Whose job is it anyway: a question of leadership?

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Quality of place matters; it provides the structure through which communities grow and it strengthens local economies. The transformation of places as different as Sheffield and Cambridge show that leaders manage to deliver quality despite limited … [Continue reading]

Conference: Maximising the Heritage and Culture Potential of Place

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Kent has rich historic and cultural environments that are important assets but are we doing enough to creatively manage them and to maximise the heritage potential for inward investment and building visitor economies? As in many places, Kent … [Continue reading]

Margate Arts, Culture & Heritage (MACH) Conference

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Culture-led Placemaking in Margate and a future vision for Creative Thanet After years of challenge, Margate has become the envy of seaside resorts around the country, not only for its flagship place-making projects but also for the vibrancy of … [Continue reading]

Meet our new Team Member – Huw Trevorrow

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Huw joins us as a design advisor, with a background in urban design and architecture. Previously he worked at Publica, a London based public realm and urban design company, working on a range of public and private sector projects, including a … [Continue reading]

More Faversham

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Design South East has been commissioned by Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council to help the people of Faversham map out a vision and ideas for the future of their historic town. Design South East staff, supported by members of our expert … [Continue reading]

Growing demand for Design Training

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Faced with the challenge of accommodating growth and facing applications for major housing developments in the landscape and higher density in urban areas, demand for our design training is growing. Local authority capacity is at a premium, so our … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove Panel Chair announced

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Brighton & Hove City Council has set up a new Design PLACE support service with Design South East to help ensure major new developments in Brighton & Hove meet high quality standards. The Council is an early adopter of the recent Farrrell … [Continue reading]

Call for Design Review Panel Members

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  Design South East are looking for a select number of industry leaders to join the Design Review Panel. Now operating across London, the South East and East of England the Panel has influence over many of the largest and most prestigious … [Continue reading]

Guildford Borough Council signs up to design review through Design South East

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24 February 2015 We delighted to announce that Guildford Borough Council has secured agreement with Design South East to refer proposals for new development within the borough to the South and East Panel for design review. Cllr Stephen Mansbridge, … [Continue reading]

Let’s hope the new design panel doesn’t reinvent the wheel

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January 2015 In December the Department for Communities and Local Government launched Enabling High Quality Starter Homes for First Time Buyers - a consultation document on plans to help people onto the housing ladder. Alongside the main … [Continue reading]