"Swindon's ambitious growth and regeneration plans are generating a buzz around the town. To capitalise on the attention our town is receiving it is vital that Swindon Borough Council works proactively with developers. Our Planning Committee has given unanimous approval to the setting up of the Swindon Design Review Panel as a vehicle to foster collaboration with developers. The Panel will offer practical advice to developers to help improve schemes coming forward. In so doing, I expect the Panel to add significant value to the development process in Swindon." - David Dewart - Planning Manager, Swindon Borough Council - 2016
The Design Review Panel provides its independent and impartial services directly to applicants, design teams and local authorities across the north east of England, including: County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Tyne and Wear
Applicants may book a Design Review Panel sessions directly with the Panel for projects located anywhere in the north east, and the Panel's feedback is a material consideration in the planning process as per the National Planning Policy Framework. The design review panel process is actively used by local authorities across the north east region as part of their pre application process. Actively engaged local authorities across the north east include:-
Bookings are required a minimum of 14 days in advance with payment.
Information to be reviewed by the Panel is to be provided to the Design Review Panel using the blue 'Upload Files' button above, no later than 10 days in advance of the booked session date.