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The GeoPlace consultancy team are leading experts in the transport network and highways sector, with years of experience supporting authorities to optimise data to delivering efficiency for stakeholders and to residents, reducing costs in running an optimised service.

We specialise in:

  1. Lane Rental Scheme Implementation
  2. Permit Scheme Reviews
  3. Traffic Sensitive Reviews
  4. Reinstatement Reviews
  5. Additional Street Data Reviews
  6. Network Reviews
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Why GeoPlace?

The delivery team is made up of several leading experts in transport schemes and has years of experience in delivering and supporting local authorities. Our staff have been at the forefront of Lane Rental Schemes and Permit schemes in terms of influencing policy and procedures (HAUC England Guidance) on a national level, working with authorities to help implement schemes, advising the industry on best practice and keeping authorities informed.

  • GeoPlace is an ambassador for the NSG to local government and provides strategic advice on its future development.
  • GeoPlace has supported the delivery of legislation, guidance and operational advice to DfT and partners based on its close working relationship with UK Highways authorities.
  • Relationships with the utility sectors significantly help streamline the implementation process. We work with well-known independent transport consultants with specialisms in transport modelling and the economic assessment of transport schemes across the UK.
  • Our support to local highways authorities’ annual performance and regular transport scheme reviews means we are well placed to know how best to shape and implement transport schemes.

How can GeoPlace help you?

If you have any areas of work you would like support from GeoPlace that falls outside of the 6 services above – please get in touch. GeoPlace also provides consultancy services to central government and the Utility sector contact [email protected] for details.

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020 7630 4600

Working with us

Moving to a Lane Rental Scheme

We have successfully introduced and evaluated permit schemes meaning we have the experience and knowhow to help authorities to move to a Lane Rental Scheme.

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Permit Scheme Implementation and Evaluation

GeoPlace’s partnership with JAG(UK) and GK-TC has meant together it has been possible to view numerous permit schemes at a variety of stages, including implementation and review methods, since Permit schemes were introduced.

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Working With Us

Traffic Sensitivity Review Service

A current traffic sensitive network is crucial in identifying highly trafficked highways that works or activities in these streets are likely to be particularly disruptive to other road users.

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Our services

Network reviews

We can help to review and improve the quality of local authority LSGs

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Our services

Reinstatement reviews

GeoPlace aids authorities in reassessing Reinstatement categories using a Calculator that gathers data from multiple sources, such as traffic flow and road surface longevity. It ensures comprehensive reinstatement specifications and updates the reinstatement category accordingly.

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Our services

Additional Street Data (ASD) reviews

Helping you to compare and combine datasets

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Meet the team

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Strategic Product & Data Development Manager

Richard Groombridge

Strategic Product & Data Development Manager
Richard Groombridge

Richard is a Chartered Geographer and is the Strategic Product & Data Development Manager at GeoPlace. He has proven experience in advisory services and project management for internal and external stakeholders in the development of data specifications, implementation and evaluation of permit schemes, implementation of lane rental schemes and systems and data quality improvements. He also has expertise in developing and testing market propositions and creating products and services around the collection, improvement and use of street related data

Richard has built strong relationships within a large and diverse community with over 1500 individuals, including Local Authorities and Central Government, statutory undertakers, Ordnance Survey, LGA, Emergency Services, and members of the public.

Previously as National Street Data Manager, he was an ambassador for the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) to local and central government including the provision of technical advice to a wider user base on the content and use of the NSG. Richard has also had previous experience of working in local government from his time as a Street Custodian at Kent County Council and as Address Custodian at Medway Council. Whilst at Kent Richard played an integral part in the implementation of the first Permit Scheme implemented in Kent and has since advised and helped authorities prepare their street data for permit schemes in his current role.

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David Capon

David Capon

David Capon is the JAG(UK) Manager and has worked extensively with the JAG(UK) community in delivering improved communications, management of the network and local knowledge and expertise. Most notably, Dave has played a central role in the delivering of the permit legislation, guidance and operational advice. He has made a significant contribution to the finalisation of government sponsored Codes of Practice, regulations and impact assessments.

Dave regularly engages with the DfT, devolved Governments, Network Rail, Highways England, statutory undertakers and local authorities to deliver continuous improvement to the community. He works hard to support members authorities by: attending regular national, regional and local meetings, providing an on-line library of existing legislation, regulations, procedures and guidance for authorities and their officers, acting as an online advisory service and providing prompt guidance on emerging issues and delivering a focused approach as part of the GeoPlace/Local Government Association family.

Dave provides expertise to the Lane Rental Scheme delivery team.

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Business Development Manager

Tamsin Fulton

Business Development Manager
Tamsin Fulton

Tamsin has supported businesses and organisations in a variety of sectors to transform the way they work. Her skills and experience will guide you in adopting the right products and services from GeoPlace, and help you achieve efficiencies whatever your market.

Tamsin has expertise in innovation and service development, if you want to try something new, she’s always happy to explore novel ideas and work with you to identify how GeoPlace can support your vision.

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Independent Transport Consultant

Gary Kyle

Independent Transport Consultant
Gary Kyle

Gary is an independent transport consultant specialising in transport modelling and economic assessment of transport schemes. With 30 years’ experience in private sector consultancy, Gary has successfully delivered his transport planning expertise on many local authority projects across the UK. Since assisting St Helens Council to deliver their permit scheme in 2010- 11, Gary has assisted 14 other local authorities to develop a business case in support of their plans to introduce a permit scheme. He continues to provide support to all, assisting with annual performance and regular permit fee reviews.


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