From October, the Legacy Corporation will take on planning powers for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area. The 16 members of the Quality Review Panel will test fundamental design principles of planning proposals both at pre-application stage and as part of the application process itself.
Chaired by Peter Studdert, an adviser to English Heritage and the Design Council CABE, their first projects will include reviewing the upcoming application for Chobham Manor, along with a range of building and public realm projects within the Park and surrounding communities.
The Legacy Corporation’s Planning Decisions Team will take over from the Olympic Delivery Authority Planning Decisions Team. It will operate as an independent arm of the London Legacy Development Corporation and will consider major new developments for the Park and the surrounding area.
Daniel Moylan, Chairman, London Legacy Development Corporation, said:
“We want new developments on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to be of the same design standard as our world class venues.
“The Quality Review Panel will help achieve that by providing valuable independent oversight to help ensure that high-quality sustainable design is embedded in everything we do.”
Peter Studdert, Chairman of the Quality Review Panel, said:
“I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Quality Review Panel for the London Legacy Development Corporation. Everyone has high aspirations for the quality of the new neighbourhoods and public facilities that will be the lasting legacy of the London Olympics, and I am looking forward to playing my part in turning these aspirations into reality.”
The panel is comprised of professionals working in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental sustainability, inclusive design, civil engineering, economic viability, and development delivery.
The panel review process will be managed by an independent agency in order to safeguard the impartiality and transparency of its advice. Its composition and size will be reviewed regularly, to ensure it offers the required expertise and experience.
The full membership of the Quality Review Panel is:
Peter Studdert – Chairman
Edward Jones – Vice Chairman