our team

Infrastructure Planning & Design Ltd consists of a small and friendly team of hard-working individuals that each bring their own level of expertise and strengths to each project we undertake. 

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Our Team

Infrastructure Planning & Design Ltd consists of a small and friendly team of hard-working individuals that each bring their own level of expertise and strengths to each project we undertake. 

Steve Fisher


Steve has been working in the highways and drainage industry since 1990 and specialises in the post planning delivery of a scheme.

As well as providing post planning development Steve provides pre planning assistance and likes to work with Architects and Clients to further develop ideas leading to feasible and cost-effective solutions.  Steve strives to look at the big picture of designs and will always try to help to optimise a scheme to benefit his Client’s needs.

Steve loves working in engineering and likes to generate enthusiasm in the office with his commitment to providing the best service for the Client.

Clare Peart


Clare is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation with over thirty years experience on a wide variety of civil engineering, transportation, and infrastructure projects.

Clare has been responsible for the delivery of all aspects of projects including planning, detailed design, contract preparation, project management, financial management, health and safety, role of Principal Designer/CDM, construction supervision and business development.

Specific technical experience includes project management and checking the designs of highway and drainage designs in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and local authority design guides.

Richard Pettit


Richard is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager status; as well as being a Fellow of ICE and CIHT and Member of CIWEM.

Richard has wide ranging experience in civil engineering and transport planning with particular skills in development planning, highways, and water engineering.

Richard specialises in the development as a whole and pre-planning element of the life of a scheme.  Richard has spent the last 30 of his 45 years in the industry specialising in planning infrastructure necessary for achieving planning permission of development projects and assisting developers to win permission.

Richard has undertaken many Expert Witness projects and enjoys the challenge of developing a case and giving evidence.

Darryl Smith

Associate Director

Darryl specialises in pre planning transportation elements of new developments. Darryl has many years of experience working for private and public sector Clients undertaking transport planning, traffic modelling and junction assessment.

In IPaD Darryl leads the team responsible for the production of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, traffic modelling, and network analysis to support planning submissions.
Darryl also works alongside the preliminary design team to help shape and optimise a scheme in the early stages.

Nigel Harvey

Associate Director

Nigel specialises in the post planning design and implementation of highway and drainage schemes. Nigel has over 20 years of experience of highways and drainage design.

Nigel leads the team responsible for production of detail design plans and specifications for both technical approval, tender and construction of highways and drainage schemes.

Nigel will work with all members of a team assisting with pre planning works, through the detail design and supervision of site construction.  Nigel has experience of the cost and buildability of schemes and uses his experience to help to optimise a scheme for the Client.

Steve Frost

Principal Engineer

Steve specialises in the post planning design and implementation of highways schemes. Steve has over 25 years of experience of highways both as a designer and as a site supervisor.

Steve produces detailed designs, tender and construction drawings for schemes and he specialises in the 3D design of highways (horizontal and vertical alignments) and earthworks modelling using the PDS design package.  This is in accordance with the relevant design standards to gain technical approval from the local highway authority.

Beth Onions

Senior Transport Planner / Senior Engineer

Beth primarily works in the Transportation Team of IPaD preparing Transport Assessments and Statements, Travel Plans and Construction Management Plans for planning submissions. 

She is also a member of the highways and drainage design team preparing detailed design plans for technical approval, tender and construction.  Beth specialises in preparing initial junction designs and completing the modelling for the Transport Assessments as well as completing swept path analysis.


We are proud of our small, friendly team and, even when not actively recruiting, are always excited to hear from potential candidates if you feel you’d be a great fit.

Please feel free to drop us a line and your CV using the ‘Contact Us’ details provided below.

We actively invest in our staff to ensure that we provide our clients with the highest possible calibre of industry expertise. We offer career development pathways and support staff members with dedicated training support and routes to accreditation. We also offer flexible working practices with supported home working.