Strategic Infrastructure Committee

Strategic Infrastructure Committee

As detailed in our Local Industrial Strategy, our ambition is for Dorset to be a genuinely SMART place that is well-connected, allowing people to interact both in person and digitally as well as a place that is energy resilient, utilising local renewable energy sources.

The Strategic Infrastructure Committee helps move towards this ambition. It provides oversight of strategic infrastructure development and delivery in Dorset including transport, digital, housing, energy and green infrastructure and brings together key partners in order to assist in promoting integrated, efficient and sustainable strategic infrastructure priorities in the area.

The Committee Terms of Reference can be found here: Strategic Infrastructure Committee Terms of Reference.


Members of the Committee are as follows: 

  • John Sutcliffe (Chair), Dorset LEP Board Member 
  • Andrew Wickham, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Brett Spiller – Chapman Lily  Planning
  • David Lewis – South West Energy Hub
  • Greg Stone - Highways England
  • James Gibson – Sovereign Housing
  • Jim Andrews, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Jim Stewart, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • John Sellgren - Dorset Council
  • Julian McLaughlin, BCP Council
  • Kate Tunks - Dorset Council
  • Liz Williams, Governance & Performance Manager in Higher Education
  • Marc Griffin – WSP Global (transport)
  • Mark Wray - Knowledge Transfer Network
  • Martin Dobbs - Bright Space Architects
  • Nick Gaines, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Nigel Martin - Wessex Water
  • Paul Read - Director of Sustainability and New Supply at Magna Housing
  • Paul Richmond - Network Rail
  • Peter Lamb – Savills (property)
  • Robert Asquith - Savills(property)
  • Sara Uzzell, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Steve Atkins – Scottish & Southern Electric Networks

Meeting dates, papers and minutes:

The scheduled meetings of this committee are listed below:

  • 28th October 2021
  • 28 February 2022
  • 27 June 2022
  • 31 October 2022

Copies of meeting documents will be published below when available.