The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has joined up with regional design review panels to create a national network of design review panels. The network will provide an independent practical design resource advice for local planning, and will review 800 schemes across England a year. While CABE has supported regional design panels since 2005, it hopes that this evelopment will ensure that the panels work collaboratively, and that a consistent service is provided to developers and planners throughout the country.
Each organisation which joins this network will commit to observe key principles of design review, such as consideration of the impact on those using a building or place and the public at large, as well as regularly sharing lessons from design review. The eight regional design panels that have affiliated to CABE are:
North East, run by Ignite
North West, run by Places Matter!
Yorkshire and Humber, run by Integreat Yorkshire
East of England, run by Inspire East
East Midlands, run by Opun
West Midlands, run by MADE
South East, run by Kent Architecture Centre
South West, run by Creating Excellence
For more information, visit the CABE website