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Highland Council scoops top Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning honours at Edinburgh ceremony


By Ian Duncan


Scott Dalgarno (Development Plans Manager); Stuart Black (Executive Chief Officer – Transformation and Economy) ; Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Tim Stott (Principal Planner) and Alastair Nicolson (Programme Manager – Highlands Islands Enterprise).
Scott Dalgarno (Development Plans Manager); Stuart Black (Executive Chief Officer – Transformation and Economy) ; Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Tim Stott (Principal Planner) and Alastair Nicolson (Programme Manager – Highlands Islands Enterprise).

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.”

John McHardy (Housing Development Manager);Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Simon Hindson (Planning Team Leader); Scott Dalgarno (Development Plans Manager).
John McHardy (Housing Development Manager);Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Simon Hindson (Planning Team Leader); Scott Dalgarno (Development Plans Manager).
Scott Dalgarno (Development Plans Manager); Laura Williamson (Systems and Change Team Leader); Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Dafydd Jones (Planning Manager).
Scott Dalgarno (Development Plans Manager); Laura Williamson (Systems and Change Team Leader); Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Dafydd Jones (Planning Manager).
Andrew Puls (Acting Environment Manager); Nicole Wallace (Acting Head of Planning & Environment); Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Ian Scrivener-Lindley (Historic Environment Record Officer).
Andrew Puls (Acting Environment Manager); Nicole Wallace (Acting Head of Planning & Environment); Kevin Stewart (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning ); Ian Scrivener-Lindley (Historic Environment Record Officer).


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