Great Kneighton nominated for prestigious planning industry award


Great Kneighton continues to attract industry recognition after the new neighbourhood was named as a finalist in the Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes (large scheme) category at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

The latest shortlisting comes after Great Kneighton was awarded Housing Project of the Year at the 2020 Building Awards.

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.

Great Kneighton is an exemplar new community in one of the most sought-after areas in Cambridge.  Following years of careful planning, Countryside is now in the final stages of the comprehensive transformation of land adjacent to Trumpington Village into a successfully interconnected mixed use development with over 2500 new homes, improved access to the countryside, enhanced facilities and enriched biodiversity for the whole community to call home.

RTPI President, Wei Yang FRTPI, said: “Many congratulations to all the finalists at this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence – these projects, teams and individuals showcase the very best of the planning profession from all the RTPI’s regions and nations and from countries around the world.

“For over 40 years, these prestigious awards have celebrated the exceptional work undertaken by town planners. In the middle of a global pandemic, I believe they are more relevant than ever before, recognising the incredible commitment and dedication of planners who have risen to the challenge of responding to the impacts of Covid-19 on the planning system.

“I wish all the finalists the very best of luck at the ceremony on 29 April.”

The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. It supports its members – over 26,000 worldwide - throughout their careers.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held virtually in the Awards Room on Evessio at 4pm on Thursday 29 April 2021.