Authority Meeting 4 February 2014

Location: Cowdray Hall, Easebourne, Midhurst, GU29 0AL

Date and time: 04 February 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. 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

Please note that there will be a presentation on Biodiversity Offsetting by Tom Tew (CEO of the Environment Bank) before the meeting for Members of the Authority and members of the public.

The presentation will outline the theory of Biodiversity offsetting and the Environment Bank’s role as an independent broker of ‘conservation credits’ and to consider how it might deliver better development and also contribute towards the wider conservation objectives of the National Park.

The presentation will run from 1pm to 1.45pm

  1. Apologies
  2. Declarations of InterestsTo 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).
  3. Minutes
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 3 December 2013 (page 1)
  4. Urgent MattersTo 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).
  5. Public ParticipationThe 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.
  6. Chief Executive’s Progress ReportTo consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report 1/14 page 6)
  7. South Downs National Park Local Plan Options Consultation DocumentTo consider a report from the Director of Planning (Report 2/14 page 11)
  8. Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, approval to consultTo consider a report from the Director of Planning (Report 3/14 page 14)
  9. Shared Identity Project Progress and Forward Plan UpdateTo consider a report from the Director of Strategy & Partnerships (Report 4/14 page 44)
  10. Planning CommitteeTo note the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 14 November and the 12 December 2013 (page 48)
  11. Resources and Performance CommitteeTo note the unconfirmed minutes of the Resources and Performance Committee meeting held on 19 November 2013 (page 67)
  12. Standards and Audit Committee
    To note the unconfirmed on the Standards and Audit Committee meeting held on 11 December 2013 (page 72)
  13. Reports from Members Appointed to External BodiesTo consider reports from Members (page 75)

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY

Meeting Papers