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Awards for Planning Excellence

Enter the most prestigious awards in planning


The Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected in our sector and continue to recognise best practice both in the UK and Internationally. For over 40 years, these high-profile awards have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession, helping to transform economies, environments and communities.



These awards are free to enter and RTPI will be recognising outstanding projects, teams and people in the following categories:


Young Planner of the Year


Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

Planning Consultancy of the Year

Local Authority Planning Team of the Year

In-house Planning Team of the Year

Legal Team of the Year *New for 2020*


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

Excellence in Tech within Planning Practice

International Award for Planning Excellence


All applicants are encouraged to read the guide on how to write a winning entry.

Entries will close on 16 December 2019


The finalists will be announced in February and winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on 30 April 2020.

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