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Authority Meeting 15 Jun 2010

Authority Meeting 15 Jun 2010

Location: Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers Street, Arundel BN18 9AP

Date and time: 15 June 2010 2:00 PM

Contact Details:

Rebecca Haynes, Member Services

Tel: 01730 811773 Email:

Richard Shaw

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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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 11th May 2010 (page 3)

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. Approach to the Establishment of Functions for the South Downs National Park Authority

To consider a report from the Acting National park Officer(Report 13/10 page 7)

7. Delivering Planning Services for the South Downs National Park

To consider a report from the Interim Head of Planning (Report 14/10 page 15).

8. Delivery Functions for the South Downs National Park Authority

To consider a report from the Interim Head of Communications and Engagement (Report 15/10 page 35).

9. Adoption of Scheme of Members’ Allowances

To consider a report from the Interim Chief Executive (Report 16/10 page 51)

10. Recruitment of Independent Members for Standards and Audit Committees

To consider a report from the Interim Monitoring Officer (Report 17/10 page 89)

11. Committee Updates

To note the unconfirmed minutes of the Resources and Performance Committee meeting held 27th May (page 93) and receive a verbal report on the Planning Committee meeting to be held 15th June


Meeting Papers

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.

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