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South East Awards for Planning Excellence

South East Region Awards for Planning Excellence


The RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence 2024 showcase and celebrate the best plans, people, and projects.

Congratulations to the following entries who have been selected for our 2024 shortlist:

Best Plan

  • Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document entered by South Downs National Park Authority
  • Sevenoaks Town Neighbourhood Plan entered by Sevenoaks Town Council

Best Project

  • Knepp Wilding Kitchen & Shop entered by Rural Planning Group & Horsham District Council
  • Brighton 3Ts – Louisa Martindale Building entered by BDP and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Glebe Farm School entered by Smith Jenkins Planning & Heritage
  • Lower Mill Apartments, Ewell entered by Gillings Planning

Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

  • Laister Planning Ltd
  • Lee Evans Partnership LLP
  • WWA
  • ONH (O’Neil Homer) 

Young Planner of the Year

  • Aya Mohamed, David Lock Associates
  • Elouise Mitchell, Lee Evans Partnership LLP
  • Tsz Lok Ng, NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board

Join us to celebrate regional excellence

Now that our regional shortlist is out, we are looking forward to meeting and giving recognition to the planners and teams who have delivered such inspiring work this past year.

We hope you can join us for our South East Awards Dinner on Friday, 12 July, where we will be announcing and honouring our local winners. The event will be held at Crowne Plaza in Reading, Find out more

All shortlisted entrants will be contacted about attendance at the event.

A steppingstone to our national celebration

All the South East Awards local winning entries will be put forward for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence national awards*. The national finalists will be announced in mid-October.  And the winners will be honoured at a celebration ceremony taking place in London on 26 November.

*All Young Planner of the Year winners will be entered into the national shortlist and will be judged by the national judges and the top five will become national finalists.

For more information

If you have any questions, please visit the awards hub or contact South East Regional Coordinator.


Awards Ceremony sponsor - PJA






PJA is a specialist design practice with an integrated approach to transport, engineering and placemaking. Our holistic approach ensures both innovative and deliverable design solutions and supports our vision to create better places through great design.

We bring together a creative, committed and highly experienced team of over 130 people providing invaluable design and infrastructure advice for major growth and development projects across a network of eight offices in the UK and Australia. We have a genuine passion for what we do and we work hard to ensure that the ethos of good design and quality advice runs through all aspects of our business.

Website: Transport Planning, Engineering & Placemaking - PJA


Awards Ceremony sponsor - Stantec




Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate towards a shared success.

We’re planners, designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Website: Stantec, Reading

Category sponsors:

Young Planner of the Year: Henley Business School




Henley Business School, University of Reading is proud to sponsor the 2024 RTPI South East Young Planner Award. Planning education at Reading was founded more than 50 years ago, by Sir Peter Hall. In September 2024 an updated version of the dual RTPI and RICS-accredited Masters in Spatial Planning & Development will launch, incorporating new, real-world based projects and continuing our longstanding reputation for educating market-aware planners with impact. Contact us to find out more.

Sponsorship opportunities (awards category sponsor) 

If you are interested to sponsor a category, please get in touch with Susan Millington to discuss sponsorship opportunities.