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Site Clearance Operation at 47 Meadvale Road 

Submitted by: Leicester City Council

Organisations involved: Leicestershire Constabulary

This property within a residential area of Leicester had been subject to a number of investigations relating to queries about development activity since 2011, although no substantive breaches of planning control which justified enforcement action were recorded. Activity such as construction of a large pond, storage of a caravan and a range of building materials at the property was beginning to cause concerns to neighbouring residents in the area. Complaints intensified about the untidy condition of the land and consequential impacts upon residential amenity. The objective of the project was to secure clearance of the front and rear gardens of the residential property. The front yard and rear garden were being used to store a wide range of scrap and waste. The key issue that needed resolving from the outset was whether or not the legislative power existed to allow the City Council to require the owner to clear the site.

Image Credit: Leicestershire Police


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American Express Elite Football Performance Centre 

Submitted by: DMH Stallard LLP

Organisations involved: Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Adur District Council, KSS Architects and Marshall Regen Limited.

Provision of a state-of-the-art Training Ground which has achieved the highest status (Category 1) under the Football Association's Elite Player Performance Plan. The training ground provides a community pitch which is operated in accordance with a Community Use Agreement, giving priority for use of the pitch to Albion in the Community, football development programmes, beginner footballers and for specific groups, including local football teams, over 45's, women and girls, low income socio economic groups, and people with disabilities. It also set targets for community use. Between August 2015 and January 2016, 1,900 players used the community pitch and in the last two years there have been 5,500 individual player visits. More than 100 junior clubs and schools have played on the pitch. This has given thousands of local young people the chance to use the state-of-the-art facilities. The community pitch encourages involvement by players across a wide spectrum of ages and ability levels.

Image credit: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club


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Submitted by: HTA Design LLP

Organisations involved: Orbit Group, Kent County Council, Dover District Council, PRP Architects, Bouygues Construction and Airey Miller Partnership.

HTA Design LLP worked with Orbit, Kent County Council and PRP architects to help deliver a high-quality purpose-designed building for over 55 year olds, to replace a disused former care home. Central to the success of the building and achieving planning permission was the consultation with local residents and Town Councillors which helped shape the design of the building. The design of the building and that Orbit could deliver 100% affordable housing, was praised by the Planning Committee, and the feedback from residents since the building opened has been extremely positive.

Image Credit: Orbit, PRP & HTA Design LLP


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TAYplan/University of Dundee Youth Camp 2016 

Submitted by: TAYplan Strategic Development Planning Authority

Organisations involved: TAYplan Strategic Development Planning Authority, The University of Dundee, Angus Council, Fife Council, Dundee City Council and Perth & Kinross Council.

This is an innovative project, which builds capacity through providing young people more opportunity to think about people, places and planning. This project demonstrates a commitment to engage young people in their place, providing fantastic results for planning overall, through a one-day youth camp event. The project demonstrates excellence in planning for the well-being of current and future populations. TAYplan worked in partnership with the University of Dundee, Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Perth & Kinross Council to deliver this project, which had engaging young people in the planning system at its heart.

Image Credit: Tayplan SDPA


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Submitted by: Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland and Architecture & Design Scotland

Organisations involved: Glasgow City Council

The Place Standard provides a simple framework to evaluate the quality of a place and to structure conversations about relevant issues. The tool allows users – communities and professionals - to consider the physical and social aspects of a place, with a particular focus on promoting positive health outcomes. The tool uses 14 questions, each informed by research and consultation as having an important impact on outcomes for communities. Responses are translated into an easily understandable graphic which helps to plot the assets of a place. It allows people to work together productively across sectors and boundaries in a consistent way.


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Lansdowne Bear Pit Transformation: Micro Regeneration Scheme 

Submitted by: Bournemouth Borough Council

Organisations involved: Dorset Police, FR8 Ltd, Paintbox Studio Ltd, Michael Grubb Studio Ltd, Utili-Light Ltd., Architainment Lighting Ltd, SSE, Coastal BID, Town Centre BID, Dorset Devils, Mouchel Consulting Ltd, Dyer and Butler Ltd, Active Dorset CSPAP and Sun Traffic Ltd

Bournemouth Station Roundabout is located on a key route between the central Railway, Coach and Bus Station and the town centre. With high motor vehicle flows, pedestrian and cycle movement is provided through a central below-ground-level space linked by subways. The intimidating environment hindered pedestrians and cyclists, creating a barrier between the station and the town's employment, retail and leisure attractions. The low budget project made the route safer and more attractive, including a new pop-up café, refreshed mural artwork including directional theme, helping wayfinding, lighting enhancements and heritage wildflower planting.

Image Credit: Bournemouth Borough Council

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