HOPS Committees

Executive Committee
Chair – David Leslie (City of Edinburgh Council)
Senior Vice Chair – Forbes Barron (Glasgow City Council)
Junior Vice Chair – Pam Ewen (Fife Council)

Members –  Beverly Smith (Moray Council), David Littlejohn (Perth & Kinross Council), David Mudie (The Highland Council), Fraser Carlin (Renfrewshire Council), Iain McDiarmid (Shetland Islands Council), Ian Aikman (Scottish Borders Council), Jill Paterson (Angus Council), Jim Grant (Moray Council), Jim Miller (North Ayrshire Council), Kate Cowey (Angus Council), Pamela Clifford (West Dunbartonshire Council), Steve Rogers (Dumfries & Galloway Council), Stuart Mearns (Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority), and Stuart Tait (Clydeplan).

Co-opted Members – Craig McLaren (RTPI Scotland), Irene Beautyman (Improvement Service), Jim Birrell (HOPS Project Manager), and Robert Nicoll (COSLA).

Development Management Sub-committee
Chair – Beverly Smith (Moray Council)
Vice Chairs – Nancy Jamieson (City of Edinburgh Council) and Alastair Hamilton (Fife Council)

Members – representatives from all planning authorities

Co-opted members – Scottish Government Planning & Architecture and the Enforcement Officers Forum

Development Planning Sub Committee
Chair –  Jill Paterson (Angus Council)
Vice Chair – Alison Laurence (East Dunbartonshire Council)

Members – representatives from all planning authorities

Co-opted members – Scottish Government Planning & Architecture

Performance and Practice Sub Committee
Chair – Christina Cox (Stirling Council)
Vice Chair – Pamela Clifford (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Members – Opt in membership from planning authorities

Co-opted members – Scottish Government Planning & Architecture, RTPI Scotland, COSLA, and the Improvement Service

Energy and Resources Sub Committee
Chair – David Mudie (The Highland Council)
Vice Chairs – Ian Aikman (Scottish Borders Council)

Members – Opt in membership from planning authorities

Co-opted members – Scottish Government Planning & Architecture, Scottish Government Energy & Consents Unit, Scottish Government Marine Planning, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

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