Five projects in Scotland have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for planning excellence
Amongst a record 80 short listed entries in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) 2015 Planning Awards for Excellence, five are from Scotland. The short listed entries include:
- Hillington Park Simplified Planning Zone (Excellence in Decision Making in Planning)
- Glasgow Commonwealth Games – The Athlete Village (Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing)
- National Planning Framework 3 & the Scottish Planning Policy (Excellence in Planning to Deliver Infrastructure)
- National Planning Framework 3 & the Scottish Planning Policy (Excellence in Plan Making Practice)
- Delivering the ecological recovery of Loch Leven through the planning system (Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment)
The Awards ceremony will be held at the Pullman London St Pancras on 6 July 2015. The Awards for Planning Excellence have been run by the RTPI for over 30 years to recognise planning excellence.
Pam Ewen, Convenor of RTPI Scotland said:
“It is terrific to see these exciting entries from Scotland given the high standard of entries received in this year’s Planning Awards. Shortlisting is a credit to the hard work and dedication put into the projects and recognising the positive contribution planning makes to Scotland. While all the shortlisted entries are incredibly deserving I’m hoping those from our region will be proclaimed the winners on the night.”
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.”
Andrew Jones, Practice Leader for Design, Planning + Economics, EMEA at AECOM said:
“AECOM is proud to be this year’s headline sponsor of the RTPI’s Awards for Planning Excellence. The shortlist is a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which really demonstrate the impact the profession has on quality and delivery in the built environment. We look forward to seeing which entries the judges select as the category winners.”
Projects on the shortlist have been recognised for their national contribution to planning and demonstrate how significant schemes can be delivered speedily through the planning and other consents systems.
The full list of shortlisted entries can be found on the RTPI’s website