The network of design review panels operating across England provides local authorities and others with independent expert design advice.
Helping local people choose good design marks the end of the first year of an affiliation between CABE and the eight leading design review panels in England.
Design review is an established and effective method for providing design advice to local authorities and the wider development community. The test of a service’s success is in the difference it makes. Design review helps achieve the goals of a well-designed built environment and an enhanced quality of life.
The report looks at how the panels work and offers case studies that show how design review works to help local people to choose good design.