Planning Decisions Committee

The Legacy Corporation Board has appointed a Planning Decisions Committee to ensure that decisions on planning applications are made in an open, transparent and impartial manner.

The Planning Decisions Committee (PDC) will either make the decisions on the applications submitted to the Legacy Corporation or delegate the decision to Officers of the Legacy Corporation’s Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT).

The Planning Decisions Committee comprises three Legacy Corporation Board members, four independent members and five local Councillors recommended by the four boroughs directly affected by the proposals for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas.

The Committee members are:

• Pam Alexander OBE (Chair*) - Legacy Corporation Board member
• Sukhvindher Kaur-Stubbs - Legacy Corporation Board member
• Jamie Kerr - Legacy Corporation Board member
• Cllr Nick Sharman (Member) and Cllr Jessica Webb (substitute Member), London Borough of Hackney   
• Cllr Marie Pye (Member) and Cllr Terry Wheeler (substitute Member), London Borough of Waltham Forest   
• Cllr Dan Tomlinson (Member) and Cllr Rachel Blake (substitute Member), London Borough of Tower Hamlets 
• Cllr James Beckles (Member) and Cllr Joshua Garfield (substitute Member), London Borough of Newham 
• Cllr Rachel Tripp (Member), (substitute Member Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, OBE) London Borough of Newham
• Piers Gough CBE RA - Independent member
• Emma Davies MRICS - Independent member
• James Fennell BA (Hons) MRTPI MRICS FRSA - Independent member
• Viktoria Oakley MRTPI MRICS - Independent member

 

* in the absence of the committee Chairman, the Legacy Corporation Chairman will nominate a substitute chairperson.

A brief biography for each member can be found via the appropriate expandable section at the bottom of this page.

The Planning Committee is governed by a Code of Practice, which can be viewed and/or downloaded from our Governance Documents page. 

Further clarification on the Governance and Terms of Reference of the PDC can be found in the following board reports, which can be viewed and/or downloaded below:

The papers and minutes of all London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Planning Committee Meetings, from the 23 October 2012 to date can be accessed and/or downloaded via the link below.

DATES AND PAPERS FROM MEETINGS

The papers and minutes of all Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Planning Committee Meetings, from 6 September 2006 to 25 September 2012 can be accessed and/or downloaded via the appropriate expandable section at the bottom of this page.

For details of the next Legacy Corporation Planning Committee Meeting, please visit https://www.london.gov.uk/moderngovlldc/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=273

New arrangements for the proceedings of the LLDC Board and Committees have been put in place from 7 May 2021.

These arrangements are set out in the LLDC Scheme for Remote Decision-Making 2021 (Appendix 1).  The provisions of the Scheme will apply for as long as the Chair considers it appropriate on the basis it is not desirable or appropriate for meetings to be convened and held physically in-person having regard (without limitation) to the current and developing risks to public health posed by Covid-19, the practicality and availability of members to meet in person in compliance with social distancing guidance and requirements.

Under the Remote Decision-Making Scheme, the Corporation Chair or the Committee Chairs have a delegation from the Board to decide whether it is appropriate or desirable to transact business either at an in-person meeting, or with decisions being taken by the relevant Chair under a delegation conferred by the Scheme following consultation at a proceeding of the relevant Advisory Panel. This will be clearly marked on the agenda.  Further information is below.

 
In-person meetings: The location of the Covid-secure venue for a LLDC Board or Committee meeting to be held physically in-person will be indicated on the agenda.  Such meetings will be open to the public (in line with any Covid guidance) except for when confidential, personal or financial information matters are being discussed. These items will be marked on the agenda. Members of the public can attend the public session of a Board or Committee meeting (in line with any Covid guidance) and obtain copies of the public papers. Agendas of business that will be discussed at a meeting and the reports on each topic for discussion (except any which contain confidential, personal or financial information) can generally be viewed on the website five days before the meeting. Minutes of the decisions taken at the meeting will also be available on the website once they have been agreed. Members of the public can also inspect background papers relating to a report.

Advisory Panel proceedings: As set out in the Scheme for Remote Decision-Making (Appendix 1), any Advisory Panel proceedings will be held by remote access (Microsoft Teams) and be open to the public except for when confidential, personal or financial information matters are being discussed (these items will be marked on the agenda). Members of the public can view or listen, via remote access, to the public section of each Board or Committee Advisory Panel proceedings and view copies of the public reports.  The link for the public section of the Advisory Panel will be shown on the agenda for the proceedings. Agendas of matters that will be discussed and the reports on each topic for discussion (except any which contain confidential, personal or financial information) can generally be viewed on the website five days before the proceedings. A note of the proceedings containing a statement of the Chair’s decisions on each of the items on the Advisory Panel agenda will be published on the website as soon as is practicable.

The next Planning Decisions Committee Meetings will be held on 27th July 2021 (On-line Advisory Panel) and will commence at 18:00 hrs. If you wish to join the meeting please click on the link below.

 

Please test this link well in advance if you wish to join the meeting. 

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Please note that the meeting will be managed to ensure it runs effectively. LLDC will not tolerate abusive or offensive behaviour or language at the meeting and will retain the right to remove people from the video conference if necessary.

Should you wish to make representations at a Planning Committee in the future, you need to let us know in advance of the meeting date, via email: [email protected]