The Heritage Triangle Project is a finalist in the category for prestigious planning industry award at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018. The RTPI Awards 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.
The Heritage Triangle Project is a £3.2 million HLF funded project to regenerate the historic quarter of Diss town centre through the 3 main strands to this project which included the restoration and extension of Diss Corn Hall, improvements to the streetscape, the Heritage Triangle area and installation of the garden and boardwalk across the Mere to create additional public open space and an alternative public access route. This project has reshaped and rejuvenated the historic centre of the traditional East Anglian market town of Diss using its history, social culture and independent individual trades and services to re-establish its identity and brand. It has entailed the co-ordinated efforts of authority, commerce, charities, community and individuals.
Diss Town Mayor, Cllr Trevor Wenman said: “Just to be shortlisted for this national award is an amazing achievement, and is a credit to the unsung heroes of our community whose dedication, passion and vision took the Heritage Triangle from idea to reality. Diss should be proud.”
John Acres MRTPI, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said: “This year’s finalists reflect the important contribution planners and planning makes to creating great places and tackling the challenges we face across the UK. Planners are taking on new and innovative projects and the finalists show they are succeeding. It’s a huge achievement just to be shortlisted this year given the 6% rise in entries to the awards and the high calibre of entries will make judging very difficult.”
The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court at The Barbican, London on 24 May 2018.
Tickets to the ceremony are on sale.