27 Barton Road, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3PA
01359 235 071

About G.H. Bullard & Associates LLP

Since its formation by Gerry Bullard in November 1987, the Practice of G.H. Bullard & Associates has developed to be able to offer Civil Engineering solutions to a client base of local and national developers, Engineering Consultants, Architects, Solicitors and Local Authorities, as well as private non-engineering businesses.

Close relationships with many Clients have been formed and as a result, the Practice's client base has grown steadily over the years based on its reputation for expert advice and value for money. Keeping up to date with the latest industry developments and software, as well as continued training also enables the Practice to maintain such standards.

The Company is able to offer our services primarily within the East Anglia region, specifically Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Essex. It also offers previous experience in the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire as well as other locations in the East and West Midlands. However, it is not restricted to these regions if it can be of assistance elsewhere

Please contact Dan Henning (dan@ghbullard.co.uk) or Josh Brown (josh@ghbullard.co.uk) in the first instance if we can be of assistance.


What we offer


Local Plan / LDF Advice

Conceptual Drainage Design

Discussions with Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA)

Outline Drainage Strategies

Highway Advice


Flood Risk Assessments

Foul / Surface Water Drainage Advice (including Liaison with SAB)

Outline Drainage (including SuDS) Design

Transport Assessments / Statements

Travel Plans

Highway and Transportation Advice

Vehicle / Speed Surveys

Representation at Planning Appeals / Enforcement Inquiries


3D Highway (Private and Adoptable) Design

Section 38 and 278 Highway Agreement Negotiations

Foul and Surface Water (Including SuDS) Drainage Design

Section 104, 106 and 185 Drainage Agreement Negotiations


Contract Administration

Site Inspections / Queries


Technical Staff

Understand who you will be working with


Dan has over 20 years experience working within the Civil Engineering Industry, working on a variety of infrastructure projects, extending the full scale of size and complexity. Dan joined G H Bullard & Associates from Ove Arup & Partners in June 2004 and became a Partner of the Practice in July 2005 before stepping into the Senior Partner role in 2016. Whilst at G H Bullard & Associates he has helped the practice to develop a broad client base of local and national developers, Architects and Solicitors, as well as Local Authorities who have been represented by the Practice at Local Plan, Planning Appeal and Enforcement Inquiries as well as carrying out Civil Engineering designs.

Within the practice, Dan takes responsibility for the running of the practice and detailed design of most of our projects. The work is primarily highways and drainage based design work, solving problems required under the provisions of the Highways Acts and Water Industries Act for drainage and highway adoption by Local Authorities. He also has a key involvement in various projects at all stages in design from concept design to completed site handover.

Josh became a Partner of the Practice in April 2013, having joined G H Bullard & Associates from Swansea University in June 2008 with a First Class (Honours) Master of Engineering degree. He has been involved in numerous highways and drainage projects of varying scales during his time working with Gerry and Dan.

Within the practice, Josh assists with the highways and drainage detailed design as well as providing advice during the planning stage including the preparation of Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Strategies, Transport Statements/Assessments and Travel Plans.

Gerry established the Practice of G H Bullard & Associates in November 1987 following 24-years service in Local Government within the Highway Engineering sector.

Gerry has now retired but is retained as a Consultant for planning stage advice in highway, drainage and traffic engineering matters.


In September 2015, Jeff joined G H Bullard & Associates from Suffolk County Council where he was the Flood & Water manager. In Suffolk County Council's role as the Lead Local Flood Authority, Jeff was responsible for dealing with the emerging flood and water legislation. Prior to that role, he was the Highway Development Manager for Suffolk County Council in their role as Local Highway Authority and worked closely with the various Local Planning Authorities.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice and this will be utilised for flood risk assessments, drainage strategies and flooding/drainage implications during the planning stage.

Carol joined G H Bullard & Associates from Suffolk County Council in April 2016 with over 27 years experience working within the Highways Industry. Carol previously led the Development Management team at Suffolk County Council, responding to planning applications, negotiating planning obligations and highway adoption agreements and representing the County Council at appeals. She also has previous experience in highway design, traffic management, accident investigation and feasibility reports for transportation projects.

Carol is well placed within the practice to advise on cost effective, deliverable transport solutions when advising on transport statements/assessments and highways implications during the plannning stage.

Mark joined GH Bullard & Associates from Skanska in August 2017 with over forty years’ experience working within the Highways and Water Industry sectors. Mark has considerable experience designing and project managing highways projects of varying complexities for developers, local authorities and Highways England. He has managed high performing design teams and is an experienced Project Manager. Mark has NEC Contract administration experience and has undertaken the role of Principal Designer in accordance with the CDM Regulations 2015. He also has experience in traffic management, safety studies and feasibility reports for transportation projects.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Summary of Duties

Who this includes

Organisations or individuals for whom a construction project is carried out.


  • Make suitable arrangements for managing a project;
  • Appoint other duty holders;
  • Allocate sufficient time and resources; and
  • Make sure:
    • Relevant information is prepared and provided to other duty holders;
    • The principal designer and principal contractor carry out their duties; and
    • Welfare facilities are provided.

Who this includes

People who have construction work carried out on their own home, or the home of a family member that is not done as part of a business, whether for profit or not.


Domestic clients are in scope of CDM 2015, but their duties as a client are normally transferred to the:

  • Principal Contractor;
  • Contractor (on a single contractor project); or
  • Principal Designer (by written agreement).

Who this includes

Those who, as part of a business, prepare or modify designs for a building, product or system relating to construction work.


  • Eliminate, Reduce, Inform or Control foreseeable risks that may arise during:
    • Construction;
    • Maintenance; and
    • Use.
  • Provide information to the project team.

Who this includes

Those who do the actual construction work and can be either an individual or a company.


  • Plan, manage and monitor construction work under their control;
  • Coordinate their activities with others in the project team;
  • Comply with directions given to them by the principal designer or principal contractor; and
  • For single-contractor projects, prepare a construction phase plan.

Who this includes

People who work for or under the control of contractors on a construction site.


They must:

  • Be consulted about matters which affect their health, safety and welfare;
  • Take care of their own health and safety and others who may be affected by their actions;
  • Report anything they see which is likely to endanger either their own or othersÂ’ health and safety; and
  • Co-operate with their employer, fellow workers, contractors and other duty holders.

Who this includes

Designers appointed by the client in projects involving more than one contractor. They can be an organisation or an individual with sufficient knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the role.


  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project. This includes:
    • Identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks; and
    • Ensuring designers carry out their duties.
  • Prepare and provide relevant information to other duty holders; and
  • Provide relevant information to the principal contractor to help them plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the construction phase.

Who this includes

Contractors appointed by the client to coordinate the construction phase of a project where it involves more than one contractor.


  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the construction phase of a project. This includes:
    • Liaising with the client and principal designer;
    • Preparing the construction phase plan;
    • Organising cooperation between contractors and coordinating their work.
  • Ensure:
      Suitable site inductions are provided;
    • Reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorised access;
    • Workers are consulted and engaged in securing their health and safety; and
    • Welfare facilities are provided.