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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 80 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

Exeter Quay - Rockfish Restaurant

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

Extra Care Development by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

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

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon. The event was extremely well attended and incorporated a mock design review panel session and design workshop.

Remote Desktop

Design Review Panel Sessions

A remote desktop design review can be provided, allowing projects that have already undergone a full review to benefit from follow-up feedback from the design review panel.

These sessions are not appropriate for initial reviews as they are a paper/desktop-based process and do not include a site visit (either in-person or virtual), nor do they allow for any presentation to, or discussion with, the Panel.

 

  • Having selected a session & entered the relevant details into the booking system, you will receive an automatically generated email, provisionally reserving the service selected.

 

  • Payment is due at the time of reservation and bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of cleared funds payment.

 

  • Once payment has been made bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed and are non-refundable.

 

  • Once the information for review (& cleared funds payment) has been received by the Panel, a written feedback document will be provided , which the Panel will aim to porvide 14 working days later.

 

  • The Panel reserves the right to cancel or postpone a session and accepts no liability for the feedback document being provided later than 14 working days.

 

  •  Feedback provided by the Panel is opinion and suggestion only, given by a Panel of volunteers, and does not constitute professional advice.

  • There is also no mechanism within the Desktiop Review process to answer any queries the Panel may have or to provide additional infomration or clarification once the feedback document has been provided.

The Design Review Panel™ provides remote desktop design review services. This service is ideal for projects that have already undergone one or more design review panel sessions, incorporating a meeting/discussion, and require confirmation that the feedback given by the Panel in previous sessions has been appropriately responded to.

Having carried out a remote desktop design review for a proposed Paragraph 79e (now 80e) house in Kent at the end of 2018, Rob Hughes (Planning Consultant at Hughes Planning) said the following:-

"We are delighted to have secured permission for our 14th Para 80e house approval in June 2019.  At the request of Dover District Council, we approached The Design Review Panel to undertake an independent review of our scheme and in the light of the positive comments that were received, this provided the necessary confidence and assurance to the Local Planning Authority that the proposals met the 'high bar' set by Para 80(e) of the National Planning Policy Framework.  We would like to thank the Panel for their invaluable role in assisting the design team in achieving approval for a fabulous scheme."

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