Essex Design Guide nominated for prestigious planning industry award

04 Feb 2019

The new Essex Design Guide has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for Health & Wellbeing at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.

The Essex Design Guide (EDG) first published in 1973, has led the way in the planning and development sectors for urban design and place making guidance. For over 40 years, it has shaped and influenced the design and layout of new development in Essex, helping to create places of quality and identity which respond to their local context.

The 2018 EDG has been transformed to create an interactive web portal that is “future-proofed”. It embraces the emerging challenges and opportunities by incorporating the themes of Health and Wellbeing, Active Design, Ageing Populations, Digital and Smart Technology and Garden Communities.

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.