CLLR DAVID JOHNCOCK
Married with 2 grown-up boys and 5 grandsons. Spent 37 years in the Royal Air Force primarily on aircraft engineering and logistics support and became a senior officer involved in equipment procurement. Developed leadership, man-management and problem solving skills as well as gaining significant experience in project management and budgeting.
Founding member of the Flackwell Heath Residents Association and served as a Parish Councillor between 2007 and 2015. First elected as a District Councillor in 2011 and then re-elected as a District Councillor in 2015.
Throughout, actively involved with planning and have served as both the Chairman of the WDC Planning committee and, for the past 4 years, as Cabinet Member for Planning & Sustainability. Steered the production of the new Local Plan recently adopted this summer and, in addition, established Liaison Groups for each of the Reserve Sites and the production of Site Development Briefs – 4 of which have now been approved and are being followed-up with Planning Applications.
Have represented the Leader at many of the CAMKOX Leaders’ Group meetings and have attended the associated Central Growth Board. Within the District Council, have worked closely with officers from the Economic Regeneration and Housing departments as well as working with the County Council on highways and educational matters. Therefore have a broad appreciation for the work that the existing District and County Councils undertake.
Helped establish the Community Library in Flackwell Heath and also the Youth Group. An active Member of the Hazlemere – Chepping Wycombe Neighbourhood Action Group the Chepping Wye Valley Local Area Forum
Have demonstrated that I can work with people from all organisations to achieve positive outcomes – a team player. Very keen to help establish the new Unitary Council and to ensure that it works for all the people across the County.