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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Nominations open for design awards

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 2017 West Lancashire Design Awards, which aim to acknowledge and promote the importance of good quality development and building design. Northwest making in the North The award scheme shows the Council’s commitment in showcasing good design and in particular showing how 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
  •  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 2015 to be eligible for entry.

Councillor John Hodson, 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 ian.bond@westlancs.gov.uk or calling 01695 585167.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Friday 12 May 2017.

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