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The RTPI Regional Awards for Planning Excellence 2019 (kindly sponsored by WYG)

The RTPI North West Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning in our region. Entries reflect the diversity of planning achievement, whether in urban or rural areas, large or small in scale, involving new development, regeneration or conservation.

We are delighted to announce the following category award winners:


  • Brinnington Regeneration Initiative, submitted by Countryside Properties

Culture and Heritage (kindly sponsored by IHBC)

  • Preston Bus Station, submitted by Cassidy + Ashton Group Ltd

Spatial Planning

  • Arnside & Silverdale AONB Development Plan Document, submitted by South Lakeland DC and Lancaster City Council

Spatial Planning Commendations

  • Northern Gateway, Manchester, submittted by Avison Young
  • The Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan, submitted by Knutsford Town Council

Small Scheme

  • Green Lake Barns, Aldford, submitted by Cadnant Planning

Large Scheme

  • Windermere Jetty, submitted by Lake Distric National Park Authority


Young Planner of the Year

  • Hannah Payne, WSP | Indigo

Further details to follow. Overall winner to be announced at the RTPI NW Annual Dinner on Friday 18 October being held at The Principal in Manchester.


Regional Awards Process

  • Entries open - Monday 29 April
  • Deadline for entries - Friday 12 July at 5.00 pm
  • Free to enter
  • Categories and Download entry form
  • Criteria: Planning Excellence in:

Heritage and Culture (joint award with IHBC)
Large Development Delivery (over 2ha)
Small Development Delivery (under 2ha)
Spatial Planning

  • Timetable (dates and process)              


Young Planner of the Year


This award seeks out the brightest RTPI members in the early stages of their careers. Potential candidates can work in any area of the industry. We are looking for outstanding Young Planners who can demonstrate a contribution to planning and/or significant career achievements in recent years.

  • Entries open Monday 29 April
  • Deadline for entries Friday 12 July at 5.00 pm
  • Free to enter
  • Criteria and Download entry form
  • Timetable (dates and process)


Entries should be submitted electronically to

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