East Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence
The Regional Awards were presented on 2 March at Nottingham Contemporary, to recognise and celebrate those who have excelled in the planning profession in 2016 and made a positive impact on planning and development in the Region.
Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy at TCPA gave the key note speech and encourgared everyone in the room to work towards high quality, sustainable development that we could be proud of.
The evening was sponsored by Waterman Group and Shakespeare Martineau.
Local Authority Team - Nottingham City Council, Planning Services Team.
The judges noted a positive approach to collaborative working of the team and the initiatives put in place to achieve good community outcomes.
From left: Matthew Grant, Matt Gregory, Zoe Kyle, Martin Poole, Sue Heron, Rob Percival
Development of the Year - Witham St Hugh's, Lincolnshire submitted by Aspbury Planning.
The judges noted the long term commitment to the site by Aspbury Planning and the comprehensive approach bringing benefits to the community.
Plan of the Year - The Emerging HS2 Growth Strategy, submitted by East Midllands Councils.
The judges particularly noted the large scale engagement enabling opportunities for local employment to be identified and increased accessibility for the area.
Highly commended - North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy
Consultancy of the Year - Marrons Planning
The judges noted the strong professional relationships bringing effective results.
Young Planner of the Year - Jenny Keen, Marrons Planning
The judges noted that Jenny is a positive role model for all planners showing her commitment to planning both in her work and in her own time.
Highly Commended - Jenny Salt, Fisher German
Chairman's Award - Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, TCPA
The awards were presented to the winners by Steve Quatermain on 25 February at Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham. The awards recognise projects and people that have made a significant contribution through planning to local people and places.
Our thanks go to the sponsors Fisher German and East Midlands Councils and all the members who helped with the organisation and judging of the awards.
Young Planners Committee with their Chairman's Award
2015 Winners - Congratulations to you all
Plan - Northamptonshire Community Flood Resilience Project - Northamptonshire County Council.
The judges were particularly impressed with this pathfinder project with regard to community participation in its formation and implementation.
Development - Richard III Visitor Centre - Leicester City Council
The City Council utilised their heritage strategies to deliver a transformational development in a sensitive setting in under 18 months after the discovery of the remains of King Richard.
Consultancy - Fisher German
The judges particularly noted the partnership approach to working with Local Authorities, commitment to developing young planners and track record of securing consents.
Planning Team - Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team
The team have shown rigorous project mangement to overcome the challenges of working across three local authority areas
Young Planner - Charlotte Robinson, Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team
Charlotte was recognised for her work in promoting planning and health, through speaking and published articles.
Chairman's Award - East Midlands Young Planners
This award recognises the efforts made to increase membership and the provision of a wide variety of events for members.