Planning award for multi-faceted firm

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 2:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 3:08 pm

Spawforths was named the Best Planning Practice at the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards 2017.

The event, hosted by Variety, the Children’s Charity, was held at Bowcliffe Hall this month, and celebrated the excellence and achievements of businesses in the Yorkshire residential property sector.

Spawforths is a multi-disciplinary practice of town planners, masterplanners, architects, landscapers and community engagement consultants, celebrating its thirtieth year in business.

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The judges praised the firm for the way it advises on Government infrastructure initiatives, and for creating the Leeds Housing Group. It was highlighted that Spawforths have been an excellent facilitator in helping people to understand residential planning.

As the largest independent planning consultancy in the region that has secured the most significant housing allocations in Wakefield (2,500 homes) and Selby (900 homes) as well as draft allocations in Barnsley (1,700 homes), and Kirklees (4,000homes), Spawforths are promoting more than 50,000 homes through the planning system onbehalf of national and regional housebuilders; registered providers; small and medium size enterprises (SMEs); regeneration specialists and land promoters.

Spawforths has also delivered success for clients on a number of high profile planning appeals, including landmark decisions in Leeds, Doncaster and Kirklees.With housing building high on the current political agenda, Spawforths are at the forefront of planning for housing innovation and delivery through advising Legal and General on their modular housing concept and a number of public sector housing delivery vehicles.

Paul Bedwell, planning director said: “At Spawforths we pride ourselves on innovation and in providing added valuefor our clients. Our proven track record in delivering positive outcomes for our clients, the breadth of our client base and our success in developing new housing delivery markets demonstrate why we are the Best Residential Planning Practice in the Yorkshire region.”