About our committee

Please note – the next scheduled DMC meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Northumberland National Park offices, Eastburn, Hexham, NE46 1BS at a time to be confirmed. 

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

DMC meetings are scheduled on the following dates and will be confirmed nearer the time:

  • Wednesday 14 August (cancelled)
  • Wednesday 25 September (was Wednesday 18 September)
  • Wednesday 16 October
  • Wednesday 13 November
  • Wednesday 11 December
  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Tarset Village Hall, Lanehead)

At the Authority’s Annual Meeting on 10 July 2019, the following nine members were elected to the Development Management Committee: Mr Chris Mullin, Ms Pippa Ross, Mrs Jean Davidson, Cllr Anthony Murray, Cllr John Riddle, Cllr Julian Morrison-Bell, Cllr Johnny Wilson, Cllr Sue Bolam and Cllr Val Gibson.

Cllr Sue Bolam was elected DMC Chairman and Cllr John Riddle 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).