Not one but three Nash Partnership projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RTPI SW Awards for Planning Excellence:
- The Bedminster Green Placemaking Framework is a collaborative framework which is helping shape site-based development proposals as they come through, to create a high quality new urban quarter in Bristol.
- The Southmead Regeneration – working for the community project is one of the UK’s largest community-led housing and regeneration schemes. The project aims to improve community facilities, infrastructure and initiatives whilst providing affordable and ethical housing solutions.
- The Estate Regeneration in Taunton project is a sensitive, consultation-led project for Taunton Deane Borough Council. Our task was to find a strategy to resolve the structural issues of 186 defective Woolaway homes.
These are three of only six projects, plans and policies vying for the South West’s top planning award.
The annual regional Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate projects and people who have helped create exceptional places and improved the lives of those who live and work there. The aim is to highlight how planning and planners work to create a safe, healthy and sustainable future.
The next step is for judges to visit each site and hold interviews with the entrants to determine the category winners.
Chris Balch, Chair of RTPI South West 2019, said: “The shortlisted entries are a mix of outstanding planning, reflecting the really high standards and achievements of the planning profession throughout the South West. Given the high calibre of entries, the judges will no doubt find it difficult to pick an overall winner.”
The RTPI represents 25,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes policy and raises professional standards. The Awards for Planning Excellence have been run by the RTPI South West for over 30 years to recognise planning excellence.
The winner will be announced in November.