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The Curzon HS2 Masterplan, which was produced in-house by Birmingham City Council’s planning and regeneration department, has won the prestigious strategic planning award at the inaugural Planning Awards 2014, the Birmingham Post revealed.

[‘Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan wins planning award’, Graeme Brown, 1 Dec, 2014]

[…] Judges praised the “ambitious and highly strategic” approach for the plan, which included extending the Midland Metro, which will pass through Curzon Street HS2 Station, and a park on top of the 1,100-yard-long Duddeston Viaduct.

Surely, for awards to have become ‘prestigious’, they must have built up a degree of renown, with a history of impressive entries and judges. Sadly, the story provided no clues on who set up the Planning Awards, who the judges were, or who the other nominees were.

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Written by beleben

December 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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