Authority Meeting 26 June 2014 (AGM)

Location: South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Date and time: 26 June 2014 2:00 PM

Contact Details:

Rebecca Haynes, Member Services

Tel: 01730 819215 Email: committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations are in force, giving a right to members of the public to record (film, photograph and audio-record) and report on proceedings at committee meetings. Please read our protocol on Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

At the start of the meeting the Chair will make an announcement that the meeting may be filmed, recorded or photographed. Webcasting is undertaken in the public interest and in the exercise of our official authority, by entering the meeting room and using the public seating area you are consenting to being filmed, recorded and photographed. If you have any queries regarding this please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations are in force, giving a right to members of the public to record (film, photograph and audio-record) and report on proceedings at committee meetings. Please read our protocol on Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

Agenda

PART I

  1. Apologies
  2. Election of Chair

To elect a Chair for the following year.

  1. Election of Deputy Chair

To elect a Deputy Chair for the following year.

  1. Declarations of Interests

To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in the Authority’s register of interests, and any public service interest (as defined in Paragraph 18 of the Authority’s Code of Conduct) they may consider relevant to an item of business being considered at the meeting (such disclosure to be made at the commencement of the meeting, or when the interest becomes apparent).

  1. Minutes

To approveas a correct record the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 25 March 2014 (page 1)

  1. Matters Arising

To enable any matters arising from 25 March 2014 minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.

  1. Urgent Matters

To consider any matter not on the Agenda which the Chair of the meeting agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency due to special circumstances (if Members have any urgent matters they are asked to consult the Chair before the meeting commences).

  1. Need for Part II Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether, in respect of Agenda Item 22, the public, including the press, should be excluded from the meeting on the basis that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if a member of the public were present during the items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 being information relating to any individual,  and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exempt information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons set out in the Report

  1. Public Participation

The Chair will allow members of the public to ask questions, make statements or present a petition on any matter on the agenda for this meeting or on any matter that falls within the Authority’s powers, subject to procedures set out in Appendix 3 to the Authority’s Standing Orders. Any member of the public who wishes to address the meeting under this item should notify Member Services (contact details at the top of this agenda) not less than 24 hours before the commencement of the meeting, and indicate in what capacity he or she would like to speak together with a contact telephone number.

  1. Chief Executive’s Progress Report

To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report 12/14 page 6)

  1. South Downs National Park Local Plan Response to Options Consultation Document and CIL Consultations

To consider a report from the Director of Planning (Report 13/14 page 11)

  1. Adoption of the East Hampshire Joint Core Strategy

To consider a report from the Deputy Director of Planning (Report 14/14 page 28)

  1. Shared Visual Identity for the National Park

To consider a report from the Communications & Engagement Manager (Report 15/14 page 35)

  1. Annual Review of the Major Projects Fund, the Sustainable Communities Fund and the Star Chamber

To consider a report from the Performance and Project Manager (Report 16/14 page 40)

  1. Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Joint Committee

To consider a report from the Sustainable Futures Manager (Report 17/14 page 47)

  1. Appointments to Committees, Outside Bodies and the Independent member of the Governance Committee

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (Report 18/14 page 55)

  1. Changes to Governance Procedures

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (Report 19/14 page 62)

  1. Feedback from the National Parks UK Workshop in Perth

To receive a verbal report from Member Jo Carr

  1. Planning Committee

To note the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 13 March, 10 April & 8 May 2014 (pages 67, 72 & 78)

  1. Policy & Programme Committee

To note the minutes of the Policy and Programme Committee meeting held on 4 March 2014 and the unconfirmed minutes 22 May (pages 87 & 93)

  1. Reports from Members Appointed to External Bodies

To consider reports from Members (page 98)

PART II

The papers for the next item are enclosed for Members of the Authority only (yellow paper). However, a summary of the matters dealt with under the Part II items referred to is attached for all recipients of the Agenda

  1. Appointment of Independent Member of Governance Committee Appendix A to report 18/14

To note the details of the candidate recommended for appointment (page 100). This information is not for publication as it contains exempt information within Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 being information relating to any individual

TO ALL MEMBERSOF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY

Meeting Papers

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, using the Registration Form, no later than 24 hours before the meeting. Further information on public speaking and registering as a speaker.

Please note that there is no catering provision for members of the public during meal breaks. However there are cafes, pubs and shops in Midhurst town centre, approximately 5 minutes’ walk away.