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Authority Meeting 13 Dec 2011

Authority Meeting 13 Dec 2011

Location: Capron House, Midhurst

Date and time: 13 December 2011 2:00 PM

Contact Details:

Rebecca Haynes, Member Services

Tel: 01730 811773 Email: committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Richard Shaw

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

Please note that there will be a presentation on South Downs Way Ahead:  Nature Improvement Area Proposal before the meeting for Members of the Authority and members of the public. The presentation will run from 1pm to 1.45pm


1. Apologies

2. Declarations of Interests

Members and officers are invited to make any declarations of personal or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on the agenda and are reminded to make any declaration at any stage during the meeting if it then becomes apparent that this may be required when a particular item or issue is considered.

3. Minutes – to approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 25 October 2011 (page 1)

4. Urgent Matters

To 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 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. Any member of the public who wishes to address the meeting under this item should notify Fiona MacLeod (contact details at the end of this agenda) not less than 24 hours before the commencement of the meeting (i.e. by 2.00 pm on the day preceding the meeting), and indicate in what capacity he or she would like to speak together with a contact telephone number.

6. Special Qualities of the South Downs National Park

To consider a report from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships  (Report 43/11 page 8)

7. Sustainable Communities Fund

To receive a short presentation and consider a report and from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships (Report 44/11 page 25)

8. Appointments to Sustainable Community Fund (SCF) Panel and Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing (HARAH)

To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report 45/11 page 39)

9. Independent Review of Member Allowances 2011/12

To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer (Report 46/11 page 41)

10. Guidance on Exercise of Chair’s Casting Vote

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (Report 47/11 page 64)

11. Planning Committee

To note the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 10 October 2011, the unconfirmed minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2011 (page 68) and receive a verbal report on the Planning Committee meeting held on 12 December 2011

12. Publication (Pre-Submission) of the Winchester District Local Plan – Part 1 Joint Core Strategy

To consider a report from the Director of Planning (Report 48/11 page 78). Any comments made on this item by the Planning Committee at their meeting on 12 December2011 will be reported orally at the Authority meeting

13.  Publication (Pre-Submission) of Joint Core Strategy by the South Downs National Park Authority and East Hampshire District Council

To consider a report from the Director of Planning (Report 49/11 page 82). Any comments made on this item by the Planning Committee at their meeting on 12 December 2011 will be reported orally at the Authority meeting

14. Waste and Minerals Plan for East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove

To consider a report from the Director of Planning  (Report 50/11 page 86)

15. Resources & Performance Committee

To receive a verbal update on the Resources & Performance Committee held on 24 November 2011


For further information on any of the reports for this meeting, details of decisions taken, or future meetings, please contact Fiona MacLeod, Member Services Manager

Tel: 01730 811141

email fiona.macleod@southdowns.gov.uk

Meeting Papers

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.

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