About our committee

Please note – the next DMC meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 March  at 1015 at National Park offices, Eastburn, Hexham.

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 13 February; Wednesday 27 March ; Wednesday 17 April; Wednesday 15 May; Wednesday 19 June; Wednesday 17 July; Wednesday 14 August; 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, 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

DMC Meetings 2018 and 2019

Agendas and Minutes

27 March 2019 at 1015

13 February 2019 at 1300

24 January 2018 - cancelled

No meeting

28 February 2018 - cancelled

21 March 2018 at 0930

25 April 2018 - cancelled

23 May 2018 at 0930

20 June 2018 at 1015

18 July 2018 at 1230 - exempt meeting

22 August 2018 - cancelled

Meeting cancelled

26 September 2018 - cancelled

Meeting cancelled

17 October 2018 at 1330 at the Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

14 November 2018 - cancelled

Meeting cancelled

12 December 2018 - exempt meeting

DMC 23 January 2019 at 1015

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).