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Submissions for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 are now closed!

Thank you to all those who have entered the Awards 2021. The finalists, and more details of the online ceremony, will be announced on Monday 15 February.


The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the longest-running and most high-profile awards in the industry. For over 40 years they have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession, helping to transform economies, environments and their communities all over the UK and internationally.

These awards recognise the most outstanding projects, teams and people in the following categories:



Young Planner of the Year - sponsored by Places for People

Planning Heroes in a Pandemic



Small Planning Consultancy of the Year - Sponsored by Optimis Consulting

Planning Consultancy of the Year - Sponsored by Downey Planning & Architecture

Planning Authority Team of the Year

In-house Planning Team of the Year



Excellence in Plan Making Practice

Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture

Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment

Excellence in Planning for Health and Wellbeing

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - large schemes (50 or more homes)

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - small schemes (up to 50 homes)

Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy - sponsored by headline sponsor AECOM

Excellence in Tech within Planning Practice

International Award for Planning Excellence



For details on sponsoring the 2021 Awards, please contact [email protected].

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To relive the excitement of the 2020 ceremony, click here