Integreat Plus is pleased to announce that it won the commendation award for the Cottingham Neighbourhood Plan at the RTPI Yorkshire’s Annual Lecture and Reception, held at the Guildhall in Hull on the 14th of September. RTPI Yorkshire judges recognised the plan’s breadth and ambition, citing it as a level to which other neighbourhood plans should aspire.

“This is a high quality and comprehensive Neighbourhood Plan, containing an impressive amount of professional input, including a Design Guide, and Development Principles for allocated sites, and it is clear that significant efforts have been expended in consulting with, and ensuring participation by, local people. This process has resulted in an outstanding example of neighbourhood planning, in which the content can be shown to have been derived from local needs and aspirations.  It should be regarded as a level to which other neighbourhood plans should aspire.”

The award was presented by Stephen Wilkinson, President of the RTPI, and Emma Lancaster, Chair of RTPI Yorkshire.

Richard Motley, Director, stated ‘we are delighted this work by the team has been recognised by our peers. This kind of recognition helps us enormously as we are a small social enterprise practice focusing on helping communities achieve their place based ambitions. Neighbourhood Plans should be a positive process for places to reflect on their spatial needs in shaping their future development.’