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

Sam Denby

Technical Director | Transportation

Sam is a Chartered Transport planner with over nineteen years’ experience in the industry and leads the Northern Transportation Team. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Transport Engineering and Planning and is an experienced project manager, leading transport planning teams in delivering a range of projects.

Sam’s expertise transcends the disciplines of transport planning and traffic engineering. He also has excellent communication skills working closely with clients and project team members to deliver high quality and cost-effective solutions. Sam’s wide-ranging development planning experience includes site access and feasibility assessments, capacity assessments, parking number requirements, development of parking layouts for urban developments and the identification of both physical and technical measures to mitigate the potential impacts of development related traffic.

Sam represents Hydrock while dealing with clients and when submitting reports to council highways officers. He has also led in the production of highways evidence for presentation at a number of public inquiries. Sam has been regularly involved in public consultation exercises as a representative of the client’s project team. He has organised, managed and carried out on-site audits and surveys including speed, mover observation, car parking beat, registration plate, traffic counts, as well as auditing public transport facilities, services and accident data. To discharge planning conditions for a variety of developments, Sam plays a lead role in the process required to secure a stopping up order of a public highway.

He has an expert knowledge of the computer junction modelling packages Junctions 9, TRANSYT, LINSIG3 and LINSAT which he has used to determine traffic capacity at junctions and signalised networks.
Sam also has specialist expertise in the fields of sustainable travel and planning for accessibility, encompassing travel plans, travel surveys, behavioural change strategies, consultation and marketing.

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