2022 RESULTS


PLANNING CATEGORIES

AWARD FOR PLAN-MAKING

Growing Up in Hackney: Child-Friendly Places Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

London Borough of Hackney

This guidance seeks to ensure new development maximises the benefits it brings to all children and young people who study, play and live in Hackney. It is the first SPD of its kind in England and aims to ensure Hackney is a place that actively plans the built environment for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. This innovativ...

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Broxbourne Local Plan 2018-2033

Broxbourne Borough Council

Less than two years after adoption, the Broxbourne Local Plan is already demonstrably achieving the retrofitting of sustainability into an area of continuous commuter suburban development, by providing a clear policy framework to: convert an out-of-town retail centre into a new town centre for the borough, complete with a new civic cen...

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AWARD FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING

Brent Cross Planning Team - London Borough of Barnet

Regional Enterprise

The Brent Cross Planning Team have grappled with a complex permission to enable early delivery of the train station. Achieving RMA Approval necessitated extensive coordination of infrastructure and the multiple planning processes associated with that. This included consideration of drop-in applications to facilitate relocation of exist...

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AWARD FOR PLANNING FOR INCREASED HOUSING DELIVERY

Langarth Garden Village

Arcadis

LGV will provide quality homes to meet Cornwall’s desperate demand. The impact LGV will have on the future of sustainable living is exemplary, in line with Garden Village principles. People will have access to sustainable transport and well-planned communities with easy access to both nature and community facilities. It will increase b...

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AWARD FOR PLANNING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Clarendon, N8

St William Homes LLP

Built on a neglected industrial site, Clarendon will deliver a rich and diverse, mixed-use quarter to benefit residents of all needs and aspirations. St William’s development is a major contributor to the provision of affordable housing in the Haringey Heartlands Opportunity Area, delivering 599 affordable homes – comprising social and...

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London Borough of Hounslow: Pledge 5000

London Borough of Hounslow

The One Hounslow partnership approach to housing delivery has delivered a high quantity of genuinely affordable homes for the borough. Joint working ensured these schemes are well designed and highly sustainable and may be pointed towards as beacon developments for private house builders.The benefits of the work may be evidenced by sch...

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AWARD FOR PLANNING FOR THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Quarries & Nature - a 50 Year Success Story

Mineral Products Association

Our film and publication – Quarries & Nature – a 50 Year Success Story showcases the amazing work undertaken by the minerals industry to deliver better places, and crucially to help nature recovery. It includes a compilation of examples of delivery of nature conservation through extraction, management and restoration of minerals sites,...

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The Green Quarter

Berkeley West Thames

The Green Quarter is transforming a former gasworks into a nature rich haven, with high-quality homes sitting alongside new habitats, bringing wildlife back to this former industrial site. Nature has been at the heart of the design process – from green roofs to mammal tunnels – dramatically improving the biodiversity of the development...

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AWARD FOR USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN PLANNING

London Borough of Hounslow: Hounslow Assessment Database & Hounslow Intensification Tool

London Borough of Hounslow Planning and Development Team

The LB Hounslow have developed a cutting-edge digital toolkit that transforms the site allocation and capacity assessment process to better relate capacity to site character, utilising modelling techniques to expose sites with high development potential to fulfil our promises to residents. The tools have yielded exceptional results tha...

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Wiltshire Council - Using digital technology to revolutionise local planning services

Arcus Global

Wiltshire is a local authority that stepped out of their comfort zone, embracing a disruptive technology to transform their planning department services. They were determined to continue with implementation entirely remotely when Covid struck. They were completely focussed on the pursuit of a solution that could really change the way t...

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PLANNING LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Shoosmiths

Nitrate neutrality schemes across the south

Executive Summary: The schemes on which we have advised were forerunner schemes and, whilst some other schemes are now in operation, these were ahead of the game as being privately operated schemes, whereas others were local authority led. We produced our own nitrate mitigation model based on SANGs and provided leading edge legal guida...

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AWARD FOR PLANNING CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

The Planning Team at HTA Design LLP

HTA Design

Creating great places is embedded into HTA’s core ethos, and is the golden thread running through the work which the consultancy undertakes. HTA Planning go above and beyond in their support for their clients and the communities which they serve to achieve this, through their deep understanding of how good planning and design can have ...

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LOCAL AUTHORITY PLANNING TEAM OF THE YEAR

London Borough of Barnet Planning Enforcement Team

London Borough of Barnet

Barnet is a productive and creative planning authority. We fully embrace innovation and change, appreciate that we are part of a bigger picture and that the best results are achieved by working together. We value diversity and we focus on growing and developing together. We have aspirations to bring the absolute best service to the peo...

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PLANNING PERMISSION OF THE YEAR

Love Wolverton

Milton Keynes Council

Love Wolverton is a full planning permission for a complex and sophisticated mixed-use regeneration scheme in a sensitive conservation area. Site context, community ambitions, the imperative for urban design and architectural quality, and viability considerations combined to demand a patient and collaborative approach between the devel...

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AWARD FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN PLANNING

The Nicholson Quarter

JTP

The redevelopment of the Nicholson Shopping Centre in Maidenhead will be a comprehensive regeneration that will transform an outdated 1960s single-use shopping centre into a vibrant, mixed-use quarter. The project is one of the first ‘shopping centre to town centre’ regeneration initiatives in the UK, and will provide a blueprint to he...

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Aberfeldy New Masterplan

Aberfeldy LLP (EcoWorld London and Poplar HARCA)

The joint venture to regenerate the Aberfeldy estate is an exemplar of how a public-private sector partnership can create a scheme that truly improves the lives of those who live there. The Aberfeldy LLP’s unswerving commitment to listening and acting on feedback from residents has resulted in truly community-led design, with a masterp...

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The Fred Winter Centre

Pegasus Group

This project brought together a number of stakeholders and partners to create a community hub, supporting local people in Stratford-upon-Avon, focussing on providing accommodation and supportive services for people at risk of homelessness, with an ambition to address homelessness and hardship in the area.The collaborative approach to t...

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NEW! AWARD FOR PLANNING TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

2030 Sustainability Strategy

British Land

British Land is leading the sector in addressing climate change through our net zero carbon pathway, which is fully integrated into our planning work. Not only are we transforming our own portfolio – one of the UK’s largest – we are sharing lessons learnt to raise standards and accelerate the transition to net zero carbon across our in...

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Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document 2021

Milton Keynes Council

The SPD is a core component in the delivery of our ambition for carbon neutrality by 2030, by providing developers with clear guidance on meeting local sustainability objectives. Moreover, it raises standards in planning practice, by requiring major residential developers to take steps to close and monitor any performance gaps in new h...

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PLACEMAKING CATEGORIES

AWARD FOR BEST HOUSING SCHEME (FEWER THAN 500 HOMES)

City of York Council’s Housing Delivery Programme

Mikhail Riches with Tibbalds, Civic, Turner & Townsend, LEDA, Urbed, Warm and ImaginePlaces

The City of York Housing Delivery Programme is developing homes on council owned sites across York. For this entry we are submitting three specific sites under the Programme: Duncombe Barracks, Burnholme and Ordnance Lane. The ability to bring forward new housing in York has been constrained for years and this project is deserving of a...

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Gladstone Road, Exeter

Watkin Jones Group

This is one of the first examples of a consented co-living scheme outside London, which is now under construction for delivery in September 2022. It was devised to directly meet the needs of the community, having been designed with input and support from the Council to house graduates and keyworkers. It is carefully considered, immedia...

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AWARD FOR BEST HOUSING SCHEME (500 HOMES OR MORE)

Marian Place, Bethnal Green

St William Homes

The redevelopment of the Marian Place Gasholder site will create a genuinely special place which successfully balances a number of competing demands. This has been achieved by adopting an ambitious but human approach throughout the consultation, design and planning processes and giving equal weight to the historic, natural, built and s...

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AWARD FOR PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH

Meridian Water Team

London Borough of Enfield

Enfield Council is committed to ensuring that local people are the principle beneficiaries of Meridian Water. Analysis carried out by the Local Government Association indicates that, within Enfield, Lower Edmonton is one of the most economically deprived in the Borough. Meridian Water aims to bring economic growth to Edmonton with loca...

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AWARD FOR BEST USE OF ARTS, CULTURE OR SPORT IN PLACEMAKING

Green Loop Wayfinding Project Whitehill & Bordon

East Hampshire District Council with Hampshire County Council, Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, Urban Place Lab and Whitehill Town Council

The Green Loop in Whitehill & Bordon is a major multi-partner project that (through careful Planning) connects residents to their environment and encourages active travel between employment, leisure and residential spaces. It also gives a sense of place to this green, healthy, and connected town. The paths that surround and criss-cross...

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Orchard Art Series and Engagement with artist Kerry Lemon at Kingsgrove, Wantage.

St. Modwen Strategic Land & Regeneration (South East).

The Orchard Art Series and Engagement project was undertaken in relation to the design development and delivery of the Kingsgrove public square and local park. Its aim was to undertake interactive community engagement to inform the design of the pieces of artwork, which are intrinsic to the evolution of Kingsgrove’s place identity. The...

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AWARD FOR BEST USE OF HERITAGE IN PLACEMAKING

Transmitting to young minds; the conversion of Rugby Radio Station into Houlton School

Urban&Civic and Aviva Investors

The Houlton School project has fully realised the ambitions set for it: restoring the heritage of Rugby Radio Station and making it publicly accessible, creating a sustainable, distinctive and state-of-the-art school. An innovative and committed public/private partnership has created an iconic community facility in the heart of a new c...

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Battersea Power Station (Phase 2 - the Power Station)

Battersea Power Station Development Company

The key to the success of the project has been collaboration. From the very beginning the developer worked closely with Wandsworth Council and Historic England in a shared objective of preserving and enhancing the historic fabric of the building. This included weekly planning meetings and the establishment of a monthly Conservation Ste...

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AWARD FOR PARTNERSHIP WORKING

The Wilds at Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside and L&Q

Sponsored by: Warwick Economics & DevelopmentThe Wilds at Barking Riverside is a very different type of community space. Setting a benchmark in collaboration and quality, every aspect of The Wilds exemplifies partnership, with community benefit at its core. The project demonstrates Barking Riverside’s mission to create a place that is ...

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AWARD FOR REGENERATION

Mayfield, Manchester

U+I on behalf of Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and LCR

Mayfield is a regeneration scheme unlike any other, providing positive economic, environmental and social impact to the city and people of Manchester. At its heart, the 6.5-acre Mayfield Park will be a transformative public amenity, turning a derelict wasteland into a lush, biodiverse and healthy place for everyone – and the city’s fir...

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Park Hill, Sheffield

Places for People x Urban Splash

The past few years has seen the JV developers Urban Splash and Places for People continue to invest in thoughtful,community-enhancing regeneration and expand on Park Hill’s success to date. £100 million has been invested so far;even more accessible homes, commercial spaces and student accommodation options are being delivered to ensur...

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AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Borough Yards, SPPARC

SPPARC

This is one of London’s truly unique sites that means a lot to many people. The purity of design is the strength of the place. Contemporary edge with heritage grounding that simultaneously unlocks long lost public routes and connections for a new generation of people to access and enjoy. Borough Yards sensitively intertwines five moder...

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City of York Council’s Housing Delivery Programme

Mikhail Riches with Tibbalds, Civic, Turner & Townsend, LEDA, Urbed, Warm and ImaginePlaces

All three sites have been designed to follow the 5 key principles set out in the, programme specific, Housing Design Manual which are: Delivering the housing our residents needBuilding healthy homes and neighbourhoodsCreating distinctive and beautiful places which bring communities togetherReducing our impact on the environment and res...

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AWARD FOR FOSTERING A HEALTHY TOWN CENTRE

Pydar regeneration

PRP Architects and Inner Circle Consulting

The health and vitality of Truro's town centre is the heart of this masterplan. Focusing on inclusivity and sustainability, Pydar will breathe energy into a struggling town. It will deliver hundreds of new homes, innovative work and learning spaces, will embrace the riverside, and offer engaging leisure, hospitality and cultural facili...

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Dartford Town Centre

ANS Global

Involving 70m2 of living art, the work here deserves an award because it has been born from the local communities’ responses through on-site interviews and the geography of Dartford. Improving the aesthetics of the town centre, the living wall will create a new place for occupiers to socialise and relax, fostering a healthier high stre...

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AWARD FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT

Park Hill, Sheffield

Places for People x Urban Splash

As a testimony to this mixed-use scheme’s positive impact on the Park Hill community, Councillor Terry Fox and Leader of Sheffield City Council said, “It is one of Sheffield’s most iconic and talked about areas,rich in local history,telling the stories of Sheffield’s past while housing the promise of its future. The area is once again ...

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Battersea Power Station (Phase 2 - the Power Station)

Battersea Power Station Development Company

The official opening of Battersea Power Station is in September and will be a real estate moment like no other. The successful creation of a fully mixed-use Town Centre within a globally recognised former coal-fired Grade II* listed power station is utterly unique, providing new homes, Grade A office space, co-working space, shops, res...

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BEST USE OF BROWNFIELD LAND IN PLACEMAKING

Gardner Close, Redbridge

Pocket Living

Gardner Close was once an underutilised informal parking area. Through Pocket Livings’ expertise in transforming underutilised and unobvious brownfield sites into new homes, Pocket were able to create a flourishing community of 20 new homes on the highly constrained 0.1-hectare plot. All 20 homes were 20% discounted to market value and...

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