Places Matter! has appointed a new Design Review Panel of built environment professionals to offer an impartial advice on new developments in North England.

Places Matter! expands Northwest Design Review Panel

Three vice chairs have been appointed to support Panel chair Martin Stockley, which has  These are Matt Brook, Broadway Malyan, Annie Coombs, Scousenous and Nigel McGurk, Erimax Ltd.

A further 17 new appointments were chosen from more than 180 applications. They are:

  • Kate Bailey, Envision
  • Ian Beaumont, MBLA Architects + Urbanists
  • Chris Carroll, Wigan Council
  • Deborah Denner, Consultant
  • Liz Ellis, Birmingham City Council
  • Jonathan Ellis-Miller, EllisMIller LLP
  • Kerri Farnsworth, Strategic Investment Board Ltd
  • Lyn Fenton, Hawksview Limited
  • Jaimie Ferguson, BDP
  • Julian Gitsham, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Mike Hayes, Michael Hayes Consulting Ltd
  • Colin Haylock, Haylock Planning and Design
  • Stephen Hodder, Hodder + Partners
  • CJ  Lim, Studio 8 Architects Limited & UCL
  • Kevin Logan, Maccreanor Lavington
  • Ian McChesney, McChesney Architects
  • Carolyn Primett, Blackpool Council
  • David Roberts, igloo Regeneration
  • Tony Skipper, John McAslan and Partners
  • John Stonard, Sheffield City Council
  • Peter Swift, Planit-IE Ltd

Affiliated with National Design Review run by Design Council CABE Places Matter! has operated Northwest Design Review Panel since 2007 and has reviewed over 230 schemes to date.

Martin Stockley, chair of the Places Matter! Design Review Panel, said: “Design Review remains our most effective means of assisting developers and local planning authorities to improve the quality and value of developments. Places Matter! is delighted to have appointed three new vice chairs and a refreshed group of panel members in order to continue to offer this service at the highest quality level.”

Full details of the 2012 panel is available from


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