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Authority Meeting 28 March 2019

Authority Meeting 28 March 2019

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

Date and time: 28 March 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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Agenda

Agenda

  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 18 December 2018
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meetings held on 18 December 2018 (Page 1).
    Agenda Item 3
  4. Matters Arising
    To enable any matters arising from the 18 December 2018 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. Need for Part II Exclusion of Press and Public
    The Authority is asked to consider whether, in respect of Agenda Items 17 and 18 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 Paragraphs 2, 3, 5 and 6b (agenda items 17) and Paragraph 3 (agenda item 18) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, relates to the financial or business affairs of an individual and the Authority, information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings and information which reveals the Authority proposes to make an order under an enactment, 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. This conclusion was reached on the basis that whilst there is a public interest in maintaining transparency of Authority proceedings in relation to the business of the Authority it is felt that on balance this is outweighed by the requirement of the National Park Authority to be able to undertake negotiations in relation to its business, discuss its proposed actions without the risk of causing harm to an individuals or the Authority’s interests and for the authority to be able to take advice, discuss and fully consider the implications of its actions or proposed actions without information being released into the public domain that may undermine the authority’s ability to effectively deliver its functions.
  8. Authority Chair Update
    To consider a report from the Authority Chair (Report NPA01/19 page 5).
    Agenda Item 8
  9. Chief Executive’s Progress Report
    To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report NPA02/19 page 7).
    Agenda Item 9
  10. Reports from Members Appointed to Outside Bodies
    To receive reports from Members.
    Sustainable Communities Fund (Report NPA03/19 page 13).
    Agenda Item 10
  11. Revenue Budget 2019/20, Capital Strategy 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy
    To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (Report NPA04/19 page 15).
    Agenda Item 11
  12. Corporate Plan – Second Bridge Year 2019/20
    To consider a report from the Director of Countryside and Policy Management (Report NPA05/19 page 41).
    Agenda Item 12
  13. South Downs National Park Trust Update
    To consider a verbal report from the Head of Marketing and Income Generation.
  14. Recruitment Advertising Framework Contract
    To consider a report from the Head of Business Services (Report NPA06/19 page 49).
    Agenda Item 14

The following items are included on the agenda for information only

  1. Planning Committee
    Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 13 December 2018 (confirmed page 53), 17 January 2019 (confirmed page 59) and 14 February 2019 (confirmed page 63).
    Agenda Item 15 – Dec 18
    Agenda Item 15 – Jan 19
    Agenda Item 15 – Feb 19
  2. Policy & Resources Committee
    Minutes of the Policy & Resources Committee meeting held on the 22 November 2018 (confirmed page 69).
    Agenda Item 16 – Nov 18

PART II

The next items are for Members of the Authority only

  1. Instigation of Compulsory Purchase Proceedings
    To consider a report from the Major Planning Projects and Performance Officer (Report NPA07/19 page 77).
    This report is not for publication as it contains exempt information within Paragraphs 2, 3, 5 and 6b of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, relates to the financial or business affairs of an individual and the Authority, information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings and information which reveals the Authority proposes to make an order under an enactment, 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.
  2. National Parks Partnership
    To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report NPA08/19 page 121).
    This 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 a particular person including 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.

 

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, using the Registration Form, no later than 12 noon on the Monday 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.

Feedback

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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