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Planning Authority of the Year  

This award recognises the achievements of planning authority teams working within local authorities. This could be the whole planning authority or be a part of it, for example, the policy, enforcement or development management teams. 


The team must include at least one Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI or FRTPI).  

Judging criteria 

For this award we are looking to learn about the service that your team has provided, the project(s) that have been undertaken, challenges faced, ability to work in challenging or complex stakeholder environments and ultimately how happy/satisfied client/applicants/partners were with the level of service. 

You will be asked to demonstrate: 

  • Development and application of imaginative approaches and techniques to achieve high quality planning solutions. 
  • Client/applicant/partners satisfaction with the service provided. 
  • Ability of planners to manage multi-disciplinary projects or to work within a multi-disciplinary environment 
  • A demonstrable commitment to EDI sits at the heart of our definition of a high-level service. 
  • Commitment to staff development, business improvements and active participation in professional and educational activities. 
  • Why your team should win this award. 

The criteria and guidance for each category can be found after creating an account and adding categories to your basket via our entry platform. 

View the other categories here. 

If you have any questions, please view our FAQs.