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]

The Forest House – Paragraph 55 housing

Hide House

Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework allows isolated new houses in the countryside only under very narrow and strict criteria. So-called Paragraph 55 houses are permitted if they can demonstrate the exceptional quality or innovative … [Continue reading]

Horsted Park – volume residential development

Horsted Park A227 Site photo

Horsted Park is a major new residential development by Countryside in Chatham. Located on the site of the former Mid Kent College and adjacent to Fort Horsted - a large ancient scheduled monument - it is a key regeneration project in the town. The … [Continue reading]

Worthing Pool – public sector and masterplanning

Worthing Pool

The Splashpoint Leisure Centre in Worthing, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, is a highly successful coastal regeneration project. The project occupies a key site on Worthing beach front, and forms part of a larger masterplan for this portion of the … [Continue reading]

Meet the Design South East Panel


Authoritative and professionally managed, the Design South East Panel offers a clear, constructive and consistent voice on design quality in the built environment. The Design South East Panel consists of practitioners with an exceptional range of … [Continue reading]

Bringing world class expertise to the local level


Implementing local design review arrangements through Design South East "Local planning authorities should have local design review arrangements in place to provide assessment and support to ensure high standards of design... In assessing … [Continue reading]

Design Review through Design South East

About design review

Design review is a process of independent, expert design advice provided by a multi-disciplinary and expert panel during the pre-application process. It benefits the applicant and the planning authority by providing an objective and clear assessment … [Continue reading]

Call for design review panel members and chairs

Enlarged design review panel will operate throughout the South East and East of England regions Design South East is looking for a range of built environment professionals to join its successful regional design review panel for a three year term … [Continue reading]

Chris Lamb discussion on BRFM about Design South East and garden cities

Design South East Director, Chris Lamb, was a guest on the BRFM Bridge Radio Daniel Monday Night Community Show, talking about Design South East and the proposals for a new Garden City at Ebbsfleet. You can listen to the discussion here: … [Continue reading]