Croydon Place Review Panel

We recommend arranging a Place Review Panel if you are planning a large, complex and/or strategic development.

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
  • parks
  • 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:

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.

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.

From October 1 2022, the Place Review Panel fees are increasing as shown in the table below: 

Service level required Fee (plus VAT)
Level A: first place review (single) £4,500
Level B: follow-up review (single) £4,000
Level C: post submission review (single) £4,000
Level D: first place review (double) £8,500
Level E: follow-up review (double) £7,500
Level F: post-submission review (double) £7,500

Complete the form

Download the 'Request for a Place Panel Review' application form (Word, 120 KB)

Submit your request by email or post

Please send the completed form and additional documents to:

Spatial Planning
6th Floor, Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk

Alternatively, you can email your completed form and supporting documents to:


Natalie Cho
Senior Project Officer

Anisha Jogani
Team Leader

Tom Selby
Deputy Team Leader