Launch of 2022 NIPA Awards

October 18, 2022

On behalf of the NIPA Board, and as part of our continued drive to identify and showcase best practice within the planning for and delivery of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs), and following 2019 and 2021’s successes, I am delighted to launch our 2022 National Infrastructure Planning Association Award for “Best Project”.

The Award builds on NIPA’s Insights II Research Project published in 2019, which focused on building trust, providing evidence, ensuring appropriate controls and adaptive delivery. NIPA would like submissions that demonstrate any or all aspects of best practice in participating in the Development Consent Order process for an NSIP.

Submissions for NSIPs consented between 01 October 2021 and 30 September 2022, using the NIPA 2022 Award Submission Form (download below) and following the NIPA 2022 Award Submission Guidance, should be sent to by 6.00pm on Friday 04 November 2022.

A panel of independent judges will meet to consider submissions, and the winner of the 2022 Award will be announced at NIPA’s Annual Dinner on 17 November 2022.

Before making your submission please read the Award Submission Guidance (document below) carefully, and we look forward to receiving your entries showcasing best practice and innovation in planning for and / or delivering NSIPs.

Should you have any queries please contact

With best wishes (and the best of luck!)

Robbie Owen


NIPA Board Secretary