Gateway TSP Services

Highway Expert Witness

Gateway TSP offer a range of services with respect to the provision of highway expert witness advice. Our experience in this field includes planning applications, planning enforcement appeals, public highway closure and Traffic Regulation Orders, public rights of ways issues (closures and diversions) and alleged professional negligence. We have experts in the fields of Traffic and Transportation, Highway Design and Accident Investigation.

Public Inquiry

Representing both private clients and Local Planning/Highway Authorities, Gateway TSP's consultants regularly attend local hearings and Public Inquires and provide written statements to benefit highway decision making and arbitration.

When Planning permission is refused an applicant has the right to appeal which can take the form of:

  • Written Representations Appeal - a simple exchange of statements
  • Local Hearing - a meeting between all parties with an Inspector
  • Public Inquiry - where a professional witness provides formal evidence in court and is cross examined by counsel acting for opposing parties.

In all three cases an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State considers all evidence presented, asks his/her own questions of witnesses and views the site, before deciding whether to allow or dismiss the appeal.

Professional Negligence and Personal Injury

An opinion of causation where redress against the Local Highway Authority or third parties may be required following a road traffic or personal injury accident.