HOW Celebrates Second RTPI Success

HOW Planning is celebrating a second RTPI success with graduate planner Louisa Fielden taking this year’s student prize at the University of Manchester.

HOW’s work on the Horwich Loco Works site in Bolton, Lancashire, one of the largest regeneration schemes proposed in the North of England, was recently presented with the 2015 Regeneration Award in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s North West awards and now one of its graduate planners has also been recognised by the body which represents planning professionals throughout the UK.

The RTPI supports each of the UK’s accredited planning school by offering a student prize with Louisa being recognised as one of Manchester University’s finest students.

Says Gary Halman, Managing Partner at HOW Planning: “We obviously saw something very special in Louisa when we offered her a position at HOW and this award justifies our belief that she will become a very successful planner with a great career ahead of her.”

Louisa studied for the Master of Town and Country Planning at the University of Manchester which she credits for providing access to a wealth of career advisors and lecturers with industry experience.

She comments: “I was fortunate to secure my position as graduate planner before graduating and my time at HOW is already proving hugely interesting and enjoyable. I’m looking forward to getting involved in to a wide range of interesting projects and gaining the experiences to pass my RTPI APC in order to become a Chartered Town Planner.”

Joanne Harding, Chair of RTPI North West said: “The RTPI is pleased to reward excellence in students at accredited planning schools through this annual student prize. We do this to support and encourage the talented planners we need to shape the world around us. While the University selects the winner, Louisa no doubt demonstrated a high level of expertise and excellence. I wish her all the best in her future career.”


Published: 15/09/2015

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