Knowsley’s Halsnead Garden Village has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Plan Making Practice the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.
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.
Halsnead Garden Village is the largest combined housing and employment site in the Liverpool City Region, with the potential to create nearly 1,600 homes and 1,000 new jobs. It is one of only 14 sites in England which have been awarded Garden Village status by the Government.
This highly-ambitious project will deliver a range of high-quality housing for Knowsley, and the rest of the city region while the employment element will attract multi-million pound investment in the logistics and advanced manufacturing sectors, creating highly-skilled and well-paid jobs.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
“I am delighted that Halsnead Garden Village is a finalist for this highly-prestigious award. This ambitious development will be the biggest change that Knowsley has seen for a long time and the council and its partners have been working extremely hard to ensure that the plans we have in place will deliver the highest quality housing and employment for Knowsley and the wider city region.”
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 winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.