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

Stuart Todd

Chartered Town Planner RTPI

Stuart offers a combination of senior level management experience and an understanding of the “bigger picture”, with an appreciation for detail and the skills and knowledge to deliver effective research, consultation and analysis. Stuart's career has allowed him to specialise in a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues in addition to planning research, strategy, policy, and implementation & delivery. Stuart served on the South West RTPI Regional Management Board as Joint Honorary Secretary for three years (2012-2015) and is a member of the Town and Country Planning Association. He has two key areas of specialism:

• Planning for sport, active lives & recreation - advising local authorities, clubs and Active Partnerships through sports facility, playing pitch and demand / needs assessments for major developments; and,
• Planning policy & strategy development – supporting local authorities with Local Plan evidence base and parish / town councils, having worked on more than 50 neighbourhood plans.

Stuart also advises clients on the viability and feasibility of facilities, on planning applications and objections, undertaking appraisals of planning proposals and has provided key planning input into economic development strategies and regeneration schemes through Masterplanning and business planning to access grant funding. Stuart is passionate about promoting and securing well-designed active environments which benefit people of all ages “on the ground” through provision of easily accessible opportunities for recreation, sport and leisure and community facing developments which connect people to their local area. This extends to helping secure opportunities for the effective education of people, young and old, to help ensure good physical and mental health and a positive mindset.

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