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RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2017 - open for entry

14 September 2016

RTPI 2017 Awards Logo _Large

Entries for the fourteen projects, teams and people categories for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2017 are now open

These are the premier awards for planning across the UK and internationally. The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Milton Court, Central London on 15 June 2017.

Entries can be submitted until midnight on 9 December 2016. For the first time ever it will be free to enter all 14 categories.

We welcome entries from planning initiatives of all types and sizes. We are interested in the calibre of the achievement, rather than the scale of the project.

Phil Williams, President of the RTPI, said: 

"The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate the way planning makes great places. This is your chance to get the recognition you deserve for your project, team or for a fellow planner. The awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise achievement in planning excellence.”

Entering is a free, high impact way to highlight planning achievements to potential clients, peers and the wider built environment. Winning and shortlisted entries will be disseminated through the RTPI’s website and other best practice resources. All winning and shortlisted entrants will have the choice of receiving an awards logo for use on their own promotional materials.

Plymouth City Council Silver Jubilee Cup Winners _v2

Last year’s overall winner was Plymouth’s ambitious plan to deliver 5,000 new homes (team pictured above). Other winners included a land use plan in Kenya and a mountain bike project at the former London Olympic site.


Submissions for projects and plans are open in the following Awards categories:


Excellence in Planning for Heritage

Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment

Excellence in Planning for Well-being

Excellence in Planning to Create Economically Successful Places

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing

Excellence in Planning for the Innovative Delivery of Infrastructure

Excellence in Plan Making Practice

International Award for Excellence in Planning


Award for Employer Excellence

Local Authority Planning Team of the Year

Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

Planning Consultancy of the Year


Young Planner of the Year

RTPI  Volunteer Planner of the Year


Each year the RTPI presents the Silver Jubilee Cup to the project category winner considered the most outstanding.

Raise your profile through the range of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Hannah Armstrong, Business Events Manager

View: 2016 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence winners

View: 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence in The Planner

Enter here


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