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Awards for Planning Excellence

Shortlist now announced

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding plans, projects and people that demonstrate the power of planning. These awards highlight exceptional examples of how planning and planners have a positive impact on our quality of life in creating exceptional places and protecting our environment.

We are delighted to announce the South West finalists who have been shortlisted for an award. A huge thank you to everyone who entered. 

All shortlisted finalists will be provided with a RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence ‘Finalist’ logo, which can be used on your website, email, social media and other promotional materials.

The winners...

The South West winners will be announced at a new RTPI South West Summer Reception and Award Ceremony which will take place on the 6 July at Somerset Country Cricket Ground in Taunton

Awards and Commendations in the South West will be presented for:

  • Best Plan 
  • Best Project (this is the winner of seven project categories) 
  • Head Planner of the Year
  • Young Planner of the Year 
  • The Chair's Award*

*This year's Chair's Award will acknowledge entrants who can demonstrate how communication and collaboration resulted in planning excellence. The winning entry will be able to show how collaboration between different sectors and disciplines, along with innovative engagement led to community empowerment and better places now and in the future. It would be good to see collaboration between local planning authorities, communities and the private sector to deliver development. The Chair's Award is a discretionary Award chosen by the Regional Chair and agreed with the Regional Judges.

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you in-person this year.

And then onto the national ceremony...

The winning and top scoring entries across all 15 categories will become national finalists in October and we will reward and celebrate the very best in planning at a ceremony in central London on 30 November. The silver jubilee cup will be awarded to the project deemed the most outstanding of all the winning projects.

For more details on the Awards for Planning Excellence including the timeline, list of all categories, and FAQs, visit our awards hub.

You can also join the conversation on our social media channels using #RTPIAwards.


For details about the South West ceremony including further sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected] 

Headline Sponsor

Stride Treglown

South West Awards and Ceremony Sponsor

Headline Sponsor


South West Awards and Ceremony Sponsor