Cambridgeshire Quality Panel
As at September 2011, Cambridgeshire Quality Panel was made up of twelve experts from various design, renewable energy and development backgrounds. This diversity plays an important role in assessing all elements of a development from design to the wider sustainability and functionality of a project. The Cambridgeshire Quality Panel assesses schemes against the four core principles of the Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth: community, connectivity, climate and character.
The principal purpose of the Quality Panel is to provide ongoing scrutiny of the emerging proposals for the major growth sites in Cambridgeshire, and to assist officers and members in upholding and reinforcing the high quality aspirations set out in the Quality Charter. The Panel will also support and challenge the in-house design and planning processes of the local authorities, where required, in order to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved. It may also support local authorities in their own procurement and development process, for instance on the design of schools or community facilities.
The role of the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel is to review major growth sites across the county and provide advice to developers/clients and their design teams, and to advise local planning authorities, with the aim of improving the quality of the development being proposed. The Panel seeks to give guidance that is:
- wide ranging
You can read more about the individual Cambridgeshire Quality Panel members here, and why the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel was formed here.
Cambridgeshire County Council will now be managing the Quality Panel from hereon in.
Click here for Cambridgeshire Quality Panel's Terms of Reference.