Design for Communities Fund on Crowdfunder

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Have you got an idea for a project to improve your area for the benefit of the local community or do you know someone that has? The Design for Communities Fund created by Design South East has pledged up to £10,000 to support innovative crowdfunding … [Continue reading]

Kent Design Masterclass – Designing with Nature

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Beyond the policy obligations to promote biodiversity and protect threatened species, are there other benefits to developments driven by considerations of landscape and nature? This masterclass will explore the natural and social capital as well as … [Continue reading]

Delivering design quality in Kent and Medway – a one day workshop

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Since the publication of the current Kent Design Guide, new tools, techniques, and processes have been developed by local authorities and consultants in Kent, Medway and elsewhere to help promote, foster, and deliver design quality. These include … [Continue reading]

DSE announces a new initiative, our Design for Communities Fund

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DSE is delighted to announce our new Design for Communities Fund (DCF) which will invest from the charity’s annual reserves to support projects designed to strengthen a community’s design skills or that result in improvements to a community’s built … [Continue reading]

CALA scheme approved after DSE reviews

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Surrey Heath Borough Council has granted approval to CALA Homes for a scheme for 215 homes as part of the redevelopment of the Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut. DSE have conducted a series of design reviews of the Princess Royal Barracks … [Continue reading]

Meet our new Design Advisor – Helen Goodwin

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Helen has recently been awarded her doctoral degree for her PhD research supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council exploring the impact of design on the public and community life of three newly regenerated town squares funded by the Mayor … [Continue reading]

Reading housing scheme gets permission

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A proposal to build 765 new homes on a retail park next to the River Kennet in Reading which was design reviewed by DSE’s Berkshire Panel has been given planning permission. The scheme is designed by PRP for developer London & Quadrant … [Continue reading]

Black Country Panel appointed

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The Black Country LEP, supported by DSE, has appointed its Panel to assess and advise on housing schemes for the Black Country Garden City The Black Country Garden City is an ambitious initiative to increase the quantity and raise the quality of … [Continue reading]

Grain House gets planning approval

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East London architects, Studio Bark has won approval for a private house at Thakeham, West Sussex after taking the proposal to the DSE design review panel. The application was made under Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework which … [Continue reading]

DCLG Planning Delivery Fund

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DCLG have announced new funding to help improve design quality and speed up housing growth. DSE can be your partner to deliver the outcomes required. The Planning Delivery Fund includes streams for Joint Working, Design Quality and Innovation.  … [Continue reading]