Entries are now open for Yorkshire's premier planning award, the
Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Yorkshire Planning Excellence
Award 2013. The deadline for entries is the 2 April. With 23,000
members worldwide working in the public, private, charitable and
education sectors, the RTPI is the largest professional institute
for planners in Europe. The RTPI Planning Excellence Awards
celebrate the positive contribution that planners and planning make
to society, to highlight exceptional examples of planning and
inspire others to achieve the same high standards.
Stan Driver, Chair of RTPI Yorkshire, said: "We're looking for
projects from across Yorkshire and the Humber which professionals
and the public are proud of. We want to hear about schemes which
celebrate planning's contribution to society, which make life
better , are exceptional examples of planning practice and
expertise and which lift the heart and inspire."
Entries could include projects which:
- Illustrate the positive role of planning in delivering economic
- represent a highly innovative approach to plan-making
(including both statutory and non-statutory plans at city regional,
local or neighbourhood level)
- support the sustainable regeneration of a
community/neighbourhood (e.g. new schools, health, cultural or
- enhance the quality of the public realm through the provision
of new high quality public spaces or conserve and enhance the built
or natural environment (e.g. through the conservation and re-use of
- demonstrate effective development management processes, for
example showcasing positive collaboration between developers,
communities and local planning authorities.
Recent past winners of the RTPI Yorkshire planning awards
include University of York Heslington East Campus, Leeds City
Region Green Infrastructure Strategy and Creating Successful
Neighbourhoods and Sustainable Communities in Sheffield.
Further information, including guidelines for entrants, can be