Apply to Join The Design Review Panel Pool of Expert Volunteers

We welcome applications from all sectors of the design community of the built environment. Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:-


  • experience in assessing architectural design and urban design; 

  • reputation for designing high quality buildings and spaces;

  • engagement with community stakeholders;

  • specialist skills and the expertise they bring to the panel, particularly in the fields of urban design, landscape design, ecology, highways, surveying, engineering and architecture. 


Panel members are expected to attend approximately four full-day sessions a year, and are not reimbursed for their time. However expenses are reimbursed at a pre agreed rate to cover travel costs. Tea, coffee and lunch will also be provided. 


All Panel members are encouraged to undertake Design Review training and undergo a local induction session. Panel members will also be required to attend an annual full-day training update. Past Design Review Panel CPD presentations can be viewed online in full on the 'Training' page of our website or by clicking here ...


If you wish to apply, please submit the required details (as stated below) to

Design Review Panel Presentation

To apply to be a part of the Design Review Panel pool, please send us a copy of your CV and include a short commentary in your covering letter to tell us:-


  • Why you would like to be a part of the panel pool and your interest in design review.

  • Your geographical interest.

  • The skills you have to offer to The Design Review Panel.

  • Details of previous design review experience.

The Design Review Panel

2 Drake House,

Cook Way,




Tel: 01395 265768