Design review publications
Articles and publications from design review.
The network of design review panels operating across England provides local authorities and others with independent expert design advice.
Design review is a tried and tested method of promoting good design and a cost-effective way of improving quality.
Revised and updated to reflect changes to the planning system and CABE's and English Heritage's experience of evaluating planning applications for tall buildings.
Guidance on how we evaluate schemes, from site planning through to the final project, considering procurement and the role of the planning system.
A review of some of the projects seen by CABE's design panel in 2004/05, including hospitals, supermarkets and the regeneration of Birmingham.
Urban housing projects reviewed by CABE's design panel, with case studies that illustrate how higher densities and high design standards can be compatible.
Design review-ed town centre retail: lessons learnt from projects reviewed by CABE s expert design panel
Town centre retail schemes reviewed by CABE's design panel, with case studies that illustrate good practice in retail design.
A review of masterplans on which the CABE design panel has advised, with case studies that highlight good practice in masterplanning.
A review of some of the projects seen by CABE's design panel in 2003/04, including arts and community buildings, tall buildings and public spaces.
Supermarkets have become major players in building and shaping places. Retailers don’t just want to build a supermarket nowadays. They want to redevelop town centres, with housing, shopping streets and schools.
A new report by CABE warns that supermarket-led developments in town centres will be a liability rather than an asset to the community if they are not well designed.
We have design reviewed more than 30 large mixed-use retail led schemes. The majority of these are Tesco schemes, although we have also seen proposals from ASDA and Sainsbury’s. Planning applications reviewed by our design review panel are listed below.