Contact details including for elected representatives (updated November 2023)*

Hook Action Against Over-development: hookdevaction [at]

Elected representatives and council officials

Make sure your elected representatives know how you feel about development plans for Hook.

Member of Parliament – Ranil Jayawardena, MP

You must include your full address so that he can be sure you are a constituent. Lobby Ranil Jayawardena to have the planning system immediately fixed to protect areas where, for purely technical reasons, a new Local Plan has failed to be approved. In these cases Local Authorities must be allowed to retain control over local settlement boundaries. It must not be up to developers to decide where housing can be placed.

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: The Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP

District Council – with responsibility for all planning matters

  • Elected District Councillors
Name Email Position/notes
Jane Worlock jane.worlock [at] Hook Ward Councillor, Planning Committee Member
Dermot Smith dermot.smith [at] Hook Ward Councillor
Selena Coburn selena.coburn [at] Hook Ward Councillor
Graham Cockarill graham.cockarill [at] Cabinet Member for Planning Services
Richard Quarterman richard.quarterman [at] Chair of Planning Committee
  • Non elected District Council Officers – for matters of planning process
Name Email Position/notes
Stephanie Baker stephanie.baker [at] Interim Development Manager
  planningadmin [at] Planning admin

Hook Parish Council – able to comment on planning matters but no powers

Name Email Position/notes
Rob Cowell

rob.cowell [at]

Chair of Parish Council
Fergus Kirkham fergus.kirkham [at] Chair of Planning Committee
  planning [at] Planning admin

*replace ” [at] ” with “@” where appropriate!