Urban park scoops award

THE council planning team behind Bradford’s City Park has won a top award from the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The six-acre public space, developed by Bradford Council, won the RTPI Yorkshire Planning Excellence Award for 2013 and beat competition from developers and local authorities from across the region.

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RTPI Yorkshire’s chairman Stan Driver said: “The judging panel were particularly impressed by its planning content, its originality and its impact on the city.”

Bradford Council’s executive member for planning and transport Val Slater said: “I’m delighted the quality of the professional work of our town planners has been recognised.”

Runner-up was the conversion of West Offices to create York Council’s new headquarters.