Major planning awards wins for a town council

Newport Pagnell Town Council won not just one but two major awards recently given out by the prestigous Planning Magazine.

The Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan, prepared by the Newport Pagnell Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, won the Award for Neighbourhood Planning presented at the hgh profile Planning Awards event.

But it did not end there – as the evening progressed Newport Pagnell was surprised to find itself called upon again to receive the overall Editor's Award from The Planning Society, as the most significant contribution towards planning from the 40 award categories of planning awards for both place making.

Cllr Windsor, Newport Pagnell Town Council: said: “This is definitely the icing on the cake for all the hard work undertaken over a three year period by those residents, councillors and officers of the Town Council involved in the Steering Group, and for those many, many residents who voted yes to support the Neighbourhood Plan.”

Cllr Ken Browse, chairman of NALC, said: “We would like to congratulate Newport Pagnell on this major planning awards win and is just reward for the all hard work they put into their neighbourhood planning. And this is indeed award for the whole local council sector as it shines a major spotlight on the neighbourhood planning process and how this sector is the major driver of this new evolutionary form of community design and place making.”

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