Highland Council scoops top Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning honours at Edinburgh ceremony
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Highland Council has had its most successful ever night at a national planning awards ceremony.
The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) were held recently in Edinburgh.
They are regarded as one of the government’s most prestigious awards with categories for partnership, people, place, plans and process.
Highland Council won an award for Fort William 2040 in the plans category as well as three awards in the process category – historic environment record online, developer contributions and housing delivery team.
It was also shortlisted for modernising monitoring and for new council offices created in Fort William and at Raining's Stairs in Inverness.
Stuart Black, the council's executive chief officer for transformation and economy, said: "We are delighted to have had had such a successful night which reflects the hard work of all our the staff across the service, which is one of the busiest in Scotland. It’s particularly pleasing to see awards for process improvements, place-making and development planning work.”
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