Entry call for Argyll and Bute sustainable design awards
People i n Argyll and Bute who have completed developments i n t he past t hree years can enter t he council’s third sustainable design awards.
Recognising, promoting and celebrating examples of exceptional design quality, the awards give developers the opportunity to have their work endorsed by planning professionals.
Councillor David Ki nniburgh s ai d: “These awards give people a tremendous opportunity to have their work professionally endorsed by the council’s planning team.
“Our pl a nni ng s e r v i c e works to support sustainable economic growth, making things happen and encouraging exceptional developments.
“These awards will celebrate great design and real l y ra i s e awareness of what is exceptional. This is a chance to showcase the very best in sustainable design in Argyll and Bute.
“Open t o anyone, f rom community groups to developers, t he deadline f or entries i s Wednesday, September 30. To enter go to http:// www. argyll- bute. gov.uk/sustainable-designawards- 2015 for guidance notes and an entr y f orm. Alternatively you can call 01546 605518 and one of our planning officers will be happy to assist.
“S h o r t l i s t i n g wi l l t a k e place in October, with site visits from the judging panel expected l ater t hat month a nd winners a nd honourable mentions set to be announced at an awards ceremony in January 2016.”
There are four categories: s ma l l - s c a l e r e s i d e n t i a l developments; largerscale housing projects; commercial/ community/ i ndustrial buildings ; and refurbishments of existing buildings.
T h e 2 0 1 5 a wa r d s w i l l consider completed projects that have a Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Completion Certificate dated between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2015.
P r e v i o u s awa r d s hav e hi g hl i g ht e d hi g h qual i t y developments which combine innovative design with superb environmental p e r f o r man c e , a n d h a v e included projects across the area, from small islands to large mainland towns.