National Design Review Panel Network

Coronavirus Service Adjustments:


We know it is a very challenging time for everyone and we want to continue to support applicants and local authorities. Therefore over the coming months, we look forward to working with you when developing the best approaches and technology solutions to delivering our services.

We are continuing to offer the same high quality, expert, multidisciplinary and independent design review panel meetings online, utilising video conferencing. Sessions (which will now be carried out via video conferencing) should be booked using our online booking system in the usual way.  In light of Government advice, we are not currently offering face to face meetings.

The Design Review Panel provides its independent and impartial services directly to applicants, design teams and local authorities nationally across England, including; the south west, south east, London, east, east midlands, west midlands, north west, Yorkshire & Humber and the north east.


Plymouth City Council is really pleased to be able to offer a Design Review Panel once again.  As a Council we strongly support the design review process to ensure that quality design is put at the heart of regeneration in Plymouth.  We are really looking forward to working with the new team of professionals who make up the panel and hope developers will take up the offer of having their projects reviewed by a team of independent  specialists who are here to help Plymouth grow into one of Europe’s finest and most vibrant waterfront cities.” - Peter Ford - Head of Development Management, Plymouth City Council

Applicants may book a Design Review Panel sessions directly with the Panel nationally, for projects located anywhere across the UK, and the Panel's feedback is a material consideration in the planning process as per the NPPF.


The Design Review Panel is actively used by local authorities across the country that have subscribed to using this Design Review Panel Service as part of their pre application process.

If you are an applicant or local authority and you wish to also engage to work with the Design Review Panel please contact Jonathan Braddick on or telephone 01395 265768

For help with booking email or telephone 01395 265768

To book a design review panel session click on the relevant region on the map below, or select from the yellow list.