7N share award for groundbreaking approach to local planning
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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority have won a prestigious award at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning, awarded by the Scottish Government.


The National Park Authority won the Overall Award of the night for an innovative approach to consultation on the LIVE Park (Local Development Plan) Main Issues Report, including the Charrette workshops that 7N held in villages and towns throughout the Park.


After accepting the Overall Award, Stuart Mearns, Head of Planning and Rural Development at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park said:

“The team are over the moon that the hard work and creative thinking that went into taking a different approach to getting people involved in planning has been recognised at these national awards tonight. We set out to break down the traditional barriers to getting people involved in planning: removing unnecessary jargon, using clear and simple design on our documents and providing easy ways to keep in touch with what was going on. We were inspired by the energy and ideas that came from our communities so our first step in developing our approach was to see the world through their eyes, not ours.”


“I have no doubt we have a better Plan, enriched by the ways in which our communities got involved in shaping it. Through LIVE Park we have delivered a new benchmark for ourselves, and hopefully for others. This award is a fantastic affirmation of our combined efforts and I would like to thank 7N Architects as key partners in the project.”

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