How the panel works
The Croydon Place Review Panel (PRP) is an independent, multidisciplinary and expert panel that provides advice on projects relating to all aspects of Croydon’s built environment, including the following:
- major development schemes undergoing a pre-application process and part of significant regeneration and growth of the borough
- infrastructure and highways schemes
- street furniture
- public realm
- public art projects
- civic spaces
The panel helps enhance Croydon’s built environment create an attractive destination for London and the south east. It supports the council's commitment to ensure development leaves a legacy of vibrant places and design that will be loved and admired by residents and visitors alike.
The types of applications the panel review
The PRP reviews large, complex and/or strategic schemes early in the pre-application process. Follow up and post application reviews may be recommended depending on the complexity and impact of the proposals. The PRP will provide an important quality check and often act as a gateway to the Planning Committee.
The National Planning Policy Framework
The NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework), Farrell Review and best practice guidance by professional institutions (for example, RIBA, RTIP, LI, CABE) advise that local planning authorities should have local design and place reviews such as the PRP. They show that early reviews save costs, reduce negotiation times and enhance the quality of designs and places.
For more information on the how the panel works, you can download or view the:
- Croydon Place Review Panel Terms of Reference booklet (PDF, 7.9 MB)
- Place Review Panel summary guidebook (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Making a request for a panel review
If you want to request for the views of the Place Review Panel on a proposed development, you can make a request by using the application form.
Before you request
You should read the pre-application advice note that details how the PRP fits into the pre-application and application process.
Download the pre-application advice note (PDF, 630 KB)
You should also check who all the panel members are and their associated companies and declare any conflicts of interest in writing to the case officer as soon as possible, and a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the review taking place.
Choose the level of service required
You will need to tick the correct box on the application form for the level of service you require. You can also indicate how many reviews you want.
|Service level required||Fee (plus VAT)|
|Level A: first place review||£4,000|
|Level B: follow-up review||£3,500|
|Level C: post submission review||£3,500|
Download and complete the form
Download the request for a Place Review Panel form (PDF, 86 KB)
Submit your request by email or post
Please send completed form and additional documents to:
6th Floor, Zone B Bernard Weatherill House 8 Mint Walk
Alternatively, you can email your application and support documents to:
Senior Project Officer
Deputy Team Leader