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Regional Awards

North East Regional Awards for Planning Excellence 2017

This years Awards are now closed


RTPI North East Planning for Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding planning practice in the Region. 


What do the Awards do?

The RTPI North East Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning. Entries reflect the diversity of planning achievement, whether in urban or rural areas, large or small in scale, involving new development, regeneration or conservation. Entries come from the public, private and community sectors.

The Awards look beyond purely physical outcomes to recognise innovative plans, processes, techniques, information systems, programmes of community involvement and improvements to public services. All types of planning achievement are eligible for an award. 

How to enter

Submission to the Awards is easy - all we ask is that your response meets our guidance criteria, you complete the entry form and send to by 5pm Friday 5 May 2017.  This year we also have a 'How to Win' document to help you.

As well as an overall winner, we also have Commended Award and a Chairs Award too.

Chairs logoChair's Special Award 2017 - Planning for the People -

This year's Chair's Award will acknowledge entrants who have put the end user at the centre of the development, not just in terms of meaningful public participation but using real forethought to how a development or policy will benefit the community and the end user's physical and mental well being for the life course of the development. 

Who should enter?

Organisations submitting successful entries over the years have included local authority planning departments, regeneration partnerships, community groups, planning consultants, architects, landscape architects and developers.  Sorry if you were not successful last year, but why not try again this year. 

All types of planning work are eligible for an award, and entries can be submitted either by the organisation responsible for the work concerned, or by someone else. It is FREE to enter for a regional award, and entries can be submitted electronically.

A Presidential visit of shortlisted entries will be carried out with media coverage provided by the RTPI. The results of the 2017 Awards will be announced at the RTPI NE Annual Dinner on Friday 6th October, where commemorative certificates will be presented.  Book your place here

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