J3 shortlisted for a prestigious national award for planning excellence
Junction 3 (J3), one of our developments in Easton, has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Excellence in Planning for Community Well-Being’ at the 2015 Planning Awards for Excellence.
The Awards, run by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will be held at the Pullman London St Pancras on 6 July 2015.
J3 has seen significant regeneration, with the creation of 59 new affordable homes, seven business units, a library and learning centre.
Mike Day, our Director of Development and Homeownership, said “We’re delighted that J3 has been shortlisted for this award.
“We’re so proud of J3 and the contribution it’s making to the area, so to see the development being recognised in this way is really rewarding.
‘‘We’re committed to building high quality new affordable homes in areas that really need them, and to ongoing community investment which helps to create great places to live. This project has seen significant input from, and support of, the local communities who share in this achievement.”
The RTPI represents 23,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes policy and raises professional standards. The Awards for Planning Excellence have been run by the RTPI for over 30 years to recognise planning excellence.
This year’s headline sponsor is AECOM with other sponsors and supporters including Bilfinger GVA, The Planner, Planning Aid England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Janet Askew, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said: “The shortlist reflects the very best planning projects, strategies and processes that are helping to make great places for people to live and work.
“The 80 finalists highlight exceptional examples of planning that have made an impact and brought considerable benefits. It will be a tremendous challenge picking individual category winners from such a high quality field.”
Andrew Jones, Practice Leader for Design, Planning + Economics, EMEA at AECOM said: “AECOM is proud to be this year’s headline sponsor of the RTPI’s Awards for Planning Excellence. The shortlist is a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which really demonstrate the impact the profession has on quality and delivery in the built environment. We look forward to seeing which entries the judges select as the category winners.”
Projects on the shortlist have been recognised for their national contribution to planning and demonstrate how significant schemes can be delivered speedily through the planning and other consents systems.
For more information visit the RTPI website.