About our committee

The Development Management Committee (DMC) comprises of the following 9 members:  Mr Mike Bell, Cllr Sue Bolam, Mrs Jean Davidson, Cllr Julie Foster, Ms Fiona Gough, Cllr John Riddle, and Cllr Johnny Wilson. Two further Members are to be confirmed at September Authority meeting.

Cllr Sue Bolam is DMC Chairman and Cllr John Riddle DMC Deputy Chairman.

Development Management Committee meetings are open to members of the public. The agenda and reports will be made available during the week prior to the meeting. Papers from previous meetings are also available.

Would you like to attend?

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings of the Development Management Committee. Items under Part 1 of an agenda are taken in public. Where there are items under Part 2 of the agenda which contain exempt information under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public will be excluded from that part of the meeting.

Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972: Access to Information – Exempt Information

Public Speaking: Opportunities for members of the public to address the Development Management Committee with regard to planning applications which are being considered are available at all Development Management Committee meetings.  For further details, please consult the Public Speaking Scheme Guidance document(from 1 January 2015).  Please note that from 1 January 2015 the earlier time to register to speak is now no later than 12 noon, two working days before the date of the meeting.

Member site visits

A site visit by the Development Management Committee may be held in connection with applications where the impact is difficult to visualise or assess from plans. The protocol for DMC site visits is set out in the Development Management Committee Site Inspection Procedure (from 1 January 2015).