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Review of the Design Review Service (Design and Conservation Panel in Cambridge City Council and the Design Enabling Panel in South Cambridgeshire District Council)

Members are recommended to approve and implement the changes to Design Review Service, that take account of the findings and recommendations put forward by the  independent expert commissioned to review the two panels.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/05/2021

Decision due: 29 Jun 2021 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport

Department: Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Joanne Preston, Principal Urban Designer Email: Joanne.Preston@greatercambridgeplanning.org Tel: 07514 923122.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Bick and Porrer.

Background Information: Between May 2020 - January 2021 the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service conducted a review of the two existing design review panels operating in the two councils (the Design and Conservation Panel in Cambridge City Council and the Design Enabling Panel in South Cambridgeshire District Council). The review was led by an independent expert consultant, who made recommendations to the GCSPS on ensuring that the integrated planning service has a consistent approach to design review, that is efficient and effective in delivering beautiful and sustainable buildings and places in the Greater Cambridge Area. This decision seeks to implement the recommendations of the review.

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