Paul Cockcroft BEng PhD CEng MIMMM FIOA has been practising in mining engineering and acoustics since 1983. He joined WBM in 1989, became a Partner in 1997 and Senior Partner in 2004. In 2021 Paul retired as Senior Partner and supports the business on a consultancy basis.
Paul has worked for many of the major mineral extraction and waste disposal companies in the UK and Mineral Planning Authorities on a wide range of surface mineral workings, aggregate related plant sites, waste disposal and recycling projects, including advising safeguarded wharf operators to protect vital industrial operations.
He also specialises in the measurement and prediction of environmental, industrial and transportation noise and acoustic aspects of site development, road schemes, rail-linked sites, traincare depots and commercial and residential developments.
Paul has prepared and presented evidence at planning appeals and for court cases, including Judicial Review applications, Breach of Condition Notices, nuisance cases and is known for his rigorous approach.
Paul enjoys walking including long distance paths on the South West Coast, Pembrokeshire Coast, the Coast to Coast, West Highland Way and the Pennine Way.