The Best Development Competition

The aim of the competition which was established in 1990 is to recognise and promote good building design. The competition is open to new and converted buildings, including extensions of any size and character in the southern part of Mole Valley District – from Dorking southwards. The competition will run between 1 September 2016 and 31 March 2018.
Anyone can nominate a development – all you need to do is complete the application form and forward to Jean Pearson, Osbrooks Lodge, Horsham Road, Capel RH5 5JH or Closing date for nominations is 30 June 2018.

Competition Criteria

Ideally – but not essential – developments should be visible from public places so that winning developments can be admired without going onto private property.

The competition is divided into 3 categories

Large (bigger than average sized, four bedroom house)
Heritage Conservation

The judges will be looking for –


Heritage Conservation Award

Entries are invited for projects that involved the repair and/or restoration of the historic built environment. These can include the high quality repair of listed buildings or other buildings that are, in the opinion of the judges, of local historic interest. It can also include the reinstatement of lost period details. Awards may be made for projects that involved the alterations/extension of listed buildings if there is a significant element of repair and renovation.


Download the application form here or download a copy of the leaflet here.