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

David Lobban

Town Planner (RTPI)

David Lobban graduated in Town and Country Planning 1982 and became a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1984. He served as Treasurer of the South West RTPI Executive between 1996 and 2012. The first 14 years of his career was spent in Local Government as a Planner and Manager. He was a founding Partner with CSJ Planning Consultants 1996-98 and an Independent Planning Consultant 1998 – 2007 when he founded PCL Planning Ltd with David Seaton. From humble beginnings the practise has grown to two offices in Exeter and Bristol and employs 7 Chartered Town Planners. Since October 2012 he serves as a consultant to the business. As a Chartered Town Planner David has a wide range of experience of both policy and development planning covering issues such as strategic policy representations, five year land supply, major employment and tourism developments and housing development of all scales and types. As a Parish Councillor he advises Linkinhorne Parish Council on matters of design and policy. David serves or has served in a variety of capacities for Cornwall Business Partnership, Cornwall Economic Forum, South West Regional Flood Defence Committee 1997 - 2006. He is a Common Purpose Graduate (Bristol 1995), Member Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Qualified Biochemist and Microbiologist with 13 years experience as a Microbiologist and laboratory manager with various Health Authorities.

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