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

COVID-19 Update; 

As COVID social distancing requirements are easing we  are now offering both in-person and online sessions. Site visits can be carried out in-person or online using 360 degree virtual photographic tours (click here to see an example).Sessions should be booked using our online booking system.

The Design Review Panel provides scheme promoters, local authorities & design teams with multi-project design review sessions on ad-hoc dates. The multi-project sessions reduces the cost of the design review panel process by enabling the costs to be shared over several projects.

Four multidisciplinary Panel members will review up to 3 projects;  each project will be given a 90 minute session.

 

Morning and afternoon sessions are available; the sessions will take place online using video conferencing between either 9am & 1:30pm or 2pm and 6:30pm, and will be able review up to 3 projects during this time.

A summary feedback sheet will be provided for each project reviewed. Written summary  feedback will be provide 14 working days after the session has taken place. Feedback from design review panels is a material consideration in planning, as set out within paragraph 128 of the NPPF.

To book please use the booking system below; we require a minimum of 14 days advance notice:-

  • Payment is due at the time of reservation and bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of cleared funds payment

 

  • Once payment has been made bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed and are non-refundable.

 

  • Information to be reviewed by the Panel is to be provided to the Panel administrator no later than 7 days in advance of the booked session date, using the blue  'Upload Files' button above

 

  • The Panel reserves the right to cancel or postpone a session.

 

  • A written summary feedback documents are provided for each project reviewed (up to 6) 14 working days after sessions have taken place.

 

  • Feedback provided by the Panel is opinion and suggestion only and does not constitute professional advice.​