The pioneering work of Jason Longhurst, former RNRP director and now director of environment at Black Country Consortium, led to its innovative development.
Endorsement from major industry bodies positions RNRP's suite as a genuine model for tackling sustainable growth planning and regeneration challenges within the UK," said Jason Longhurst.
Designed and developed over five years by LDA Design in partnership with RNRP and the Northamptonshire Landscape Partnership, the ECA & GI Suite has received national recognition, leading the way in sustainable environmental planning.
RNRP and LDA Design (one of the UK's best known environmental design practices, combining skills of landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, ecology and environmental planning) were joint winners of the Landscape Institute Awards 2007 in the Strategic Landscape Planning category,
Landscape Institute President, Nigel Thorne said: "We were delighted to recognise the outstanding work of RNRP at these national awards.
This cutting edge environmental planning tool has won RNRP the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) national E Government Award, as well as being highly commended by the Association of Geographic Information.
Michel Kerrou, RNRP Programme Manager said, "The Northamptonshire Environmental Character Suite is one of the most forward looking and comprehensive assessment packages that has been developed to date and was designed specifically to inform the planning process.