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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.

We offer both in-person and online design review panel sessions & these should be booked using our online booking system below.

 

Site visits can be carried out in-person or online using 360 degree virtual photographic tours (click here to see an example). 

Sessions are split into 'major' and 'minor' project types:-

Minor Projects = 1 to 5 residential dwellings

Major Project = 5 or more residential dwellings and non-residential projects

Panel Format

Local authorities suppporting the design review panel process in the west midlands ...

The Design Review Panel provides its independent and impartial services directly to applicants, design teams and local authorities across the west midlands, including: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton

 

Applicants may book a Design Review Panel sessions directly with the Panel for projects located anywhere in the west midlands, and the Panel's feedback is a material consideration in the planning process as per the National Planning Policy Framework. The design review panel process is actively used by local authorities across the west midlands region as part of their pre application process. Actively engaged local authorities across the west midlands include:-

Booking Query
What to submit
10 Principles of Design Review
Additional Terms of Reference
Local Authority Names
Local Authority Website
Birmingham City Council
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk
Bromsgrove District Council
https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk
Cannock Chase District Council
https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk
Coventry City Council
https://www.coventry.gov.uk
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
https://www.dudley.gov.uk
Herefordshire Council
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Litchfield District Council
https://www.litchfield.gov.uk
Malvern Hills
https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Newcastle-under-Lyme Council
https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
North Warwickshire Borough Council
https://www.northwarks.gov.uk
Redditch Borough Council
https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk
Rugby Borough Council
https://www.rugby.gov.uk
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
https://www.sandwell.gov.uk
Shropshire Council
https://www.shropshire.gov.uk
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
https://www.solihull.gov.uk
South Staffordshire
https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk
Stafford Borough Council
https://www.stafford.gov.uk
Staffordshire County Council
https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
https://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk
Stoke on Trent City Council
https://www.stoke.gov.uk
Stratford-on-Avon
https://www.stratford.gov.uk
Tamworth Borough Council
https://www.tamworth.gov.uk
Telford & Wrekin Council
https://www.telford.gov.uk
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
https://www.walsall.gov.uk
Warwick District Council
https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk
Warwickshire County Council
https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Wolverhampton City Council
https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk
Worcester City Council
https://www.worcester.gov.uk
Worcestershire County Council
https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Wychavon District Council
https://www.wychavon.gov.uk
Wyre Forest District Council
https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk
Testimonial
 

"Swindon's ambitious growth and regeneration plans are generating a buzz around the town. To capitalise on the attention our town is receiving it is vital that Swindon Borough Council works proactively with developers. Our Planning Committee has given unanimous approval to the setting up of the Swindon Design Review Panel as a vehicle to foster collaboration with developers. The Panel will offer practical advice to developers to help improve schemes coming forward. In so doing, I expect the Panel to add significant value to the development process in Swindon."  - David Dewart - Planning Manager, Swindon Borough Council - 2016

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