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Northern Ireland Awards for Planning Excellence

The Northern Ireland Awards for Planning Excellence continue to recognise and highlight the positive contribution planning professionals make in the communities we serve around the world. 

Congratulations to the Northern Ireland Awards for Planning Excellence winners 2024 who were announced at our welcome celebration event at Riddell Hall, Belfast on 12 June. 

 

  • Excellence in Planning for Communities – Moylinney Court submitted by Radius Housing
  • Excellence in Planning for Health & Wellbeing - Murphy’s on Main Street Community Hub submitted by Keys and Monaghan

  • Excellence in Planning for Heritage & Culture – Winner Queen’s University of Belfast Business School and Student Hub submitted by Gravis Planning

  • Northren Ireland Planning Authority of the Year - Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

  • Norther Ireland Young Planner of the Year - Nick Salt

 

 

A stepping stone to our national celebration 

These winners become national finalists except for Young Planner of the Year who will be judged by the national judges in September. The top five will become Young Planner of the Year national finalists.  

All the shortlisted entries from the project categories* will be judged for the national finalist list. The remaining five direct to national categories** are also judged to complete the national finalist list of a total of 15 categories.  

The national finalists will be announced on 16 October and the winners will be announced and celebrated on 26 November 2024 in London at the national ceremony. Details will be announced here www.rtpi.org.uk/excellence  

 *Project categories: 

  • Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy  
  • Excellence in Planning for Health and Wellbeing  
  • Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture  
  • Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment  
  • Excellence in Planning for Communities (small schemes under 50 homes) 
  • Excellence in Planning for Communities (large schemes of 50 homes or more)  

**Direct to national categories: 

  • Excellence in Digital Planning Practice 
  • International Award for Planning Excellence 
  • In-house Planning Team of the Year 
  • Planning Consultancy of the Year 
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year 

Thank you to the judges 

Thank you to the volunteer judges for giving their time, commitment and expertise for judging including taking the time for interviews and site visits. 

For more information  

If you have any questions, please visit the awards hub or contact Julie Sullivan, Member Services Officer.