The role of the design panel is to advise on the design quality of planning application or pre- application schemes from an urban design and architectural point of view.

More details can be found in the Design Review Panel Terms of Reference.

Recruitment of New Panel Members

Landscape Specialist

We are looking for two new Panel members from the local area (within approximately 30 miles of Haywards Heath) that are landscape architects with several years design experience of working within the Built Environment.

This is a voluntary role that involves attending four three hour Design Review Panel meetings per year. The Panel considers significant and major developments, within the District, at the pre-application and planning application stages. In line with the advice contained in National Planning Policy, the Panel's role is to provide assessment and support to ensure high standards of design.

There is no salary attached to this role but we reimburse travel expenses.

With reference to the selection criteria, applicants should submit their curriculum vitaes including supporting information on their professional background to Will Dorman using the contact details below. Please contact Will Dorman if you have any questions.

Before they are a fully appointed panel member, new members will need to attend a half day induction session run by the Chairs and appropriate Council officers (including our Urban Designer). A final decision on appointment will be dependent on the candidate's performance at the induction workshop exercise.

We are committed to equal opportunities.

Selection criteria

The closing date for submission is Friday 25th January 2019.


Will Dorman
Urban Designer
Phone: 01444-477-535

About the Design Review Panel

Panel meetings take place eight times per year and are facilitated by our Urban Designer, Will Dorman. The 12 panel members are made up of local architects. They are divided into two teams of six that meet alternately:

Panel A

Meeting dates: 29th January 2019, 30th April 2019, 23rd July 2019, 29th October 2019

  • Nick Lomax (Chair) - LCE Architects
  • Lap Chan (Vice Chair) - Morgan Carn Partnership Architects
  • Giles Ings - ABIR Architects
  • Michael Alete – Lewis & Hickey Architecture
  • Jenny Lewin – Jennifer Lewin Architect
  • James Rae - Geraghty Taylor Architects

Panel B

Meeting dates: 11th December 2018, 12th March 2019, 11th June 2019, 3rd September 2019, 10th December 2019

  • Neil Way (Chair) - Axiom Architects
  • Mark Folkes (Vice Chair) - Folkes Architects
  • Phil Winch – CPL Chartered Architects
  • Gavin Sargent - WCEC Architecture
  • Richard Morrice - Miller Bourne Architects
  • Jake White - Morgan Carn Partnership Architects

Please note these are not public meetings, but ward councillors are invited.

Last updated: 06 December 2018