About our committee

Please note – the next scheduled DMC meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 17 July 2019 at Northumberland National Park offices, Eastburn, Hexham, NE46 1BS at a time to be confirmed. The DMC meeting scheduled for 19 June 2019 has been cancelled.

Dates for 2019 DMC meetings are scheduled as follows and meetings will be confirmed nearer the time.

Meetings will normally take place at National Park offices unless otherwise indicated.

Dates for 2019 are:

  • Wednesday 19 June – cancelled
  • Wednesday 17 July
  • Wednesday 14 August
  • Wednesday 25 September (was Wednesday 18 September)
  • Wednesday 16 October
  • Wednesday 13 November
  • Wednesday 11 December

At the Annual Meeting on 11 July 2018, the following nine members were elected to the Development Management Committee: Mr Mike Bell, Ms Pippa Ross, Mrs Jean Davidson, Cllr Anthony Murray MBE, Cllr Julie Foster till 1 May 2019, Cllr Julian Morrison-Bell, Cllr Johnny Wilson, Cllr Sue Bolam and Cllr Val Gibson.

Cllr Sue Bolam was elected DMC Chairman and Mr Mike Bell elected 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).

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