The Suffolk Design team braves the cold for the first of three study tours

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On Friday 1st February 2019 our Suffolk Design team along with a group of around 16 Councillors and Officers from all Suffolk local authorities, + other Suffolk groups braved the chilly weather for the first of three new Suffolk Design Study … [Continue reading]

Specialists needed to join our expert panel

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Design South East is seeking additional expert panel members to reinforce our expertise in specific areas. Members of our expert panel sit on our design review panels as well as helping us with surgeries, workshops, charrettes and training. An … [Continue reading]

Kent Design masterclass: Heritage; Beyond ‘in-keeping’ – tour & talks

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On Monday 8th October, Ana Moldavsky, Associate at Walters+Cohen Architects lead a large group comprising of Kent local authority officers and members, + built environment professionals from the private sector around Kingsdown House, The King's … [Continue reading]

DSE in partnership to deliver Suffolk Design initiative

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DSE is part of the team which has won the contract to deliver Suffolk Design, a joint initiative by all Suffolk’s local authorities to raise their game on design quality in the built environment.  We will be working in a new partnership with … [Continue reading]

Study tour for local authority officers & councillors

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With an increasing need to build at higher densities in Brighton and Hove, DSE organised a tour for Brighton & Hove City Council officers and councillors to look at precedent schemes in London. This tour looked at a variety of schemes from estate … [Continue reading]

Design Quality Conference delivers a powerful message

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Design Quality Conference delivers powerful message but will the new NPPF follow through? A powerful message emerged from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s ‘Design Quality Conference’ held in London at the end of April … [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]

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]

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]