The Development Management sub-committee is made up of representatives from all planning authorities. In addition, there is representation from the Scottish Government Planning and Architecture Division, and the Enforcement Officers Forum.
- To provide guidance the HOPS Executive Committee and the wider HOPS membership, on emerging development management and related issues.
- To represent local authority development management practitioners at the interface with Scottish Government and other stakeholders, including the Key Agencies
- To respond on behalf of HOPS to development management queries
- A forum for the consideration of current development management issues
- Contributing to emerging planning law and procedure
- The appointment of officers to various internal and external working groups.
- A continual, direct dialogue with Scottish Government officials on development management legislation.
- A means of unifying and developing best practice.
- Identifying the needs for harmonisation of Development Management procedures.
- Identifying areas of need in legislative change and providing an input into the Scottish Government’s programme.
- Invitations to key speakers.
- To assist in the continual improvement of the Planning Performance Framework insofar as it relates to development management.
REMIT ACHIEVED BY
- Having clear programme of work being undertaken, including what working groups the Development Management Sub-Committee is providing a representative from the wider HOPS membership.
- Ensuring that all representatives on such groups provide a written briefing note on the progress of those working groups to ease sub-committee a required.
- Having membership which is well informed with a sound understanding of the Development Management process.
- Identifying areas of collaboration and innovation to positively improve the planning system.
- Focusing on key issues, best practice, shared experiences, formal an informal benchmarking and the commissioning of any surveys or audits across all LPAs, when considered necessary.
Sub-Committee will take an open an inclusive approach to its work, with members
disseminating information to and being informed by the wider HOPS membership.