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2015-04-08

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Hillington Park Simplified Planning Zone shortlisted for RTPI award

Vectos is proud to be part of the consultant team to deliver the Hillington Park Simplified Planning Zone project, shortlisted for this year's RTPI's Excellence in Decision Making in Planning award.  

In a bid to attract investment and support existing businesses at the park, Renfrewshire Council and Glasgow City Council worked in collaboration with Patrizia UK Ltd, the majority landowner, and its consultant team, led by Terence O'Rourke Ltd, to put together a streamlined planning framework, removing the need for planning consent for appropriate minor and major developments.

Covering the whole park, the SPZ identifies appropriate land uses and zones for development, sets out planning conditions, design guidance and a system of predevelopment notification and monitoring. The SPZ covers a ten-year period from its formal adoption in October 2014.  This is thought to be the first SPZ in Scotland for more than 20 years.

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society. The winner of each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony in London on Monday 6 July, 2015.  More details can be found on the RTPI website.