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NEW SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR QUALITY IN PLANNING LAUNCHED

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Scottish planning minister Malcolm Chisholm has announced the launch of new awards which will recognise and encoura...
Scottish planning minister Malcolm Chisholm has announced the launch of new awards which will recognise and encourage quality in the planning system. Presented by The Scottish Office in association with The Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland, the awards will highlight excellence in the planning service. Nominations are being invited under three headings:

-- outstanding performance and quality in development control

-- outstanding performance and quality in development plans

-- outstanding quality in development on the ground which results from significant work by the planning service. This may include for example the outstanding results of regeneration work or co-ordinated improvements in public spaces

Mr Chisholm said:

'High standards in the planning service can play a big part in the long term economic and environmental future of our communities.

I am delighted to be able to announce these awards, and that the Royal

Town Planning Institute in Scotland has agreed to be associated with

them.

'Scotland has a distinguished history in town and country planning, and rewarding present-day standards of excellence is a sure investment in our prospects for the twenty first century.'

The awards scheme is being managed by The Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland on behalf of The Scottish Office.

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The 1997 Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning will be presented early next year once nominations have been received and assessed by three independent judges to be appointed in due course by the secretary of state.

Outstanding work by planning authorities is to be the prime target of these awards, but work by other bodies such as consultants,

community organisations or national agencies has not been excluded.

The awards will be subject to nominations of a high standard in each

category, and the judges will be free to choose an overall winner from

across all three categories if they wish. Nominations under any of the

three categories are to be lodged with the Royal Town Planning

Institute in Scotland at 57 Melville Street, Edinburgh, by October 24.

Presentation of awards is likely to take place in Edinburgh

between February 27 and March 13, 1998.

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