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Planning Team nominated for two prestigious planning industry awards

Published on Tuesday, 19th February 2019

RTPI Awards

Maldon District Councils Planning team has been named as a finalist in two categories in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019, namely; Local Authority Planning Team of the Year and Excellence in Planning for Homes – Small Schemes (up to 50 homes)

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

The Development Management Team has been shortlisted for its delivery of a cost effective, innovative, customer driven service, whilst also being willing to challenge those who attempt to devalue from the planning process.

Whilst Mackmurdo Place in Wickham Bishops, a community-led development for 27 dwellings, has been shortlisted for the innovative approach that was undertaken to deliver affordable family housing, homes for older people and fifteen open market houses.

Cllr Mrs Penny Channer, Chairman of the Council’s Planning and Licensing Committee, said; “I am delighted that the Council’s Planning Team have been shortlisted in not one, but two categories in these prestigious awards.  To have been shortlisted against such tough competition is a true testament to our hardworking Planning team and to get this far is a great success in itself.”

RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all this year’s finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society.”

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.

Andrew Jones MRTPI, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics at AECOM, said: “AECOM is proud to once again be a headline sponsor of this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which demonstrate the breadth of the impact the profession has on quality place making and delivery in the built environment.”

David Jackson MRTPI, Head of Planning at Savills, said: “Savills is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities and wider society across the UK, Ireland and internationally through exemplary projects, plans and people.”

The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. It supports its members – over 25,000 worldwide - throughout their careers.

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For more information, please contact Will Finch, Communications Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute

Tel: 020 7929 8182
Email: will.finch@rtpi.org.uk

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  1. The Royal Town Planning Institute champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities.
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