We are delighted to hear that the AZ Urban Studio & South Somerset District Council entry to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Excellence 2020 has made it onto the finalists list for the Excellence in Planning for Culture and Heritage category.

We submitted our long term rural diversification project The Newt in Somerset jointly with South Somerset District Council to reflect the positive and productive working relationship between public and private sector planners over more than five years at the Estate, that has enabled and managed the delivery of significant change in a sensitive historic environment.

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.