The Design Review Panel (DRP) is made up of a group of independent professionals working in the built environment field. It advises us on design issues relating to new development schemes and proposals for public spaces, including major planning applications and pre-application development proposals.

Post COVID-19

Since the Coronavirus Pandemic started in early 2020, the Panel has been meeting virtually using Zoom. This has proved successful and more flexible than meeting in person. Meetings will continue using Zoom for the foreseeable future. We are committed to reviewing the workings of the Panel and the use of Zoom will be reassessed as part of the review process, as there are also clear benefits to meeting in person.

The Panel will continue to review only pre-application proposals where possible. Reviews of pre-application proposals are not held in public. When these proposals are submitted as a full planning application, the notes will become available for public viewing on Planning Explorer. When the Panel reviews proposals that are at the full planning application stage, the review will be recorded and subsequently posted on the council's YouTube channel for later public viewing.

2022 meetings

The Merton Design Review Panel has currently moved away from pre-scheduled review meetings and will now hold reviews as and when suitable schemes are received by us at the pre-application stage. When meetings are scheduled, they will be posted on the webpage and alerts posted on ModernGov as usual. Browse meetings of the Design Review Panel.

Date                    Agenda​ Notes​
23 June Agenda 23 June 2022

 

2021 meetings

Date                    Agenda​ Notes​
​27 January ​Cancelled
​23 February ​Agenda 23 February 2021 ​Notes 23 February 2021
​24 March

Agenda 24 March 2021

Items on this agenda are available on the Council's YouTube channel

Notes 24 March 2021
8 April Agenda 08 April 2021 Notes 8 April 2021
18 May Agenda 18 May Notes 18 May
​26 May Agenda 26 May Notes 26 May
​21 July Agenda 21 July Notes 21 July
​28 July Agenda 28 July Notes 28 July
​29 September Agenda 29 September

Notes 29 September

Item 2 on this agenda is available on the Council's YouTube Channel

​03 November Agenda 03 November Notes 03 November
​24 November Agenda 24 November Notes 24 November

2020 meetings 

​Date Agenda​ Notes​
​30 January

Agenda 30 January 2020

Item 1 Display Panels - 360-364 London Road

Notes 30 January 2020

SUEZ Site Design Code Review March 2020

​25 March Agenda 25 March 2020 Notes 25 March 2020
​3 June Agenda 03 June 2020 ​Notes 03 June 2020
​28 July Agenda 28 July 2020

Notes 28 July

Applicant Presentation

​30 July

Agenda 30 July 2020

Item 1 on this agenda is available on the Council's YouTube channel.

Notes 30 July 2020
​12 August Agenda 12 August 2020 Notes 12 August 2020
​1 October ​Meeting cancelled.
​25 November Agenda 25 November 2020​ Notes 25 November 2020

2019 meetings

​Date Agenda​ Notes​
​24 January Agenda 24 January 2019 Notes 24 January 2019​
​4 April Agenda 4 April 2019 Notes 4 April 2019
​23 April Agenda 23 April 2019 Notes 23 April 2019
​25 June Agenda 25 June 2019 Notes 25 June 2019
​24 July Agenda 24 July 2019 ​Notes 24 July 2019
​25 September Agenda 25 September 2019 Notes 25 September 2019
​29 October Agenda 29 October 2019 Notes 29 October 2019
​28 November ​Agenda 28 November 2019 Notes 28 November 2019

2017-18 meetings

​Date Agenda​ Notes​
25 January 2017 Agenda 25 January 2017 Notes 25 January 2017
30 March 2017 Agenda 30 March 2017 Notes 30 March 2017
24 May 2017 Agenda 24 May 2017 Notes 24 May 2017
26 July 2017 Agenda 26 July 2017 Notes 26 July 2017
27 September 2017 Agenda 27 September 2017 Notes 27 September 2017
23 November 2017 Agenda 23 November 2017 Notes 23 November 2017
​24 January 2018 Agenda 24 January 2018 Notes 24 January 2018
​27 March 2018 Agenda 27 March 2018 ​Notes 27 March 2018
​29 May 2018 Agenda 29 May 2018 Notes 29 May 2018
​24 July 2018 Agenda 24 July 2018 Notes 24 July 2018
​27 September 2018 Agenda 27 September 2018 Notes 27 September 2018
22 November​ 2018 Agenda 22 November 2018 ​Notes 22 November 2018 

Previous meetings

If you're not a panel member, you can come and listen to these meetings but you can't speak at them or hear discussions on pre-application schemes. Pre-application proposals are discussed in closed sessions to protect the applicant's confidentiality.

Previous meetings

Panel members' pages

These are pages which panel members’ can log into to view proposals prior to a panel meeting. Many of these are pre-application proposals are confidential which is why only panel members can view them.

Log in to the panel members' page