More on that “East Devon Design Panel”

A correspondent writes:

“According to an Exmouth Conservation Area Management Plan presented to DMC on 1 June 2010, “The Design Review Panel has been set up to scrutinise design within the district on a quarterly basis and conclusions are reported to Members and officers.” Ditto on similar documents on 6 Dec 2011.

However a special Local Plan DMC on 17 July 2012 said “A Design Review Panel meets once every six months to assess built developments and comment on design issues.” So your guess is as good as mine about how often it meets.

DMC meetings on: 22 Sep 2009, 12 Jan 2010, 27 July 2010, 5 April 2011, 6 Mar 2012, 17 July 2012, 21 Aug 2012, 2 April 2013 and 7 Jan 2014 included formal documents from the Design Review Panel for DMC to note.

However, despite ICO requirements to publish agendas, reports and minutes of all standing Forums and Panels on their web site, this is one which is not published.”