The Planning Awards are run by Planning magazine in conjunction with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource.
The Awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking. This means that as well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, they also reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.
Submissions are invited across 25 categories. The 2018 Awards introduce five new categories highlighting excellence in: planning for increased housing delivery, planning for affordable housing, planning for the natural environment, the use of new technology in planning and placemaking at high densities.
The Awards ceremony itself, took place on 6 June 2018, briought together professionals across the industry for a night of both celebration and networking at Savoy Place, a prestigious central London venue overlooking the River Thames.