The Regional Planning Committee includes trustees appointed by the Council Chair with one Executive Committee member as assigned by the Council Chair. The Chair of Trust Council is an ex-officio member of the Regional Planning Committee.
Committee members elect a Committee Chair and Vice-Chair as required. The Chair of Trust Council may appoint an interim Council Committee Chair if required.
Terms of reference can be found here.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Regional Planning Committee was formerly known as the Local Planning Committee until September 2020, when the name was changed. The Regional Planning Committee’s roles and responsibilities are assigned through the Islands Trust Council policy.
The Regional Planning Committee is responsible for:
- Community Planning
Promoting meaningful public processes to establish long term community planning perspectives.
- Local Trust Committee Functions
Responding to local trust committee planning needs applicable throughout the Trust Area.
- Local Planning Services
Advising on the provision and allocation of resources to deliver local planning services to island communities.
The Regional Planning Committee also provides advice to the Islands Trust Council and management by:
- Identifying and reporting to Council on emerging issues related to the Committee’s areas of responsibility for Trust Council direction.
- Maintaining a committee work program to manage committee initiatives and Council referrals for quarterly review by Trust Council.
- Developing guidelines, policies and models for use by staff and local trust committees and/or Trust Council as requested by Trust Council.
- Providing recommendations for legislation reform initiatives and feedback on proposed legislative amendments and legislation.
- Maintaining a liaison with the Islands Trust Conservancy board.
Development Management Processing of land use bylaws, permits etc. in an efficient and effective manner.