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Local Authority Planning Team of the Year to be recognised

16 December 2013

For the first time the best local authority Planning Team of the Year will be recognised as part of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence it was announced today (16 December).

The deadline for entries is 4.30pm on 31 January 2014. Entry for the Local Authority Planning Team of the Year costs just £160 plus VAT.

In challenging circumstances, many local authority teams are providing an outstanding service and making a real difference to their communities, helping to build new homes, promote sustainable development, and support the wellbeing of residents.

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the RTPI, said:  "I’m delighted that the RTPI will be celebrating the achievement of local authority planning teams. In challenging circumstances, many local authority teams are providing an outstanding service and making a real difference to their communities, helping to build new homes, promote sustainable development, and support the wellbeing of residents.”

The Awards are organised by the RTPI, the organisation that represents professional planners in the UK which with 23,000 members worldwide is the largest planning institute in Europe.

30 judges drawn from planning, the built environment and politics will be participating this year. The consultancy and team categories include:

  • Local Authority Planning Team of the Year
  • Planning Consultancy of the Year
  • Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

 Submissions are still open for the project categories:

  • Outstanding planning to deliver growth & employment
  • Leading the way in planning for community
  • Excellence in planning and design for the public realm
  • Best planning for natural and built heritage
  • Exemplary planning to deliver housing
  • Innovative planning practice in plan making
  • Innovative planning practice in decision making

Each year the RTPI presents the Silver Jubilee Cup to the overall category winner.

There is no requirement to be a member of the RTPI to enter the awards and entries for a project or a plan can be submitted by the planner, architect, planning authority, developer, or client.

The RTPI has an array of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact our events and marketing department on 0207 929 9457 for more information.

You can view last year's winners and shortlisted entries in our 2013 brochure.

The deadline for entries is 4.30pm on Friday 31 January 2014.

Enter the RTPI Planning for Excellence Awards

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