Authority Meeting 13 Sep 2011

Location: Lewes Town Hall, Lewes

Date and time: 13 September 2011 12:00 PM

Contact Details:

Rebecca Haynes, Member Services

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

Richard Shaw

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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Agenda

PART I

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 21 June 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. Chief Executive’s Progress Report

To consider a report from the Chief Executive Officer  (Report 31/11 page 8)

7.  State of the National Park Report

To consider a report from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships (Report 32/11 page 16)

8. Update on Wooded Heathland  Partnership

To receive a presentation from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships

9.  Planning Committee

To note the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 11 July, unconfirmed minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 8 August 2011 (page 21) and receive a verbal report on the Planning Committee meeting held on 12 September 2011

10. South Downs National Park Local Development Scheme

To consider a report from the Head of Planning (Report 33/11 page 33). Any comments made on this item by the Planning Committee at their meeting on 12 September 2011 will be reported orally at the Authority meeting

11. Wealden District Joint Core Strategy Submission

To consider a report from the Head of Planning (Report 34/11 page 57)

12. Adoption of Worthing’s Local Development Framework Core Strategy

To consider a report from the Head of Planning (Report 35/11 page 72)

13. Resources & Performance Committee

To note the unconfirmed minutes of the Resources & Performance Committee held on 9 June 2011 (page 77) and receive a oral report on the Resources & Performance Committee held on 8 September 2011

14. Standards Committee

To note the unconfirmed minutes of the Standards Committee held on 4 July 2011 (page 80)

15. Audit Committee

To note the unconfirmed Part I minutes of the Audit Committee held on 20 June 2011 (page 83)

16. Exclusion of Press and Public

The Authority is asked to consider whether, in respect of the following item, the public, including the press, should be excluded from the meeting on the grounds of exemption under Part I of Schedule12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the item having regard to the reasons set out in the minutes

PART II

The papers for the next item are enclosed for members of the Authority only (yellow paper). However, a summary of the matters dealt with under the Part II item referred to is attached for all recipients of the Agenda

17. Audit Committee

To note the unconfirmed Part II minutes of the Audit Committee held on 20 June 2011 (page 88). These minutes are not for publication as they contain exempt information within Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 information relating to the financial and business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information)

Meeting Papers