Local Design Review Panels

Design Midlands manages the Local Design Review Panels in North East Derbyshire and Newcastle Under Lyme, working with the Local Planning Authorities and developer communities to ensure high quality, sustainable design that embraces the characteristics of these places. Our dedicated Local Panel will bring expertise and support to ensuring the best outcomes for these areas.

Funding for these Panels has been made through the DLUHC Planning Skills & Delivery Fund.  If you are a Local Authority in the Midlands and wish to discuss our Service Level Agreement options to provide a Local Design Review service, please contact us.

Fill in the form to request a design review or book a BfHL Assessment

Benefits of Design Review

Design review is beneficial in a number of ways, it can:

  • Help to improve the design of a scheme to make it function better and be more user-friendly; 
  • Brings a breadth and depth of experience that may not be available to the project team or to the planning authority;
  • Assists in solving problems by providing a fresh perspective on a scheme;
  • Provides an opportunity for consultees to be engaged in a wider design led discussion on a scheme i.e. Historic England, County Highways, neighbouring LPA’s etc.;
  • Help to progress a scheme through the planning process.  Support from the design review panel, or demonstrating that a scheme has responded to the comments raised adds weight to a planning application;

The Design:Midlands Panel

The Design:Midlands Panel comprises of wide range of experts from the built environment field i.e. architects, urban designers, landscape architects, surveyors, sustainability experts, heritage experts etc. who provide expert, independent, impartial advice.

Our multi-disciplinary panel enable us to provide design support and expertise to local authorities, developers and communities.

...because everyone deserves better designed places
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