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
Local Plan / LDF Advice
Conceptual Drainage Design
Discussions with Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA)
Outline Drainage Strategies
Flood Risk Assessments
Foul / Surface Water Drainage Advice (including Liaison with SAB)
Outline Drainage (including SuDS) Design
Transport Assessments / Statements
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
Site Inspections / Queries
Old Maltings Approach, Melton
We were appointed as an engineer from Planning through Design and to Construction for Park Properties on their Old Maltings Approach Development in Melton.
Weavers Meadow, Hadleigh
We were appointed as the lead engineer from Planning through Design and to Construction for Persimmon Homes on their Weavers Meadow Development in Hadleigh.
Abbots Gate, Bury St Edmunds
We were appointed as the lead engineer from Planning through Design and to Construction for Land Charter Homes on their Abbots Gate in Bury St Edmunds.
Bixley Farm, Rushmere St Andrew
We were appointed as the lead engineer from Planning through Design and to Construction for Chater Homes on their Bixley Farm Development in Rushmere St Andrew.
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.
Domestic clients are in scope of CDM 2015, but their duties as a client are normally transferred to the: