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We were thrilled to return to the prestigious Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle again this year. It was a pleasure to be joined by nearly 200 guests as we celebrated our Awards for Planning Excellence. 

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our Ceremony Sponsors, DPP Planning, EDF Renewables, Hedley Planning Services Limited, Lichfields, and Womble Bond Dickinson, whose unwavering support made this event possible. Additionally, we would like to acknowledge the Pegasus Group for sponsoring the Young Planner of the Year category in our Awards for Planning Excellence. We are immensely thankful for their contributions.

The champagne reception that marked the beginning of the evening provided a wonderful opportunity for guests to reconnect with old friends, colleagues, and forge new connections. Following this delightful mingling session, everyone took their seats for a wonderful dinner, eagerly anticipating the highlight of the night. The audience was captivated by a presentation video showcasing our esteemed finalists, leading up to the highly anticipated announcement of the award winners.

This year, we were delighted by the exceptional number of entries, each reflecting the outstanding projects within our region. Our esteemed judges faced the arduous task of selecting the six finalists and, ultimately, the winning entries.

We were honoured to have the presence of RTPI President, Sue Bridge, who graciously presented our awards. Following the ceremony, our guests were treated to an evening of entertainment, ensuring a memorable conclusion to the event.

View our winners here.    


We were thrilled to receive fantastic feedback for the evening, and we are eagerly looking forward to making this year's event even more remarkable. We would be delighted if you could join us, book your place here.