Neighbourhood Planning Research Team win RTPI Award

5 September 2019

Neighbourhood Planning Research Team win RTPI Award

Professor Gavin Parker, Kat Salter and Dr Matthew Wargent from the Department of Real Estate & Planning have been awarded the RTPI’s Sir Peter Hall research prize for Wider Engagement in Planning for their book ‘Neighbourhood Planning in Practice.’

The book is the product of several years’ research into neighbourhood planning by Prof Parker and the Neighbourhood planning research team at Reading, and was written to help communities engage with community-led planning and navigate neighbourhood planning in England. The is supplemented by numerous academic and policy oriented outputs and a website discussing and explaining neighbourhood planning for communities.

According to the RTPI, the research: ‘represents an excellent example of academic research and scholarship being channelled and applied for a practice and community audience both via the book itself and a variety of other outputs and media.’ The judges for the award ‘recognised the high impact of the research in engaging a wider audience, mobilising an impressive research output and communicating it in an innovative and clear way.’

For further information on this research, visit the University of Reading Neighbourhood Planning website:

The book is available through Lund Humphries