SOUTH PORTLAND — The West End Neighborhood Master Plan, approved by the City Council last year, has won state and regional recognition for its effectiveness in promoting desired change.

It was named the 2018 Outstanding Plan of the Year by the Maine Association of Planners and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The annual award recognizes one plan that meets the six criteria of originality, transferability, quality, comprehensiveness, public participation and implementation, said Carol Eyerman, Topsham’s town planner, who is president of the Maine association and Maine director of the regional chapter.