The Central Govan Action Plan (CGAP), a long-term partnership investment programme for the physical, economic and social regeneration of the Govan town centre area in Glasgow, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2014 Silver Jubilee Cup.
The award was presented by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) at a ceremony in London yesterday. Each year, planning and regeneration initiatives across the UK and Ireland compete to win highly-regarded RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence in several categories; the Silver Jubilee Cup is presented as the leading category.
The CGAP project, which has now been in operation for ten years, also won in a second category, ‘Leading the Way in Planning for Community’. The initiative was the only Scottish winner for 2014. Its awards application was submitted by Glasgow City Council, which alongside the Heritage Lottery Fund is the chief funder of its activities.
Judging panel chair Sir Terry Farrell said of CGAP: “Overcoming tough urban issues typical of our post-industrial cities, the action plan has genuinely brought together a community to create, realise and sustain many physical, social and economic projects, bringing real and noticeable benefit to Govan. This is true pro-active and ‘bottom up’ planning in a robust environment, and a worthy winner of the Silver Jubilee prize.”
Click here to see the full results of the 2014 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence.
CGAP and the linked Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative are closely involved with SURF’s Alliance for Action programme, which explores in depth the interaction between local regeneration aspirations and national policies and resources in specific case study areas.