Design Review Panel Launch Events

 The Design Review Panel Exeter Launch Event

25th September 2013

The Devon Design Review Panel launch event took place on Wednesday 25th September 2013, at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter.

The launch event was extremly well attended with around 60 delegates in attendance. The event included an introduction by Andy Robbins, the Development Manager at Exeter City Council, who introduced the Design Review Panels and the great benefit that they will provide to local authorities and applicants throughout Devon and Somerset and across the South West. The Design Review Panels have initially been established with the support of 11 Local Authorities across Devon and Somerset, although additional local authorities are welcome to apply to participate. Click here for a full list of participating local authorities. 

The presentation by Andy Robbins was followed by a presentation on the new local Design Review Panels, by Architect Jonathan Braddick, this was inturn followed by a lively  question and answer session.

The evening concluded with a champage drinks reception.  

The event was attended by construction industry professionals from a wide range of professions, Planning Officers, Councillors and developers.

The new panel was extremely well received by all in attendance with the first panel session in Devon scheduled for early November 2013.

 The Design Review Panel Somerset Launch Event

23rd September 2013

The very well received Somerset Design Review Panel launch event took place on Monday 23rd September 2013, at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton.

The launch event included an introduction by Tim Burton, the Planning & Development Manager at Taunton Deane Borough Council, exploring the background to design review in a historic and national context and explaining the need for local authorities to provide access to local design review in the context of the NPPF.

Tim also set out the aspirations of Taunton Deane Borough Council in regard to an independent design review process and the benefits that the Somerset Design Review Panel represents for local authorities across the South West.

This was followed by a presentation on the new Design Review Panel, by Architect Jonathan Braddick, followed by a question and answer session.

The evening concluded with a drinks reception.  

The event was attended by construction industry professionals from a wide range of professions, Planning Officers, Councillors and developers.

The new panel was extremely well received by all in attendance with the first panel session in Somerset scheduled for the 14th November 2013.

 The Design Review Panel Plymouth Launch Event 

17th September 2013

The hugely successful, fully booked, launch of the Plymouth Design Review Panel took place on Tuesday 17th September 2013 in the Commercial Atrium of Mills Bakery in the Royal William Yard in Plymouth.

The launch event formed part of the RIBA Plymouth Branch AGM and included an introduction by Peter Ford, Head of Development Management at Plymouth City Council,  a presentation on the new Design Review Panel by Architect Jonathan Braddick, followed by a question and answer session.

The evening concluded with a drinks reception.  

The event was attended by Panel Members, from a  wide range of professions, Planning Officers and Plymouth City Councillors. The new panel was extremely well received by all in attendance with the first panel session scheduled for late October 2013.

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