WLBC Design Awards
WLBC has announced that nominations are open for its 2019 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?
The Design Awards aim to acknowledge and promote the importance of good quality development and building design. They show 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 in the awards will be in five categories: Residential developments creating more than one new property; New single dwellings and extensions to existing property ; The conversion and re-use of existing buildings; Commercial developments; Landscaping proposals.
Without being too boastful, the outstanding landscaping proposal has to be the Beacon Park Golf Course development that WLR has publicised on many occasions. The landfill created huge mounds of rubble distinctive by its concrete, plastic pipes , metal, and an unknown partly buried head , land covered lightly with gravel and soil and then sown with clover and weeds. Who could forget the dizzy heights of the driving range and the Himalayan goats came there too .
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. Buildings and sites must have been completed after June 2017 to be eligible for entry.
Councillor John Hodson, portfolio holder for Planning, said “It is important to recognise and reward well designed new developments. I encourage people to nominate the buildings and schemes 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”.
Don’t mess about, just give the “worst landscape award” to Serco!