Clarion regeneration schemes in the running for eight national awards

Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest social landlord, has been shortlisted for a suite of awards by the prestigious Planning Awards.

The Group’s regeneration projects at Merton and Barne Barton in Plymouth are up for a total of eight awards across different categories.

The Planning Awards, which is run by Planning magazine, recognises excellence in both planning and placemaking.

Clarion’s nominations are as follows:

  • Placemaking at high densities – High Path (Merton)
  • Design excellence – Ravensbury (Merton)
  • Best housing scheme (fewer than 500 homes) – Ravensbury (Merton)
  • Best housing scheme (more than 500 homes) – High Path (Merton)
  • Planning for the natural environment – Barne Barton, Plymouth
  • Regeneration – Merton
  • Stakeholder engagement in planning – Barne Barton, Plymouth
  • Planning permission of the year – Merton

Bob Beaumont, Director of Regeneration for Clarion said: “We are extremely pleased to be in the running for eight Planning Awards.

“The interests of our existing residents are always at the heart of our regeneration projects, so we are delighted that this approach has been recognised.”

The Merton regeneration will deliver 2,800 new high quality homes and 9,000sqm of commercial and community space across neighbourhoods in Wimbledon (High Path) and Mitcham (Ravensbury and Eastfields).

Last summer Clarion submitted its planning application to Plymouth City Council for the regeneration at Barne Barton. Under the plans, the Group would transform the former 1960s naval estate into a sustainable and vibrant community with lasting social, economic and environmental benefits.