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East Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence
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.