Swindon Council Launch NEW Design Review Panel

We are delighted to announce that Swindon Borough Council have launched a NEW Swindon Design Review Panel (www.designreviewswindon.co.uk).

The Launch event was held on the 14th July 2016 at the Steam Museum in Swindon, and there were over 75 delegates in attendance, including architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, developers and community representatives. Lots more photographs from the evening can be seen by clicking here.

The event included an introduction by Councillor Toby Elliot, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, as well as a presentation by Peter Garitsis, Urban Designer / Master Planner at Swindon Borough Council. Peter outlined the ongoing urban design work and regeneration currently taking place in Swindon as well as the exciting future proposals and available opportunities for investment and regeneration.

Against this context, Peter explained how the new Swindon Design Review Panel will be of great benefit to both the local authority and applicants.

The presentation by Peter Garitsis was followed with a presentation by, architect and Panel administrator, Jonathan Braddick on how the new local Swindon Design Review Panel will operate.

Jonathan also invited applications from professionals who would like to join the volunteer pool of Panel experts.

The presentations were followed by a lively question and answer session, and the evening concluded with a champagne drinks reception. The event was attended by construction industry professionals from a wide range of professions, planning officers and developers.

The new Panel was extremely well received by all in attendance, with the first Panel sessions in Swindon scheduled for late September 2016 and are booked on a first come first served basis. If you have any projects that you would like to be reviewed by the Panel, please contact Swindon Borough Council Planning Department to book your session on either Tel: (01793) 445500 or via email: sbcdc@swindon.gov.uk

Any queries in regard to the Design Review Panel process or those wishing to apply to be a volunteer Panel member should contact the Panel Administrator Jonathan Braddick on 01395 265768, or by email jb@designreviewpanel.co.uk.

This Design Review Panel has initially been established for Swindon Council, although other local authorities are welcome to apply to participate. Enquiries should be made to Jonathan Braddick by emailing jb@designreviewpanel.co.uk or telephoning 01395 265768.

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