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Authority Meeting 1 October 2019

Authority Meeting 1 October 2019

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

Date and time: 01 October 2019 14:00

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

Tel: 01730 814810 Email: committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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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


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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 2 July 2019
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meetings held on 2 July 2019 (Page 1).
    Agenda Item 3
  4. Matters Arising
    To enable any matters arising from the 2 July 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. Response to Highways England re. A27 Arundel
    To consider a report from the Countryside and Policy Manager (Report NPA19/20-11 report to follow).
    Agenda Item 7 and Appendices
  8. Landscapes Review Final Report
    To receive a verbal update from the Authority Chair.
    Landscape Review Final Report (gov.uk website)
  9. Authority Chair Update
    To receive a verbal update from the Authority Chair.
  10. Review of Appointments of Committees and Outside Bodies
    To consider a report from the Head of Governance and Support Services (Report NPA19/20-12 page 11).
    Agenda Item 10
  11. Chief Executive’s Progress Report
    To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report NPA19/20-13 page 15).
    Agenda Item 11
    Agenda Item 11 Appendix 1
  12. Approval of Revised Partnership Management Plan
    To consider a report from the Director of Countryside Policy and Management (Report NPA19/20-14 page 23).
    Agenda Item 12
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 3
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 4
    Agenda Item 12 Appendix 5
  13. Response to Highways England’s Section 42 Statutory Consultation on the M3 Junction 9 Improvements Scheme
    To consider a report from the Major Planning Projects and Performance Manager (Report NPA19/20-15 page 149).
    Agenda Item 13
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 3
    Agenda Item 13 Appendix 4
  14. Draft Pre-Submission West Sussex and South Downs Single Issue Review of Soft Sand
    To consider a report from the Planning Policy Lead – Minerals and Waste (Report NPA19/20-16 page 169).
    Agenda Item 14
    Agenda Item 14 Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 14 Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 14 Appendix 3
    Agenda Item 14 Appendix 4
  15. Public Affairs Strategy
    To consider a report from the Communications and Engagement Manager (Report NPA19/20-17 page 359).
    Agenda Item 15
    Agenda Item 15 Appendix 1
  16. South Downs National Park 10th Anniversary Celebrations
    To consider a report from the Communications and Engagement Manager (Report NPA19/20-18 page 403).
    Agenda Item 16

The following items are included on the agenda for information only

  1. Planning Committee
    Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 11 July 2019 (confirmed page 407) and 8 August 2019 (confirmed page 413).
    Agenda Item 17 11.07.19
    Agenda Item 17 08.08.19
  2. Policy & Resources Committee
    Minutes of the Policy & Resources Committee meeting held on the 18 July 2019 (unconfirmed page 419) and 31 July 2019 (unconfirmed page 427).
    Agenda Item 18 18.07.19
    Agenda Item 18 31.07.19


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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