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North West Awards for Planning Excellence

North West Region Awards for Planning Excellence Shortlist

The RTPI North West Awards for Planning Excellence 2024 showcase and celebrate the best plans, people and projects.

Congratulations to the following entries who have been selected for our 2024 shortlist:

Best Plan

  • Cumbria Good Lighting Technical Advice Note, submitted by Friends of the Lake District and Dark Source Environmental Lighting Design
  • Civic Quarter Area Action Plan, submitted by Trafford Council
  • Lake District Design Code Supplementary Planning Document, submitted by Lake District NPA

Best Project

  • Birkenhead Town Centre Regeneration, submitted by Stantec
  • Building Foundations, submitted by Preston City Council
  • Stockport Interchange, submitted by Stockport Council
  • Aviva Studios, submitted by Deloitte LLP
  • Cottam Hall, submitted by Homes England
  • Redevelopment of the former Newton Community Hospital, submitted by Stantec
  • West Cumbria Pipeline, submitted by Lake District NPA / United Utilities

Planning Authority of the Year

  • Warrington Borough Council
  • Lake District National Park Authority
  • West Lancashire Borough Council

Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

  • Entrust Professional Services Ltd
  • Euan Kellie Property Solutions
  • Hourigan Planning
  • Made it Together

Young Planner of the Year

  • Hope Bleasdale, BDP
  • Imogen Zulver, Lichfields
  • Ian Pennington, WSP
  • Kieran Blaydes, Vistry Group
  • Yvette Black, Jones Lang LaSalle


Join us to celebrate regional excellence

Now that our regional shortlist has been announced, we are looking forward to meeting and giving recognition to the planners and teams who have delivered such inspiring work this past year.

The RTPI North West Awards for Planning Excellence winners will be announced at our Annual Dinner to be held in Manchester on the 27 June 2024

All shortlisted entrants will be contacted about attendance at the event.


A stepping stone to our national celebration

All the North West Awards local winning entries will be put forward for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence national awards*. The national finalists will be announced in mid-October.  And the winners will be honoured at a celebration ceremony taking place in London on 26 November.

*All Young Planner of the Year winners will be entered into the national shortlist and will be judged by the national judges and the top five will become national finalists.


For more information 

If you have any questions, please visit the awards hub or contact North West Regional Coordinator. for more information. 


Thank you to Sponsor

Lambert Smith Hampton