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The RTPI Yorkshire Award for Planning Excellence in 2018


Entries for this year's award will be opening shortly. The RTPI Yorkshire Planning Excellence Awards are an opportunity for organisations to celebrate and showcase the high quality planning work done in the Yorkshire Region.

This Award is open to all planners, architects, surveyors, developers, and anyone with an interest in shaping places.

If you are interested in submitting a project for the 2018 awards, please get in touch with Sarah Richardson, Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinator at Yorkshire


Congratulations to our 2017 Winner:

Sheffield City Council for 'Stuck Sites'


Sheffield City Council Win For 'Stuck Sites ' RTPI Yorkshire Awards

RTPI Yorkshire Chair with Sheffield City Council winners John Baker and John Stonard, and RTPI President Stephen Wilkinson.


Jennifer Winyard, Chair of the judging panel, said:

This is an outstanding project that shows what local planners can achieve with the creative use of existing powers and with their own tenacity, expertise and skill. In bringing otherwise difficult opportunities forward, not only have they brought new life to run down places, but increased a vital supply of homes on brownfield sites.  

"The project has delivered positive change through proactive engagement with land and property owners, and helped to change their attitudes towards maintenance without resorting to legal or enforcement action.

"It is good to see planning enforcement, an important but often negatively perceived function, to be able to secure crucial funding from the Council and shape the lives of local communities in such a positive way."

The award was presented by Stephen Wilkinson, President of the RTPI, at RTPI Yorkshire's Annual Lecture and Reception held at the Guildhalll in Hull on 14 September 2017.


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Cottingham Neighbourhood Plan

This is a high quality and comprehensive Neighbourhood Plan, containing an impressive amount of professional input, including a Design Guide, and Development Principles for allocated sites, and it is clear that significant efforts have been expended in consulting with, and ensuring participation by, local people. This process has resulted in an outstanding example of neighbourhood planning, in which the content can be shown to have been derived from local needs and aspirations.  It should be regarded as a level to which other neighbourhood plans should aspire.

Other Shortlisted entries

Arup and Leeds City Council

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Keepmoat Homes

The Halton Moor and Seacroft Leeds Brownfield Programme

Spawforths and Wakefield Council

Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR)

WYG and Keepmoat

Leeds Housing Regeneration Project

Yorkshire Water and Arup

Bransholme Surface Water Pumping Station (BSWPS)

RTPI National Awards for Planning Excellence 2017


Congratulations to the winners from the Yorkshire Region:

Local Authority Planning Team of the Year

  • North East Lincolnshire Council / Engie Regeneration Partnership

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing

  • Stuck Sites - submitted by Planning Service, Sheffield City Council (commendation)

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