Bob Bennett (Chair, DMC) - POS; Phil Kirby - Broadland District Council; Andy Johnson - South Staffordshire; Philippa Lowe - Cotswold District Council; Martin Sellens - Leeds City Council; Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones - University College London; Naz Parkar - HCA/ATLAS; Jayshree Patel - HCA/ATLAS; Andy Brown - Swindon Borough Council; Adrian Fisher - Cheshire East Council; Adrian Kirkham - NE Derbyshire District Council; Thomas Mitchell - Bury Council; Andrew Roe - Lake District National Park Authority; Richard Seaman - Calderdale MBC; Paul Seddon - City of Lincoln Council; Carol Straughan - Stockton Borough Council; Ian Whittaker - norwich City Council; Steve Butler - leeds City Council; Phil Crabtree - Leeds City Council
Apologies: Vincent Haines; Susan Harley; Karen Dower; Paula Hewitt; Seema Manchanda; Michael Crofton-Briggs; Tony Cook; Giles Dolphin; Mark Robinson; Stephen Weeks; John Greenslade; Steve Ingram; Susan Clark; Andrew Meddle; David Noble; John Gunn; Richard Schofield; Les Sturch; Stephen Thorne; Paul Watson; Richard Kent; Nicola Baker; Geoff Willerton; Donna Savage; Mark Dickens; Geoff Cross; Tim Barkley.
1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES
Bob started the meeting by formally thanking Phil Kirby for everything he had done over the years for POS, in particular the Development Management Committee and offered his congratulations to Phil for his recent appointment as Chief Executive at Broadland Distinct Council. As a result of his new role, Phil was going to be standing down from the Committee but that the currently vacant roles of Vice Chairman and Secretary had been filled by Philippa Lowe and Stephen Hill. Phil offered his thanks to the Committee and said that he had thoroughly enjoyed himself over the years and would miss his involvement.
Martin Sellens, Head of Planning Services from Leeds City Council, welcomed everyone to Leeds. His presentation focused on the ambitious programme of development and regeneration which had already and it planned to take place in Leeds and supports an aspiration to become the best city in the UK.