Monday evening saw the first meeting of the Development Management Committee which is the new name for Development Quality Committee. This is the committee which deals with planning applications. The main item on the agenda was the planning application for the West End Schools project. I was unable to take part in this debate as my daughter attends one of these schools. The planning application was passed. It is important that the council's education department engages with parents in the West End to deliver great schools for all the children of the West End.