Riddell-Carre appointed to planning panel

SELKIRKSHIRE councillor Carolyn Riddell-Carre has been appointed to a panel of three illustrious judges for this year’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.

Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for planning will join Bob Laverty, chief executive of the Raploch Urban Regeneration Company, and Zoe McClelland, chair of the RTPIS Young Planners Network.

Applications for the awards must be submitted by March 28. Each will be evaluated over the summer and the awards presented in September.

A new Quality of Service category has been introduced to showcase the service being offered by planning authorities across Scotland.

“I am delighted to have been asked to become involved with this work and I think it’s a great compliment to SBC’s planning department,” said Mrs Riddell-Carre.