Net-zero carbon housing, homeless accommodation, and a transformation of a tower block estate in London were among the winners at this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence.
For the first time since 2019, winners of individual categories at the Awards were revealed in person on 30 November at The Mermaid in central London.
A Housing Delivery Programme in York – which aims to tackle the climate crisis by delivering mixed tenure, net-zero carbon housing across council-owned sites – carried off the prestigious Silver Jubilee Cup, awarded to the project judged most outstanding overall, and won the Excellence in Plan Making Practice award.
Judges chose the programme, which was submitted by the City of York Council and Mikhail Riches, due to the imaginative response it has taken to challenges faced by place, land values, and planning policy position.
A full list of winners and commended entries at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2022 can be found here.
Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the RTPI said: “The quality of entries in this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence was outstanding. Together, they have demonstrated the important role planners play in creating well-designed and sustainable communities, as well as their positive contribution to our society.
“It was fantastic to see York’s innovative Housing Delivery Programme win this year’s Jubilee Cup. By creating a strong local plan, the City of York Council is not only improving the lives of future generations within the area, but is addressing the current, real-life challenges faced by communities today.”