We expect all new development to be of the highest quality, and are fully committed to raising the standard of design throughout the district. In addition to our Pre-application Advice and Development Team services, we strongly encourage the use of the design review process in the assessment of development proposals, and would advocate this at an early stage in the process. Where a project has a design review, we will consider the panel's recommendations in our planning process and decisions.
We have been working jointly with the other authorities across the West of England to help deliver high quality placemaking across our combined areas, and we have established a new design review service called Design West.
Design West holds regular design review panel sessions throughout the year, approximately every two months.
How to apply
Applicants, agents and developers can all apply to use Design West services. You can find out more about what's involved, the service and panel dates on the Design West website.