At the Planning magazine Planning and PlaceMaking Awards 2016 ceremony at London's Savoy Place on 23 June the POS Cup was awarded by Mike Kiely, Chair of the POS Board, to the LB Hounslow as Local Authority Team of the Year.
The winning entry was for "Planning for Corporate Objectives in Hounslow". Also highly commended was the Maldon District Council Enforcement Team.
Judges said Planners in Hounslow's development management team worked closely with council colleagues in corporate property, school place planning and affordable housing on a range of projects to help meet the council's economic and social objectives. Judges were impressed by this "positive example of proactive development management", which has helped the authority to meet school place need, build a new civic centre and launch a town centre regeneration scheme.
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