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Peter Blair Head of Transport Planning - North

Peter is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. 

As Manchester Office Director, Peter has responsibility for the 135 colleague strong Manchester Office, comprising all services offered by WYG in the UK.

As Head of Transport Planning North, Peter is responsible for the management and technical output of our transport planning and highways teams located in six offices in the North of England and Scotland. Peter has 30 years’ experience, the last 25 of which have specialised in the access and transportation aspects of development and infrastructure. He retains a high level of direct involvement with Clients and on projects and frequently stands as an Expert Witness representing Clients interests. Peter provides the highways and transport related analyses, reports, services and tactical support to deliver development. He has excellent contacts with private clients, professional institutions, local authorities, barristers, planning consultants and architects across the industry. He is chosen by a wide range of private and Local Authority clients to act as their Expert Witness on the highways and transportation aspects of their planning cases.

Typical projects include:

  • 1040 home, school and employment development at Standen, Clitheroe
  • Expert Witness on a case to secure planning approval for the operator of the Waste Collection contract for Wiltshire.
  • Transport Consultant to the Tatton Estate
  • Over 100 superstore projects
  • Promoting sites totaling over 1500 homes in Cheshire
  • Expert witness on behalf of the consortium of opposing authorities on the Preston Tithebarn case
  • Advancing the transportation case to secure planning approval for the largest glass making factory in Europe, Quinn Glass near Chester
  • Expert witness for the Wakefield Wildcats stadium, hotel, employment and distribution development.