Development Management Committee

The Development Management Committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of every month to consider planning applications that are not decided by officers under delegated powers.

The applications considered normally consist of more complex, sensitive and larger scale planning matters that affect Mole Valley.

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at our Pippbrook Offices in Dorking and commence at 7pm.

Members of the public interested in attending can access the building via the Reigate Road entrance, opposite Dorking Sports Centre.

2023/2024 Members

The composition of the Committee is:

  • Roger Adams (Vice-Chair)
  • Lesley Bushnell
  • Margaret Cooksey
  • Jo Farrar-Astrop
  • Phil Hammond (Chair)
  • Raj Haque
  • Rosemary Hobbs
  • Paula Keay
  • Alcia Loach
  • Abhiram Magesh
  • Claire Malcomson
  • Andrew Matthews
  • Elsie Rosam
  • Keira Vyvyan-Robinson
  • Monica Weller
  • Stephen Cooksey (substitute)
  • Paul Kennedy (substitute)
  • Ben Wear (substitute)
  • Nick Wright (substitute)
  • Simon Budd
  • Joanna Slater (substitute)
  • Mary Cooper
  • Chris Hunt
  • Garry Stansfield
  • David Hawksworth (substitute)
  • Gerry Sevenoaks (substitute)
  • Patricia Wiltshire (substitute)

Agendas and Minutes

View the agendas and minutes for the Development Management Committee.

Speaking at a committee meeting

For planning applications where there are 20 or more letters of objection or a petition of at least 50 signatures objecting to an application (in both cases from different households) we allow people to speak to the committee.

This will apply to applications where the officers’ recommendation is either for approval or refusal.

Normally, views in support of an application are represented by the applicant. However, there is an opportunity for a representative of supporters to speak in cases where there are at least 20 letters of support, or 50 signatures on a petition, and the application is recommended for refusal.

If you wish to speak you should make your request to the Planning department by no later than 4pm on the second working day preceding the meeting. Speakers should arrive at the Council Chamber by 6.45pm.

Speaking to the Committee guidance