Design Review is a means of evaluating a design proposal this can happen up to the assessment of a planning application but has the most benefit at pre application stage. There are a number of ways this can happen and depends on the size and type of the project. It is a tested means of providing objective, expert advice in order to achieve the best possible development.
If you have a proposal you would like to put forward for design review or would like advice on when or which panel to refer to, please get in touch.
We can advise on operation of local design review panels and offer advice on procedure and management of the process.
For information about the national design review panel run by CABE visit the website.
The Chair of the Panel is Peter Clegg, cofounder of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios of Bath and London which was recently named Architectural Practice of the Year. The Vice- Chair is MJ Long, architect of the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Peter Clegg and MJ Long lead a 30-strong Panel that brings together a wealth of expertise in architecture, planning and urban design.
The Regional panel for the South West is facilitated by the Architecture Centre, Bristol and funded by creating :excellence ( Regional Centre for Sustainable Communities) for more information contact the panel manager:The Architecture Centre,
0117 929 1516
ACD&C provides the secretary service to the Plymouth Design Panel.
Drawing on experienced and independent critical opinion amongst the academic and professional communities within the region, we are able to provide an informed critique of proposals and engage in creative dialogue with design teams and their clients. Our intention is to encourage high quality proposals and to be supportive of good design within realistic parameters. The nature of the advice might range from and informal critical review through to a full written report following a site visit and detailed consultation.
"As a region we should be proud of our heritage and protect it where necessary. But new projects can contribute positively to the quality of the public realm. Our ambition should be to build tomorrow's heritage today."
South West Design Review Panel
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