Nomination for prestigious planning industry award
4 February 2019
The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Forum have been delighted to learn that the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum's 'Survey of Important Trees and Hedgerows in the Parish of Market Bosworth' has been nominated for a prestigious planning industry award.
The Neighbourhood Forum has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.
The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.
The project, carried out entirely by local volunteers, aimed to gain an understanding and evaluation of the defining characteristics of the Parish of Market Bosworth by assessing the potential impact of the loss of trees and hedgerows on the landscape character. The report contributes to maintaining the evidence base on which the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan (MBNP) was developed. By protecting and enhancing valued landscape assets and recognising the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside, and the wider benefits from natural capital - including the benefits of trees and woodland – the data will help identify new MBNP policies (2026-2036) used to inform planning decisions.
John Pope, Chairman of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum, said: "We are extremely pleased that 'localism' and the contribution of local volunteers in the neighbourhood planning process has been recognised."
RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: "Many congratulations to all this year's finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society."
The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.
Andrew Jones MRTPI, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics at AECOM, said: "AECOM is proud to once again be a headline sponsor of this year's RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which demonstrate the breadth of the impact the profession has on quality place making and delivery in the built environment."
David Jackson MRTPI, Head of Planning at Savills, said: "Savills is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities and wider society across the UK, Ireland and internationally through exemplary projects, plans and people."
The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. It supports its members – over 25,000 worldwide - throughout their careers.
Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:33 by Cathy Monkman