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Design South East has been commissioned by Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council to help the people of Faversham map out a vision and ideas for the future of their historic town. Design South East staff, supported by members of our expert … [Continue reading]

Growing demand for Design Training


Faced with the challenge of accommodating growth and facing applications for major housing developments in the landscape and higher density in urban areas, demand for our design training is growing. Local authority capacity is at a premium, so our … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove Panel Chair announced

Bishop, Peter

Brighton & Hove City Council has set up a new Design PLACE support service with Design South East to help ensure major new developments in Brighton & Hove meet high quality standards. The Council is an early adopter of the recent Farrrell … [Continue reading]

Call for Design Review Panel Members

Panel meeting

  Design South East are looking for a select number of industry leaders to join the Design Review Panel. Now operating across London, the South East and East of England the Panel has influence over many of the largest and most prestigious … [Continue reading]

Join our team – full time post for Administrator


We are looking for an administrator to join our 6-person team and provide support in the delivery of services and to maintain our systems, data and records in addition to general administration. You will be a highly organised, enthusiastic individual … [Continue reading]

Guildford Borough Council signs up to design review through Design South East

Guildford town centre

24 February 2015 We delighted to announce that Guildford Borough Council has secured agreement with Design South East to refer proposals for new development within the borough to the South and East Panel for design review. Cllr Stephen Mansbridge, … [Continue reading]

Let’s hope the new design panel doesn’t reinvent the wheel

Kent Design

January 2015 In December the Department for Communities and Local Government launched Enabling High Quality Starter Homes for First Time Buyers - a consultation document on plans to help people onto the housing ladder. Alongside the main … [Continue reading]

Maidstone’s Local Plan – engaging local communities

Maidstone plan copy

Like many places in the South East, Maidstone is set to experience significant population change and related growth over the next 15-20 years. In response to this trend, Maidstone Borough Council is assisting nine parishes in the borough in the … [Continue reading]

Chris Lamb on creating successful garden cities


December 2014 George Osborneā€™s announcement of a new garden city at Ebbsfleet was one of the more unusual features of the 2014 Budget Statement. An immediate accusation from opponents was that here was the cynical use of a nostalgic phrase to … [Continue reading]

New members sought for Ashford Design Panel

Ashford Design Panel provides expertise about future development of the Ashford area Design South East and Ashford Borough Council recognise the value of great architecture and urban design, and their contribution to placemaking and regeneration. … [Continue reading]