Photo credit: RTPI Photo credit Enfield Small Sites: Peter Barber Architects and LB Enfield HTA Planning have a successful evening at the RTPI Awards 2018 Picture 3

We are delighted to announce that HTA Planning had a successful evening at last night's RTPI Awards. Shortlisted in three categories; the team are winners of Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - Small Schemes for their work on Enfield Council Small Sites Programme, and they were also commended in the In-House Planning Team of the Year Category. The RTPI Awards are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

Enfield Council Small Sites Programme wins category Excellence to Deliver Housing (Small Sites)

HTA Design worked with Peter Barber Architects for Enfield Council, to deliver Phase 2 of the Council’s Small Sites Programme. Neilcott Construction were appointed to build out the first of four sites making up this phase of development. The Enfield Small Sites Programme pioneers how small brownfield sites can deliver a significant number of homes through innovative design and collaborative planning. Due to the constrained nature of these sites, the design approach has been key to overcome some of the issues small sites face with regards to preserving neighbouring amenity to creatively address overlooking concerns. The planning involvement from both the public and private sectors has been key to the unlocking the development potential of these small sites, along with an ambitious client and a skillful architect. The programme maximises the amount of housing available on underutilised brownfield land.

“We are truly delighted with the Small Sites Award. We spend a lot of our time advising local authorities and others on small sites. These are a hugely untapped resource but fraught with difficulty. We are very much encouraged by the Government’s emerging support for the role of small sites and look forward to continue our work in this area” 

Dr Riette Oosthuizen, Planning Partner, HTA Design LLP

The judges had this to say about Enfiled Council Small Sites:

“We were impressed with the council’s proactive approach to delivering affordable housing on previously developed, difficult to develop land in their authority. The planners were central to this project from using planning policy to identify the sites for development through to understanding the kind of housing the community wanted to resolving some of the design issues. As a result, the project has strong local support.”

HTA Design Planning Team Highly Commended in In-House Team of the Year category

HTA works on innovative residential and mixed use projects, challenging traditional development models. Specialists in interdisciplinary design, they enrich their contribution as planners through research and community projects.

The judges had this to say on our planning team:

“This team has a good range of skills and an imaginative approach to their work, reflected in positive endorsements from their clients. We were particularly impressed that professional development is one of their core values.”