Laurieston TRA nominated for prestigious planning industry award

Frank McAveety
Frank McAveety

The Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) in Glasgow is a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing at the 2016 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Laurieston TRA is one of eight Transformational Regeneration Area projects in Glasgow, and is delivering both social-rented accommodation and homes for sale. More than 200 homes have been delivered already in this £90 million project, which will deliver 800 homes in an area on the south side of the River Clyde just five minutes from the city centre. The Laurieston TRA has already won a number of awards over the last couple of years.

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The new homes in the Laurieston TRA are a fantastic example of what can be achieved in a housing development, and we are both delighted that it has been recognized by the RTPI and very proud to have been a partner in its creation and ongoing growth. I congratulate everyone involved, and look forward to the continuing success of Laurieston and a number of other outstanding housing developments being delivered in Glasgow over the next few years.”

The RTPI represents 23,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes policy and raises professional standards. The Awards for Planning Excellence have been run by the RTPI for over 30 years to recognise planning excellence.

Finalists have been recognised for their national contribution to planning and demonstrate how significant schemes can be delivered speedily through the planning and other consents systems.

Phil Williams, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said: “The finalists highlight outstanding examples of planning that have made a positive impact on the local community and environment. The judges will find it difficult separating the finalists and choosing winners given the high calibre of entries this year.”

The Awards ceremony will be held at Milton Court at The Barbican, London on 5 May 2016. For more information, contact Josh Rule, Royal Town Planning Institute on 0207 929 8182 or at Joshua.Rule@rtpi.org.uk.