CABE's design review panel
Our design review panel provides free expert advice on the design quality of schemes in England that will have a significant impact on their environment.
The panel's remit is set by Government:
To review the design quality of schemes in England considered to be significant because of their size, use, site, impact on local planning policy, or potential to set a precedent.
The panel was established in 1999 and has reviewed around 3,000 schemes. These include tall buildings in city centres, masterplans and proposals for public buildings such as arts venues.
Anyone may suggest a scheme for review. Read how design review works for more information about how schemes are reviewed by the panel. We publish reviews for all schemes that are subject to planning applications, and therefore in the public domain.
The panel is chaired by CABE commissioners MJ Long, Piers Gough, Hanif Kara, and Deyan Sudjic and panel members are drawn from leading members of England's architectural, built environment and creative communities.