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

Para 79 (e) House Approved in Oxfordshire following support from The Design Review Panel

We are delighted to report on a recently approved National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) paragraph 79 (e ) house in Oxfordshire. The client and design team engaged with The Design Review Panel on three occasions: November 2019, February 2020 and April 2020. The first review session incorporated a site visit.

Cherwell District Council issued a planning approval decision notice (20/01933/F) on the 19th May 2021.


The planning officers committee report states:


"Having regard to the conclusions of The Design Review Panel, it is considered that

the design of the dwelling is of exceptional quality, truly outstanding and innovative

and would raise standards of design architecturally and that the proposal’s design

would draw on and reflect the defining characteristics of the site. The outstanding

quality of the design would significantly enhance the setting in both the short and

long term and the multi-generational living concept is considered to be innovative

which would contribute to flexible and adaptable ways of living in the future. It is

therefore considered that the proposals comply with paragraph 79 of the NPPF and

that the principle of development is acceptable."


A copy of the Officers Committee Report can be seen by clicking here ...

A copy of the decision notice can be seen by clicking here ...