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Press Release - States of Alderney and Arup nominated for prestigious planning industry award

For immediate release: 6th February 2019

The States of Alderney and Arup have been named as a finalist in the category for the 'Excellence in Plan Making' 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 Alderney Land Use Plan 2017 is the result of over two years work to produce a complete, comprehensive and integrated plan for the island of Alderney. The plan focuses on evidence based policies which cover a range of topics including preservation of the heritage assets, conservation of the natural environment and the best future economic use of the land and buildings.

The States of Alderney are delighted to hear of this nomination and representatives will attend the ceremony with the Arup team in April.

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.

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