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Select Committee of Tynwald on the Poacher's Pocket

Committee Remit

To investigate all matters related to the handling of planning application 02/0712, in particular by the Department of Local Government and the Environment, and notably:

(i) the failure of the Department to advertise various amendments to the main application, subsequently the subject of condition 19, or to advertise further applications which were made pursuant to that condition;

(ii) the use by the Director of Planning and Building Control of delegated powers to approve major changes which it is claimed should have been the subject of a formal and advertised application determined by the Planning Committee, as required by the explicit wording of condition 19;

(iii) the use by the Director of Planning and Building Control of delegated powers to approve major changes in relation to the development without reference to the Planning Committee, when he had previously acted in the same matter as an advocate before the Committee who reached conclusions different from those in the Director’s later approvals;

and to report with recommendations by the March 2008 sitting of the Court;

and Tynwald, concerned about aspects of the administration and operation of the Planning Directorate of the Department of Local Government and the Environment, calls for the immediate implementation of a full and independent review, by an appropriately qualified person or persons, of the planning administration, procedures and process, and to report to the Minister of the Department with recommendations as appropriate, and for the said report to be published by the Minister with any comment, and laid before Tynwald.’

Committee Members

The Hon S C Rodan SHK - Chairman

Mr JDQ Cannan MHK

Mr JR Turner MLC