Welcome to the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning homepage.
The Awards are one of the Scottish Government's most prestigious events and celebrate achievements in planning, from strategic visions to development on the ground. The Awards have now been running for over 15 years and we’re pleased that we continue to see an increase in the quality and numbers of applications we receive.
Like last year, we are delighted to welcome the continued support of Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) to the Judging Panel for the Community Involvement category. This helps ensure that projects, in this category, demonstrate valuable engagement in the planning system.
This year there is a new Award Category, making 6 categories:
- Development Management
- Development on the Ground
- Community Involvement
- Quality of Service
- Public and Private Partnership
From these categories an Overall Winner Award may be selected for outstanding achievement. At the award ceremony, presentations will also made for the Designing Places Student Competition and the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Awards Scheme.
This year’s awards were launched in February 2013. We propose the indicative timetable below:
- Submission of entries by April 30, 2013 - The 2013 Entries are available
- Application sift mid May 2013
- Interview and site visits end June 2013
- Awards ceremony November 2013
A panel of new judges will make their recommendations to Scottish Ministers. Biographies for each are set out below: