A council has been commended for its innovative work in involving young people in developing a planning document.

Haringey’s Local Plan demonstrates how the borough will develop over the coming years – particularly in relation to new homes and infrastructure.

At the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards on July 14, the council was recognised for its work on getting the views of youngsters following collaboration between its planning service and youth advisory board.


More than 15,000 Haringey residents were engaged in developing the Local Plan, including around 350 aged under 18.

Adam Jogee, responsible for economic development, jobs and community cohesion at the council, said: “I’m delighted that our work to ensure that Haringey's young people play a role in developing our Local Plan has been recognised with such a prestigious award.

“Our work to involve young people in the development of the Local Plan is a great example of this ethos in action.

“Here in Haringey, we are committed to working collaboratively with our diverse communities to develop and co-produce services.

“I look forward our young people continuing to be at the heart of our efforts to ensure that development in Haringey benefits them and helps them to unlock their immense potential.”