How EUX reduced congestion, increased revenue and helped deliver development value

Traffic congestion is a seriously expensive problem to fix. If you are developer then you will already know this.

One huge problem that anyone needing the support of third party stakeholders knows is that sometimes fact and reality are along way apart.

We have worked with many organisations who have instructed traffic engineers to agree with local authorities and other consultees the capacities on various parts of a network. But in many cases politicians, local residents and other groups simply do not accept the facts

We have always built extra time in to our work, as perceptions take a time to go away

Outlet management had been openly criticised for lack of car park management and traffic issues around the site, which finally led Cheshire Constabulary to write to the site to put on record an objection to any further expansion on the site.

It couldn’t get much worse – but it did on one of the gridlock days the Cheshire West Council head of Highways was actually stuck in the car park for 3 hours. One of the senior politicians then said no way are we discussing any further growth at Cheshire Oaks.

McArthur Glen instructed us to try and assist using EUX principles led by Director of Engagement and outreach Gary Cartmell, Claire Schofield, and Steve Glover they spent 6 months working with all the channels so important to EUX

The result was unanimous agreement by the Council to support our plans even with the impact on their own Northgate Centre regeneration.

The Committee said “ I wish other applicants were here to listen to this and the way in which MAG has gone beyond engagement “

If you have a problem that you feel might benefit from our approach please contact our Director of Engagement and outreach Gary Cartmell at