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
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:-
"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