How can we monitor and evaluate the impact of design review?

This tool identifies a concerning lack of publicly-available monitoring and evaluation of Design Review services. Drawing on research carried out as part of year-long placements in Epping Forest District Council (by Ione Braddick) and the London Borough of Hounslow (by Kathy McEwan) in April 2018 - 2019, it discusses how best practice might be developed within local planning authorities.

Recommendations include practical steps panels can put in place to measure and evaluate the impact of Design Review, and advice on when to monitor, what to measure and how to make the evidence available. The Practice Note is accompanied by a series of template surveys and reports which can be used to collect and present feedback from the different stakeholders involved in Design Review.