Planning Awards shortlist announced

Last month 15 planning experts gathered together to draw up the shortlist for the Planning Awards, which will be presented in London on 23 June.

Judges: a panel of experts considered the awards entries
Judges: a panel of experts considered the awards entries

The Planning Awards recognise excellence in professional planning work, as well as associated fields such as legal services and stakeholder engagement. Work carried out or completed since 1 January 2015 was eligible for this year's awards.

The judges were generally looking for entries that had improved or were likely to improve the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of a community, as well as certain category-specific criteria. Extra marks were awarded for originality, potential for long-lasting impact, community involvement and benefit, value for money and/or financial viability.

Planning would like to extend its thanks to the judges for the substantial amount of time and expertise they put into the selection process, and also to the awards sponsors: Border Archaeology, Burges Salmon, the Planning Officers Society, PPS and RPS.

The awards will be presented alongside this year's Placemaking Awards at a ceremony at Savoy Place on the central London riverside on the evening of 23 June. To reserve your place, contact Tamsin Ballantyne on 020 8267 4125 or tamsin.ballantyne@haymarket.com, or click here

To see the shortlist for the Placemaking Awards, click here

THE SHORTLIST

Award for Development Management

Maldon Council development management team (submitted by Maldon District Council)
Management not control (London Borough of Hounslow)
North East Lincolnshire Council/Engie Partnership's development management service (Engie)
Plymouth City Council's development management service (Plymouth City Council)
Transformation development management at Dudley (submitted by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council)

Award for Neighbourhood Planning

Drayton neighbourhood development plan (Drayton Community Trust)
Newport Pagnell neighbourhood plan (Milton Keynes Council)
Old Market Quarter neighbourhood development plan (Bristol City Council)
Southbourne Parish neighbourhood plan (rCOH)

Award for Plan-making

Nene Park masterplan 2016-2045 (SLR Consulting)
Planning for schools development plan document (London Borough of Ealing)

Planning for Energy Infrastructure

Hinkley Point C connection project (Bircham Dyson Bell)
The Dogger Bank Teesside A&B offshore wind farm (Eversheds)

Planning for Transport Infrastructure

Bank Station capacity upgrade (City of London Corporation)
East Midlands Gateway Rail Freight Interchange (Eversheds)

Award for Infrastructure Planning

Sponsored by Burges Salmon
Winner to be announced on the night

Award for Planning for Economic Growth

The London Cancer Hub (Inner Circle Consulting)
Silvertown (The Silvertown Partnership)

Award for Planning for Housing Growth

The Malings, East Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne (Cundall)
Dover Court Estate (HTA Design)
Delivering Harrow's Regeneration (Inner Circle Consulting)
Independent Living Housing for Older People in Essex (Inner Circle Consulting)
Wilton Hill (Terence O'Rourke)
Romford development framework (Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design)
Chapelton (Turnberry)

Planning for Affordable Housing

Winner to be announced on the night

Award for Making Development Viable

Heath & Carby House (Southend on Sea Borough Council)
Millbay outline mixed use development section 106 agreement (Plymouth City Council)
Wokingham town centre regeneration (Wokingham Borough Council)
Wynyard Gardens & visitor centre (Cloud Content Solutions)

Award for stakeholder engagement in planning

Battersea Power Station - Phase 4A (Battersea Power Station Development Company)
Eastfields (Levitt Bernstein)
Golden Lane Playground (City of London Corporation)
North West Cambridge Development (University of Cambridge)
Land south of School Lane, Broughton, Hampshire (WYG)
Wycombe Summit (Hambledon Land)

Award for Waste and Minerals Planning

Winner to be announced on the night

Award for Planning Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by PPS
HTA Design
Inner Circle Consulting
Pegasus Group
SLR Consulting
Stride Treglown

Local Authority Team of the Year

Maldon District Council enforcement team
London Borough of Hounslow, for Planning for Corporate Objectives
Thurrock Council, for Pro-active Plan-making

Planning Law Firm of the Year

Sponsored by RPS
Bircham Dyson Bell, for the Hinkley Point C Connection Project
Berwin Leighton Paisner, for the redevelopment of the Whitgift shopping centre for the Croydon Partnership, a joint venture partnership between Westfield and Hammerson
Dentons UKMEA, for the Regenerating Greenwich project

Planning Permission of the Year

Sponsored by Border Archaeology
Cringle Dock Redevelopment - Hybrid Planning Application (Battersea Power Station Development Company)
Millbay Outline application for Mixed Use (Plymouth City Council)
Mulberry Park, Bath (Barton Willmore)
South Terrace, Royal Hospital, Chelsea (Shout Sales and Marketing - on behalf of Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning)
Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration (Wokingham Borough Council)
The York Potash Project (Eversheds)

Regional and national Awards

To be announced on the night

The Editor's Award

Winner to be announced on the night


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