Authority Meeting 29 November 2016

Location: Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre, Midhurst

Date and time: 29 November 2016 2:00 PM

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

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. 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

Webcasting

We now broadcast all full Authority and Planning Committee meetings through our webcasting portal. You can watch the meetings live or on-demand for up to a year after the meeting. 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

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 22 September 2016
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 22 September 2016 (Page 1).
  4. Matters arising
    To enable any matters arising from the 22 September 2016 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 receive a verbal report from the Authority Chair
  8. Chief Executive’s Progress Report
    To consider a report from the Chief Executive (Report 23/16 page 9)
  9. European Exit verbal update
    To receive a verbal report from the Deputy Chair of the Authority
  10. Delegated Host Authority Arrangements
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report 24/16 Page 13
  11. Proposed Submission Draft Joint West Sussex Minerals Local Plan
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report 25/16 Page 21)
  12. A27 East of Lewes Consultation Response
    To consider a report by the Countryside and Policy Manager (Wealden Heath) (Report 26/16 To Follow).
  13. Entry/Boundary signage for the National Park
    To consider a report by the Communications and Engagement Manager (Report 27/16 Page 27).
  14. Independent Person Appointment
    To consider a report by the Head of Governance (Report 28/16 To Follow)

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE INCLUDED ON THE AGENDA FOR INFORMATION

  1. Local Plan Update (Report 29/16 Page 37)
  2. Planning Committee
    Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 8 September, 13 October (pages 41 & 49).
  3. Policy & Programme Committee
    Unconfirmed minutes of the Policy & Programme Committee meeting held on the 1 November 2016 (page 55).
  4. Governance Committee
    Unconfirmed minutes of the Governance Committee meetings held on the 29 September 2016 (page 59).
  5. Reports from Members Appointed to External Bodies (page 63, 65 & 67).

MEETING PAPERS

 

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY

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 Authority and of the Park, rather than as representatives of 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 at committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk or 01730 814810

Public Participation
Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request no later than 24 hours before the meeting by e-mailing committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk The public participation protocol is available on our website www.southdowns.gov.uk

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

Public participation

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.