Search begins for the best landscape project in the UK

The UK Landscape Award seeks to find the best landscape project in the UK, whether it’s a new town square, restored coastal path or a regeneration scheme with public space at its heart.

The Award helps to implement the European Landscape Convention in the UK, the first international convention to specifically focus on landscape, being dedicated exclusively to the protection, management and planning of all landscapes in Europe.

The convention highlights the need to recognise landscape in law, to develop landscape policies dedicated to the protection, management and creation of landscapes, and to establish procedures for the participation of the general public and other stakeholders in the creation and implementation of landscape policies. It also encourages the integration of landscape into all relevant areas of policy, including cultural, economic and social policies.

Entries for the Award opened on 6 April and close on 27 August 2010, and the winner will be announced on 8 November 2010 at the European Landscape Convention Conference in Liverpool. The UK winner will then be submitted to the Council of Europe’s European Landscape Award which will be announced in March 2011.

The BES is pleased to become an affiliate of the of the UKLA, and we would like to use this opportunity to encourage you to submit entrants for the Award. Further details can be found here.