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Who we are

We are a passionate group of people who specialise in delivering transport planning solutions that fulfil, or enhance, the development ambitions of our clients. As a small and well-organised company we are able to maintain a highly client-focussed approach, whilst offering many years of experience gained at the largest transport planning and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies.

Gerard McKinney
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Gerard McKinney 
BA (Hons) MSc MCILT 
Position: Director
t. 0121 661 4871
e. gerard@hubtransportplanning.co.uk

Gerard has over 25 years in the field of transport planning consultancy and worked for several major transport planning consultancies before joining Hub Transport Planning as a Director in 2007. 

Gerard has specialised in supporting commercial development planning projects for about 24 years and his experience covers residential, retail, employment, and leisure developments. 

Gerard’s extensive experience covers traffic data collection and analysis, traffic modelling, transport assessment, travel planning, site evaluation and access appraisals, preliminary design work, S106 negotiation, public consultation, public inquiry, and due diligence work. 

Outside of work, Gerard enjoys participating in several sports including squash, racketball, golf and cycling; he also enjoys reading and following Birmingham City.

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James Parker
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James Parker 
BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng) MCIHT MILT
Position: Director
t. 0121 661 4870
e. james@hubtransportplanning.co.uk

James has over 20 years in the field of transport planning consultancy, working for several major transport planning consultancies before forming Hub Transport Planning in 2006. 

After starting with a local authority, James has since specialised in supporting commercial development projects, gaining experience in all aspects of transport planning including site evaluation and access appraisals, Transport Assessments and Travel Plans, as well as public consultation and public inquiry work. 

Outside of work, James is a keen golfer, enjoys cooking (and the odd glass of wine), spending time with his family, and following Exeter City FC.

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James Corbett
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James Corbett
HNC MCIHT
Position: Associate
t. 0121 661 4872
e. jamesc@hubtransportplanning.co.uk

James has over 15 years’ experience of transport planning across a number of private sector consultancies. 

James’ main focus has been towards supporting private sector clients with their development planning goals. 

James has experience in supporting a range of clients including developers, land agents and local authorities at all stages of the planning process, from initial site selection and feasibility studies through to planning applications and appeals. 

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family, including two young boys, as well as the occasional game of golf and following the fortunes of Aston Villa; he also enjoys a glass or two of whiskey (the expensive stuff!).

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Shannon Connolly
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Shannon Connolly
BA (Hons)
Position: Graduate Transport Planner
t. 0121 661 4873
e. shannon@hubtransportplanning.co.uk

Shannon graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in Geography and Planning, developing a keen interest in transport planning through key course modules which involved sustainability, mobility and the planning process.  Her dissertation focussed on the social sustainability of the transport network in Milton Keynes.

Outside of work, Shannon is a keen dancer and is trained in Russian Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary.  She is also a big fan of Celtic FC and enjoys spending the odd weekend in Glasgow cheering on the bhoys.

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