Sustainable Communities and Regeneration – generally larger schemes involving regeneration and strong community participation. Award sponsored by DSD.
Rural Areas and the Natural Environment – often smaller schemes focussing on benefits to the environment, from biodiversity to clear air and water. Award sponsored by Planning Service.
Urban Development and the Built Environment – projects incorporating sustainable solutions to issues arising in urban areas, such as transport, design and space. Award sponsored by Action Renewables.
Entries under the three categories are invited before the closing date of 14th November. For further details, see www.rspb.org.uk/nireland/planningawards.