Results 2020

Planning Categories

MK2050 Milton Keynes Strategic Growth Study (August 2019)

David Lock Associates / Milton Keynes Council

Submission Summary: At a time when strategic planning is not supported by the statutory planning system, we feel the Growth Study process is something that other plan making authorities could follow. The depth of analysis coupled with the breadth of input from other sectors at the outset of the process has generated proactive and positive conve...

Debenham Neighbourhood Plan

Debenham Parish Council

Submission Summary: Our Plan has brought the village together to plan for the future. Throughout the extensive consultation and engagement process the common theme motivated individuals and organisations to make positive contributions. That now features as part of the village’s new vision....’ a village at ease with itself!’
The ...

Enfield's New Local Plan and Heritage Strategy

London Borough of Enfield

Submission Summary: Enfield is preparing for transformational growth through its new Local Plan. A conscious decision to embrace growth is uniquely linked to a new Heritage Strategy SPD produced in collaboration with Enfield’s communities.
Co-consultation on the draft new Local Plan and Heritage Strategy was the difference. It used adapted m...

New Cross Area Framework

5th Studio with We Made That and Alan Baxter

Submission Summary: The New Cross Area Framework sets out an aspirational and practical vision to maximise the benefit of infrastructure investment, through co-ordinating, negotiating and integrating the needs and desires of all those that have a stake in the future of New Cross.  The Framework sets a trajectory for new development in ...

Drummond Street Neighbourhood Vision

Euston Town and Jan Kattein Architects

Submission Summary: A neighbourhood vision for Drummond Street and the surrounding area, which sets out an ambitious but viable plan for not just the survival, but the thriving and celebration of the current communities in the area - both business and residents. A plan that has been devised in collaboration with the local communities and ta...

Mayfield Partnership


Submission Summary: After 30 years of decline, it was crucial to the Mayfield Partnership to create an ambitious, future-proofed and above all people-centric vision for the future.

With construction set to start later this year on the first page of this exciting new chapter, the people of Manchester and visitors to the city, will...

Bakerloo Line Extension

Lewisham and Southwark Councils

Submission Summary: Coordinated planning for the new homes, jobs and regeneration that the Bakerloo Line Extension will bring to the growth corridor, and using this planning to galvanise local support and support case-making for investment. The efforts extend to joint working with the GLA and TfL as part of a unique Growth Partnership chair...

Energy planning for Wembley Park


Submission Summary: Securing planning permission for the use and location of the underground Envac waste system and site wide energy centre has unlocked the environmental and social benefits described above, making Wembley Park cleaner, greener, safer and more efficient. These pioneering energy saving projects are at the forefront of wa...

Footbridge to Telford Central Railway Station, Telford

apT – Development Consultancy part of Telford & Wrekin Council

Submission Summary: The completed, high profile development enhances the appearance and user experience of a key arrival point into Telford Town Centre ‘acting as a catalyst for future regeneration and development in the area,’ raising the quality of architecture within Telford Town Centre.

The bridge will contribute to the e...

Deephams Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade

Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Submission Summary:
The £250m Deephams STW Upgrade has fully upgraded London's 4th largest STW through a programme delivered by collaborative planning, design and engineering, and:
- was delivered alongside full operation of the original STW
- has eliminated off-site odour emissions
- has improved water quality in the Salmons ...

Local Infrastructure Initiatives Programme

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Submission Summary: The Tower Hamlets Infrastructure Planning Team are trailblazers of our field, planning one of the largest quantums of infrastructure seen by Local Authorities. We recognise the importance of working with our local communities to identify and deliver their local infrastructure priorities. Our LIIP is unique among Local Author...

City Living Preston (CLP)

Preston City Council (PCC) and Hive Land & Planning (Hive)

Submission summary: In 2009/10 a net total of five additional dwellings were delivered across Preston. In 2018/19 over 900 additional dwellings were constructed in the Preston and South Ribble urban area. City Living Preston (CLP) is the principal driving force behind this transformational acceleration in housing delivery, with 800 additional r...

Energy planning for Wembley Park


Submission summary: The continued implementation of the Wembley Park planning permission and subsequent RMAs has helped to deliver the UK’s largest Build to Rent development whilst also providing an average of 30% affordable homes for local people. Quintain were able to secure planning permission to unlock the site for increased housing ...

Whitehill & Bordon new housing delivery

Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Team, East Hampshire District Council

Submission summary: EHDC has accelerated housing delivery in the former Army town of Whitehill & Bordon by developing planning policies and strong governance structures, through engagement with key stakeholders.
Public infrastructure was a priority, with core elements developed ahead of housebuilding, including a new sports fa...

Clongriffin Project

Downey Planning

Submission summary: This project is deserving of an award as increased housing delivery is at the very heart of this project and its success is testament to the fast-track process of Strategic Housing Development. It is one of largest applications to be lodged in Ireland under this process and was achieved through the following:
57 printed co...

Bedford Passage - Middlesex Hospital Annex

Temple Group and Llewelyn Davies on behalf of UCLHC

Submission Summary: This is a unique and viable approach to regeneration and affordable housing and ensures the site - with an important social history - will flourish to benefit the local community. Through its Charitable Finance Initiative, UCLHC is in a unique position to deliver a proportion and mix of affordable housing in a location that ...

Sheerwater Canalside Regeneration

HTA Design LLP and Thameswey Group

Submission Summary: The redevelopment of Sheerwater through this new scheme is an exemplar example of how listening to feedback from existing residents of a place can help deliver a better residential development for an area.
An increased number of homes, more affordable housing and open space will be delivered for residents of the Borough,...

Upper Achintore Housing Development


Submission summary: Upper Achintore delivers sustainable, high-quality low-carbon affordable housing that responds to strong demand throughout Lochaber and the Highlands. It provides crucial support for local economic activity making it possible to attract and retain a skilled workforce. It over-delivers unit numbers in the context of the ...

Drovers Place

Chorus Homes, part of Places for People

Submission Summary: Working in partnership with the local planning authority and Homes England, Chorus Homes has transformed a dormant site, which previously had no affordable housing provision, into a development offering a huge choice of high-quality, affordable properties. The broad mix of homes, available for affordable...

Heathside & Lethbridge Estates Redevelopment

Avison Young

Submission Summary: Avison Young has provided planning consultancy services for over a decade on behalf of the Peabody Group in relation to the redevelopment of the Heathside and Lethbridge housing estates situated in the London Borough of Lewisham. By working closely with the LPA, the GLA and existing and neighbouring residents, planning p...

Local authority-led affordable housing in Islington

HTA Design LLP and London Borough of Islington

Submission Summary: HTA Planning has gained planning permission for nearly 1,000 homes across 25 challenging sites since 2009. Islington is a dense Borough with limited land for new homes. Yet, the Council has set an example of how infill sites can make a significant contribution to delivery of new homes. New affordable homes are delivered ...

Tree Preservation Order project review

London Borough of Southwark

Submission summary: Between 2018 and 2019, Southwark Council undertook a wholesale review and Capital Asset Valuation (CAVAT) of its protected tree stock; introducing a benchmark standard for the management of TPOs.
The data collected allows Southwark to better understand its urban forest, its risks and its values, and allows Sout...

Caithness-Moray HVDC electricity transmission link.

SSEN Transmission

Submission summary: Completed in January 2019, the success of this co-ordinated approach to biodiversity enhancement has driven our Business Plans ambitious targets for BNG which align with RTPI advice on Biodiversity in Planning and will positively contribute to the UN and Scottish Government Biodiversity strategy (2013).
BNG assessments...

Earth Trust River of Life II

Carter Jonas

Submission summary: A decline in biodiversity and in the ability of our environments to support life can be reversed by better planning and the implementation of projects that benefit ecosystems and people and therefore River of Life II deserves the award for Planning for the Natural Environment.

It demonstrates the ambition, creative t...

Shropshire Landscape and Visual Sensitivity Assessment


Submission summary: By using a systemic and transparent framework to identify those areas which can potentially accommodate development without adversely impacting landscape and visual character, this study:

•Demonstrates how landscape professionals can help to resolve strategic land use and planning questions.

•Can be adap...

Area Statements

Natural Resources Wales

Submission summary: An Area Statement is an online resource which provides a summary of the Natural Resources priorities, risks and opportunities in that place
following evidence gathered on the natural resources, the benefits they can provide and the engagement and involvement with others. They set out actions that society needs to t...

Garnett Wharfe

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West

Submission summary: Garnett Wharfe is a unique, attractive carbon-neutral mixed-use development comprising of houses, flats, a retirement complex, office space and a visitor centre. The development utilised its waterside location and historic legacy as a paper mill and installed a Twin Archimedes Screw Turbine Hydroelectric Gen...

The Autarkic House

Rural Solutions

Submission summary: The ambition of this project supersedes what many try to achieve with the development of a single residential dwelling. Not only does this scheme comply to Para 79e standards, a significant feat in itself, its purpose is incredibly inspiring. It is a brilliant example for others to aspire to 'Autarkic Living'...

Tide/Vision Modular Off Site Construction

HTA Design

Submission summary: HTA Planning, with modular construction expert Tide Construction, have been in the forefront of a new form of construction, off-site modular construction.
HTA Design and Tide have secured planning permissions for over 3,000 new homes which Tide have delivered on site. Tide are currently pursuing additional ...

Wind Microclimate Guidelines

City of London / RWDI

Submission summary: The Guidelines is a proactive initiative which places planning at the forefront of delivering real change delivering better environmental conditions to the public realm. Instead of being passive or reactive, the initiative demonstrates how a public planning authority can lead in delivering industry wide improvement in t...

Havant Town Centre Masterplan

Havant Borough Council

Submission summary: On one level the video is very a complete and succinct masterplan and vision for Havant town centre that can either form part of a wider presentation or act as a stand-alone video that can be shared widely to stakeholders and the community.
But much more than that, the video sets out the aspirations, promise and po...

Winckworth Sherwood’s planning team for helping make the UK’s biggest regeneration schemes happen

Winckworth Sherwood (WS)

Submission summary: Winckworth Sherwood’s work truly reflects that iconic, transformational regeneration schemes cannot be delivered without multi-party collaboration.

Two exemplars of our work are some of the most high-profile developments in the UK – Liverpool Waters and the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea opportunity are...


Dentons and Mills & Reeve

Submission summary: The Dentons and Mills & Reeve legal teams demonstrated creative and collaborative work in drafting, negotiating and settling the s.106 agreement for the Waterbeach scheme in a remarkably short timescale after resolution. This was done in a way which enables the 106 to remain “current”, market facing and f...

Battersea Power Station

Town Legal

Submission summary: Town Legal lawyers have been advising Battersea Power Station for some 12 years. We are very proud to have worked on such a high profile project for such a long time. In that time we have had to work with the client to achieve their objectives - spatial, financial, placemaking - and we are at the heart of their team. We ...

Luton Town; Power Court and Newlands Park mixed use developments

Pinsent Masons

Submission summary: Each project is a remarkable development in its own right, with Newlands being one of the largest out of town mixed-use developments consented recently. Power Court, with a new community stadium in the heart of the City's Town Centre flips on its head the more traditional approach to building a new stadium out of tow...

Planning and Infrastructure Team

Womble Bond Dickinson

Submission summary: Our work has involved highly complex and specialist litigation, which has led the establishment of important principles which protect the public (by removing the level crossing) and the public purse (through protecting public assets from TVG applications and ensuring that the developer pays for necessary level cros...

Addleshaw Goddard

Submission summary: AG have had a fantastic year representing clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal, influencing the Scottish Planning Bill and facilitating a number of major energy, retail and housing projects across England and Scotland which will contribute to achieving Government targets on energy, economic growth and a orda...

Iceni Projects

Submission summary: Iceni Projects is a multi-skilled consultancy which likes to do things differently. As a planning consultancy we are fortunate to have a myriad of colleagues on-hand with specialisms and backgrounds from archaeology to transport, operating across the country from four world class cities. We do not see these disciplines as se...

Inner Circle Consulting

Submission summary: We work with towns and city leaders delivering social and economic growth. The work we do provides an organisational mandate and robust evidence for local authority planning and regeneration teams, enabling them to do their jobs more effectively. Our multidisciplinary team applies principles-first thinking to urban planning ...

LUC Planning Consultancy


Submission summary: Since our foundation in 1966 LUC has provided a unique blend of planning and design services to a wide range of public, private and third sector clients. Our team of 50 planners works closely with landscape planning, heritage, and ecology colleagues to address the most significant and contemporary planning chall...


Submission summary: The past year has seen us working to maximise the delivery of much-needed new homes, increasingly recognised through repeat work from clients, including local authorities and housing associations. We’ve also been able to help deliver more community-based projects and further our involvement in major ongoing re...

Tetlow King Planning

Submission summary: TKP is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality consultancy work nationwide for our clients, producing outstanding results for them and the end users of all the schemes we work on. Planning is a tool to deliver solutions to the current housing crisis and we pride ourselves on the outstanding results in achievin...

Avison Young

Submission summary: Our Planning team includes over 130 professionals across the country, and scale of our team and the breadth and complexity of our expertise ensures that our planning advice is rooted in market-leading knowledge and understanding of the local and regional development context.

Our holistic and collaborative approach ...

London Borough of Redbridge Planning, Development Management and Technical Team

Submission summary: Redbridge’s development management and technical team have willingly undergone a transformation involving difficult questions, uncomfortable change, and new ways of working - all to provide an outstanding community service. 

They’ve re-organised teams, restructured weeks, scrutinised capacity ...

Borough Council of Wellingborough Planning Team

Submission summary: The new planning team as “ambassadors for high quality growth” have shown the importance of being efficient and effective – delivering timely, robust outcomes improving the local community and secure investment for the future. As Borough Council of Wellingborough moves towards a new unitary authority &...

Leven Road Gasworks, Poplar

St William

Submission summary: London Borough of Tower Hamlets: “This development is an example of how proactive partnership working between the planning authority and developers can lead to mutually beneficial results. The scheme provides benefits to local residents including space for a new school, a new park and generously landscaped public realm...

Beam Park

Lucid Planning

Submission summary: The Beam Park regeneration planning permission will deliver 3,000 new homes, including 50% affordable, through a 50/ 50 joint venture between Countryside and L&Q. Being supported by extensive infrastructure, including schools, new station, health facilities and central park that will serve both t...

Oak Cancer Centre (OCC), The Royal Marsden Hospital

Lambert Smith Hampton

Submission summary: The OCC will increase the Royal Marsden Hospital’s capacity for research and create an environment to enable the development of a new and improved model of care which will facilitate new outpatient, medical day-care, dry laboratories, and collaboration space for clinical researchers which will bring about faste...

Redevelopment of Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield, South Cambridgeshire

Urban&Civic, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Submission summary: The outline planning permission for Waterbeach, the largest consent to be granted in 2019, will create a new strategic and sustainable settlement to the north of Cambridge. It represents a successful public private partnership, extensive community engagement, strong stakeholder relationships and creates a flexibl...

SweetTree Fields Farm

Planning Potential

Submission summary: We secured a retrospective change of use from an agricultural use to care farming (sui generis) – following an earlier refusal – to allow an existing care farm to continue operating.
We believe that the permission achieved represents the social benefits the country’s planning system can deliver. In the face of...

Former Ebrington School Site

Radius Housing

Submission summary: Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the former Ebrington school site located in the Waterside area of Derry/Londonderry will provide 49 new high quality homes for those on the social housing waiting list. Construction of the bespoke scheme will not only represent an economic investment in excess of £6 million locally, but ...

The People’s Project

Influential (on behalf of CBRE and Everton FC)

Submission summary: The People’s Project is one of the largest public consultations ever undertaken in the UK. Influential, Everton Football Club and CBRE’s multi-channel approach generated 63,000 responses, demonstrated 96% support, set a new benchmark for public engagement in the planning process and has drawn pra...

Civic Campus, Hammersmith

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, A2 Dominion, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Submission summary: High-quality ‘ruthlessly inclusive’ Civic Campus at the heart of the community with access for all.

Stakeholder engagement during the process was extensive demonstrating the community focus of the scheme, working closely with residents using social media, websites, letter drops, exhibitions an...

New Cambridge Mosque


Submission summary: From inception, the client decided that public engagement would be at the heart of the project for this community building and space. This decision meant that community representatives formed part of the decision-making team at the architect’s interview.

From day one, community involvement provided a unique...

Trewint Street Planning Application

The Collective and Cascade Communications

Submission summary: Cascade was appointed to deliver a programme of public consultation in support of a planning application for The Collective’s proposed development at Trewint Street in Earlsfield.

The proposed development met specific housing needs in Wandsworth, delivering single person rooms at affordable rents. The plans and...

HTA Design Planning Team

HTA Design LLP

Submission Summary: Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is at the heart of HTA Design’s ethos. This manifests in a demonstrably diverse team, showing we not only have the ability to attract, but also to retain a diverse team. Many people have applied to work at HTA because they are encouraged by the evidence of a diverse communi...

A Diverse Planning Team serving a Diverse Borough

LB Barnet / Regional Enterprise Ltd

Submission Summary: The LB of Barnet Planning Service has been run by Regional Enterprise Ltd (Re), a 10-year joint venture between the LB Barnet and Capita. The Planning Team consists of 75+ staff members, comprising of a range of staff. Like the Borough, the Barnet Planning Team is very diverse and this understanding is embedded in ou...


Submission Summary: Through a focus on good work and strong values we have achieved greater diversity in our Planning team, with true gender balance. LUC has created an authentic culture of equality and the capacity to deliver work for our clients and working conditions for our people that address a diverse community. We are keenly aware of how...

“LCR Listens: Our Places” Liverpool City Region Spatial Development Strategy - Non-Statutory Engagement

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Submission summary: This is a spatial planning engagement (not consultation) attempting to increase awareness and ownership of strategic spatial planning issues before policies are developed. Engaging early and focusing on those who do not usually engage will help everyone shape the policy direction not just those who usually engage. This will...

South of Romsey Town Centre (SoRTC) draft masterplan

Test Valley Borough Council in collaboration with Romsey Future Partnership

Submission summary: This submission demonstrates the communities’ important leading role in the creation of a masterplan for the redevelopment of five hectares of predominantly publicly owned land in an historic market town. The project deserves an award as it would demonstrate to the community and stakeholders that they are spearheading...

Romford Town Centre Masterplan Engagement

MAKE:GOOD for Havering Council

Submission summary: A new Romford Town Centre Masterplan needed excellent reach, engagement and understanding; as a Supplementary Planning Document, local buy-in and support was key. To achieve this, we, as design team members with Maccreanor Lavington, created a visually strong campaign with clear communication and custom ...

Ford Airfield

Barton Willmore, Wates Developments & Redrow Homes

Submission summary: Ford is a community-led scheme that has been openly communicated with a range of stakeholders on an ongoing basis, with the masterplan being prepared, reviewed and finalised based on extensive engagement and consultation over many years. Working together, Barton Willmore Wates Developments and Redrow Homes, ...

East Hampshire District Council Large Development Sites Consultation Local Plan 2017-2036

East Hampshire District Council's Planning Policy Team

Submission summary: Local Plan consultations can be a tick box exercise – a process to get through to get a new Local Plan. With a complete overhaul of process, we brought site promoters onto the front line with us. The outcome was equal participation, active listening and fluid dialogue, alongside improved efficiencies and a...

Croydon Urban Room

Spatial Planning Service, London Borough of Croydon

Submission summary: The project is pioneering a new form of transparent civic engagement in an edge condition of a growing city; it aims to de-institutionalise and deconstruct socio-economic and cultural barriers, making planning and placemaking popular.

Since its Pilot inception in late 2019, the project has been championed by the ...

Placemaking categories

Catford Mews

Really Local Group

Submission Summary: Catford Mews has helped regenerate Catford’s high-street by having the local community’s best interests at its core. Welcoming locals of all ages and backgrounds, the forward-thinking venue is a 14,000sq.ft. community hub, providing a three-screen cinema, food market, café, bar, liv...

Walthamstow High Street initiatives

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Submission Summary: The interventions on Walthamstow’s eclectic High Street have fostered local relationships and nurtured a supportive environment where businesses have begun to adapt to the challenges of retail in 21st century. CRATE, Collab and others have adapted to demand, providing examples to others.
Funded and carefully curat...

Salisbury Central Area Framework

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and Wiltshire Council

Submission Summary: The Salisbury Central Area Framework focuses on raising the city’s profile as an investment opportunity and guide the future development. It offers a strategic urban vision for the city centre area, identifying character areas within it and make recommendations on the form of future development and public sector interv...

Wakefield Future High Street (Fund) September 2019 – March 2020

Arcadis + Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC)

Submission Summary: Wakefield’s FHSF story is based around decisive structural intervention. This work is at pre-planning stage, aimed at redefining Wakefield’s high street through bold physical interventions that will place culture and creativity at the heart of the future city.

Our work has been to articulate a strategic, e...

The Guildhall Quarter

Clague Architects

Submission Summary: We believe that the Guildhall Quarter presents a scheme which is worthy of this award. The planning approved proposal looks to revive a healthy high street within the city centre. By allowing for 12 retail units and 74 apartments over a dominant, historical part of the city centre, it will allow for an influx in the econ...

Harlesden Place-Making Framework

Brent Council, HawkinsBrown, Jan Kattein Architects

Submission Summary: The Harlesden Framework represents an effective approach to tackling declining high streets; combining robust data analysis, historical research and mapping with in-depth local knowledge and insight to create a blueprint for investment and diversification.

Developed by a partnership of Brent Council, HawkinsBrown and ...

Southmead Hospital Redevelopment Project


Submission Summary: The Southmead Hospital Redevelopment Project delivers a world class 21st century healthcare facility for the people of Bristol and creates a regional centre of healthcare excellence that responds to the unique character, topography and microclimate of its surroundings. The masterplan creates positive connections between the ...

The H B Allen Centre

MICA Architects

Submission Summary: The H B Allen Centre brings together the worlds of academia and technology in the same space for the first time. This is a unique collaboration between an Oxford College and the wider world of industry, and the complimentary mixture of spaces and interests are unique to Oxford, and will no doubt be the source of innovati...

Quayside Quarter (former Honey Monster factory site)

Knight Frank on behalf of Galliard Homes

Submission Summary: Quayside Quarter deserves to win the design excellence award for sensitively delivering a unique proposition which nods to the sites industrial, and Southall’s filming, heritage; that genuinely addresses the GLA’s co-location policy aspirations within a modern, inclusive and visually compelling developmen...

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Centre Buildings Redevelopment

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Turley

Submission Summary: The CBG is a planning achievement which transforms the both the School and the local area – Spacious, vivacious and artistic - the CBG has added a real sense of wonder and possibility to campus life. From its transparent and accessible design, to its stunning panoramic views of the metropolis, the Centre Buildi...

SKYHouse New Build and Conversion - Oughtibridge Mill

CODA Planning Ltd

Submission Summary: The work related to the development of a design approach which translated well onto this brownfield site, complementing both the existing and remaining architecture and the wider redevelopment proposals. The SKYHouse and associated conversion deserves an award as it demonstrates that local and niche developers such as SKYHou...

Estate Management Scheme Design Guide

Place Services

Submission Summary: Given the drive for Garden Communities throughout the United Kingdom it is recognised that the Estate Management Design Guide is an important tool in both maintaining and enhancing one of the world’s first Garden Cities. The Garden City is both under pressure to maintain and enhance the core Garden Principles while handlin...

Frankum Mews

Corstorphine + Wright Architects and Collective Planning (on behalf of Frankum Mews Development Ltd)

Submission Summary: The scheme was developed in close consultation with the Local Authority via Pre-application and Quality Review Panel consultations. On awarding planning consent, Haringey Council Design Officer noted: ‘This is a high-quality design, simple, straightforward and robust, that promises to provide a range of muc...

Mannamead Housing Development

Pillar Land Securities/Rentplus

Submission Summary: The Rentplus model from the Mannamead development has resulted in changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and is widely acclaimed by MPs and Government Ministers across all main political parties.

The Mannamead housing development has been visited by government and shadow cabinet ministers.


Hayfield Green - the redevelopment of former RAF Stanton Harcourt


Submission Summary: This entry is for the positive negotiation of a residential-led full planning consent (18/01611/FUL) from West Oxfordshire District Council on 22nd January 2019, which as previously set out, includes significant heritage-led physical and place-making improvements, substantive environmental enhancements and the d...

The Old Mansion House Site, North Stoneham Park

HGP Architects Limited

Submission Summary: Old Mansion Site has been designed with lifestyle in mind, creating homes with a sense of belonging and community, where residents can remain active and enjoy an exclusive, clean living environment.

The proposal successfully achieves this by reinvigorating the heritage of the site and provides a coherence and lang...

Rathgill Bangor

Radius Housing

Submission Summary: Radius Housings award winning Fort Green development located at Rathgill Bangor, County Down provides a total of 199 new homes and represents an investment in excess of £22 million pounds. It is an exemplar “tenure blind” residential scheme which is underpinned by design best practise, innovation, s...

Victory Plaza

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Submission Summary: Victory Plaza creates more, flexible living space for Londoners, in buildings that create a strong sense of place for local residents next to the main hub of Stratford International Station and Victory Park.

Innovative construction combined with future-proofed design – priority given over to green space and comm...

Prince Phillip Barracks, Whitehill and Bordon

Whitehill & Borden Regeneration Company, Taylor Wimpey Ltd

Submission Summary: A truly sustainable development, optimising the redevelopment potential of the former Garrison. 
The placemaking and masterplan approach is delivering key benefits and opportunities for the existing community with new housing, employment, and state-of-the-art facilities for thousands of people.


Fulham Gasworks

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, St William and Apt Architects

Submission Summary: There have been longstanding aspirations to develop this derelict site. A large site with important heritage features that need to be respected and retained. The approved plans have taken years to devise and only recently received planning consent.

Collaborative working between the developer, architect and council ha...

Southernwood - Old Kent Road

Pilbrow & Partners

Submission Summary: London Borough of Southwark has approved our plans for a mixed-use regeneration scheme on Old Kent Road. The proposal comprises 724 residential units – including 35% affordable – across six buildings ranging from 9 to 48 storeys, as well as a 195-room hotel, retail and a cinema. The scheme was granted unanimo...


Berkeley Homes

Submission Summary: With the inclusion of extensive recreational, civic, and community benefits, at Highwood, Berkeley Homes has created an impressive development for the local community to enjoy for many years.

Exceptional architecture will ensure the longevity of the homes, whilst the extensive landscaping will continue to ...

Ambitions for the North – A spatial framework for people and places in the North of England


Submission summary: ‘Ambitions for the North’ contains a set of shared ambitions which can promote co-operation across the North and use improved strategic planning to deliver a more sustainable and inclusive approach to growth.

The framework is designed to succinctly address a myriad of complex and overlapping topics, inclu...

Camden Collective

Camden Town Unlimited

Submission summary: Camden Collectives beneficiaries are truly reflective of the community it serves and has transitioned to become a self-sufficient initiative. A model which delivers inclusive economic benefits breaking down barriers.

Camden Collective has successfully achieved this by using its multi-platform place-based strategy which h...

Heart of London Placeshaping Strategy


Submission summary: The strategy addresses the public realm of a major part of London’s West End, from Green Park to Covent Garden, including many spaces and streets which define its identity in popular imagination. The Heart of London Business Alliance (HOLBA) representing property and business owners, recognised the need fo...

Inclusive Growth Strategy (IGS) 2019-2040

Brent Council

Submission summary: Brent is a borough of contrasts: wealth and economic success sitting alongside disadvantage and poverty. Growth requires new homes and jobs. Changes in demographics, technology, climate, resources, working, consumption and lifestyles will fundamentally alter how the local economy operates. Local leadersh...

Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration

Wokingham Borough Council

Submission summary: Wokingham regeneration is an excellent example of a local authority committed to supporting local economic growth by providing the right environment for the town to thrive.

New-start up and expanding local business can be seen across Wokingham and footfall is continuing to rise in the town centre bucking national trends....

Illuminated River

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands / Illuminated River Foundation

Submission Summary: This collaboration between New York artist, Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands combines art and architecture in subtly sequenced patterns of light across up to fourteen Thames bridges with colours referencing Impressionist and English Romantic painters. It unites the river as a continuous living syste...

Chatham Placemaking Project


Submission Summary: Regenerating a pedestrian journey from Chatham station to the town centre previously eroded over a 20-year period. A collaboration between artists and design professionals on the use of materials, historic, physical and social influences in the public realm. Creating a contemporary streetscape with a connected, posit...

EMD Walthamstow

Pilbrow & Partners

Submission Summary: Pilbrow & Partners’ proposals restore the historic Hoe Street cinema to a live performance venue with a focus on comedy and community. The project is being developed by Waltham Forest Council, while the venue will be operated by Soho Theatre. The new theatre will form the vibrant heart of the emerging arts quarter ...


Berkeley Homes

Submission Summary: At Broadacres, Berkeley Homes has created 18.72 acres of new sporting facilities for the whole community, including a skateboard park, multi-use games area, and LEAP and NEAP play areas for young people to enjoy. Additional facilities provided include a sports pavilion, cricket pitch, two tennis courts an...

Wembley Park


Submission Summary: Quintain is committed to making Wembley Park a place that is welcomed by London as a major new addition to its urban realm in Brent, its most culturally diverse borough. Our Cultural Strategy’s ambition is to define Wembley Park a place that connects culture and commerce to support social, creative and economic opp...

Reading Abbey Quarter

Reading Borough Council

Submission Summary: The creation of the Abbey Quarter is Reading’s most ambitious heritage project for a decade – transforming the precinct of Reading’s royal abbey into a unique historical and cultural destination at the heart of Reading’s cultural renaissance. The project has been a catalyst for positive change, puttin...

Royal Arsenal Riverside

Berkeley Homes

A deprived and isolated brownfield site in Woolwich, with a rich military history dating back 300 years, has been brilliantly regenerated by Berkeley through a complex 30-year project in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 20 years since work began, Royal Arsenal Riverside has delivered more than 3,500 new homes and bec...

Walthamstow EMD Cinema

Pilbrow & Partners

Submission Summary: Pilbrow & Partners’ proposals restore the historic Hoe Street cinema to a live performance venue with a focus on comedy and community. The project is being developed by Waltham Forest Council, while the venue will be operated by Soho Theatre. The new theatre will form the vibrant heart of the emerging arts quarter ...

Alconbury Weald - Key Phase 1 including the Watch Tower refurbishment

Urban&Civic PLC

Submission Summary: Alconbury Weald sets a bar for a vision which puts heritage at the heart of reclaiming a brownfield site for 21st Century sustainable living. Phase 1 has already delivered on this promise. The Watch Office forms a clear community hub and is being used to deliver jobs and skills as well as much needed flexible space. Runways have...

Hayfield Green - the redevelopment of former RAF Stanton Harcourt


Submission Summary: This entry is for the positive negotiation of a residential-led full planning consent (18/01611/FUL) from West Oxfordshire District Council on 22nd January 2019, which as previously set out, includes significant heritage-led physical and place-making improvements, substantive environmental enhancements and the delive...

Plumstead Library and Sports Centre


Submission Summary: Our work as planning consultant on the refurbishment and redevelopment of the historic Plumstead Library showcases how community assets can be brought back into active use for the benefit of communities in a sustainable and self-sustaining way with an inclusive and innovative planning approach.

The project saves the listed li...

Greater Norwich Joint Infrastructure Investment Plan and the supporting Infrastructure Investment Fund

Greater Norwich Growth Board

Submission Summary: The GNGB are working in a unique long-term partnership. Their joint working agreement states that all decisions are to be unanimous. The authorities sometimes have opposing priorities, they cover both urban and rural locations plus they have different political party controls. In a time of austerity their decision making is ...

Wild West End


Submission Summary: Wild West End presents an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the collaborative potential of urban green infrastructure. The partnership reciprocally informs/is informed by leading initiatives, cross-disciplinary guidance and best-practice case studies to ensure that approaches to environmental net gain are both innovative a...

Collective Auction Rooms

Camden Town Unlimited

Submission Summary: Collectives Auction Rooms beneficiaries are truly reflective of the community it serves and has transitioned to become a self-sufficient initiative. A model which delivers inclusive economic benefits breaking down barriers.

Collective Auction Rooms has successfully achieved this by using its multi-platform place-based strateg...

A38 Manadon Junction

Highways England and Plymouth City Council

Submission Summary: The innovative collaboration between Highways England and Plymouth City Council has allowed an integrated approach to competing needs. Manadon is one of the most problematic junctions on the local and strategic road network in the South-West, critical to delivering jobs and housing within the Plymouth and South West Devon Jo...


Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Design South East, Purcell and Runnymede Borough Council

Submission Summary: Runnymede Borough Council received Government funding to improve design quality and decision-making across the borough, and appointed Tibbalds Urban Design and Planning to co-ordinate and deliver a package of design support, which included the production of a borough-wide design guide.

Houlton - Link Road, Education and Community Partnerships

Urban&Civic PLC

Submission Summary: With only 350 occupied homes at Houlton to date, the extent of meaningful and long-term partnerships already established for educational governance, strategic infrastructure, stakeholder relations in the town and social capital within the new community – set a clear standard of what can be achieved by working t...

New Islington

Urban Splash

Submission summary: The last 12 months has seen Urban Splash commence work on the final elements of New Islington – Manchester’s most exciting new neighbourhood.

By using modern methods of construction, and ensuring homes are attainable through programmes such as Help to Buy, Urban Splash is ensuring that even more local...

Pydar Regeneration

Inner Circle Consulting in partnership with PRP

Submission summary: Pydar is transformational for the marginalised community of Truro (Outline Planning Application submitted in January 2020). We believe it is award-winning for three reasons:

1) Depth of collaboration
- Goes well beyond good levels of engagement;
- Is community-led;
- Joins previously disjointed key stakeholders (see q...

Regeneration of Hill Top Neighbourhood Centre, High View, Hatfield

Lovell Partnerships and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Submission summary: Given the drive for Garden Communities throughout the United Kingdom it is recognised that the Estate Management Design Guide is an important tool in both maintaining and enhancing one of the world’s first Garden Cities. The Garden City is both under pressure to maintain and enhance the core Garden Principles while ha...

Stonefield Edge, Bilston Urban Village

Countryside Partnerships West Midlands

Submission summary: Stonefield Edge, epitomises regeneration from every angle; through early dialogue with the Council and local community resulting in a highly sustainable, policy compliant, brownfield regeneration scheme offering a range of property types and tenures which will result in a truly balanced community and increased e...

Winstanley Estates Regeneration – Phase 1 Hybrid Planning application and masterplan

Taylor Wimpey

Submission summary: A unique regeneration project, that has been championed by the local community to achieve long term social, economic and environmental benefits.
Facilitated and delivered through a Partnership arrangement, ensuring a truly collaborative and accountable plan led process that seeks to optimise redevelopment of th...

The Northern Gateway Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF)

Avison Young

Submission summary: The Northern Gateway SRF is the largest and most ambitious residential-led development opportunity in Manchester in a generation. It will deliver transformational regeneration to help fulfil Manchester’s potential as a truly world-class city and deliver substantial and unprecedented social and economic benefits for th...

Morland Gardens

Brent Council

Submission Summary: This mixed use redevelopment scheme is a Council led proposal (submitted for Planning January 2020), developed by Curl La Tourelle Head Architecture, which firmly priorities investment in the community, by providing an aspirational new learning environment for community, partners, learners and staff, alon...

Merchant Square Estate, Paddington

Merchant Square Estate

Submission Summary: The well thought place-making strategy for Paddington Basin has seen the rise of Merchant Square as a vibrant destination that goes beyond standard estate duties. An engaging events calendar seeks to promote health and well-being, inspire innovation and actively collaborates with the community to ensure that those that live&...

Pilgrim Place, Newcastle

Avison Young

Submission Summary: A resolution to grant planning permission for the first stage of the scheme (Bank House) was secured at in September 2019.

The site forms part of the East Pilgrim Street area and represents one of the most strategically important city centre regeneration projects in the north of England.

Pilgrim Place will deliver c45,...

Moat Lane Regeneration Project

South Northamptonshire Council

Submission Summary: The Moat Lane Regeneration Project represents a sensitive and effective regeneration scheme, led by South Northamptonshire Council, that is improving the physical and environmental quality of the town and the economic and social wellbeing of its community. It is only now that the regeneration project is nearing completio...

Wembley Park Masterplan: Eastern Lands


Submission Summary: The Eastern Lands mixed use development is an example of how through masterplanning a large regeneration area, an unproductive brownfield site can deliver much needed homes whilst also providing a new public park, private residential amenity and flexible social spaces for residents, commercial and retail uses, a ...

Team Catford

Submission Summary: Team Catford has created an innovative and targeted programme of placemaking initiatives to support the long-term vision for the town centre. In creating a distinct identity, separate from the local authority, we created a community-led momentum for change in the area.

Our work touches every member of the local commun...

‘Southmead regeneration – working for the community’ project

Nash Partnership and Streets Reimagined

Submission Summary: One of the UK’s largest community-led placemaking projects in one of the UK’s 10% most deprived wards. This people-led project will regenerate the centre of Southmead (Bristol) by making it vibrant and exciting for residents while addressing the need for smaller homes for first-time buyers/older people.
Influenced h...

Beam Park

Patel Taylor

Submission summary: Delivered through a 50/50 joint venture from Countryside and L&Q, Beam Park provides 3,000 homes, infrastructure and amenities over 31 hectares of the former Dagenham Ford factory site in Rainham. The project is a significant collaboration between public and private sector bodies to accelerate housing delive...

The Glass Works

Barnsley Metropolitan Council

Submission summary: The Glass Works (TGW) is the transformative 3.8-hectares regeneration of Barnsley town centre. Barnsley Metropolitan Council (BMBC) is demonstrating the seismic impact investment can have on a town centre. It celebrates Barnsley’s diverse heritage, delivering: 

A state-of-the-art library
A home for Barnsle...

CRATE St James Street

London Borough of Waltham Forest and CRATE Places UK

Submission summary: CRATE St James Street is an example of best practice in proactive and constructive partnership and positive collaboration between the local community, public sector and an enterprise space operator in bringing significant improvements and interest into a previously neglected area through the pro-active and carefully curated ...

Stonefield Edge, Bilston Urban Village

Countryside Partnerships West Midlands

Submission summary: Stonefield Edge, epitomises the ‘best use of publicly owned land’ from every angle; through early dialogue with the Council and local community resulting in a highly sustainable, energy efficient, policy compliant, brownfield regeneration scheme offering a range of property types and tenures whic...

Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration

Wokingham Borough Council

Submission summary: Wokingham regeneration is a fantastic example of a local authority creating a bold vision for a thriving town centre and then using its own land and assets to make sure it is delivered and becomes a success. 

The regeneration is enabling Wokingham to thrive, with continually increasing numbers of businesses loca...

Mulberry Place, Daventry

Marchini Curran Planning for Daventry District Council, Willmott Dixon Construction and Marchini Curran Associates

Submission summary: Mulberry Place represents the realisation of a scheme first conceived over 15 years ago, when the site was identified in the Daventry Town Centre Vision as key for securing the rejuvenation of the town, particularly the historic town centre. It now comprises a cinema complex, restaurants and public square on the...

Mayfield Partnership


Submission summary: From the creation of Manchester city centre’s first new public park in 100 years, to the re-use of historic buildings and the remediation of a hidden river, Mayfield is an exemplar of community-led brownfield regeneration. The Mayfield Partnership's 15 year vision for the 26-acre site is to create one of t...

Scottish Marine Technology Park


Submission summary: The SMTP will breathe new life into a long-neglected site. Its location on the River Clyde is historically significant given the dominant shipbuilding past. Malin Group’s vision secures significant environmental improvement for important local and European designated sites. It is a forerunner in the race for biodivers...

Hayfield Green - the redevelopment of former RAF Stanton Harcourt


Submission summary: This entry is for the positive negotiation of a residential-led full planning consent (18/01611/FUL) from West Oxfordshire District Council on 22nd January 2019, which as previously set out, includes significant heritage-led physical and place-making improvements, substantive environmental enhancements and the d...

Mulberry Place, Daventry

Marchini Curran Planning for Daventry District Council, Willmott Dixon Construction and Marchini Curran Associates

Submission summary: Mulberry Place represents the realisation of a scheme first conceived over 15 years ago, when the site was identified in the Daventry Town Centre Vision as key for securing the rejuvenation of the town, particularly the historic town centre. It now comprises a cinema complex, restaurants and public square on the...

Black's Gate - Former Visteon Site

Radius Housing

Submission summary: Black’s Gate represents an extremely complex brownfield regeneration project. Work on the ambitious project commenced in 2013 and has involved a huge financial and resourcing commitment by Radius in order to create Belfast’s newest sustainable neighbourhood. In getting to its current juncture, where the firs...

Stonefield Edge, Bilston Urban Village

Countryside Partnerships West Midlands

Submission summary: Stonefield Edge, epitomises successful brownfield development from every angle; through early dialogue with the Council and local community resulting in a highly sustainable, policy compliant, brownfield regeneration scheme offering a range of property types and tenures which will result in a truly balanced comm...
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