There had been a good level of interest in the awards this year and we are very pleased to have had 10 finalists who together demonstrate a wide variety of planning activity over the past 12 months or so, as well as a wide geographic range across this fine region of ours.
Congratulations to our 2018 winners:
Brightwell Lakes, Suffolk Coast (Land adjacent to Adastral Park)" entered by
Suffolk Coastal District Council and Commercial Estates Group (CEG)
Brightwell Lakes will be a new neighbourhood of 2000 homes, a strategic growth site to the east of Ipswich. After a long planning and legal history, proposals have now been approved which include a comprehensive package of highway improvements. The judges were impressed by the level of community engagement and inclusive planning.
The Judging Panel thought that a HIGHLY COMMENDED award should go to:
Plot 5, Fletton Quays, Peterborough, entered by ELG Planning and Peterborough City Council.
On a former railway station site, previous environmental and other issues had prevented redevelopment until now. A good start has been made with the completion of Plot 5 office buildings, to be occupied by Peterborough City Council. Here, planning content and the approach to sustainable development caught the eye of the judges.
Planning and delivery of schools in Attleborough, Norfolk, entered by NPS Group.
NPS Planning Consultancy worked alongside Norfolk County Council to reorganise schooling provision in this growing town. A good example of the success of early master planning effort to achieve the client's objectives.