Drapers Academy, Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios
The London Borough of Havering is determined that all development in the borough will be high quality and sustainable – and create special, successful places.
Havering has a rich and diverse architectural heritage – with 11 conservation areas and some 350 buildings of special interest, as well as over 50 Archaeological Priority Areas identified by Historic England. All new development will look to respond positively to Havering’s unique character – so that the sense of place and community that already exists is strengthened still further.
Lombard Court, Romford © Bell Phillips Architects for the London Borough of Havering
Good design will be of huge importance in achieving this. In line with the National Planning Policy Framework, the London Borough of Havering has established a Quality Review Panel to reinforce independent expert advice as part of the design process.
The Quality Review Panel will neither duplicate nor replace existing mechanisms for securing high quality design – but rather it will provide additional advice to support Havering’s planning officers’ and planning committee’s commitment to high quality development.
Havering panel members:
Kay Hughes (chair)
Clara Bagenal George