Design and Conservation Panel
The Design and Conservation Panel supports our work to deliver national and local design and conservation objectives, and helps to secure the highest possible design quality of buildings and spaces, and to preserve and enhance the historic environment.
The panel has three specific roles:
- To provide a forum for pre-application presentation of, briefing for, and expert advice on, major or otherwise significant development proposals
- To provide formal comments on submitted applications
- To comment from time to time on policies and guidance related to design and conservation
The panel meets every four weeks. It's made up of around 20 individuals, with skills in architecture, planning, urban design, landscape design and the historic environment. Four to six members will typically attend each meeting.
- Terms of reference [PDF, 28kB]
- Briefing note on the presentation and evaluation of proposals [PDF, 15kB]
- Panel members' reported conflicts of interest [PDF, 14kB]
Minutes of Design & Conservation Panel meetings
When submitted planning applications have been discussed by the panel, the minutes will be available to view below:
- September 2016: 6-18 King Street [PDF, 26kB]
- August 2016:Cambridge Union Society [PDF, 26kB]
- June 2016:Croft Gardens [PDF, 25kB]
- October 2015: Chemistry of Health building [PDF, 27kB]
- September 2015: Gonville Hotel [PDF, 27kB]
- July 2015: ARM Fulbourn Road [PDF, 22kB]
- June 2015: New Museums Site - NRange [PDF, 23kB]
- May 2015: 186 - 188 Histon Road [PDF, 36kB]
- February 2015: WestsGarage [PDF, 24kB]
Cambridge Design and Construction Awards
The council runs an annual Design and Construction Awards programme, which the panel supports in part through the chair sitting on the judging panel for the awards and through members helping promote them in the development community.
Pictured below, Radegund Hall at Coleridge Community College, the Old Divinity School at St John's College, the Nook on Cherry Hinton Road, and the Alison Richard Building on West Road have won awards as part of the city council's Design and Construction Awards and have been reviewed by the panel.