The Isle of Wight Council is encouraging architects, developers and members of the public to nominate their favourite buildings, open spaces and public art projects for the 2011 Civic Trust Awards.
The Civic Trust Awards recognise excellence in the built environment, from architecture to planning, townscape to infrastructure as well as promoting the concept that development should be for the benefit of the people – those who use it, and those who just pass by.
In 2005, Brading Roman Villa won the Civic Trust Rural Design Award for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is hoped another Island project will reach the shortlist this year.
Entries should be made online at www.civictrustawards.org.uk where full instructions for entrants are provided. Members of the public wishing to nominate a scheme should contact organisers by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and the awards team will contact the designer to encourage them to make an entry.
The scheme is also interested in attracting local people to act as community advisors on the Trust’s volunteer assessment teams. Their role will be to canvass and represent the views of the people who use or see the building as part of the environment.
Cllr George Brown, Isle of Wight Council Cabinet Member responsible for Planning said: “The Island is home to some very good examples of architecture and planning and I would like to encourage people to nominate schemes they feel worthy of a Civic Trust Award.”