Beaulieu Phase 1 Shortlisted for the RTPI Excellence in Planning for Homes Category.

The joint submission between DWD, Countryside Zest, and Chelmsford City Council has been named as a finalist in the category for Planning for Homes (large) at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.

Phase 1 of Beaulieu is the first part of a vibrant new district for Chelmsford set around the former King Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace and its estate parkland. The development is conceived as a series of individually designed neighbourhoods that connect to the wider landscape.

DWD’s planning team continue to lead on the delivery of housing on site and has obtained detailed planning consent for over 1,200 new homes, the Neighbourhood Centre, significant areas of public open space and public art as well as the radial distributor road through a number of reserved matters applications. DWD’s property team also continue to assist and advise on strategic and valuation matters.

RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all this year’s finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society.”

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019. The full shortlist can be accessed here: