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  • Entry opens 1st June
  • Free to enter
  • Deadline for submission Monday 23rd July at 5pm
  • Winners announced September 13 at Sheffield Town Hall
  • Download guidance an entry form here

The prestigious Yorkshire Planning Excellence Award will showcase the inspiring and high-quality planning initiatives in our region.

It celebrates the achievements and successes of planners and other built environment professionals and their impact on the local community. 

The award, which is free to enter, is open to all planners, architects, surveyors, developers, and anyone with an interest in shaping places.

Entries can be submitted from the end of May and the winners will be announced in Sheffield at our Annual Yorkshire Keynote Reception and Award Ceremony on Thursday 13th September. 

Entries are open to both members and non-members and can be for a plan, strategy, initiative or project.

The entry process is straightforward and quick and judging will be undertaken by a panel of members in August.

Entries should be submitted electronically to with the summary entry form and a maximum of 4 sides of A4 and five jpeg images.

If you are interested in entering the awards or sponsoring this event, please contact

RTPI Yorkshire Awards and Keynote address

  • Thursday 13th September 2018
  • Sheffield Town Hall
  • Tickets available soon



This event provides an excellent opportunity to increase your company's profile and gain brand awareness through sponsorship & exhibiting.

You might want to communicate a message, promote your products and services, or build your profile as a leading supplier. Whatever the reason, there's no better place to reach and engage planning and built environment industry professionals.

To find out more about sponsorship and exhbition, please contact Yorkshire Regional Coordinator Sarah Richardson at or phone 020 7929 8192.

Our 2017 Winner:

Sheffield City Council for 'Stuck Sites'


Sheffield City Council Win For 'Stuck Sites ' RTPI Yorkshire Awards

RTPI Yorkshire Chair with Sheffield City Council winners John Baker and John Stonard, and RTPI President Stephen Wilkinson.


Jennifer Winyard, Chair of the judging panel, said:

This is an outstanding project that shows what local planners can achieve with the creative use of existing powers and with their own tenacity, expertise and skill. In bringing otherwise difficult opportunities forward, not only have they brought new life to run down places, but increased a vital supply of homes on brownfield sites.  

"The project has delivered positive change through proactive engagement with land and property owners, and helped to change their attitudes towards maintenance without resorting to legal or enforcement action.

"It is good to see planning enforcement, an important but often negatively perceived function, to be able to secure crucial funding from the Council and shape the lives of local communities in such a positive way."

The award was presented by Stephen Wilkinson, President of the RTPI, at RTPI Yorkshire's Annual Lecture and Reception held at the Guildhalll in Hull on 14 September 2017.


Integreat Plus

Cottingham Neighbourhood Plan

This is a high quality and comprehensive Neighbourhood Plan, containing an impressive amount of professional input, including a Design Guide, and Development Principles for allocated sites, and it is clear that significant efforts have been expended in consulting with, and ensuring participation by, local people. This process has resulted in an outstanding example of neighbourhood planning, in which the content can be shown to have been derived from local needs and aspirations.  It should be regarded as a level to which other neighbourhood plans should aspire.

Other Shortlisted entries

Arup and Leeds City Council

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Keepmoat Homes

The Halton Moor and Seacroft Leeds Brownfield Programme

Spawforths and Wakefield Council

Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR)

WYG and Keepmoat

Leeds Housing Regeneration Project

Yorkshire Water and Arup

Bransholme Surface Water Pumping Station (BSWPS)

RTPI National Awards for Planning Excellence 2017


Congratulations to the winners from the Yorkshire Region:

Local Authority Planning Team of the Year

  • North East Lincolnshire Council / Engie Regeneration Partnership

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing

  • Stuck Sites - submitted by Planning Service, Sheffield City Council (commendation)

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