The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning: Update and vote for the people’s choice – closing soon!

video screenshotHave your say in the winner of the People’s Choice for the prestigious Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning by voting online (closing late September)!

Update to IHBC NewsBlog

Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) 2018: closing 24 May

The Scottish Government writes:

The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are 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 our professionalism.

With 2018 being the Year of Young People, we introduced a fifth category for SAQP 2018. The full list of categories are:

  1. Children and Young People
  2. Partnership
  3. Place
  4. Plans
  5. Process

We received over 50 applications across the five categories, you can see all the applications which were shortlisted by the judges on our interactive map.

In addition to the SAQP Awards for projects, the Scottish Government also has two linked Awards – one for Personal Achievement in Planning and the other is the People’s Choice in Planning.

Personal Achievement in Planning Award (PAPA)- This Award is to recognise an individual person, team, local authorities, consultants, community groups, developers, public agencies plus volunteers and voluntary organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to planning. This can be for their contribution to a particular project or for lifetime recognition of commitment to the industry. We received three nominations and the following two people were shortlisted by the judges:

  • Hugh Crawford; and
  • Mike Galloway

People’s Choice Award (PCA)- The People’s Choice Award allows anyone to vote for their favourite shortlisted SAQP entry. The idea is that this Award gives everyone a chance to get involved and express their support for whatever they consider to have been a great project in 2018.  The poll will be open until late September.

Next Stages in the Awards- On completion of the interviews and site visits, for the SAQP and Personal Achievement in Planning Award, the Judges will finalise their recommendations to the Scottish Ministers. The ceremony where the results of this year’s awards will be announced, will take place in Edinburgh in late November.

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