The Maurice Hellier Award
Maurice Hellier was a prominent planner in the East of England and an Award was established over 30 years ago to perpetuate his memory. This Award is presented annually.
In 2019, this Prize was Awarded in Recognition of the Best Sustainability Related Major Project by a Student at Anglia Ruskin University.
"Studentification in a Fine City: Sustainable Planning for Purpose-built Student Accommodation in Norwich"
The winner was Samuel Walker, who received his Award certificate and prize of £100 at our Gala Dinner & Award Presentation evening on 27 September 2019.
Photo: Samuel Walker receiving his certificate from John Acres (RTPI Past President).
The winner of the 2018 prize was Phillipa Robinson
The winner was Catherine Fenghour, who received her Award certificate and prize of £100 at our Gala Dinner & Award Presentation evening on 22 September 2017.
Photo: Catherine Fenghour receiving her certificate from Wendy Hague (Regional Chair) and Stephen Wilkinson (RTPI President).
The winner of the 2016 prize was Yvonne Dunn (centre), who was presented with the prize and certificate by Michael Hand, RTPI East of England Regional Chair (left) during the Awards Reception which took place at Anglia Ruskin University in October 2016.
The winner of the 2015 prize was Jack Lilliott (centre), who was presented with the prize and certificate by David Potter, RTPI East of England Regional Chair (left) and Dr Peter Crabtree, Deputy Dean at the University, during the Awards Reception which took place at Anglia Ruskin University in October 2015.
The winner of the 2014 prize was Kimberley Brown (centre), who was presented with the prize and certificate by David Potter, Regional Senior Vice Chair (on the left), during the Awards Reception which took place at Anglia Ruskin University on Wednesday 8 October 2014. Also present was Prof. Keith Jones - Head of Department Engineering and the Built Environment, Faculty of Science & Technology.
The 2013 winner winner was Colin Free (see photo below) who was presented with his certificate during the graduation ceremony in October 2013. At the time, Colin said "It was, and is, a great honour to be considered worthy of the award and I will treasure it throughout my career in planning and strive to live up to the standards it espouses. The £100 prize was a complete surprise and my thanks go to the estate of Mr Hellier and to Anglia Ruskin University for maintaining the tradition of the award.
Previous Award Winners include Ann Skippers, ex RTPI President and previous student at ARU.
Recollections of Maurice Hellier
by Jim Page, Retired Fellow of the RTPI
Maurice Hellier was, if I recall, the first County Planning Officer for Derbyshire in 1948. He was very active in the County Planning Officers Society and also in RTPI nationally, and was RTPI President in 1956-57. When he retired he came to live in the East of England Branch area. He was quite active in planning matters, particularly education, and was Branch Chair in 1966-67.