The Forum Exeter, Devon

An RIBA south west award wining building at Exeter University in Devon; The Forum. This building benefited from design review during the design and pre-planning stage

Design Review Panel Training 2018

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Taunton and the Somerset County Cricket Ground in November 2018. The event was extremely well attended by local authority representatives, house builders and design team members

Exeter Quay by Jonathan Braddick

Photograph of Exeter Quay taken by Architect and Design Review Panel Manager Jonathan Braddick. The Design Review Panel holds regular design review panel sessions at Exeter City Council

Design Review Panel Training 2018

Design Review Panel training event 2018. Jonathan Tricker, Highways Engineer, Urban Designer & Director at Phil Jones Associates, gave a talk entitled: ‘Highway Design in Placemaking’

Steiner School Exeter

The design review Panel was engaged by Willmott Dixon during the pre-application design stage of the project to help them prepare a design that would be acceptable to the local authority

Design Review Panel Site Visit Poole

Photograph from a 2018 design review panel site visit carried out in Dorset in 2018. A full sit down design review panel was subsequently held in the Poole Borough Council Offices

North Grays Farm Para 79 House

External visualization for a NPPF paragraph 55 (now 79) house that was presented to the design review panel. This project has subsequently gone on to achieve planning permission and is now built on site

Design Review Panel Training 2017

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon in December 2017. The event was extremely well attended by local authority representatives, house builders and design team members

Para 79 House by Hawkes Architecture

Para 79 House in Dover Kent by Hawkes Architecture

Rockfish Exeter Quay

A small but sensitive project in Exeter Quay; The Rockfish Restaurant has been designed by Grainge Architects who engaged with The Design Review Panel during the design & pre -application planning stage

Pegasus Life Project Sidmouth Devon

Pegasus Life secured planning permission through public inquiry for a Sarah Wigglesworth Architects scheme for a C2 assisted living community at The Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon. The Design Review Panel (www.designreviewpanel.co.uk) were instructed by East Devon District Council (EDDC) to provide multidisciplinary, expert, independent and impartial guidance and feedback to the local authority, applicant and design team during the pre-application design stage.

Plymouth Hoe

Photograph of Plymouth Hoe, Devon. The Design Review Panel holds regular design review panel sessions at Plymouth City Council

Design Review Panel Training 2017

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon in December 2017. The event was extremely well attended and incorporated a mock design review panel session and design workshop

Charlotte Lewis

Consultant Design Director

I am a Chartered Architect and a Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design, with 19 years post qualification experience working in private practice. I have focused my career on residential design working collaboratively with volume house-builders, registered providers, private landowners and land promoter clients.

In 2017, an exciting opportunity arose for me to join one of my clients and focus on housing delivery and strategic design. I took the opportunity because I am passionate about residential design and successful place-making; but more specifically how outline designs can (and should) create robust frameworks to better secure design quality.

Primarily relating to RIBA stages 0-3, my current role involves the preparation of outline design concepts and master-plans, assisting two land teams with a portfolio of around 90 greenfield sites - these range from 45 to 1,600 dwellings and are located nationwide. I really enjoy the challenge of a complex site and achieving the right design to endure, achieve quality and distinctiveness whilst balancing the ever-changing commercial and political expectations of today. And I get to visit such great places too.

I work closely with private practice design consultancies, Design Review Panels, Local Planning Authorities, key stakeholders and local communities. Outside of work, my passion for urban design has extended to visiting tutor sessions with Birmingham School of Architecture and spending time with aspiring students looking to pursue a career in architecture.

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