A REGENERATION scheme in an Aberdeenshire town has been named overall winner at an awards ceremony celebrating the best of planning in Scotland.
The Fraserburgh Conservation Area Renewal Scheme Townscape Heritage Project also took the Best Project title at what are inaugural awards, being run by RTPI Scotland.
Says RTPI, here: “Aberdeenshire council picked up their award with an innovative, heritage-led regeneration scheme approach which used the built heritage of the town as a means to catalyse, not constrain, the economic development and economic growth of the area.
“The scheme has targeted numerous derelict/and or vacant properties in the Fraserburgh Conservation Area bringing them back into active use.
“This included shopfront improvements, reinstatement of original architectural detail, public realm and an extensive training and engagement programme.”
The full winners’ list reads:
Winner – Edinburgh City Centre Transformation, submitted by Jacobs
Finalist – Edinburgh Strategic Green Blue Network, submitted by Atkins
Finalist – Glasgow City Development Plan – Strategic Development Frameworks,
Winner – Fraserburgh Conservation Area Renewal Scheme Townscape Heritage Project, submitted by Aberdeenshire Council
Commendation – The Gannochy Estate housing extension, submitted by Anderson Bell Christie
Finalist – Glenrothes Town Centre Masterplan, submitted by Halliday Fraser Munro
Finalist – The Fife Pilgrim Way, submitted by the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust
Finalist – Park Quadrant, Glasgow, submitted by Glasgow City Council
Finalist – Waterfront Place, Dundee, submitted by Dundee City Council
Small Planning Consultancy of the Year
Winner – Kevin Murray Associates
Scottish Young Planner of the Year
Winner – Rhiannon Moore
Finalist – Kathryn Cockburn
Picture credit: RTPI