Types of Review and Scale of Fees

 

The Urban Vision Design Review Service includes a site visit for every review done by the Panel.  This ensures that before making comments and giving advice the Panel is aware of the physical context of each development proposal it considers.  As a result the Panel’s advice is informed, relevant and up-to-date. 

The Panel’s comments and recommendations are summarized in a written report which is issued within five working days of the Panel meeting.  The report is sent to the architect, client or developer.

Design review involves convening a panel of four or five expert professionals, so there is a set-up cost for the first review but the cost of a second and a third review on the same day can be reduced, because the set-up cost can be shared.  Our design review charges reflect that as follows:

Full Panel

1 review - £1,800 plus VAT

2 reviews - £2,425 plus VAT (£1,210 for each scheme)

3 reviews - £3,050 plus VAT (£1,015 for each scheme)

The second and third review fees are for schemes reviewed on the same day.  If we have to convene a separate full panel meeting on a different day, we would have to start again at £1,800 plus VAT for the first review.

Urban Vision does offer a more cost-effective option for schemes which are of modest scale and do not have special complexities: the "Panel of 2" option.  This is only available for the more straightforward cases and involves 2, rather than 4 or 5 panel members.  All other aspects are the same. 

Schemes suitable for a Panel of 2 include proposals involving a single building where there are no special policy considerations, such as conservation area designation.

Panel of 2

1 review - £1,500 plus VAT

2 reviews - £2,125 plus VAT (£1,065 for each scheme)

3 reviews - £2,750 plus VAT (£915 for each scheme)

Again the second and third review fees are for schemes reviewed on the same day.  If we have to convene a separate Panel of 2 meeting on a different day, we would have to start again at £1,500 plus VAT for the first review.

 

Return to the Design Review Overview page here.

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