RTPI South-East Planning Excellence Award Win
Boyer’s London office is very pleased that a project jointly submitted by Wates Developments and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead won the ‘Best Plan’ award for the Land West of Windsor Stakeholder Masterplan at the RTPI’s South-East Planning Excellence Awards held on 16 June.
Boyer worked as part of the project team for Wates Developments who in conjunction with the Council prepared the first Stakeholder Masterplan document as required by the newly adopted Borough Local Plan. This new requirement involved considerable engagement with stakeholders which demonstrated, in the eyes of the judges, ‘that more thoughtfully prepared schemes can deliver better outcomes for, and greater positive engagement with, the communities in which they are proposed’.
This stakeholder masterplan was considered by the judges as ‘an exemplar of contemporary participative approaches to community engagement which align stakeholders and improve developments and planning proposals through participative approach to community engagement’.
Boyer have been involved in the site for over 15 years having successfully promoted it through the Local Plan process. Following the Council’s approval of the Stakeholder Masterplan, Boyer achieved outline planning permission for development at the site and are currently involved in bringing forward reserved matters applications which will enable this exciting new development to be delivered in the near future.
Commenting on the award win, Philip Allin, Director in Boyer’s London office, commented, ‘We are really pleased to have been part of the Wates Developments project team, working alongside planning officers of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. The preparation of the Stakeholder Masterplan for the site was a real collaborative approach with not only the Council but with the local community that allowed a range of stakeholders to inform the design process at an early stage. This meant that the Masterplan had wide buy in, securing a range of benefits and a high-quality form of development in line with the aims of the Council’s recently adopted Local Plan.”