Blythe Valley Park nominated for prestigious planning industry award

Blythe Valley Park(BVP) has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes – Large Schemes at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2020.

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.

BVP is one of the Midlands first truly mixed-use developments seamlessly blending employment, leisure and residential uses to create a shared community in a country park setting.

Richard Knight, technical director at IM Land, the strategic land arm of IM Properties said:

“The whole team is so proud and excited to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award, which reflects the hard work and passion everyone has put into delivering this best in class, sustainable mixed-use scheme .

“Our ultimate aim is always to leave a positive lasting legacy and to create high quality environments to live, work and relax in, with tangible social and economic benefits for the individuals and businesses they connect with.”

RTPI President Sue Manns FRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all the finalists at this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence, representing the very best of our profession from not only all the RTPI’s regions and nations but also from countries around the globe.

“These outstanding projects, teams and individuals show how planning can have a positive effect on our communities and the environment and how planners can use their expertise and enthusiasm to create inclusive, happy and healthy places and spaces for ourselves and for future generations.

“I wish them all the best of the luck at the ceremony on 30 April.”

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 30 April 2020.

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.