We are proud of the panel membership that comprises over 30 skilled and experienced individuals drawn from a range of built environment professions including architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, spatial planning and masterplanning, transport, sustainable building, and the natural and historic built environment.
Where a panel member has direct or indirect interest in the scheme then that individual should not take part in the review of the scheme. Compromising factors are:
a) Where that individual will take part in one of the presentations.
b) Where that individual is closely associated with any of the presenters e.g. as an employee, work colleague, or as a relative.
c) Where apart from the specific remit of their company or organisation, that individual has a financial or other interest in the development under discussion.
The panel must also adhere to the Nolan Principles of Public Life:
- 1. Selflessness - Recommendations should be made by the panel members solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.
- 2. Integrity - Panel members should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.
- 3. Objectivity - Panel members should always make decisions purely on merit.
- 4. Accountability - They are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
- 5. Openness - They should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take.
- 6. Honesty - They have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
- 7. Leadership - They should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.