Welcome to Creating Excellence

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Welcome to our new web site, which we hope you will find easier to use and more focussed on the needs of all those interested in creating great places to live, work and play. We offer independent practical assistance in support of good design and effective engagement of all concerned in the creation of great PLACES and COMMUNITIES.

Creating Excellence combines the experience of residents, business, practitioners and senior policy makers with up to date research to provide a service tailored to your needs. As members of the Design Network, we can tap into a vast range of expertise drawn from right across the country to meet your needs.


For an introduction to our planning and design support, click here.


Are you:

  • A local authority planner?
  • A developer or house builder?
  • A housing association?
  • A local resident?
  • A community organisation?

Phone either:

Dominic Murphy on 07853 295003 or

Timothy Cantell on 07900 916270


Good design builds communities, creates quality of life, and makes places better for people to live, work and play in.

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries (2014)

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