Design South East are an independent charitable organisation encouraging good design in the built environment organisation working entirely in the public interest, across the wider south east. They have been in operation for 25 years.
Guildford Borough Council use the group extensively to review and comment on major developments in the Borough. Recognising this Design South East has set up a Guildford Design Review Panel consisting or Architects and Planners.
The majority of their work is funded through fee income on a project-by-project basis.
Design South East recently ran a roundtable discuss to review recent House of Lords report, Meeting Housing Demand. The discussion that included key practitioners in Surrey explored the challenge and opportunities of delivering on housing targets and ensuring high quality design.
Design South East have documented key points from the discussion which include:
The Short Report can be seen here.
Help us make Guildford better
We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
Getting involved allows the society to continue its work. We welcome new members, from every age and background. Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.