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Regional Awards

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RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence 2017

The RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence 2017 has now closed for entries.

Good luck to all those who entered our Regional Award for 2017.  Your entries will be forwarded on to the Regional Judging Panel.  The judging process will take place during June and July, so you should expect to hear back from us in August.

Entering the Award

This is a great opportunity to highlight the positive impact planning has on our quality of life by submitting details of a completed project or other piece of planning work that you are proud of. This is a great chance to highlight and celebrate the work of planners and other members of the development team.

Entry is free and simple

How to Enter

Download the Award criteria here

Download the simple entry form here

Closing date: 10.00am on 5 June 2017 (extended from 31 May due to half-term) 

Entries need to be for projects or plans completed in the region within the last two years. Applications are invited from individual planners or project teams from the public or private sectors.

Note:  Projects or plans from the East of England which were entered into the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2017 have been forwarded on to us and will be included in our own Regional Award.

Announcement of Finalists

Finalists will be announced at the beginning of September 2017. 

Announcement of Winners

The winners of the Award will be announced at our Regional Award Dinner, to be held in the Autumn (date to be confirmed).

We look forward to seeing your entries!

Previous Regional Winners

RTPI East of England Regional Award for Planning Excellence 2016

Winners of the Regional Award for Planning Excellence 2016 were Bidwells LLP and Pollard Thomas Edwards for their entry "Chelmsford City Park West".

There were two highly commended projects:

  • Hadleigh Park Olympic Mountain Bike Legacy Project by Chris Blandford Associates – a network of trails on the former London 2012 Olympic mountain bike course, the only one of its kind, in the world, open to the public
  • North West Cambridge Development by AECOM and University of Cambridge – the largest expansion plans in the University's 800 year history for 3,000 new homes, community, research and teaching facilities and public open space on a 150ha site 

The Judging Panel were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of the projects.

See the 2016 Awards page for details of the highly commended and other shortlisted entries.

2015 Regional Awards

In 2015, Evolution Town Planning and Mae Architects were crowned joint winners, with a neighbourhood plan for Rendlesham, Suffolk and a regeneration project in King's Lynn, Norfolk respectively.





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