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Planning Committee seeks new members

Friday, 18 September 2020

The Isle of Man’s Planning Committee is looking to appoint two new members. 

The committee determines around 20 per cent of the Island’s planning applications, and meets once a fortnight, normally on a Monday in Douglas. 

Members serve for five years and must have a good knowledge of the Isle of Man and experience in the private, public or third sector – but formal qualifications are not essential.

The positions are available after two of the committee’s six members reached the end of their terms. 

Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, said:

‘The Planning Committee performs an important role in public life and its decisions impact people’s lives and livelihoods. 

‘New members must be keen to do their best for the Island and capable of understanding policy, seeing subjects from all angles and acting impartially. 

‘They must be resilient, given the high profile that planning has, and be confident dealing with complex and emotive issues.’ 

The successful candidates will receive an allowance of £78 per session, plus travelling expenses and ongoing support. 

To find out more people can visit the planning website, email or call Steve Butler on 01624 685903. The closing date for applications is 11 October, and it is anticipated that interviews will take place later that month.

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