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Winners of the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019 were announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 20 November.

Now in its 20th year holding a place as one of the Government’s most prestigious awards, they celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of the sector’s professionalism.

The full list of categories were:

  • Partnership – innovation in working collaboratively, at any stage, within the planning process
  • People – innovation in the participation of a person or people (whether young or old) making a demonstrable effect on the transformation of a place or within the planning system
  • Place – innovation in any architectural building or place (built or natural)
  • Plans – innovation in development planning ranging from strategic to settlements
  • Process – innovation in improving, or simplifying, any type of processes.

Winners included projects from across the CSGN, such as:

  • Glasgow City Council – Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan
  • Renfrewshire Council – Foxbar Local Place Plan
  • East Ayrshire Coalfields Environment Initiative
  • Ironside Farrar – Stirling Enhanced Landscape Mitigation Project
  • Inner Forth – Inner Forth Landscape Initiative

The overall winner, and winner of the public voted People’s Choice, was Falkirk Council and the Carron Dams Local Nature Reserve: A Dam Fine Place project.

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