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Authority Meeting 19 December 2019

Authority Meeting 19 December 2019

Location: South Downs Centre Hall, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Date and time: 19 December 2019 14:00

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

Tel: 01730 814810 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.

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  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Declaration of Interests
    To enable Members to declare to the meeting any disclosable interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting.
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting held on 1 October 2019
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meetings held on 1 October 2019 (Page 1).
    Agenda Item 3
  4. Matters Arising
    To enable any matters arising from the 1 October 2019 Authority Meeting minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.
  5. Urgent Matters
    To consider any matter on the agenda which the Chair agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency to due special circumstances (if Members have any urgent matters they are asked to consult the Chair before the meeting commences).
  6. 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.
  7. Authority Chair Update
    To consider a report from the Authority Chair (Report NPA19/20-19 page 13).
    Agenda Item 7
  8. Chief Executive’s Progress Report
    To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report NPA19/20-20 page 15).
    Agenda Item 8
  9. South Downs National Park Trust Chair’s Annual Update
    To receive a verbal update from the Chair.
  10. Approval of Revised Partnership Management Plan
    To consider a report from the Performance and Projects Manager (Report NPA19/20-21 page 21).
    Agenda Item 10
    Agenda Item 10 Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 10 Appendix 2
  11. Approval of ChaMP2 (Chalk Management Partnership) Project
    To consider a report from the Landscape and Biodiversity Lead – Water (Report NPA19/20-22 page 93).
    Agenda Item 11
    Agenda Item 11 Appendix 1
  12. Responding to the Consultation on the Draft Transport Strategy for the South East
    To consider a report from the Countryside and Policy Manager – Wealden Heaths (Report NPA19/20-23 page 103).
    Agenda Item 12
    Agenda Item 12 Revised Section 4 (tabled at the meeting)
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 3
  13. Wealden Area Office Proposal – Heath Barn Farm
    To consider a report from the Head of Business Services (Report NPA19/20-24 page 127).
    Agenda Item 13
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 3
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 4

The following items are included on the agenda for information only

  1. Planning Committee
    Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 12 September 2019 (confirmed page 135), 10 October 2019 (confirmed page 147) and 14 November 2019 (unconfirmed page 153).
    Agenda Item 14 12 September 19
    Agenda Item 14 10 October 19
    Agenda Item 14 14 November 19
  2. Policy & Resources Committee
    Minutes of the Policy & Resources Committee meeting held on the 26 September 2019 (unconfirmed page 161).
    Agenda Item 15 26 September 19


Members’ interests

SDNPA Members have a primary responsibility for ensuring that the Authority furthers the National Park Purposes and Duty. Members regard themselves first and foremost as Members of the Authority, and will act in the best interests of the National Park as a whole, rather than as representatives of their appointing body or any interest groups.

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest that is not already entered in the Authority's register of interests, and any personal interest and/or 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).

Access to information

If you would like a copy of this agenda in large print or an alternative format/language please contact the Committee Officer on committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk or 01730 814810.

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, by emailing the following information to public.speaking@southdowns.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on the Monday before the meeting.

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email:
  • Planning Application Number:
  • Details of Proposed Development:
  • Indicate if you are speaking in support or against the application:
  • Who are you representing?:
  • In the event that more than 3 people request to speak in favour or against an item it may be necessary for them to agree amongst themselves who should speak at the meeting. In order to facilitate this process we would ask you to confirm that you are happy with us sharing your name and e-mail address with other potential speakers. We will not share any other personal details with any other third parties.
  • YES / NO (delete as appropriate)

Confirmation that you have registered to speak will be send after 12 noon deadline. 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.


If you wish to give us feedback on your experience of the meeting please e-mail committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk.

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