The Wales’ Best Places (WBP) initiative will be launched at the RTPI Cymru Spring Conference on 19th April in Llandudno. WBP is a competition designed to celebrate some of our most attractive and inspiring places and it’s open to everyone to vote for their favourite place. Nominations will be invited from RTPI members and the public until 10th June. Then a shortlist will be chosen by a judging panel, with a vote for your favourite in a top ten. Voting for the top ten will be launched at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol between 29th July and 6th August, which is in Abergavenny this year and will close at the end of Setpember.
Anyone can nominate their best place but each place will be judged against how it was shaped, protected or improved by planners and the planning system. There is no single definition of what is a ‘best place’ it’s really up to everyone where they vote for. It might be a natural landscape, an historic town or perhaps a national park. It could be a vibrant and diverse community, a special place within a town or city or a neighbourhood.
The team at Prospero Planning area already thinking about our nominations so get your thinking caps on and get involved!