Young Planner of the Year contenders revealed

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has unveiled its list of the 15 candidates in the running for this year's Young Planner of the Year Award.

All in the first 10 years of their planning careers, the contenders come from planning consultancies, central government and council planning departments.

RTPI members can vote online for their preferred shortlist candidates from Thursday this week.

Vying to succeed current Young Planner of the Year, Nikola Miller, are: Graham Bloomfield, Craige Burden, Emma Evans, Roz Hair, Dean Hermitage, Simon Hindson, Jonathan Manns, Matt McCrisken, Iram Mohammed, Lee Pugalis, Wayne Reynolds, Caroline Ridge, Joe Ridgeon, Ben Simm, and Alison Wright.

Institute president Peter Geraghty said he was "hugely impressed" by the quality of the sector’s young professionals.

"Many on the long list have already made their mark on the profession, demonstrating that planning is in good hands with the extremely high calibre of young professionals coming through the system," he said.

More details about the individual candidates can be found here.

The winner will be revealed at the RTPI Planning Awards for Excellence on July 10.

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