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Design Review in London

Over the last five years the number of panels in London has grown significantly, both at the borough level and in areas with significant development. The panels play an increasingly important role in the quality of development in London. London Panels include those that are called ‘Design Review’ Panels, as well as ‘Quality Review ‘or ‘Place Review’ Panels. For the London Design Review Story download here.

Many panels are now managing the review process remotely. Read our takeaway for more information on best practice 

Find information on Panels across London below.

This information was last updated on 20.04.2020

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is in East London with a current population of 185,911, forecasted to grow to 271,193 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Panel managed by

Frame Projects
www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

Barking & Dagenham Quality Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Barking & Dagenham Quality Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Brent is in Greater London and has a current population of 311,215 forecasted to rise to 381,645 in 2039 (NLA, 2020). 

Panel managed by

Design Council
www.designcouncil.org.uk

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Further Information

Further information about the Brent Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Camden is in northwest London and has 220,338 inhabitants, forecasted to increase to 266,825 by 2039 (NLA,2020).

Panel managed by

Frame Projects
www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

Camden Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Camden Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Croydon in South London is one of the most populous boroughs, with inhabitants expected to rise to 441,993 by 2039 (NLA,2020).

Key Borough Contact

Alicia Booth
alicia.booth@croydon.gov.uk


Anisha Jogani
anisha.jogani@croydon.gov.uk


Tom Selby
tom.selby@croydon.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Croydon (Planning & Regeneration)
www.croydon.gov.uk

Panel Website

Croydon Place Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Croydon Place Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Enfield is in North London with an existing population of 312,466, forecasted to increase to 360,430 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Key Borough Contact

LB Enfield
design.panel@enfield.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Enfield (Planning)
design.panel@enfield.gov.uk

Panel Website

Enfield Place & Design Quality Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Enfield Place and Design Quality Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Greenwich is a Thames-side borough with 254,557 inhabitants, expected to rise to 350,140 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Panel managed by

Design Council
www.designcouncil.org.uk

Panel Website

Greenwich Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Greenwich Design Review Panel is available for download here.

 

The inner London Borough of Hackney has 246,270 inhabitants, forested to increase to 322,596 by 2039 (NLA,2020).The Panel has been running since 2006.

Panel managed by

LB Hackney (Conservation & Urban Design)
cuds@hackney.gov.uk

Panel Website

Hackney Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Hackney Design Review Panel is available for download Hackney Design Review Panelhere.

The inner London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham has a population of 182,493, expected to rise to 231,328 by 2039 (NLA, 2020). The Panel has been running since July 2010 and has reviewed over 110 schemes.

Panel managed by

LB Hammersmith & Fulham (Urban Design & Conservation)

www.lbhf.gov.uk

Panel Website

Hammersmith & Fulham Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Hammersmith & Fulham Design Review Panel is available for download here.


The London Borough of Haringey is in north London with a current population of 254,926  and expected to increase to 313,521 in 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Panel managed by

Frame Projects

www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

Haringey Quality Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Haringey Quality Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Harrow is in Greater London and has 239,056 inhabitants, expected to rise to 281,645 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Panel managed by

LB Harrow

www.harrow.gov.uk

Panel Website

Harrow Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Harrow Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Havering in East London has 237,232 inhabitants, expected to rise to 291,279 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Panel managed by

Frame Projects

www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

Havering Quality Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Havering Quality Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Hounslow is in West London and has 253,957 inhabitants, expected to rise to 306,665 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Key Borough Contact

LB Hounslow
designpanelreview@hounslow.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Hounslow

designpanelreview@hounslow.gov.uk

Panel Website

Hounslow Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Hounslow Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The inner London Borough of Islington has a current population of 206,125 expected to rise to 265,730 in 2039 (NLA, 2020). The Panel was set up in 2013.

Key Borough Contact

LB Islington
designpanel@islington.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Islington (Design & Conservation)

designpanel@islington.gov.uk

Panel Website

Islington Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Islington Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The inner London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has a current  population of 158,649 expected to rise to 182,845 in 2039 (NLA, 2020). The Panel was set up in 2020.

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Further Information

Further information about the Kensington & Chelsea Quality Review Panel is available for download here.

The Greater London Borough of Kingston has 160,060 inhabitants expected to rise to 196,042 by 2039 (NLA, 2020).

Key Borough Contact

Chloe Clay
chloe.clay@kingston.gov.uk

Panel managed by

Design South East

designsoutheast.org

Panel Website

Kingston Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Kingston Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Lambeth is in South London and  has 303,086 inhabitants, expected to rise to 388,848 by 2039 (NLA,2020). The Panel was established in 2019.

Key Borough Contact

LB Lambeth
lambethdrp@lambeth.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Lambeth (Planning & Building Control)

www.lambeth.gov.uk

Panel Website

Lambeth Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Lambeth Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Lewisham is in South London and has 275,885 inhabitants expected to rise to 347,453 by 2039 (NLA,2020). 

Key Borough Contact

LB Lewisham

urbandesign@lewisham.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Lewisham (Conservation & Urban Design)

urbandesign@lewisham.gov.uk

Panel Website

Lewisham Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Lewisham Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Merton is situated in the heart of South London and has 199,693 inhabitants, expected to rise to 227,666 by 2039 (NLA,2020).

Key Borough Contact

Paul Garrett

paul.garrett@merton.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Merton (Urban Design & Conservation)

www.merton.gov.uk

Panel Website

Merton Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Merton Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Newham is situated in the heart of East London and has a current population of 307,984 inhabitants, forecasted to rise to 429,440 by 2039 (NLA,2020).

Key Borough Contact

Ben Hull

ben.hull@newham.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Newham (Planning)

www.newham.gov.uk

Panel Website

Newham Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Newham Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The outer London Borough of Redbridge has a current population of 278,970 inhabitants, forecasted to rise to 348,926 in 2039 (NLA,2020).

Key Borough Contact

LB Redbridge

planning.consultations@redbridge.gov.uk

Panel managed by

Frame Projects

www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

Redbridge Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Redbridge Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The outer London Borough of Richmond has a current population of 186,990, forecasted to rise to 207,347  in 2039 (NLA, 2020). The Panel was set up in 2018.

Key Borough Contact

Richmond DRP

RDRP@richmond.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Richmond (Planning)

www.richmond.gov.uk

Panel Website

Richmond Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Richmond Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Southwark is in South London and has a current population of 288,283, forecasted to rise to 379,023  in 2039 (NLA, 2020). 

Panel managed by

LB Southwark (Design & Conservation)

www.southwark.gov.uk

Panel Website

Southwark Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Southwark Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Sutton is in South London and has a current population of 190,146 inhabitants, forecasted to rise to 214,707 by 2039 (NLA,2020). The Panel was set up in 2018.

Key Borough Contact

LB Sutton

developmentcontrol@sutton.gov.uk

Panel managed by

Design South East

designsoutheast.org

Panel Website

Sutton Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Sutton Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is in East London and has 254,096 inhabitants, forecasted to rise to 385,062  in 2039 (NLA, 2020). The Panel has been running for over 30 years.

Key Borough Contact

LB Tower Hamlets

placeshaping@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Tower Hamlets

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Panel Website

Conservation and Design Advisory Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is in Northeast London and has a current population of 258,249 forecasted to rise to 318,700  in 2039 (NLA, 2020). 

Key Borough Contact

LB Waltham Forest

urbandesign@walthamforest.gov.uk

Panel managed by

Design Council

www.designcouncil.org.uk

Panel Website

Waltham Forest Design Advice Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Waltham Forest Design Advice Panel is available for download here.

The London Borough of Wandsworth is in Southwest London and has a current population of 306,995 forecasted to rise to 392,296  in 2039 (NLA, 2020). 

Key Borough Contact

Wandsworth DRP

WDRP@wandsworth.gov.uk

Panel managed by

LB Wandsworth (Conservation & Design)

www.wandsworth.gov.uk

Panel Website

Wandsworth Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the Wandsworth Design Review Panel is available for download here.

The LLDC Quality Review Panel was set up to achieve high quality design in buildings and outdoor spaces in the area around the Olympic Park.

Key Contact

LLDC QRP

QRP@londonlegacy.co.uk

Panel managed by

Frame Projects

www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

LLDC Quality Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the LLDC Quality Review Panel is available for download here.

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation Place Review Group was set up in 2015 and sits within the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent and Ealing.

Panel managed by

Frame Projects

www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

OPDC Place Review Group

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Further Information

Further information about the OPDC Place Review Group is available for download here.

The Panel will use the framework of the Design Vision to advise and hold to account HS2 Ltd’s leadership, project teams and partners, and help them to make the right design choices.

Panel managed by

Frame Projects

www.frame-projects.co.uk

Panel Website

HS2 Design Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the HS2 Design Panel is available for download here.

The GLA London Review Panel  provides independent expert advice on the design quality of Mayor funded projects or projects with particular significance for Londoners.

Panel managed by

GLA

www.london.gov.uk

Panel Website

GLA London Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the GLA London Review Panel is available for download here

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The aim of the Urban Design London (UDL) Design Review Panel is to provide expert impartial design advice and guidance. 


UDL provide reviews for TfL streets and public realm schemes, and large scale transport and infrastructure projects. We also support UDL members who do not have their own in-house Design Review by managing bespoke panels on their behalf.

Key Contact

Paul Dodd

info@urbandesignlondon.com

Panel managed by

Paul Dodd

Panel Website

UDL Design Review Panel

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Further Information

Further information about the UDL Design Review Panel is available for download here.

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