Surrey Heath Borough Council has granted approval to CALA Homes for a scheme for 215 homes as part of the redevelopment of the Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut. DSE have conducted a series of design reviews of the Princess Royal Barracks redevelopment proposals, to be known as Mindenhurst, which will eventually deliver 1,200 homes, a school and village centre.  Two reviews were undertaken of this early phase. Gardner Stewart Architects designed the proposal which will sit in a woodland setting.  DSE advice centred on connectivity around the development, ensuring there was a convincing sustainable urban drainage strategy, and the way the houses address the public spaces and wooded areas. The development is subject to a masterplan and design code and the design review panel helped the parties resolve issues about how they should be interpreted.

Surrey Heath have a clear commitment to using design review for all proposals over a certain threshold which is helping them to improve the quality of schemes coming through planning and resolve design issues at an early stage.

For more information on DSE design review services email David Tittle: or call 01634 401166 and request a call back.