Peterborough City Council was named Local Authority Planning Team of the Year at the 2015 Awards for Planning Excellence. The awards are run by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Over the last two years Peterborough City Council has delivered a number of innovative and ground-breaking projects, producing solutions to a range of issues.
Cllr Peter Hiller, Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development, said: "It's a real honour for our planning team to have been named Local Authority Team of the Year by the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute. This accolade recognises their continued hard work that is helping this city to grow. They have been instrumental in the regeneration of the city centre, as well as setting out the wider plan which will shape Peterborough over the coming decades.
"We are now also working for other local authorities to pass on our expertise and to generate income for the council which helps to support frontline services for residents."
David Potter, Chair of RTPI East of England region said: “It is fantastic that planning in the East of England has received national recognition through this prestigious Award. Planners across the region are working hard, every day to deliver great places for people to work and live.”
Roisin Willmott, RTPI Awards Advisor said: “Peterborough has successfully delivered Local Plans, neighbourhood planning support and a range of capital projects in their own council area and in seven other local authority areas over the last few years. What marks the team out is their ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment across geographical, professional and organisational borders.”
Andrew Jones, Practice Leader for Design, Planning + Economics at AECOM said: “AECOM is proud to be this year’s headline sponsor of the RTPI’s Awards for Planning Excellence. The winners were a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which really demonstrate the impact the profession has on quality and delivery in the built environment. On behalf of AECOM I would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners.”
The RTPI represents 23,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes policy and raises professional standards. The Awards for Planning Excellence have been run by the RTPI for over 30 years to recognise planning excellence.
This year’s headline sponsor was AECOM with other sponsors and supporters including Quod, Bilfinger GVA, kdh associates, The Planner, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Planning Aid England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.