street design capabilities. Mark is a Civil Engineer and Transport Planer with over 18 years’ experience of providing technical and strategic advice to public and private sector clients. He is best known for being the specialist transport advisor for large regeneration schemes at the former MG Rover plant at Longbridge and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Mark has strong working relationships with local authorities offering comprehensive transport and movement strategies for urban areas. He has led a number of ground breaking new initiatives to influence travel behaviour and parking choices in destination such as Birmingham City Centre, University of Birmingham, and at the NEC/BHX. Mark is also known for his work with developers seeking planning permission for urban extensions and new settlements, including emerging Garden Towns and Villages. Mark is a design review panel member and is a guest lecturer at the University of Birmingham.
Phil Jones is Managing Director at Phil Jones Associates Limited which he founded in 2003. PJA is an established transport planning consultancy, best known for its industry-leading street design capabilities. Phil is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the planning and design of development infrastructure. He specialises in achieving synergy between highway and urban design, with the aim of creating places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims. He has extensive experience on preparing technical guidance and standards and was part of the team that produced Manual for Streets and other seminal publications.
In recent years Phil has been involved in many cycling initiatives, including editing the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidelines and is a member of the DfT’s Cycle Proofing Working Group. He is an external examiner for the University of Westminster on its Transport Planning MSc course and sits on a number of Design Review panels which provide independent review of major transport and development proposals, including Transport for London and the national CABE panel. He regularly delivers training for fellow professionals, including on behalf of Urban Design London and is a guest lecturer for the Universities of Birmingham, Westminster and Nottingham Trent. Phil is a highly respected professional, with a broad range of knowledge spanning the fields of highways and transportation, urban design, practice, research and academia.
Phil Jones Associates (PJA) is an established transport planning and engineering consultancy, formed in 2003 by Phil Jones who has been joined by a strong senior team of Technical Directors, and supported by a committed team of graduates and professional staff. The overall company now numbers over 50 people and is continuing to grow, making us one of the largest independent transport planning and engineering firms in the UK. PJA currently operate from our headquarters in Birmingham and offices in London, Reading, Bristol and Exeter and with further expansion planned. PJA has a strong design ethos, working closely with a range of fellow professionals including architects, urban designers and landscape architects. Their core business is the planning and design of infrastructure for new developments, and we are now working on numerous large schemes involving thousands of homes. PJA is also well known for our industry-leading street design capabilities, blending transport planning, engineering and urban design, together with training and research work.