If you have a favourite building or development you feel is a real asset to your area then why don’t you nominate it for West Lancashire Borough Council’s design awards.
Nominations are being sought for the 2015 West Lancashire Design Awards, which aim to acknowledge and promote the importance of good quality development and building design.
The award scheme shows how good design and in particular well-designed buildings and places can greatly improve our local environment and contribute to a sense of place. Judging will be in five categories: new residential developments; the conversion of existing buildings; commercial developments; sustainable building design; and landscaping proposals.
Awards will be given for designs which contribute to the overall quality of the borough and will focus on community, economic and environmental regeneration and the use of sustainable building techniques. Designs must have been completed after June 2013 to be eligible for entry.
Councillor Martin Forshaw, portfolio holder for Planning, said:
“It is important to recognise and reward the best new developments. I encourage people to nominate the projects they feel have enhanced the area they live in.
“The Council is committed to encouraging good design throughout the borough and the awards are a great way to celebrate distinctive, high-quality development here in West Lancashire.
“The award scheme, which has been running since 1989, highlights the Council’s wish to work in partnership with architects, developers, owners and other agencies involved in planning to improve our built environment and the quality of life for all the residents of West Lancashire.”
Nomination forms are available from local libraries, the Customer Service Points in Derby Street, Ormskirk, and The Concourse, Skelmersdale, or by emailing Ian Bond, Heritage and Environment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01695 585167.
Alternatively, you can nominate online or download the forms by visiting design awards 2015.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Friday 1 May 2015.