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New panel members wanted to help shape the future of Havering

Published: Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The London Borough of Havering is inviting applications for membership of a new Quality Review Panel.

The Council is committed to achieving the highest quality for new developments throughout the borough.

Applications are welcome from experts in the following areas:

  • architecture
  • urban design / town planning
  • landscape architecture
  • conservation / heritage townscape
  • industrial / warehouse design
  • sustainability 
  • civil / structural engineering

The panel, which will have around 18 members, will test the fundamental design principles of planning proposals both at pre-application stage and as part of the application process itself. 

The borough has a rich history and character. It is important that new developments contribute to Havering’s sense of place and respond positively to the local context.

The Council has formed multiple joint venture development partnerships to bring forward high quality new homes in the borough. Membership of the Quality Review Panel will provide an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of these and other borough regeneration plans.  

Kay Hughes, chair of the Quality Review Panel, said:

“Havering has been ambitious in setting out a commitment to high quality development as part of its Local Plan, and the Quality Review Panel will provide independent expert advice to support the Council in achieving this. With Elizabeth Line services due to begin running from Romford Station in 2019, and ambitious plans to deliver new homes, the panel will help to ensure new development strengthens and enhances Havering’s existing sense of place.”

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Frame Projects, which manages the Quality Review Panel to maintain the independence of its advice.

Those who wish to apply should send a CV, and a covering letter outlining the contribution that they could make to the panel, to havering@frame-projects.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Monday 15 October 2018.

Applicants should be able to commit to attending approximately four to six meetings a year. Appointment will initially be for the calendar year starting November 2018. Pay will be set at £400 per day.