Authority Meeting 29 October 2015
Location: South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH
Date and time: 29 October 2015 2:00 PM
Tel: 01730 814810 Email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This meeting will be broadcast live via our webcasting portal and available to watch on-demand within 24 hours.
Please note that prior to the start of the meeting there will be a presentation on the Director of Operations recent USA Trip. The presentation will run from 1pm to 1.45pm.
- Declarations of Interests
To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable 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).
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 29 September 2015 (page 1)
- Matters Arising
To enable any matters arising from 29 September 2015 minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.
- 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).
- 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.
- Need for Part II Exclusion of Press and Public
The Authority is asked to consider whether, in respect of Agenda Item 17, 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 item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Authority, 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
- Authority Chair Update
To receive a verbal report from the Authority Chair
- Chief Executive’s Progress Report
To consider a verbal report from the Chief Executive
- Heritage Coast
To consider a report from the Director of Operations (Report 27/15 page 9).
- Budget Update
To consider a verbal report from the Interim Head of Corporate Services.
- Local Authority Devolution
To consider a report from the Governance and Support Services Manager (Report 28/15 page 17).
- Feedback from the October 2015 UK National Parks Conference
To receive a verbal report from SDNPA Member Barbara Holyome.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE INCLUDED ON THE AGENDA FOR INFORMATION
- Planning Committee
To note the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 10 September 2015 and the unconfirmed minutes of the 8 October 2015 (pages 21 & 25)
- Governance Committee
To note the unconfirmed minutes of the Governance Committee meeting held on the 23 September 2015 (page 29).
- Reports from Members Appointed to External Bodies
To receive reports from Members (page 33).
The paper for the next item is enclosed for Members of the Authority only (yellow paper). However, a summary of the matters dealt with under the Part II item referred to is attached for all recipients of the Agenda
- National Parks Partnerships Limited
To consider a report from the Chief Executive (Report 29/15). The report is not for publication as it contains exempt information within Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Authority, 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.
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
Please note that SDNPA Members do not represent their appointing bodies on the Authority, but will, as a Member, be responsible for ensuring that the Authority achieves the National Park Purposes and Duty, and does so in a way that best suits the special characteristics of the National Park as a whole.
- American National Parks Presentation
- Agenda Item 3
- Agenda Item 10
- Heritage Coast Presentation
- Agenda Item 12
- Agenda Item 14a
- Agenda Item 14b
- Agenda Item 15
- Agenda Item 16
- Confirmed Minutes
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.