LAKE District planners say they are "absolutely thrilled" by two wins at the UK Planning Awards.

The Lake District National Park Authority's local plan consultation was judged the most impressive overall entry, and also scooped the award for stakeholder engagement in planning.

Hanna Latty, the authority's team leader for strategy and planning policy, said the consultation had been "a great success", adding: "We’ve had the highest ever number of responses from a much more diverse audience.

"We were pleased to reach younger people, which is really important as they are the residents who will be most impacted by the 15-year local plan.”

The ceremony took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) building in London.

The awards span 26 categories and are judged by a panel of 25 industry experts.

The coveted Editors’ Award is given to the most impressive overall entry.

Judge and editor of Planning magazine, Richard Garlick, said: “At a time when effective stakeholder engagement in planning is particularly important, the national park authority’s entry is a worthy winner of this award."

The consultation included a bespoke interactive web-mapping tool, and videos featuring residents and developers of recently completed schemes to show the real-life impact of planning policy, all of which were highly commended by the judges.