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

* 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.


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

The Planning Decisions Committee has been temporarily replaced by the Planning Decisions Advisory Panel, whose meeting will be held by video conference (via Skype for Business) and commence at 4pm on 28 July. Should you wish to access the meeting this can be done via a link in the Committee papers, here: 

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

Join LLDC Planning Decisions Meeting

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]