One of the most rewarding things that can happen in any job is to receive external acknowledgement of the quality and impact of your work. So we were delighted to have recently discovered that a project we had collaborated on has won a prestigious Planning Award. Specifically, the MK2050 Milton Keynes Strategic Growth Study won the Plan-Making category at the 2020 Planning Awards.
Our role was to provide economic insight and to develop future economic scenarios so we could then outline what growth might look like over the next three decades. This was a challenging but very interesting brief, one which provided us with an opportunity to not only present detailed analysis, but to think through the implications of various types of growth and to consider wider economic, social and technological trends and drivers. It was also an opportunity to work with some highly skilled and experienced professionals in a multi-disciplinary team.
Congratulations to all the team involved, not least Heather Pugh and Simon Pugh at David Lock Associates, Neil Taylor and Geoff Burrage at ITP World and Geoff Snelson, Fiona Robinson and James Williamson at Milton Keynes Council.