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Design Review Panel

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.

Coronavirus pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the DRP is unable to meet normally. Meetings are now taking place using Zoom. The DRP is an advisory body to officers and Planning Applications Committee. As such it is not governed by requirements for public access, although the council usually allows the public to attend as observers for applications that are already in the public domain. During these challenging times, the Panel will, where possible, only review pre-application proposals which aren't in the public domain and aren't normally observed by the public. Where a proposal is reviewed that is subject to a full planning application, members of the public may request to join the meeting as an observer by emailing enquiriesfuturemerton@merton.gov.uk.

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 AprilAgenda 08 April 2021Notes 8 April 2021
18 MayAgenda 18 May
​26 May
​28 July
​29 September
​24 November

2020 meetings 

​DateAgenda​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 MarchAgenda 25 March 2020Notes 25 March 2020
​3 JuneAgenda 03 June 2020 ​Notes 03 June 2020
​28 JulyAgenda 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 AugustAgenda 12 August 2020Notes 12 August 2020
​1 October​Meeting cancelled.
​25 NovemberAgenda 25 November 2020​Notes 25 November 2020

2019 meetings

​DateAgenda​Notes​
​24 JanuaryAgenda 24 January 2019 Notes 24 January 2019​
​4 AprilAgenda 4 April 2019Notes 4 April 2019
​23 AprilAgenda 23 April 2019Notes 23 April 2019
​25 June Agenda 25 June 2019Notes 25 June 2019
​24 JulyAgenda 24 July 2019 ​Notes 24 July 2019
​25 SeptemberAgenda 25 September 2019Notes 25 September 2019
​29 OctoberAgenda 29 October 2019Notes 29 October 2019
​28 November ​Agenda 28 November 2019Notes 28 November 2019

2017-18 meetings

​DateAgenda​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 2018Agenda 24 January 2018Notes 24 January 2018
​27 March 2018Agenda 27 March 2018 ​Notes 27 March 2018
​29 May 2018Agenda 29 May 2018Notes 29 May 2018
​24 July 2018Agenda 24 July 2018Notes 24 July 2018
​27 September 2018Agenda 27 September 2018Notes 27 September 2018
22 November​ 2018Agenda 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