May 2017
Christow Passivhaus Development Wins RTPI Award

Local Press Release


Homes designed by Mitchell Architects and built by Pearce Homes at Stafford Close Housing, Christow in Devon (Dartmoor National Park Authority) have won a Top Regional Award!


Mitchell architects with the above project have won, a tied position, in the category for Excellence in Planning Delivery at the 2017 Royal Town Planning Institute South West Awards for Planning Excellence.


This innovative project included the design and built of 18 Passivhaus houses at Christow. The project has been extremely well received by members of the public and has attracted the attention of television programmes, ‘Countryfile’ and ‘Inside Out South West’. It provided much needed affordable housing to the local community, and is inspirational in that it is environmentally sustainable resulting in a low carbon footprint.


Paul Knox, Director of Homes at Pearce Construction said;

“We are pleased to have worked with Mitchell Architects throughout the planning and delivery phases”


The RTPI South West represents more than 1,500 professional planners across the region. The RTPI South West Awards identify and highlight examples of planning excellence in the South West. The awards promote good practice across the wide range of activities in which professional planners are involved.


Mike Oakley, Chair of the RTPI SW Awards Judging Panel 2017 comments:

“Winning at this year’s awards is a stamp of excellence from the region’s planners. It is an acknowledgement of the positive impact planning has had on the community and environment. Winning this year was particularly difficult given the standard of submissions for the 2017 Awards was the highest in the 25 years.”


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