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

Neil Williamson

Landscape Architect

Neil graduated with honours in Psychology & Physiology at the University of Oxford then trained as a landscape architect, gaining an MA in Landscape Design at the University of Sheffield. Prior to setting up his own business, Neil had over thirty years' experience in the public sector working for a variety of urban and rural authorities, engaged in implementation and project management, community liaison, landscape planning, development management, public inquiries and planning policy formulation. Neil is a qualified manager (Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute) and project manager (PRINCE2 Practitioner) with extensive management experience, including environmental project delivery, business development, cross-disciplinary and partnership working, community planning, strategic planning and risk management. He has played an active role in wider professional development, policy initiatives and promotion of design at national level. With his background in psychology and physiology, Neil’s particular interests include how the design of the external environment can contribute to mental, physical and social wellbeing, and to crime prevention. Neil helped launch the UK Designing Out Crime Association in 1999 and was part of the core team that established a new regional design centre in 2005 (Solent Centre for Architecture + Design) where he remained a director until 2012. In 2008 he was elected President of the Landscape Institute for a two-year term of office that proved to be an unusually challenging period in the organisation’s history. Neil is a Built Environment Expert with Design Council CABE, an accredited urban design practitioner and a member of various Design Review panels, including with the Design Commission for Wales. He also works in a vountary capacity for the University of Oxford as an external member of the Research Ethics Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities.

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