Nash Partnership named a national Planning Awards finalist

29 March 2019

Our planning team is delighted to have been shortlisted at this year’s annual national ‘Planning Awards’, in the ‘Planning Consultancy of the Year’ category.

The Planning Awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking. This means that, as well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, they also reward excellence in planning-related activities. These include placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.

Nash Partnership’s planning team has had an exceptional year, with a number of its high profile projects reaching significant milestones. These include:

  • McArthur’s Yard. This significant harbourside site in Bristol’s historic docks is one of the only plots in the area to remain undeveloped. Despite a number of attempts at redevelopment by others, none of the proposed schemes has been successful. However, our full application to deliver 147 new homes, workspaces and a café was approved in May 2018 and the scheme is now progressing on site.
  • Southmead regeneration project. We were appointed last year to the largest community-led housing and regeneration scheme in the country. Driven by the Southmead Community Plan, the project seeks to redevelop the centre of Southmead in Bristol. Following extensive community consultation, development options were drawn up and tested with the community project team and refined by our client before being adopted as a masterplan for the area.  We are now progressing with the first phase.
  • Bedminster Green Framework. We have been working on a new development framework for the Bedminster Green area, which identifies proposed principles and guidance for creating a new community there. The framework was drawn up on behalf of the landowners at Bedminster Green through close collaboration with Bristol City Council and public consultation, and it recently received support from the Bristol City Council Cabinet. The Cabinet decision also included in-principle approval, subject to due process, of up to £6m of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds to facilitate regeneration and application of interim measures on affordable housing requirements to support delivery of development.
  • Saxonvale, Frome. We were commissioned last year by our client (Acorn Property Group, working closely with Mendip DC) who is developing a large, long-vacant site next to Frome town centre. Previous schemes have been put forward by others but none have proceeded. Consultation is underway to inform the proposals prior to submission of a planning application in the spring.

Commenting on the news, Mike Fox, Director of Planning at Nash Partnership, said: “We’re delighted that our diverse but integrated skillsets have been recognised through this award shortlisting. As well as planning, we offer urban and architectural design, regeneration and heritage expertise – and we’re proud to take a truly collaborative approach to every project we carry out. We are looking forward to hearing the outcome of the awards in the summer.”

Category winners will be announced at an awards event in London on 4 June.