Peterborough City Council up for national planning excellence award

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An award for the best local authority planning team of the year could go to Peterborough City Council.

The council has been nominated as part of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence.

I’m immensely proud of the team and I know that this pride is widely shared.

Simon Machen

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at the Pullman London St Pancras hotel on July 6.

The council is competing against: Bath and North East Somerset Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Dudley Metropolitan Council, Elmbridge Borough Council and Rochford District Council.

Chairing the panel of 24 judges is Nick Raynsford, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich and former minister for Housing and Planning.

Janet Askew, president of the Royal Town Planning Institute said: “The shortlist reflects the very best planning projects, strategies and processes that are helping to make great places for people to live and work.”

Simon Machen, corporate director growth and regeneration at the council, said: “Peterborough is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and the council’s planning service is a lead player in helping to shape and deliver that ambitious growth agenda.

“Its successes in plan making, in urban regeneration, in delivering award winning public realm and heritage schemes, and in driving Peterborough’s innovative smart and environment city programmes are widely recognised.

“I’m immensely proud of the team and I know that this pride is widely shared.”