The Graham Allen award was inaugurated in 1982 as a memorial to the late Councillor G.S. Allen, first Chairman of North Norfolk District Council. 

The award, in the form of a bronze plaque, has been presented annually by the Council to the scheme that is considered to make the most significant contribution to the built environment within the District.

Schemes considered worthy of commendation are also acknowledged by the presentation of certificates. The panel of judges consists of members elected from the Development Control Committees, the relevant Portfolio Member and Mr Edward Allen (who represents the Allen family).

During the years, awards have been made for both the conservation and restoration of listed and unlisted buildings and also for new buildings which, through their design, including the innovative use of traditional building forms and detailing, contribute to the built environment.  

Last updated: 29th September 2021