Falkirk Council has received the Overall Winner’s trophy in the 15th Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning for its Greenspace Initiative.
The project has comprehensively improved the landscape and recreational use of the green belt and urban fringes of this former centre of heavy industry, and illustrates how one team’s commitment can deliver ‘a place to be enjoyed and nurtured by everyone’. All project partners were congratulated on what they have achieved as a result of their dedication over the past 20 years.
For the first time, the awards ceremony was held at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. The event was hosted by John McNairney, Chief Planner and the Minister for Local Government and Planning, who addressed an audience of over 100 delegates. Presentations were also made for the Designing Places Student Competition and the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Awards Scheme.