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    River Arun Internal Drainage District Public Local Inquiry

    The Public Local Inquiry opended on Tuesday 20th February 2018

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    Southwark - Aylesbury Estate Public Inquiry

    The Public Inquiry has now officially closed.

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  • M4 Corridor Around Newport Public Local Inquiry

    M4 Corridor Around Newport Public Local Inquiry

    The Public Local Inquiry opened 28 February 2017 and is expected to last for five months

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  • Barking Riverside Extension Public Inquiry

    Barking Riverside Extension Public Inquiry

    Decision announced on 4 August 2017

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    Werrington Grade Separation TWAO Public Inquiry

    The Inquiry  officially closed on Friday 15th December 2017

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    Essex - Level Crossings Public Inquiry

    The Inquiry has adjourned until further notice

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    Canterbury - St Margaret's Street CPO

    The Inquiry has now closed.

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    Brent Cross Cricklewood - CPO No. 1 & 2

    The Secretary of State has issued his decision on these CPOs

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This is our Dedicated Public Inquiries Website

Persona Associates is a long established independent Consultancy that is able to offer a complete service package - Programme Officers, Witness Training and Inquiry Web Site Management - in relation to Public Inquires into renewable energy, planning, compulsory purchase orders, transport and highway projects.

To find out more about Persona Associates, please visit our main company website at personaassociates.com

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  • Janet Davies

    We really appreciated your input and guidance.

  • Robert Owen

    an effective and personal service at an affordable cost

  • Greg Jones QC

    always cheerful, calm, flexible and extremely efficient

  • Stephen Webb

    Persona Associates deliver a first class inquiry administration service

  • Phil Goodfield

    A wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise, greatly appreciated

  • Penny Carter

    an effective and efficient service and their knowledge and expertise are key to the professional management of the Public Inquiry

  • Andrew Phillipson

    performance throughout the Inquiry was, to my mind, impeccable.

  • Keith Morgan

    thoroughly well organised and worked well with everyone involved

  • Jim Dunning

    helpful, friendly and very efficient thus making the hearings run smoothly and reducing the stress on the planning team

  • Michael Ellison

    I wish to record my keen appreciation...

  • Keith Smith

    During the inquiry all the administrative arrangements were handled by the Programme Officer

  • Rupert Warren

    the HA would like to record its thanks for (as usual) invaluable assistance

  • Dr Mark Tyrer

    I was impressed by your boundless, even-tempered patience

  • Thomas Hill QC

    thank you for your very considerable assistance in ensuring the smooth running of the inquiry

  • David Cooper

    An effective Programme Officer is absolutely essential

  • Chris Longley MBE

    Consistently excellent administration under pressure and in the public gaze is a rare gift and you have it.

Programme Officers

Programme Officers

Persona has a pool of fully trained Programme Officers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience, together with the independent role, which is so important, especially with increased scrutiny caused by the Human Rights Act. They all have constant office back up and extensive up-to-date experience of dealing with members of the public, objectors, barristers and other legal/professional representatives, so there is always somebody available.


Witness Training

Expert Witness Training

We, in conjunction with Professional Solutions, offer a two or three day Training Package which has the objective of helping the experts present their evidence as competent professionals who inspire confidence in the Inspector and impart real credibility to their evidence. The Training is presented by two specialist Barristers, a professional proof writer and retired Planning Inspector. The course includes a "Mock Inquiry".

Inquiry Web Hosting

For several years Persona has been providing a dedicated "independent" website for most Inquiries that it has been involved with. The sites have been universally welcomed and have proved a valuable tool before, during and after the Inquiry.

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