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The Hertfordshire Design Review Service provides an independent and impartial process for evaluating the design quality and sustainability of development proposals in Hertfordshire.

It aims to help local planning authorities, project teams and their clients avoid the cost of poor design, and realise the full potential of proposals, creating high quality sustainable places to live, work, and enjoy.

The service offers advice across a variety of development types, scales and contexts, from single dwellings in the countryside to large-scale mixed-use urban extensions, and provides expertise in relation to architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, spatial planning and masterplanning, transport, sustainable building, the natural and historic built environment, and other sustainable development matters.

Request a design review

If you would like to bring a scheme to the design review service, please download and submit a pro-forma to: 

Contact us

For more information, contact us by:


Phone: 01992 556294


Hertfordshire Design Review Service

Environmental Resource Planning

Postal Point CHN215

Hertfordshire County Council

County Hall

Pegs Lane

Hertford SG13 8DN