Barry Island shortlisted for planning excellence award


Published 15 April 2015


The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for planning excellence.


RTPI PEA finalist logoThe regeneration of Barry Island’s eastern promenade has been named as a finalist for the Excellence in Planning and Design for the Public Realm Award at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2015.


The Awards, run by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will be held at the Pullman London St. Pancras on 6 July 2015.


The regeneration work saw the renovation of the eastern shelter and promenade, new gardens and easier access to the promenade and eastern beach, and new colourful lighting for the shelter, as well as the former changing rooms converted into new toilet facilities and a new water mist feature in the shape of ammonite fossils built below a covered events area.


The main attractions of the scheme however have been the popular traversing wall designed by artist Gordon Young, and the variety of colourful beach huts along the promenade, available for hire all year round.


Janet Askew, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said: “The shortlist reflects the very best planning projects, strategies and processes that are helping to make great places for people to live and work. The 80 finalists highlight exceptional examples of planning that have made an impact and brought considerable benefits. It will be a tremendous challenge picking individual category winners from such a high quality field.”


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