To book, click on the Panel date you would like from the list below, or click on the relevant red button below:-

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 across the entire south west, including: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

South West Design Review Panel Map showing geographical coverage and venue locations. Venue locations include Swindon, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth and Taunton

Local Authorities Suppporting Design Review in the South West

Applicants may book a Design Review Panel sessions directly with the Panel for projects located anywhere in the south west, and the Panel's feedback is a material consideration in the planning process as per the National Planning Policy Framework. The Design Review Panel is actively used by local authorities across the region that have subscribed to using this Design Review Panel Service as part of their pre application process. These actively engaged local authorities include:-

The pre-set Design Review Panel dates are listed above, along with the location for each session.


For the specific location address please click here...


If you require a different date that is not on the list opposite, ad-hoc sessions can be booked by special arrangement, please email or telephone 01395 265768.


A remote Desktop Review service is also available at any time. To book a Desktop Review please click on the blue button above.

  • 1.5 hour Sessions can be booked on any of the avilable dates, a minimum of 14 days in advance with payment. 


  • Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of cleared funds payment, and payments received are non-refundable.


  • 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.

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

Testimonial ...

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

Peter Ford Plymouth City Council