Fraserburgh scheme named winner in planning awards

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: 

Best Plan

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,

Best Project

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