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Award for best housing scheme (500 homes or more)

Meridian Water

Enfield Council

Entrant's Summary: Meridian Water is an ambitious, innovative regeneration project in North London, led by Enfield Council, that aims to deliver up to 10,000 homes, 6,000 jobs, and various amenities, social infrastructure, and green spaces. Despite facing challenges, the Council has shown resilience and adaptability, taking decisive ac...

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Peabody - Former Holloway Prison

Avison Young on behalf of Peabody

Entrant's Summary: In August 2022, an application (ref. P2021/3273/FUL) was approved at the Former Holloway Prison, Parkhurst Road, London, N7 0NU for the residential-led, mixed use redevelopment of the site. The site comprises the Former Holloway Prison, which was originally constructed in 1856 and became a women’s only facility in 19...

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Red Bank

Maccreanor Lavington

Entrant's Summary: Red Bank is the first phase of the wider Victoria North Initiative to the north of Manchester City Centre and Victoria Station, offering an opportunity to deliver approximately 15,000 homes in 15-20 years. The Masterplan covers over 15 hectares and will include up to 4,801 homes in three distinct neighbourhoods centr...

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Syon Lane

St Edward

Entrant's Summary: St Edward has just received planning consent to redevelop two brownfield sites; Tesco and Homebase on Syon Lane, kick starting the regeneration of the Golden Mile in Hounslow. The masterplan will deliver 2,150 homes, 35% of which will be tenure blind affordable homes. Alongside this, there will be a generous seven ac...

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Award for best housing scheme (fewer than 500 homes)

Blackbird Leys

Peabody & JTP

Entrant's Summary: Unanimously approved at Planning Committee in August 2023, Blackbird Leys is a high-density, social housing scheme that provides 294 affordable, low-energy homes within several infill sites across Blackbird Leys, in a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Peabody. Alongside apartments and family housing, the ...

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Cosway Street

Bell Phillips

Entrant's Summary: Cosway Street is a 49-home development in Marylebone. The project has repaired a degraded streetscape and offers a contextual addition to the Lisson Grove conservation area, with a sculptural design that reflects the rhythms and proportions of neighbouring Victorian and Georgian buildings. It provides a range of apar...

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Grove Court

Watkin Jones Group

Entrant's Summary: Grove Court will secure the renewal of an obsolete, urban, accessible site. Responding to a substantial need for new student homes, it will house students from UCL, and affordable workspace operated by charity ACME. Grove Court has been developed in close collaboration with local community groups, providing a new fre...

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Marylebone Square Concord London

Concord London

Entrant's Summary: Marylebone Square, by Concord London, is a rare new development located in the heart of London’s Marylebone. Concord London’s sensitive approach has enabled the creation of the first full city block in Marylebone in 50 years, with over nine years of planning and construction transforming a site underutilised since th...

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North Street

St Edward

Entrant's Summary: North Street is an important site in Guildford town centre, which will deliver significant benefits to the community. After sitting derelict for 30 years, North Street will become a new cultural destination in the town, with beautiful architecture, high quality public realm, pedestrianised streets, and new leisure an...

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Weyside Urban Village, Phase 1

JTP

Entrant's Summary: Phase 1 forms part of the wider regeneration of Weyside Urban Village which will see the creation of a new sustainable community of 1,500 homes, mixed-uses and green space on the brownfield site of a former sewage treatment works and recycling centre situated along the River Wey. Since 2019, JTP has guided the projec...

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

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London Irish Centre

Rolfe Judd Planning

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The Gaumont

Cadogan

Award for best use of heritage in placemaking

3 Mills Studios

Gort Scott

Entrant's Summary: The £6 million renovation and modernisation project at the 3 Mills Studios complex has upgraded a series of historic buildings to create over 10,000 sq.ft of new workspaces, alongside enhancing public accessibility to and enjoyment of the site. The 3 Mills project encompasses the adaptive and creative reuse of three ...

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Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station Development Company

Entrant's Summary: Battersea Power Station is now open to the public after an eight-year restoration, transformed into a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use destination with 254 apartments, 565,000 sq ft of office space, and over 100 shops, bars, restaurants and leisure venues. The regeneration of Battersea Power Station has created a vibrant new...

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Daedalus Waterfront

MurrayTwohig Developments for Patron Daedalus

Entrant's Summary: Daedalus Waterfront, a historic Naval base reinvented into a 42-acre mixed-use waterfront development on Lee-on-the-Solent. Working with the local community, a clear, shared set of objectives for the project were created; first, to bring jobs and opportunity to the area, second to preserve historic buildings and cele...

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New Life for Old College, Aberystwyth University

Lawray Architects

Entrant's Summary: Old College is an architecturally significant 19th century building which was the birthplace of the University of Wales. Proposals by Lawray Architects will see the Grade I listed building and the adjacent Grade II listed villas transform the University’s historic home into an exhibition centre, a place of learning a...

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The Horlicks Factory, Horlicks Quarter

Berkeley Homes Oxford and Chiltern Ltd

Entrant's Summary: Constructed in 1908, the Horlicks Factory was locally listed in 1999 as an integral part of Slough’s skyline. Berkeley Homes has delivered c.300 homes in the former Factory site's extensive regeneration and plans up to 1300 new homes. At the heart of this regeneration is the restoration the Horlicks Factory, which wi...

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Union Terrace Gardens

LDA Design

Entrant's Summary: LDA Design was commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to regenerate Union Terrace Gardens, a neglected but much-loved listed Victorian park in the heart of Aberdeen’s historic city centre conservation area. The future potential of the area has been unlocked by reinstating the Gardens historic significance and restorin...

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Award for community-led placemaking

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Award for design excellence

Berners Wells

Rolfe Judd Planning

Entrant's Summary: This is an exciting and attractive redevelopment of two adjoining buildings in the City of Westminster which created a flexible and more usable mixed-use building. The development retained the locally listed façade along Wells Street and completely redeveloped Berners Street property. The buildings can be occupied by...

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Rowcroft Hospice, Ella’s Gardens

PRP

Entrant's Summary: Located on a challenging hilltop site, the redevelopment of Rowcroft’s 23 acre site in Torquay will provide an exemplary, intergenerational continuing care community which will extend and improve Rowcroft’s exceptional care offer for South Devon. The proposal will add to Rowcroft’s existing hospice to deliver a world...

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West Malling Integrated Retirement Community

RCKa

Entrant's Summary: This innovative retirement development in the Kent market town of West Malling – part of RVG’s Thrive Living Collection - comprises 140 extra care units alongside a variety of communal facilities. It unlocks the rich ecological value of its site through careful arrangement of villa blocks, informed by nearby Georgian...

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Award for fostering a healthy town centre

Our Cultural Heart, Huddersfield Town Centre

Pegasus Group

Entrant's Summary: Our Cultural Heart (OCH) is a flagship council-led regeneration scheme which forms part of a wider blueprint for Huddersfield Town Centre. The ‘blueprint’ is a ten-year vision to create a thriving, modern day town centre: a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer, thriving businesses, a great place to live,...

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Solihull ‘Urbs in Rure’ Public Realm Strategy

Arcadis Consulting

Entrant's Summary: The Solihull ‘Urbs in Rure’ Public Realm Strategy, a contemporary revival of Solihull’s ‘town in the country’ motto for a healthier town centre. A public realm masterplan to shift from grey to green, from cars to a people first environment that will attract investment and diversification, whilst addressing future soc...

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Woolwich Leisure Centre

Tibbalds

Entrant's Summary: The new Woolwich Leisure Centre will provide opportunities for residents to lead more healthy and active lifestyles through increasing participation in sports and other activities. This development has an important role as part of the major regeneration of Woolwich Town Centre for the benefit of the local community. ...

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Award for infrastructure planning

Broadwater Primary School

Rolfe Judd Planning

Entrant's Summary: This development involves the retention and sensitive conversion of the existing Junior School building and the construction of a new purpose-built building for the proposed special educational needs school students. The new contemporary building will replace the existing Lower Years building and be incorporated into...

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Grange University Hospital

BDP

Entrant's Summary: BDP’s long-term planning strategy adopts a plan-led approach to deliver a state-of-the art hospital and enable the remodelling of healthcare in South Wales. The adoption of a Local Development Framework in 2008 laid the foundation for a robust outline planning permission in 2013 and a reserved matters consent in 2015...

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Award for mixed use development

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Daedalus Waterfront

MurrayTwohig Developments for Patron Daedalus

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Syon Lane

St Edward

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The Gaumont

Cadogan

Award for partnership working

Beam Park

Entrant's Summary: The new 4,000-home masterplan for Beam Park is the culmination of a significant collaboration between developer Countryside Partnerships and housing association L&Q, in partnership with the Mayor of London, Barking and Dagenham and Havering Councils. Through this partnership, housing delivery will be accelerated, and...

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Cities Alive: Designing Cities that Work for Women

Arup

Entrant's Summary: Designing Cities that Work for Women seeks to improve the global female urban experience and outlines a new gender-responsive approach to planning and design. It is a research piece developed by Arup, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the University of Liverpool. The research ide...

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Holloway Women’s Building

Inner Circle Consulting

Entrant's Summary: The Women’s Building is part of the wider redevelopment of the former site of Holloway Women’s Prison. The development will provide a new community of 985 mixed-tenure homes. The Women’s Building will continue to support women and help those at risk of entering the criminal justice system. Working with Peabody, LB Is...

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The Barking Riverside Transport Interchange

Barking Riverside Limited, L&Q, Greater London Authority, Transport for London (TfL), Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Network Rail

Entrant's Summary: The Barking Riverside Transport Interchange has created transformative new connections for East London, comprising a London Overground station and an Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier, accompanied by a network of cycle paths, a new cycle store, and new bus routes. The project brings together a remarkable and diverse ...

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The LightHouse & Gardens, Startford.

Hadley Property Group

Entrant's Summary: The LightHouse and Gardens in Stratford E20 is a beacon of community collaboration and environmental stewardship, exemplifying the profound impact of cross-sector cooperation and unified efforts. The collective endeavour of diverse organisations and interdisciplinary groups has thoroughly revitalised the physical lan...

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Award for plan-making

Lambourn Neighbourhood Plan

Bluestone Planning Partnership

Entrant's Summary: The Lambourn Neighbourhood Plan considers the unique nature of the racing community and the issues faced around providing suitably priced racing staff accommodation in an isolated rural location with limited public transport and access to facilities and services. Lambourn has 137 listed buildings and structures, 4 co...

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Lighting Supplementary Planning Document

City of London Corporation

Entrant's Summary: The Lighting SPD puts in place a methodology to ensure lighting design is considered as a holistic part of proposed developments. The SPD provides guidance on a broad range of topics related to lighting, including public safety, inclusion and accessibility, sustainability and biodiversity, residential amenity, and ar...

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Mansfield Town Centre Design Code

PJA on behalf of Mansfield District Council

Entrant's Summary: Mansfield District Council was one of twenty-five authorities to have been selected as a 'Pathfinder' to help set their own standards for design through development of a Design Code. The Code covers the town centre and aligns with the area considered through the Town Centre Masterplan. The Council worked with consult...

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OPDC Industrial Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Entrant's Summary: OPDC’s Industrial SPD provides a groundbreaking approach to delivering best practice intensified industrial developments from a placemaking, design and sustainability perspective. The SPD specifically tackles issues with large floorplate and multi-storey industrial premises which are likely to become more commonplace...

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Sheffield City Centre Priority Neighbourhood Framework

Planit and Homes England

Entrant's Summary: Working for Sheffield City Council, the framework has informed the emerging Sheffield Local Plan - forming a unique approach to holistic city making, whilst considering the importance of liveable neighbourhoods as units of change. It supports the city on its path to Zero carbon, delivering on Sheffield City Council’s...

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Award for planning consultancy of the year

Arcadis Consulting (UK)

Entrant's Summary: Arcadis is a global leader in sustainable design and consultancy solutions. We are proud to submit this nomination for the Planning Consultancy of the Year award. Our Planners play a vital role in addressing the most pressing environmental and societal challenges of our time, from climate change mitigation, urban res...

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Arup's UK Town Planning team

Arup

Entrant's Summary: Arup’s 120 UK Town Planners are industry trailblazers. We are profoundly committed to envisioning, planning and creating resilient and sustainable futures. Our work leaves a positive impact on the environments we engage with and the communities with which we collaborate. For us, sustainable development is everything....

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CarneySweeney - Planning Consultancy

CarneySweeney

Entrant's Summary: CarneySweeney is a fully independent town planning consultancy that is proud of the ability of its staff to deliver dynamic and tailored planning advice in any planning sector. Our aim is to be among the most sought-after advisors throughout England and Wales for clients that need expert assistance in navigating an i...

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DLBP Ltd

Entrant's Summary: DLBP is a leading (top-50) UK town planning consultancy, established in London since 2010. We have a track record of hundreds of projects, with permission secured in 97% of cases. DLBP has a diverse portfolio, delivering care home schemes, residential extensions, commercial, educational, infills and conversions and g...

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LUC

Entrant's Summary: In summary, the diversity, quality and positive impact of LUC’s work, our very positive client feedback, and our desire for continuous improvement, place us at the very top of the planning profession – and therefore highly deserving of this prestigious Award.

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Rapleys Town Planning

Rapleys LLP

Entrant's Summary: A year of people initiatives, client delivery, new services, sustainable growth and diversity, all powered Rapleys’ Planning division to its most successful period yet with turnover up by over one third, instructions up c.40% and a significant increase in the number of planners which are already propelling onward, an...

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Tibbalds

Entrant's Summary: At Tibbalds, we are passionate about making people friendly places. We have a longstanding reputation for our planning and urban design expertise, and for providing a consistently high quality service. Our clients and communities benefit from our multidisciplinary and collaborative approach that puts people at heart ...

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Award for planning for affordable housing

Addison Park - local homes for local heroes

McPartland Planning

Entrant's Summary: In 1919, the so-called Addison Act received Royal Assent. It was a direct response to the nation’s demand for “homes fit for heroes” following the Great War. A century later, millions of us stood outside our houses to applaud modern-day heroes fighting on the frontline in a war against the Covid Pandemic. Sadly, many...

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Blackbird Leys

Peabody & JTP

Entrant's Summary: Unanimously approved at Planning Committee in August 2023, Blackbird Leys is a high-density, social housing scheme that provides 294 affordable, low-energy homes within several infill sites across Blackbird Leys, in a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Peabody. Alongside apartments and family housing, the ...

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Brook House

Sphere25

Entrant's Summary: Permission was granted in December 2023 for the redevelopment of the Brook House site to deliver 102 social rent affordable homes for single women - a 162% uplift. Sphere25 submitted the application on behalf of Women’s Pioneer Housing and their development partner L&Q to secure a 100% affordable scheme designed with...

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Brook House by GRID Architects for Women’s Pioneer Housing

GRID Architects

Entrant's Summary: Generating 100% affordable new homes and enabling those who would otherwise be unable to access the housing market; Brook House is set to become an exemplary housing redevelopment that will see 102 crucial new homes in Acton, delivered for the Women’s Pioneer Housing Association (WPH), who have been unwaveringly dedi...

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Newnton Close, Hackney

Pegasus Group

Entrant's Summary: Newnton Close is a highly sustainable, 100% affordable housing upgrade scheme that places tenants at its heart. It replaces aged accommodation at the end of its viable lifespan with a high quality 76-apartment scheme that not only meets tenants’ specific needs but also adds huge value through environmental enhancemen...

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Award for planning for the natural environment

Abbey Barn Park

Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern)

Entrant's Summary: The natural environment was at the forefront of the development from the earliest stages of the design process. The development is centered around the restoration of 34 acres of semi-natural parkland, ‘The Ride’, which was originally a stretch of landscaped green space created in the 1800’s when an avenue of Lime tre...

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Shortlist: Urban Greening Factor x High Density

MICA Architects and London Legacy Development Corporation

Entrant's Summary: The 2021 London Plan, takes a co-ordinated approach to tackle the climate crisis and identifies the importance of urban greening as a component of sustainable urban development. The “Urban Greening Factor (UGF) x High Density” Study provides guidance on the best way to deliver high quality urban greening in emerging ...

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Award for planning to address climate change

Delivering Net Zero Study

Haringey Council

Entrant's Summary: The Delivering Net Zero study is an innovative collaboration, led by Haringey Council, involving 18 London boroughs and a multidisciplinary team of five sustainability focused consultancies. The project aims to deliver ambitious planning policies that minimise carbon emissions generated by new buildings when they are...

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Jaywick Sands Place Plan

HAT Projects

Entrant's Summary: The Jaywick Sands Place Plan is a regeneration strategy for the seafront community of Jaywick Sands, which is at high risk of tidal flooding as well as experiencing severe deprivation. Improving the flood defences and flood resilience is a precondition for successful regeneration, but this must not come at the expens...

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Low Carbon Development Toolkit

London Borough of Hackney in collaboration with London Councils

Entrant's Summary: The Low Carbon Development Toolkit, a collaborative effort led by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with London boroughs and London Councils, is a targeted collection of documents to aid boroughs’ planning teams in achieving better low carbon outcomes across the built environment. It provides practical gui...

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Park Avenue

You Are Home

Entrant's Summary: At Park Avenue in Brighton, You Are Home has built two EPC A-rated design-led townhouses – a measurement achieved by less than 1% of new homes in England and Wales* – alongside seven B/C-rated apartments in a converted mansion house. Investment in vapour barrier walls to increase air tightness and the inclusion of un...

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The Phoenix

Human Nature

Entrant's Summary: The Phoenix is a walkable, mixed-use, multi-tenure redevelopment of a brownfield site in the South Downs National Park. It adopts a ‘whole-place’ approach to social, nature and climate impacts, going beyond a conventional ‘net-zero’ policy. It will be constructed in biobased materials, such as engineered timber; reus...

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Award for promoting economic growth

Birkenhead Town Centre Regeneration

Stantec

Entrant's Summary: In 2019, Wirral Council and Muse Places formed a joint venture, the Wirral Growth Company (WGC), to transform Birkenhead town centre for its residents. Since then, Stantec has supported WGC in developing the scheme and driving stakeholder engagement to deliver their vision. Over the next 15 years, WGC aims to create ...

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OPDC Industrial Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Entrant's Summary: OPDC’s Industrial SPD provides a groundbreaking approach to delivering best practice intensified industrial developments from a placemaking, design and sustainability perspective. The SPD specifically tackles issues with large floorplate and multi-storey industrial premises which are likely to become more commonplace...

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Ratcliffe-on-Soar Local Development Order: delivering a transition to a low carbon future

Arup and Rushcliffe Borough Council

Entrant's Summary: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station is a coal fired power station in Nottinghamshire, scheduled for closure in September 2024. Arup and Uniper collaborated to support Rushcliffe Borough Council in establishing a Local Development Order (LDO) to transition the site to a more sustainable future, based on low-carbon energy ...

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Award for regeneration

Church Street Regeneration

Bell Phillips

Entrant's Summary: The mixed-use estate regeneration scheme at Church Street, Westminster, is one of the largest projects of its type in London. When complete it will see the provision of up to 1,120 new homes (50% of which will be affordable), flexible new retail and affordable workspaces, a new library and community hub, new green sp...

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The Brentford Project

Ballymore

Entrant's Summary: The Brentford Project represents the long-awaited and much-needed revitalisation of Brentford town centre – a long overlooked pocket of west London. Spanning 11.8 acres between the high street and waterfront, it is injecting new energy into the locality, designed as a walkable waterfront neighbourhood in which people...

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Award for Stakeholder engagement in planning

Calderdale Placemaking and Design Guide SPD

JTP

Entrant's Summary: The Calderdale Placemaking and Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a district-wide guide, co-created with local stakeholders and community. The document supports policies in the adopted Local Plan to ensure developments in Calderdale deliver consistent, high-quality places. Engagement has helped def...

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Former Greggs Bakery, Twickenham - London Square and Cascade

Cascade Communications

Entrant's Summary: In November 2023, following almost six years work, members of Richmond Council’s Planning Committee overturned the officer recommendation and approved plans for the former Greggs Bakery site in Twickenham. This decisive move went against the policy position of the adopted and emerging Local Plan but was supported by ...

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Joint Local Plan for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council

Entrant's Summary: What we did is take a fresh approach to local plan engagement. Public confidence in local plans was at rock bottom. To rebuild trust and rehabilitate our work, we spoke with a new voice. Our interactive website made it simple to understand our proposals and easy to respond. No complex forms, just clicks. No jargon, j...

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The Friary Quarter: The North Street Regeneration

Property House Marketing

Entrant's Summary: The success of the stakeholder engagement for the regeneration of North Street in Guildford is clearly evident. Not only was the planning application approved at committee but public opinion was overwhelmingly positive, with 213 people formally declaring their support and just 18 objections. On a contentious site whe...

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Award for use of digital technology in planning

3D modelling of constraints and growth capacity

City of London

Entrant's Summary: The City’s 3D Digital modelling project holistically maps the immensely complex, kinetic and interlapping three-dimensional heritage and protected views that criss-cross and are within the City and models geometric view protection policies as well as visualising view management guidance. The work informs 3D Growth Ca...

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Consultation Module

London Borough of Hounslow

Entrant's Summary: The London Borough of Hounslow has worked collaboratively with Chesterfield Borough Council and the consultancy Urban Intelligence to develop a digital Consultation Module. This Module revolutionises the representation management process, making it more efficient, thereby freeing up resources for community engagement...

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Herefordshire Natural Environment Evidence

LUC

Entrant's Summary: The Herefordshire Natural Environment Evidence project, a collaborative endeavour by LUC for Herefordshire Council, stands as an exemplar of digital innovation in the planning domain. It serves as a comprehensive, web-based natural environment evidence base that redefines the landscape of professional planning. Integ...

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Landcycle.com

Land Software

Entrant's Summary: Landcycle is a license free planning platform that intends to make information freely available to all planning practitioners

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PlanApps

Commonplace

Entrant's Summary: From our research with 2000+ citizens, 76% feel they have no voice in Planning Applications. They are excluded by a lack of awareness or understanding of proposals and out-dated ways of contributing to Planning Applications. More than half of citizens believe decisions are made in secret. PlanApps provides a revoluti...

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Awards for planning for increased housing delivery

Small Sites, Small Builders – De-risking Small Sites in Camden.

Inner Circle Consulting

Entrant's Summary: On behalf of their public sector partners, the Inner Circle Consulting team has been responsible for unlocking half of the funding from the Greater London Authority’s Small Sites, Small Builders Fund. The London Borough of Camden was one of these successful bidders. In partnership, LB Camden and Inner Circle have co-...

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Whitehill & Bordon Project Structuring Plan - Collaborative Masterplanning Process

Urban Place Lab and Avison Young

Entrant's Summary: The regeneration planning consent of Bordon Garrison (now ‘Prince Philip Park’) required agreement of a ‘Structuring Plan’ to fill the ‘void’ between approved parameters plans and future detailed site masterplans. The Structuring Plan was to provide planning certainty for future reserved matters applications across t...

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Best use of brownfield land in placemaking

Crown Wharf

Macfarlane + Associates

Entrant's Summary: Crown Wharf will regenerate Canning Town centre and transform the existing industrial site into a sustainable mixed-use development with 800 homes above active ground floor retail, woven together with high-quality public realm. Allocated for development within LB of Newham’s ‘arc of opportunity’, the challenge was to...

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Hartland Village

St Edward

Entrant's Summary: Hartland Village is an important brownfield regeneration site in Fleet, Hampshire. It will provide 1,500 much needed, sustainably located homes, alongside all the amenities needed to support a growing population with a two-form entry primary school, village centre, local shops, amenity green space and play areas equa...

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Lombard Square, Plumstead - West Thamesmead, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Berkeley Homes Capital (East Thames)

Entrant's Summary: Situated on the site of Arsenal Football Club’s former stadium, Lombard Square revitalises 17 acres of derelict and inaccessible brownfield land into a place for a new community to grow and thrive delivering 1,913 new homes, 40% of which are affordable, over 47,000 sqft of industrial, community, commercial and employ...

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Pendleton

Stantec

Entrant's Summary: Pendleton is a key focus for Salford's regeneration efforts. The City Council has a long-standing ambition to enhance the town centre, improve public spaces, renovate existing homes, including 1960s high-rise tower blocks, and introduce a substantial number of modern family homes. Stantec worked with the client to de...

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Shortlist: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood by Peabody and Hill Group

Lambert Smith Hampton

Entrant's Summary: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood utilises a vacant, underutilised brownfield site in Haringey, delivering an attractive, high-quality, residential-led Scheme. Developed by Peabody (formerly Catalyst), the proposals will provide up to 995 new homes of a range of tenures, 60% of which will be affordable (comprising 46% Inter...

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Sunspot

HAT Projects

Entrant's Summary: Sunspot is creating real change in the country’s most deprived community, through nurturing entrepreneurship and creating a literal and symbolic focal point. On the seafront in Jaywick Sands, it occupies a site that was derelict for decades – a visible scar in the centre of the community. Now housing over 20 business...

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

Southwark Land Commission

PRD and We Made That for the London Borough of Southwark

Entrant's Summary: The Southwark Land Commission makes bold recommendations for how more land in this central London borough can be freed up for public good. The Commission brought together a diverse group of members. All were unified in the view that social purpose must be at the centre of land use, and that this requires a major pivo...

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St Ann’s New Neighbourhood

Lambert Smith Hampton on behalf of Peabody and Hill Group, with Scheme imagery and architecture by Karakusevic Carson Architects.

Local authority planning team of the year

City of London Planning Division

City of London

Entrant's Summary: The City's small Planning team make a big impact, delivering the floorspace the City needs to maintain its international position, the engine of the UK's economy. The team is redefining the City as an inclusive, culturally enriching 7-day destination, welcoming all communities by delivering free to visit cultural and...

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Enfield Council Planning Service

Enfield Borough Council

Entrant's Summary: Over the past 16 months, the Planning Service at Enfield has embarked on a remarkable transformational journey. The transformation has been focused on efficiency improvements and new ways of working to enable a significant reduction in the backlog of legacy planning applications and enforcement cases, which has hugel...

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Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

Entrant's Summary: Greater Cambridge Shared Planning (GCSP) formed in 2018 is the planning service for Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council. One of the largest planning services in the Country, it processes circa 6,000 applications annually and is currently overseeing 13 strategic scale (1,000 home plus) dev...

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London Borough of Haringey Planning Team

London Borough of Haringey

Entrant's Summary: Our submission has 5 themes… (1) Our Journey of Improvement – Our journey from worst LPA to one of the best can help inspire struggling LPAs (2) Our Joined-up Spatial Planning service – Our Planning service is embedded within other key placemaking functions …which delivers… (3) Social & Community outcomes and Equalit...

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Planning Policy & Decisions Team

London Legacy Development Corporation

Entrant's Summary: The work of the London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Policy & Decisions Team has been instrumental in shaping and delivering the successful placemaking legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Comprising a diverse and talented group of planners and technical support staff, the innovative and ...

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Planning permission of the year

85 Gracechurch Street, London EC3

City of London

Entrant's Summary: 85 Gracechurch is an exemplar of inclusive social, economic, cultural, heritage and public realm benefits negotiated through exemplary collaboration. The 30,000 sqm of much needed Grade A office space will accommodate 2,220 jobs, a catalyst for the transformation of this part of the City as a 7 day and evening, cultu...

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Friary Court, Crutched Friars, EC1

City of London

Entrant's Summary: Proactive City planners were instrumental in finding a new permanent home for the Migration Museum in Friary Court, 3,100 sqm, over three floors of exhibition, educational, art, cultural, café, and training space, with substantial public realm benefits and prominent multi-aspect frontages. The Museum celebrates migra...

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Peabody - Former Holloway Prison

Avison Young on behalf of Peabody

Entrant's Summary: In August 2022, an application (ref. P2021/3273/FUL) was approved at the Former Holloway Prison, Parkhurst Road, London, N7 0NU for the residential-led, mixed use redevelopment of the site. The site comprises the Former Holloway Prison, which was originally constructed in 1856 and became a women’s only facility in 19...

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Shortlist: ReCharge One

Asserson

Entrant's Summary: Asserson ran a successful planning appeal for an innovative off-grid zero-carbon sustainable tourism and electric vehicle facility within the South Downs National Park on behalf of ReCharge One Limited which shows that the most beautiful parts of the country can and should support innovative sustainable ideas, and ca...

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Planning law firm of the year

BDB Pitmans Planning Team

BDB Pitmans

Entrant's Summary: Our entry concerns our work for Alternative Use Boston Projects Limited (AUBPL) in the promotion of a major Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Boston, Lincolnshire. We make the entry in the context of our rapidly growing practice in energy consenting, our market leading DCO practice generally and our contribution as...

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Exciting community based projects for planning law firm Town Legal

Town Legal

Entrant's Summary: Town Legal are the leading boutique planning law firm in the UK. We offer expert planning law advice for complex and high-profile projects across all property sectors from residential and offices to life sciences and energy. We are passionate about helping our clients to plan creative and sustainable spaces for the f...

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Gowling WLG real estate team

Gowling WLG

Entrant's Summary: Gowling WLG offers a full spectrum of advice on all aspects of planning law, including development consent orders, highways, compulsory purchase and compensation, and natural capital. With multiple specialisms, our practice extends from strategic advice on complex planning applications to appeals and court litigation...

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High Road West, Tottenham, a scheme by Lendlease

Planning and Environment team at Ashurst

Entrant's Summary: Ashurst is advising Lendlease on its £1bn+ high profile estate regeneration of the High Road West site in Tottenham, Haringey. The development delivers on Haringey Council's long held ambitions to redevelop the area by delivering thousands of vital new homes, open space and community facilities. Over a thousand jobs ...

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