Ministerial Advisory Group Briefing and Design Reviews

Date published: 04 January 2021

Last updated: 09 May 2023

MAG has launched an updated Briefing and Design Review guidance document aimed at developers, promoters, project teams, planning authorities and district councils.


On this page you will find the Briefing and Design Review Guidance along with the application form to request a review. You will also find a recent Question and Answer document which was collated during workshops with local councils.

MAG can facilitate training workshops that will encourage use of the process to deliver the best outcomes. Let us know if you would like to arrange a workshop or a Design Review. Please contact the MAG Secretariat for more information on training workshops.

Please email completed applications to

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