A total of 42 applications were received this year and each application will now be considered by an independent panel of judges (Allan Lundmark, Nikola Miller and Kevin Murray). Planning Aid Scotland will assist in the judging of the Community Involvement category. The 29 successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview or site visit. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in November 2015. 

The six categories this year are:

  • Development Plans;
  • Development Management;
  • Development on the Ground;
  • Delivering in Partnership;
  • Community Involvement; and
  • Quality of Service.

Shortlisted Entries: Pen Pictures

You can access a series of short articles highlighting each of the 29 shortlisted projects for the 2015 Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning below: –

Forth Bridge Writing Competition (Community Involvement)
Hillington Park Simplified Planning Zone (Delivering in Partnership)
Inverness Campus – A Place to Inspire (Development on the Ground)
TAYplan Proposed Strategic Development Plan (Development Plans)
Kelso Town Centre Regeneration (Development on the Ground)
Proposed Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan Short Films(Community Involvement)
Leading Practice in Planning Enforcement (Quality of Service)
East Renfrewshire Supplementary Planning Guidance on Development Contributions  Assessing the Cumulative Impact of New Development on Education Provision and Establishing a More Efficient Approach to Securing Obligations (Development Plans)
New South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Delivering in Partnership)
Planning For Nature: Development Management & Wildlife Supplementary Planning Guidance: A Good Practice Example (Development Plans)
Supporting the Delivery of Run-of-River Hydro-Electric Schemes(Development Management)
Mixed Use Development: Advocate’s Close, Roxburgh Court, Warriston Close, Edinburgh (Development on the Ground)
Delivery Through Partnership  Barrhead South Master Plan (Delivering in Partnership)
West Highland and Islands Local Development Plan – Schools Engagement  (Community Involvement)
Delivering an effective housing land supply (Development Plans)
Lockerbie High Street – Town Centre Regeneration (Development on the Ground)
Chapelton Delivery Process (Delivering in Partnership)

Supplementary Planning Guidance: Green Network and Environmental Management (Development Plans)

SOURCE: ScotGov Planning and Architecture

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