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East Renfrewshire Council have been commended at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning in the 'Development Plans' category. ERC were one of 12 projects given a Commendation at the prestigious awards event held in Edinburgh on 5th November.



The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning recognise the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish planners from delivering strategic visions to development on the ground. This year categories were: Development Plans; Development Management; Development on the Ground; Delivering in Partnership; Community Involvement; and Quality of Service.

East Renfrewshire Council’s Maidenhill Development Framework, which is a large scale residential development, has the Green Network and Green Infrastructure as central components of its Masterplan and Design Guidance.

Councillor Tony Buchanan, Convener for Infrastructure and Sustainable Growth from East Renfrewshire Council, said “We are delighted with this Commendation, it proves how innovative and well-received the Proposed Local Development Plan at Maidenhill has been.  Through an Integrated Green Network approach to masterplanning this project can potentially become an exemplar of Green Infrastructure Integration at Masterplan level.

“Winning a Commendation is a tremendous honour and demonstrates how robust our commitment to development of the overall Vision of the Central Scotland Green Network is.  Our work with the GCV Green Network Partnership at the early stages of this project will deliver demonstrable benefits to existing communities, developers, land owners and the wider environment through creation of a Better Place.

To learn more about the Partnership’s Integrating Green Infrastructure approach click here>>

To view ERC’s Maidenhill Masterplan and Development Framework, click here >>


* Picture from left to right: Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning; Gillian McCarney, Planning and Building Standards Manager, East Renfrewshire Council; Julie Nicol, Principal Planner, East Renfrewshire Council; Anne McAleer, Senior Planner, East Renfrewshire Council