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RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence


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The RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning in our region. Entries reflect the diversity of planning achievement, whether in urban or rural areas, large or small in scale, involving new development, regeneration or conservation. 

Shortlisted Results

The judging panel have shortlisted 12 entries submitted for the Regional Awards for Planning Excellence.

We would like to congratulate the following schemes who have been shortlisted.

Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Corridor Future Planning Options for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), Submitted by 5th Studio

Future planning study for the globally significant Oxford-Cambridge arc to 2050, integrating infrastructure, development and the protection and enhancement of existing landscape and urban settings.

Homes for Neighbourhoods – Kensington Street Re-Development, Submitted by Brighton & Hove City Council

A £2.5M development of 3 brownfield sites in central Brighton's vibrant North Laines community creates 12 one and two bedroom dwellings for affordable rent.

South Down Local Plan, Submitted by South Downs National Park Authority

The first local plan for the UK's newest national park.  It is landscape led, delivers ecosystem services and facilitates localism in a protected landscape.

Perch @ Eco Business Centre Elmsbook Bicester, Submitted by Cherwell District Council

The Eco Business Centre is an exemplar in sustainability, the first non residential Passivhaus Plus building in the UK, it will provide office and co –working space.

Greenham Business Park Local Development Order, West Berkshire, Submitted by West Berkshire Council, Greenham Trust and Pro Vision

Adopted by West Berkshire Council, the Greenham Business Park Local Development Order introduces a simplified planning regime to stimulate regeneration of the former American airbase.

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan – Pioneering An Ecosystem Approach To Neighbourhood Planning, Submitted by Lewes Town Hall

The Lewes Neighbourhood Plan is the first in the UK to practically implement an ecosystem approach in one town.

A Heritage Strategy for Canterbury District, Submitted by Canterbury City Council

The strategy provides a framework to protect, promote and prosper from the
district's unique historic environment; placing heritage at the heart of all we do.

Basingstoke and Deane Heritage SPD (Adopted March 2019), Submitted by Basingstoke and Deane District Council

A comprehensive supplementary planning document, envisioned as a development management tool designed to assist a range of stakeholders involved in applications which affect heritage assets.

Warnham Neighbourhood Plan, Submitted by Horsham District Council

Warnham Parish and Horsham Council have demonstrated that a collaborative approach towards Neighbourhood Planning can deliver a plan of which the community is duly proud of.

Heatherwood Hospital Redevelopment, Vail Williams LLP

A new elective care hospital, 230 'enabling' residential units, conversion of an existing building for a GP Hub and office and creation of bespoke SANG.

MK (2016-2031) - Milton Keynes Local Plan and Evidence Base, Submitted by Milton Keynes Council and AECOM

In under 3 years, Milton Keynes Council (assisted by AECOM) produced multiple technical studies; adopted a new Local Plan (Plan:MK); and consulted on two related Supplementary Planning Documents.

Winterton Square, Submitted by Horsham District Council

Winterton Square - from controversy to completion: a project to replace 27 outdated bungalows with an attractive development of 65 high-quality mixed tenure homes in the heart of Horsham.

Winners will be announced at the RTPI SE AGM and Awards Evening on Thursday, 21 November 2019 in Portsmouth.

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