We are delighted that Mark Mac Donnell, Director of DPDS Architecture has been accepted as a panel pool member of The Swindon Design Review Panel.

The Swindon Design Review Panel has been set up to provide an independent, impartial, multi-disciplinary, constructive, peer review process during the pre-application and planning stage, to both applicants and Swindon Borough Council.

The Panel is being formed from a pool of independent, multi-disciplinary construction industry professionals who are actively working in the field of the built environment.

The Swindon Design Review Panel supplies its expert, independent feedback directly to applicants as well as Swindon Borough Council, on design issues in regard to significant new development and proposals for important public spaces; this includes both minor applications, major planning applications.

Mark Mac Donnell, Director DPDS Architecture

Mark Mac Donnell
Director DPDS Architecture

The Design Review Panel is most useful when engaged with, alongside or as part of the local authority’s pre-application process.

As contained within the National Planning Policy Framework, the Swindon Design Review Panel’s feedback is a material consideration for the local authority and the planning inspectorate when determining planning applications.

The Swindon Design Review Panel is affiliated with The Devon and Somerset Design Review Panel and as such the same expert and independent review process can be provided across the South West region.

Mark commented:  “I am very happy to be part of this initiative and look forward to seeing good design given proper weight in the planning  process”