South Staffordshire Council has been shortlisted for Planning Authority of the Year - West Midlands.
It is one of just two local authorities to have been shortlisted for the West Midlands section of the national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) awards - with Birmingham City Council being the other.
The awards celebrate planning excellence on a national scale and acknowledge the positive contribution that planning professionals make to the communities they serve.
Covering applications and appeals, planning enforcement, and our elected member-led Local Plan, the South Staffordshire Planning Team prides itself on providing a first-class service to residents and stakeholders.
The experienced team now includes specialists in ecology, arboriculture, and housing strategy - allowing the authority to provide a holistic approach, working collaboratively as an integrated and efficient team.
Councillor Roger Lees, leader of the council said: "The council is rightly proud of its planning team and the hard work that has resulted in our efforts being recognised in being shortlisted for this prestigious award.
"South Staffordshire Council planners are also leading on a collaborative approach to address achieving net zero in the county by 2050, as well as bringing forward new policies for energy efficiency and climate change in the emerging Local Plan."
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at Millennium Point on June 30th.
More information is available here: RTPI | RTPI West Midlands awards and RTPI | Awards