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Winner: Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document 2021 submitted by Milton Keynes Council

The SPD is a core component in the delivery of our ambition for carbon neutrality by 2030, by providing developers with plain guidance on meeting local sustainability objectives. Moreover, it raises standards in planning practice, by requiring major residential developers to demonstrate how performance gaps will be closed through application of a quality assurance regime and monitor building performance so that developers and future residents are aware of any unintended performance gaps. The document provides a template for other local authorities to introduce similar standards, thereby driving delivery of healthier, and more energy efficient living environments across the country.

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Commendation:The Tangmere Strategic Development Location (TSDL) Masterplan submitted by Countryside Partnerships PLC, Chichester District Council (CDC) and Tangmere Parish Council

The Masterplan for the Tangmere Strategic Development Location is designed to deliver a residential-led mixed-use development, including up to 1,300 mixed-tenure homes along with significant public open space and community infrastructure. The site is being brought forward by Countryside as CDC’s development partner, working alongside Tangmere Parish Council to realise the ‘One Village’ vision set out in their Neighbourhood Plan. The Masterplan is an excellent example of partnership working between a developer, LPA and local community; and of building trust in the planning process whilst delivering significant economic, social and environmental benefits through working in collaboration with an existing community.

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