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RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence

Our Regional Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate projects and people who have helped create exceptional places and improved the lives of those who live and work there; highlighting how planning and planners work to create a safe, healthy and sustainable future. 

Winning these prestigious awards is a clear demonstration of quality, and an excellent way to raise the profile of a project, team or individual.

Our 2018 awards will open in the spring and winners will be shortlisted for the national RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence for 2019.


Congratulations to our 2017 winners:

Carrowbreck Meadow, entered by NPS Group on behalf of Broadland Growth Ltd.

Carrowbreck photo

Photo: Richard Smith and Jonathon Green from NPS Group receive the winner's certificate and trophy from Wendy Hague, Regional Chair (left); Stephen Wilkinson, RTPI President and Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor (far right).

The RTPI East of England Judging Panel said:

We think that Carrowbreck Meadow, a small development of 14 Passivhaus homes in Hellesdon, Norfolk, is a very worthy winner of this year's RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence.  The project had many planning challenges to overcome and has successfully delivered something that is different and sets new benchmarks for sustainable development.  The scheme is an excellent example to show how planning consultants, planning authorities and public landowners can work effectively together to help achieve the Government's objective to provide more development on public land.  Congratulations!

Richard Smith, NPS Group on behalf of Broadland Growth Ltd., replied:  'Winning such a prestigious award is a huge honour for NPS Group working on behalf of Broadland Growth Ltd. The award is testimony to the excellent teamwork and vision of our planning team working alongside Hamson Barron Smith to deliver an innovative mixed tenure housing scheme on publicly owned land that delivers excellence in housing' 

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The Judging Panel thought that a HIGHLY COMMENDED award should go to: CB1 Masterplan, entered by Bidwells LLP


CB1 Masterplan photoPhoto: Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor, Wendy Hague and Stephen Wilkinson presented the Highly Commended certificate to representatives from Bidwells.


The Judging Panel said:

This is an example of good brownfield planning on an important city centre site, learning lessons during the development process as this mixed-use scheme settles down around the station gateway to Cambridge.


Other Finalists in the Award were:

Congratulations to all the Finalists


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