RESULTS 2021


PLACEMAKING CATEGORIES

Best use of brownfield land in placemaking

WEST GREEN PLACE N17

Pocket Living

West Green Place was once a derelict, council-owned piece of brownfield land, and now it is a buzzing community. The new landscaped street has opened up access to the adjacent green space, Downhills Park, and the improved, bespoke, community facilities and new nursery meet the needs of local residents. Of the 126 new homes built, over ...

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BOLLO LANE

TfL and JLL (Design Team: HOK and East)

This project is a true collaboration between TfL, Ealing Council, the Greater London Authority and local Design Review Panel. It has also been the subject of extensive community consultation which was commended by the ward Councillor as "very positive engagement".It is a highly creative and contextually-sensitive scheme which will deli...

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NORTHWICK PARK

PRP

The proposals are part of the wider Northwick Park masterplan. Originally, only site NH2 was to be developed. Through great foresight and an aspiration to transform the entire area and benefit the community, the project is now the culmination of 15 years of work leading to a collaboration of the four very different land owners. The col...

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THE HORLICKS QUARTER

Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) Limited

The site's rich history is very apparent in every turn of the development and all efforts have been taken to preserve the existing heritage assets and utilise them in the placemaking process to create a unique identity for the community to enjoy.The proposed development has maximised a brownfield site in a sustainable location to deliv...

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Award for mixed use development

OVAL VILLAGE

Berkeley Homes (Central London)

This mixed-use scheme will transform the local area, taking a derelict site which turned its back on the community into a place for everyone. The landmark architecture of the restored gas holder will provide an identity for this part of Oval and create a place where people can live, work, shop and play, with the benefits of this new co...

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CANADA WATER MASTERPLAN, LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK, LONDON, SE16

Southwark Council, British Land and Transport for London (TfL)

This 53-acre Masterplan is the most significant mixed-use development to secure Planning in the capital for a decade. It's London's first new town centre in a generation, unlocking tangible benefits for existing and future communities through the delivery of affordable and private homes, offices and shops, and a level of public space, ...

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RUNNYMEDE BOROUGH COUNCIL AND PLACES FOR PEOPLE - MAGNA SQUARE

Agency: Places for People

Magna Square is a development that will benefit the local community hugely - as well as its provision of mixed tenure housing, the addition of new retail and leisure facilities will anchor this location as an important community hub.The residential elements of this development will ensure that homes are accessible for a wide range of l...

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CORONATION SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Avison Young & PTE on behalf of Taylor Wimpey and London Borough of Waltham Forest

Coronation Square makes a significant contribution to Leyton, enhancing the area's sport, leisure, and commercial offer alongside new, high-quality public realm and 750 new homes - half are affordable. The scheme represents excellent partnership working. Extensive consultation ensured the new facilities meet the needs of local people. ...

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FILMWORKS, EALING, LONDON, W5

St George

St George is transforming a neglected area in the heart of Ealing into a dynamic new lifestyle quarter that realises the site's potential. Filmworks will offer contemporary homes as well as a place for the wider community to come together. The area's rich filming heritage will be skillfully interwoven throughout, including the restorat...

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Award for community-led placemaking

THAMES FUTURES SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Barking Riverside Limited

Thames Futures is a pioneering community-led social impact framework. It gives existing communities in Thames Ward the tools to measure whether growth and investment at Barking Riverside is leading meaningful social transformation. It aims to increase accountability, transparency and demonstrate best practice community collaboration.BR...

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COMMUNITY-OWNED WIND TURBINE

Ambition Lawrence Weston and Womble Bond Dickinson (UK)

Executive summary:The 4.2 megawatt onshore wind turbine, at 150m, is believed to be the tallest onshore wind turbine consented in England. The project was delivered by the community for the community, and is expected to generate electricity to power between 3000-4000 homes a year and save over two tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Pro...

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WOODHURST PARK, WARFIELD

Berkeley Homes Oxford & Chiltern Ltd

Woodhurst Park is a naturally inspired, landscape led residential development which provides a combination of exceptional homes and countryside living. The landscape led approach has evolved throughout the development transforming the greenfield site into a unique residential development. These green open spaces now form the backdrop t...

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Best use of publicly-owned land and/or property in placemaking

TWELVETREES PARK, NEWHAM, LONDON (ALSO KNOWN AS STEPHENSON STREET OR AS STRATEGIC SITE S11 "PARCELFORCE")

Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd

TwelveTrees Park presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform underused industrial land into a lively and inclusive new neighbourhood that serves the local community.Its architecture imparts a sense of place and character; the large choice of homes will suit a range of lifestyles, the new school fosters future talent. Comme...

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BESSON STREET

Maccreanor Lavington

The project is a commendable use of a publicly owned site to deliver the following:Much needed high quality new homes in Lewisham;A range of additional benefits for the local community including a new surgery, community facilities and publicly accessible gardens;Provide an exemplar private rented development that can be held up as best...

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WOOD STREET FAMILIES AND HOMES HUB

Waltham Forest Council and Haworth Tompkins

The combination of high-quality architectural design, a new community facility offering streamlined services, and housing which is 50% affordable provides a far more comprehensive offering for this publicly owned land. This single building with shared entrance and lobby for all residents and tenures will meet the objective of a mixed, ...

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BOLLO LANE

TfL and JLL (Design Team: HOK and East)

This project is a true collaboration between TfL, Ealing Council, the Greater London Authority and local Design Review Panel. It has also been the subject of extensive community consultation which was commended by the ward Councillor as �very positive engagement�.It is a highly creative and contextually-sensitive scheme which will deli...

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Award for partnership working

MERCHANT SQUARE COMMUNITY KEEPS BLUE SPACE CLEAN

Merchant Square, Paddington

The future of our waterways and oceans with the impact of pollution is a major concern and jointly we are making a strong effort to do our part, inspire others to collaborate and continue educating. The focus for the long-term is to ensure the waterways are accessible for navigation, health & well-being and safe for biodiversity. In th...

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PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BERKELEY AND THE LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST AT KIDBROOKE VILLAGE, GREENWICH

Berkeley Homes (East Thames) Ltd

The successful partnership between Berkeley and the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) at Kidbrooke Village in Greenwich - the ambitious regeneration of a once-notorious estate - has ensured that the development will be left with 'more nature than before'. To meet the corporate commitment to achieve a net biodiversity gain at all new developm...

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DEVELOPMENT AT MONKS FARM, GROVE, WANTAGE

JMR Planning Law

The work was a discrete part of a wider planning application, but the initial lack of ownership of the BOAT meant there was no landowner to consent to the highway works, nor to make the application for deregistration of the common land, nor to consent to the highway works on the common land. Ultimately the team approach enabled a solut...

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LUTON STREET AND FISHERTON STREET REGENERATION

Westminster Builds and Linkcity

Linkcity's placemaking, construction and development credentials are creating a development that can compete internationally in a crowded marketplace. Westminster's influence means that the delivery of the scheme is always underpinned by a community-first approach.The partnership between Westminster Builds and Linkcity to deliver the L...

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REGENERATION OF COPLEY W7

Ealing Council and Broadway Living

Ealing Council has taken a pioneering approach to spiralling housing demand by setting up its own development company, Broadway Living, to provide the skills needed to deliver homes of different types and tenures. Broadway Living brings together specialist consultants across every aspect of housebuilding who work alongside their Ealing...

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Award for regeneration

THE GLASS WORKS

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

The Glass Works is progressing during an era of radical change for the UK high street.Rather than focusing on traditional shopping malls, BMBC's judiciously created a scheme that could evolve with market conditions. The concept of town 'anchors' - such as markets, libraries and cinemas to support shops and restaurants are now seen as c...

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KRESEN KERNOW

Purcell

The project comprises the careful repair of historic buildings, combined with new, contemporary additions, to provide a new life and purpose for these previously neglected, characterful buildings. Kresen Kernow provides a valuable resource for the local community, that can be readily accessed and enjoyed by visitors from Cornwall and b...

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MALT STREET, OLD KENT ROAD, SOUTHWARK SE1

Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd

Malt Street is a major regeneration scheme which will transform largely underutilised land into a thriving, cohesive and family orientated neighbourhood. Up to 1,453 new homes will be created (40% affordable) while two acres will be for attractive open spaces. Its careful design will re-establish connections to the wider community and ...

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HENDON WATERSIDE

Barratt London

Hendon Waterside is transforming a rundown post-war Estate, into a new community benefitting the entire local area. Landscaped communal green spaces allow traffic-free passage to the Welsh Harp from The Broadway for the first time, and the development's high-quality architecture creates a distinct character relating to both its urban a...

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PORT LOOP

Places for People and Urban Splash

The Places for People and Urban Splash JV was chosen to take Port Loop forward along with other statutory bodies who had committed to transforming and regenerating the area into a thriving waterside community. Together with designer Glenn Howells, the broader team sat down with planners to work out how this could be achieved; at the co...

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PURFLEET CENTRE REGENERATION SCHEME

Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL) - a joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Association, in partnership with Thurrock Co

Purfleet Centre Regeneration Scheme will renew the physical and environmental quality of Purfleet-on-Thames and the economic and social wellbeing of its community, creating a place where everyone can thrive. This ground-breaking project will create up to 2,850 new homes alongside a world-leading film and television complex, an improved...

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REVIVING WALSALL TOWN CENTRE

Arcadis and Walsall Council

Executive summary:A future-proofed masterplan for the community - The masterplan proposes an ambitious vision to tackle the spiral of decline in the historic market town of a hundred trades' to create a healthier and more successful place that promotes localism, distinction and design quality. Amidst the most significant health and eco...

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ROMAN FIELDS, TWECHAR

Places for People

Roman Fields is one of the first neighbourhoods to ever deliver the principles of 'Designing Streets', it's formed part of a case study by the Scottish Government which identified this development as a 'model of excellence' in terms of implementing Designing Streets principles and sustainable placemaking. Twechar is a diverse and flexi...

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Award for best use of arts, culture or sport in placemaking

THEATRE SQUARE AND NW2 PARTICIPATION BUILDING, IPSWICH

WGP Architects

The Theatre Square and new NW2 building should be celebrated as an extraordinary public / private partnership where the involvement of a key community stakeholder, the New Wolsey Theatre, and open minded approach of a private developer delivered a revitalised public space and new theatre Participation building. Both refurbished public ...

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BONNINGTON CAFE ON THESSALY

Vinci St Modwen (VSM)

Executive summary:Proving that a kitchen can become the beating heart of a whole community, Bonnington Café on Thessaly saw the revival and restoration of an under-loved, under-utilised Community Centre into an affordable neighbourhood café, garden and learning space serving delicious, inexpensive food for everyone to enjoy. Truly acc...

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ALTON SPORTS CENTRE & WHITEHILL & BORDON LEISURE CENTRE

East Hampshire District Council and Everyone Active

It's not every year that a council is able to open a high-quality leisure facility, but in 2020, amid an unprecedented health crisis and squeezed budgets, East Hampshire District Council with leisure partner Everyone Active opened two.Alton Sports Centre opened in January 2020. The £20million state-of-the-art facility includes a six-la...

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THEATR CLWYD

Haworth Tompkins

The hugely ambitious refurbishment of Theatr Clwyd is essential for the survival of this listed building, local employment and the provision of arts to north Wales.A considerable amount of consultation has taken place with the local community, stakeholders, staff, actors and the visiting public during the design process.By repurposing ...

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Award for best use of heritage in placemaking

ADA BELFIELD CENTRE AND BELPER LIBRARY FOR DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Glancy Nicholls Architects

A welcoming and contemporary building enhancing its location, with facilities open to the wider community, this mix of residential accommodation for those living with Dementia and a new public library, breathes new life back into the former Thornton’s factory, situated within a UNESCO World Heritage site.A building of quality, using lo...

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DIGITAL HOUSE

K2 Architects

“Baltic Creative CIC gave K2 a very demanding brief for Digital House. A tight budget, a Victorian Warehouse, derelict for more than 30 years and a fast delivery programme. Their approach to our scheme was creative but practical. When challenges arose, they worked hard to find cohesive, affordable and deliverable solutions which retain...

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MARIAN PLACE GASHOLDER SITE, BETHNAL GREEN

St William Homes LLP

Executive summary:Led by the retention of two Victorian gasholders and exceptional architecture by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the redevelopment of the Marian Place Gasholder site in Bethnal Green will balance preservation and transformation. This transformation will mirror that of the wider Regent’s Canal Conservation Area, which...

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THE HORLICKS QUARTER

Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) Limited

Through sensitive restoration and working collaboratively with key stakeholders we have been able to redevelop a previously underutilised brownfield site, restoring the factory and creating a unique identity for the Horlicks Quarter.The restoration of Grief and the original lettering and their inclusion within wider scheme, and the cle...

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TREVOR BASIN AND SURROUNDING AREA MASTERPLAN (NEAR LLANGOLLEN)

Arcadis (with Canal & River Trust in Wales, Wrexham County Borough Council, and Solutia (UK) Ltd)

The next chapter for this area, in a truly unique story spanning over 200 years and more, is based around decisive structural intervention. The masterplan presents a route-map for redefining visitor experience and accessing community benefits. Pontcysyllte translates from Welsh as the bridge that connects; through proposed intervention...

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Award for promoting economic growth

STREETS FOR PEOPLE, PONTEFRACT

Nash Partnership with Wakefield MDC

Executive Summary:The work had community consultation at its heart alongside a robust means of indicating potential improvement to health and the backing of practical knowledge of urban design principles. Using a SfP scoring system we tested various options to see how improvements to the street would benefit people’s health. These inc...

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WELLCOME GENOME CAMPUS EXPANSION, HINXTON, SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service

The Wellcome Genome Campus is a major UK asset, with 2,500 people working on site at the cutting edge of genomics and computational biology.Committed to promoting economic growth, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service officers and planning committee members have worked exceptionally and proactively to carefully consider and grant o...

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RYDE NICHOLSON, ISLE OF WIGHT

RCKa Architects

Ryde Nicholson Innovation Park is a unique masterplan that proposes an infrastructure to support jobs and economic growth in the Isle of Wight. It responds confidently to the very specific challenges of an edge-of-town site and creates an environment which is well integrated into the sensitive landscape setting and wider area. Every st...

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UNIT DY, BY SCIENCE CREATES, BRISTOL

Nash Partnership and client Science Creates

The project combines planning, evidence, engagement, creativity and innovation. Bristol's science sector has been constrained by a lack of suitable premises and planning policy removing protections on employment land. Nash and Science Creates secured planning permission in 2016 for Unit DX before subsequently appraising sites and rapid...

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Award for best housing scheme (500 homes or more)

GREAT KNEIGHTON

Countryside

Leaving a legacy of the highest quality public realm, a vast array of community facilities and superbly designed buildings, Great Kneighton is a '20-minute neighbourhood' offering 2550 new homes, 49 hectares of public open space, 3050 sqm of retail space, two new schools, a community building, a health centre, sports pitches and play a...

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WHITE CITY LIVING, WHITE CITY

St James Group Ltd

White City Living aims to address the needs for residents living at the development and the broader community of which they are a part of. An ambitious approach to sustainability is recognised throughout the development. The quality of architecture has been designed to a high environmental standard and a key focus is making homes more ...

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BERMONDSEY MASTERPLAN

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Executive summary:A dynamic build-to-rent neighbourhood for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. The development meets local priorities for jobs and homes and will revitalise the area, encourage enterprise, and re-establish Bermondsey as a thriving economic hub delivering a lasting social and economic legacy.The striking contemporary design is...

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NANSLEDAN

ADAM Architecture

As a 218 hectare urban extension to Newquay, Nansledan is one of the most ambitious development projects in the UK and is on course to become an exemplary, mixed use and sustainable extension to the town - unmistakably Cornish in character and tailored to local community needs. Alongside the integration of affordable housing, Nansledan...

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ROCHESTER RIVERSIDE

BPTW

Our work as planning consultants on Rochester Riverside has helped transform a derelict plot into a high-quality development with 1,400 new homes. Building on the success of current phases, our latest phases provide a range of much-needed community facilities and continue a vital emphasis on generous, public space.The scheme creates a ...

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Award for fostering a healthy high street

SG1

PRP

SG1 will breathe new life into the UK's first new town, building on its important mid-century heritage. It provides a range of new town centre uses and public spaces to make Stevenage a destination. A new public sector hub at its heart will provide a meeting place for the community. New characterful residential neighbourhoods will brin...

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SOUTH DRAKE STREET AND SOUTH PARADE PSICA IMPROVEMENT SCHEME, ROCHDALE HERITAGE ACTION ZONE

Purcell and Rochdale Borough Council

The South Drake Street and South Parade PSCIA Improvement scheme aims to create a strong vision for the area, securing properties so that this historic gateway will become a pioneering area for town centre living - with a new focus on the town's emerging leisure and cultural heritage sector. Rebalancing the town centre will introduce n...

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE, OXFORD GRADUATE CENTRE AND ACCOMMODATION

Purcell

Set within Arne Jacobsen's original college campus, this is a multi-faceted project which anchors the graduate student community: first, an extension to existing accommodation pavilions, and second, a new standalone Graduate Centre. It deserves an award because:- Constrained in the green belt and flood zone- Design enhances and preserv...

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Award for design excellence

KRESEN KERNOW

Purcell

The project comprises the careful repair of historic buildings, combined with new, contemporary additions, to provide a new life and purpose for these previously neglected, characterful buildings. Kresen Kernow provides a valuable resource for the local community, that can be accessed and enjoyed by visitors from Cornwall and beyond.Th...

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BEACHCROFT HOUSE

PRP

Beachcroft House comprises 31 private sale homes, a new state-of-the-art 84-bedroom care home and a generous community room for local residents. The site is one of eight, identified to support Westminster City Council's Specialist Housing Strategy for Older People Programme (SHSOP).On a prestigious street in Maida Vale and on the edge ...

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BOLLO LANE

HOK/East/Mott MacDonald (Client: TfL)

Through our design-led, landscape-focussed approach we will bring this neglected part of Acton back to be a vibrant part of the local community. It will be a place that people are proud to call home, prioritising people, safety, social interaction, and healthy choices.The design reimagines a street to be fully active, purposeful and ge...

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NEW STREET SQUARE BRIDGES

WilkinsonEyre

The two New Street Square Bridges address in their design, the planning and installation challenges presented by the central London location. The inclusive concept of a three-way switchback ramp, combined with two flights of steps, creates continuity of floorspace between buildings and nurtures a more social and collaborative working e...

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE, OXFORD GRADUATE CENTRE AND ACCOMMODATION

Purcell

Set within Arne Jacobsen's original college campus, this is a multi-faceted project which anchors the graduate student community: first, an extension to existing accommodation pavilions, and second, a new standalone Graduate Centre. It deserves an award because:- Constrained in the green belt and flood zone- Design enhances and preserv...

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ZEST, 200 STOURBRIDGE ROAD, STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS, DY9 7BU

Ruskin Properties Limited

Zest is of exemplary design quality, creating a unique building within the immediate and wider area. The development will raise the design standards of the area generally. This will provide a positive legacy with long-lasting impact and inspiration for future developments to be of a high standard.The building is vibrant in its appearan...

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Award for best housing scheme (fewer than 500 homes)

L&G HOUSE, KINGSWOOD - CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY BY INSPIRED VILLAGES.

Avison Young (planning consultant) and Haworth Tompkins (project architect).

Inspired Villages and its consultant team has worked tirelessly to prepare the optimum redevelopment scheme for this particular site, comprising the high quality reuse of a vacant Grade II* listed office complex within the Surrey Green Belt into a later living community. The high quality redevelopment will ensure the sensitive conversi...

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54 BISHOPS AVENUE

Pilbrow & Partners

54 Bishops Avenue is an arts and crafts inspired residential development. Providing 30 new homes, the proposal brings a long-derelict site back into use as a sustainable, multi-unit community, with the restored locally listed Oak Lodge, a 1930s villa, as its centrepiece.The Bishops Avenue has long suffered from neglect due to its high ...

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ALFOLD GARDENS, ALFOLD, SURREY FOR Q-DEVELOPMENTS

John Pardey Architects

We applaud the ambition for high-quality, bespoke, contemporary architecture that takes its cue from the Surrey vernacular and consider that this development has many attributes that could make it an exemplary housing scheme.We are supportive of the structure and the layout of the streets and blocks and the way that the development pic...

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CAMPBELL WHARF

Bidwells

Campbell Wharf has created a vibrant and unique development, transforming an underwhelming canal side location. The scheme includes 383 new homes, a nursery, pub, retail and commercial units, public open spaces and a short-stay marina.Extensive pre-application engagement and partnership working was involved with this scheme, with all d...

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EDENBROOK VILLAGE

Berkeley Homes

With extensive green open space and landscaping alongside recreational and community facilities at Edenbrook Village, Berkeley has created an impressive new community with first-class homes of unique architectural styles, that appeal to all varieties of buyers.The 82-acre country park and subsequent leisure facilities including a new l...

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PORT LOOP

Agency: Places for People and Urban Splash

From the outset, Port Loop has been about more than providing new homes. It demonstrates successful planning and regeneration by connecting new residents with the existing community in providing shared spaces and experiences.The effort of Urban Splash and Places for People is significant; it has already impacted on the Midlands economy...

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SHERECROFT FARM, BOTLEY

HGP Architects Ltd

Executive summary:A contextually driven solution and a natural extension to Botley, not only provides a strong mix of types and tenures (which itself creates a diverse community) but also opens parkland to the wider public to explore. Sherecroft creates defined character areas, influenced by the former farming use of the land and histo...

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TREVETHOW RIEL, TRURO.

Agency: Places for People, ZeroC

Executive summary:Trevethow Riel has created a new community for a wide range of residents, in a great location close to Truro. The development has been thoughtfully designed in a Georgian style to provide 21st century homes with large gardens, high quality fittings and spacious rooms. Every detail has been considered carefully to make...

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PLANNING CATEGORIES

Award for plan-making

THE GILSTON AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN (GANP)

URBAN Silence

Executive summary:This is a unique Neighbourhood Plan: it sets policies for a development of 10,000 new homes- the first in the country to do so. This was a great challenge for a small community group: the plan had to have robust evidence and go through a rigorous examination with a very experienced QC. The Plan will have gone through ...

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Highly Commended

SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN CENTRE MASTERPLAN

Client: Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council) Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design with SQW, The Retail Group

Agency: Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

NANSLEDAN

Agency: ADAM Urbanism

As a 218 hectare urban extension to Newquay, Nansledan is one of the most ambitious development projects in the UK and is on course to become an exemplary, mixed use and sustainable extension to the town - unmistakably Cornish in character and tailored to local community needs. Alongside affordable housing, Nansledan provides community...

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Planning permission of the year

CANADA WATER MASTERPLAN, LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK, LONDON, SE16

Agency: Southwark Council, British Land and Transport for London (TfL)

The 53-acre Canada Water Masterplan is the most significant mixed-use development to secure Planning in the capital for a decade. It's London's first new town centre in a generation, unlocking tangible benefits for existing and future communities through the delivery of affordable and private homes, offices and shops, and public space,...

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SNOWDONIA VISUAL IMPACT PROVISION (VIP)

National Grid

A pioneering landscape enhancement AND major construction project delivered in a National Park/European site. It comprises complex developments, above and below-ground, impacting on terrestrial and marine-estuarine environments; involving diverse permitting legislation/regimes.Two authorities worked collaboratively and virtually during...

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FAWLEY WATERSIDE

Deloitte Real Estate

Fawley Waterside will achieve the following objectives:A partnership between the LPAs, the Waterside communities and a range of landowners and statutory consultees;Preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the National Park, Solent coastline and New Forest SPA;Create an exceptional quality of built and natural environment and a truly ...

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GRAHAME PARK ESTATE

Agency: Inner Circle Consulting, hgh Consulting and Patel Taylor on behalf of Notting Hill Genesis

Executive summary:This exceptional turnaround Estate Renewal permission that fulfilled a big promise made to residents 15 years ago, with flying colours:- 1,300 home uplift- Increase in open space and private outdoor space for every resident- Full reprovision of social rent housing and 50% affordable housing- New homes meet the rehousi...

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L&G HOUSE, KINGSWOOD - CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY BY INSPIRED VILLAGES.

Agency: Avison Young (planning consultant) and Haworth Tompkins (project architect).

Avison Young devise a comprehensive and robust planning strategy to secure the comprehensive redevelopment of a vacant Grade II* listed office complex within the Surrey Green Belt into a later living community. The high quality scheme prepared by Haworth Tompkins will ensure the sensitive conversion and reuse of nationally and locally ...

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Award for stakeholder engagement in planning (plan-making or pre-application)

SHAPING THE HEART OF NOTTINGHAM WATERSIDE - TRENT BASIN

Agency: Deetu (on behalf of Blueprint)

A once in a lifetime opportunity to shape the urban regeneration of Nottingham's waterside led to a revolutionary, digital-first stakeholder engagement exercise that increased meaningful participation by 1500%.Rather than being constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable developer Blueprint took the opportunity to rethink the tra...

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A WHOLE-TOWN ENGAGEMENT: SOUTHPORT TOWN INVESTMENT PLAN

Sefton Council, Turley (consultant) and Stand Up For Southport

Executive summary:Southport was shortlisted for the Towns Fund with the prerequisite that its community would be instrumental in shaping an investment plan. The project being entered is the 'whole-town engagement' that informed this plan. This was successfully delivered during 2020 with Covid-19 requiring an innovative approach to virt...

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DRAFT NORTH EAST CAMBRIDGE AREA ACTION PLAN CONSULTATION

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

Our consultation on the draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan embraced an ambitious digital and non-digital approach to community engagement, harnessing a wide range of methods of engagement and technology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dynamic graphics and videos for social media enhanced communication of the vision and o...

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DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT

HTA Design LLP and Brentwood Borough Council

The co-design process adopted in the development of the Dunton Hills SPD was a highly innovative and interactive process utilised as part of an evidence gathering process. The findings of the engagement process are not only reflected in the SPD, but have shaped the production of the design guide from its onset. The continued collaborat...

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FIRST CONVERSATION ISSUES AND OPTIONS CONSULTATION

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service

Our Greater Cambridge Local Plan 'First Conversation' Issues and Options consultation embraced an ambitious and innovative approach to consultation, reaching over 6,000 members of the community at face-to-face events and over 300,000 through digital methods of engagement. Our flagship Big Debate event at the Cambridge Corn Exchange saw...

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Award for planning consultancy of the year

INNER CIRCLE CONSULTING

Inner Circle Consulting

We're driven by a progressive vision to improve cities and towns so all people may thrive. We apply First Principles thinking to the urban challenges of today and tomorrow, like supporting Council's to Route to Zero projects to address climate emergencies as well as creating high-quality housing for seniors and most vulnerable people.I...

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ARCUS CONSULTANCY SERVCIES

Arcus Consultancy Services

Arcus planning team supports and enables some of the biggest renewable energy projects. From the world's largest offshore windfarm to the UK's biggest solar farm, we are at the forefront of transformational change. Our teams face new challenges with every project; providing innovative solutions to meet all the requirements of the Plann...

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DELOITTE REAL ESTATE

Deloitte Real Estate

Our submission looks at some of our recent highlights. Being successful on these projects and our wider initiatives, we believe, makes us one of the leading planning consultancies in the UK. We are at the forefront of innovation, technology, delivering for clients, and most fundamentally, creating better places. Our supporting informat...

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HTA DESIGN - PLANNING TEAM

HTA Design

HTA Planning works at the forefront of some of the most challenging types of housing delivery models, such as modular construction and infill development. The team's work takes place across a variety of scales and stages in the planning process, which come together to ensure the right land comes forward to support communities and contr...

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Award for use of digital technology in planning

CONNECTING LEEDS - COVID ACTIVE TRAVEL RESPONSE

Agency: Commonplace

Since May 2020, Leeds City Council has been engaging with local people using the Commonplace community engagement platform. They wanted to understand what interventions can be put in place to make residents safer throughout the pandemic. The Connecting Leeds Covid-19 Transport response reached over 20,000 unique visitors who left over ...

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COMPLEX CITY: LONDON'S CHANGING CHARACTER

Agency: Allies and Morrison

This research and associated publications have had a significant impact on planning policy in London. The work underpins the new London Plan's approach to design and means each London borough must undertake a character study to inform future growth.More than this, it is fundamentally shifted the way character is now being considered in...

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VIRTUAL PLANNING TEAM BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE COUNCIL

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

The award entry recognises and celebrates how a team of individuals across services can come together and find ways to adapt, embracing digital technology and finding solutions, leading to a revolution in how we deliver our services, with public participation at its heart.This submission recognises that, if innovation can be achieved w...

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BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL CALL FOR SITES

Blue Fox Technology Ltd

Opus is an online consultation, interactive mapping and public engagement system managed by planners through a browser-based administration and web publishing system.For Bedford planners the use of Opus facilitated greater public engagement than previously achieved at this stage of Local Plan preparation and ensured continuity of servi...

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LICHFIELDS - BUSINESS AS (UN)USUAL ONLINE RESOURCE: HTTPS://LICHFIELDS.UK/BUSINESS-AS-UN-USUAL/

Lichfields

In April 2020, Lichfields launched a unique online resource to help those involved in planning navigate the early months of COVID-19 lockdown, when rapid changes to working practices were needed to keep the planning system moving. The free-to-access website Business as (un)usual - included, as its centrepiece, an interactive GIS map an...

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Planning law firm of the year

THE BERMONDSEY PROJECT, A SCHEME BY GROSVENOR BRITAIN & IRELAND.

Planning and Environment team at Ashurst LLP

We advised on every stage of the planning process and used our strong links with the GLA and Southwark to streamline the s106 negotiations.We actively monitored changes in law and policy and comparable projects in Southwark and Greater London and applied this detailed insight to every aspect of the project. This meant that the scheme w...

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BDB PITMANS

BDB Pitmans

This work deserves an award because it is of national significance and also a first of its kind with many novel features. It involved navigating many difficult issues relating to land, regeneration and environmental impacts within a complex legal regime. The nature of the work is the handling by a single law firm of the full developmen...

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CANADA WATER MASTERPLAN, LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK, LONDON, SE16

Agency: Herbert Smith Freehills

Canada Water was one of the largest planning permissions granted in the UK in 2020.We helped British Land secure a flexible permission supported by a 600+ page planning agreement that will deliver huge local community benefits.Permission was granted at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. We had to pivot quickly to the challenges of vi...

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DENTONS PLANNING TEAM: ALTERNATIVE HOUSING SOLUTIONS

Dentons UK and Middle East

Our submitted projects are all making the most of existing towns and refocusing centres are places with a diversity of age, tenures and affordability.They demonstrate the contribution our mixed skill set of viability negotiation and review structuring, planning and highways agreements, appeal strategy and Hearing advocacy, Community In...

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FINALIST

WINCKWORTH SHERWOOD'S PLANNING TEAM FOR HELPING MAKE THE UK'S BIGGEST REGENERATION SCHEMES HAPPEN. IN PARTICULAR THE REGENERATION OF THE YORK

Winckworth Sherwood

Award for planning for affordable housing

BANCROFT ESTATE, TOWER HAMLETS

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Working in partnership with a diverse community, navigating the challenges of the lockdown, we secured consent for 33 high quality council homes and a new community centre. Responding to the 'new normal' each home offers adequate space for home working and home schooling. The design is a 'good neighbour' in every sense, offering high q...

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FRIARY PARK

Mount Anvil & Catalyst

Catalyst and Mount Anvil are organisations with extensive experience in creating tenure-blind housing developments that create a legacy for the future and this takes time and care. More than five years has been spent in planning The Verdean, the new name for Friary Park, to ensure that it will enhance the lives of existing residents an...

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COPLEY W7

Broadway Living

Ealing Council has taken a pioneering approach to boost the provision of affordable housing by setting up its own development company, Broadway Living, whose specialist consultants bring the skills needed to deliver homes of different types and tenures. Profits from private sales fund additional affordable homes.Its first major regener...

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NEW ERA ESTATE, HACKNEY

Dolphin Living

When Dolphin Living acquired New Era the residents' flats were not fit for purpose, with problems with damp, inadequate fire escapes, no lifts and no suitable areas for children.Dolphin consulted with residents, who were given a significant say in their future homes and how they wanted to live.Without the overwhelming vote of support f...

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WESTBURY ESTATE, LONDON SW8

St James Group Ltd

Westbury provides an excellent example of how collaboration and flexible thinking can deliver significantly better planning outcome, particularly for local communities.St James has built a very positive working relationship with LB Lambeth through developments on the Albert Embankment and Vauxhall City Farm. It was the success of Vauxh...

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Award for planning for the natural environment

WARBLINGTON FARM NATURE RESERVE AND HAVANT BOROUGH COUNCIL'S MITIGATION PLAN FOR NUTRIENT NEUTRAL DEVELOPMENT

Havant Borough Council

Executive summary:This project has shown original thinking, swift action and true multi-disciplinary partnership working to not only deliver a solution to planning needs, but a genuine addition to the Solent's ecological landscape and a new asset for residents. It enables development, and will educate the public about their local, worl...

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BERKELEY GROUP NET BIODIVERSITY GAIN TOOLKIT

Berkeley Group

Berkeley Group is very proud to have led the industry on net biodiversity gain and laid the path for it to become a national legal requirement for all sites.Over the last year we have used our Net Biodiversity Gain Toolkit to design a further 10 sites across London, Birmingham and the South of England.In total our net gain strategies a...

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EDENBROOK VILLAGE

Berkeley Homes

Set within its newly created 82-acre country park, Edenbrook Village is a shining example of carefully planned development where natural environment is prioritised. Sharing a joint vision, Berkeley has worked closely with Hart District Council, Natural England and the local community to create an environment where residents and wildlif...

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Award for planning for increased housing delivery

HOUSING DELIVERY IN GREATER CAMBRIDGE

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service

Executive summary:The Strategic Sites team facilitates the delivery of sustainable new development in Greater Cambridge (Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire) by leading on pre-application and post-decision discussions and discharge of conditions on major sites. In overseeing the delivery and implementation of three new settlements,...

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ROOFTOP AND INFILL DEVELOPMENT AT ANTONY AND RODERICK HOUSES, SOUTHWARK

HTA Design LLP and Apex Airspace

Executive summary:While HTA and Apex's research focused on the potential for rooftop development, the practice in successfully getting this scheme approved highlights how challenging traditional approaches to housing delivery can work on existing sites without loss to existing homes and communities.Therefore, this is an excellent proje...

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94-98 ST ALBANS ROAD, WATFORD

Berkeley Homes (North East London)

Executive summary:The collaborative planning approach has allowed for the re-use of previously developed land for the delivery of 1,214 new, high quality homes across a variety of tenures, alongside the creation of new jobs. It demonstrates that extensive technical analysis and partnership working can optimise housing delivery on sites...

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NORTHSTOWE PHASES 2 & 3 PLANNING AND DESIGN, ARCADIS AND TIBBALDS

Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited with Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design

Executive summary:The work entered for the award is our collaborative planning approach for Northstowe, bringing together the planning and design teams of Arcadis and Tibbalds with Homes England, and working constructively with the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Unit. We have supported the acceleration of delivery of 8,500 homes of ...

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Award for stakeholder engagement in planning (planning applications)

THE BERMONDSEY PROJECT

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

This approach goes beyond determination of an application. It's genuine and comprehensive, with intensive efforts over many years to ensure Grosvenor plays a positive part in Bermondsey long-term.Five local stakeholders who spoke in support of the proposals, and especially Grosvenor's approach, at City Hall in February 2020, are testam...

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OUR TOWN HALL - MANCHESTER TOWN HALL AND PUBLIC REALM REFURBISHMENT FROM RIBA 2 ONWARDS

Agency: Purcell Architecture Limited, lead-consultant, on behalf of the entire OTH Team

Purcell are leading a collaborative, multidisciplinary team for the £330 million refurbishment of the Grade-I Listed Manchester Town Hall. This will transform the building back to its former civic glory, conserving public treasures, improving access and transforming the visitor experience.Our approach to engagement and active participa...

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ARDING & HOBBS, CLAPHAM JUNCTION - W.RE & CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS

Cascade Communications

The importance of Arding & Hobbs as a local landmark in Battersea, coupled with the closure of Debenhams, highlighted the need to deliver the project quickly; not least because the future of the High Street and how to regenerate post Covid 19 is entirely prescient. Despite significant challenges faced as lockdown began, our solution wa...

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CAMPBELL WHARF

Bidwells

Campbell Wharf has created a vibrant and unique development, transforming an underwhelming canal side location. The scheme includes 383 new homes, a nursery, pub, retail and commercial units, public open spaces and a short-stay marina. Extensive pre-application engagement and partnership working was involved with this scheme, with all ...

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ELEMENTS EDINBURGH CONSULTATION

Lichfields

The aim of the project is to create a unique Scottish 'digital community' which will provide a blended live-work community environment. In a changing world, now more than ever the focus needs to be on the inclusivity and adaptable to meet the needs of the community. Elements Edinburgh is a key example of how the engagement of stakehold...

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SNOWDONIA VISUAL IMPACT PROVISION (VIP)

National Grid

The Snowdonia VIP project is unique in the transformational environmental and social impact it will have on the landscape of the Dwyryd Estuary in Snowdonia and the communities of Penrhundeudraeth, Talsarnau and Minffordd.It is complex, but multiple stakeholders nationally and locally asked for it, worked with National Grid and its pro...

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FINALIST

TWELVETREES PARK, NEWHAM, LONDON (ALSO KNOWN AS STEPHENSON STREET OR AS STRATEGIC SITE S11 'PARCELFORCE')

Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd

Award for local planning authority achievement

WINNER

HARLOW DISTRICT COUNCIL

THE EDITOR'S AWARD

THE GILSTON AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN (GANP)

Agency: URBAN Silence

Executive summary:This is a unique Neighbourhood Plan: it sets policies for a development of 10,000 new homes- the first in the country to do so. This was a great challenge for a small community group: the plan had to have robust evidence and go through a rigorous examination with a very experienced QC. The Plan will have gone through ...

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