Design Review Panel

The Design Review Panel consists of innovative and distinguished architecture and design practitioners who have significant design expertise and can offer highly skilled independent advice on all aspects of design and development.

The panel meets monthly and reviews a wide range of publically significant development proposals across the borough. Development proposals are presented to the panel by the applicant. The panel then produce a report of their comments that's passed to planning officers for consideration. While the role of the panel is purely advisory, the panel's comments can carry weight when decisions are made on planning applications.

The role of the design review

The design review ensures high standards of design within the borough by assessing the design of a proposal and suggesting ways to improve its quality. You can find more information on the design review process here.

Request for new panel members

We are looking for new volunteers to join the Design Review Panel. You can find more information on applying here:

Design Review Panel advert (pdf, 248kb)

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 10 June 2019

Current panel

Many of the current panel members live locally and all have a keen interest in the built environment of Southwark.

Terms of reference and code of conduct

You can find more information below that sets out how how the panel works:

Page last updated: 17 May 2019