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

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Dan Bulmer

Urban Designer & Chartered Town Planner

Dan is an urban designer, master planner and chartered town planner with experience working on projects of varying type and scale in 13 countries. His experience has been gained in both private sector and public sector local planning authority roles in the UK.

Following graduation from Manchester, Dan worked in one of country’s busiest LPAs in Birmingham as a senior planning officer, managing a large case-load of planning applications. After graduating from post graduate degree in urban design, he returned to Manchester to work on landmark regeneration projects with EDAW (Aecom) in the role as master planner and urban designer.

Working in the Sydney studio of architects, Woods Bagot, Dan worked on regeneration housing projects in Australia and New Zealand. He managed the successful delivery of Wigram Skies, an affordable housing project in suburban Christchurch. The project on a disused aerodrome, included housing, parks and a new town centre.

Dan is very interested in urban regeneration, using place making and smart city methodologies to bring sustainable long-term benefit to communities. He is also interested in the use of technology for improving planning mechanisms and more efficient site appraisal and valuation. He has recently up-skilled his expertise to include mobile apps, HTML coding and web development to develop proptech and plantech solutions. He has used knowledge to build apps to enhance lives of disabled and elderly people.

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