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The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding plans, projects and people that demonstrate the power of planning. These awards highlight exceptional examples of how planning and planners have a positive impact on our quality of life in creating exceptional places and protecting our environment.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's awards which are now closed.

The North East winners were anounced at the Awards Dinner on Friday 10 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle. We are delighted to confirm our winners and wish them huge congratulations and good luck for the finals.

  • Best Project - BEST IN REGION - City Hall entered by Cundall
  • Best Project - Highly Commended Award - The Sycamores entered by Keepmoat Homes
  • Small Planning Consultancy of the Year - Ethical Partnership
  • Young Planner of the Year - Alastair Welch
  • The Chair's Award - North Bank entered by Elliott Architects Limited


And then onto the national ceremony...

The winning and top scoring entries across all 15 categories will become national finalists in October and we will reward and celebrate the very best in planning at a ceremony in central London on 30 November. The silver jubilee cup will be awarded to the project deemed the most outstanding of all the winning projects.

For more details on the Awards for Planning Excellence including the timeline, list of all categories, and FAQs, visit our awards hub.

You can also join the conversation on our social media channels using #RTPIAwards.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the 2022 Awards.

Ceremony sponsors

BH Planning and Design

Hedley Planning Services


Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Table favours sponsor







For details about the North East ceremony including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kim Walker.