Authority Meeting 26 Jul 2012

Location: Cowdray Hall, Easebourne

Date and time: 26 July 2012 2:00 PM

Contact Details:

Rebecca Haynes, Member Services

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

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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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

Agenda

Please note that there will be a presentation on Landscape and the South Downs

National Park: ‘more than just a pretty view’ 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

To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest they may have

in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in the

Authority’s register of interest, and any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in any such

matter that Members may wish to disclose.

3. Minutes – to approve as a correct record the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 19

June 2012 (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 (Report16/12 page 6)

7. Policy Reviews

To consider a report from the Head of Operations (Report 17/12 page 9)

8. State of the National Park Report

To consider a report from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships (Report 18/12 page 30)

9. South Downs National Park Vision

To consider a report from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships (Report 19/12 page 33)

10. Terms of Reference for Resources and Performance Committee

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (Report 20/12 page 40)

11. Feedback from the Assoc of National Park Authorities (ANPA) Workshop

To receive a presentation on the Workshop held on 26/27 June

12. Access Land Annual Report

To consider a report from the Head of Operations (Report 21/12 page 44)

13. Planning Committee

The note the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 14 June 2012 (page 54) and

receive a verbal report on the Planning Committee meeting held 12 July 2012

14. Audit Committee

To note the unconfirmed minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 12 June 2012 (page

60)

15. Resources and Performance Committee

To note the unconfirmed minutes of the Resources and Performance Committee meeting held

on 21 June 2012 (page 63)

16. Reports from Members Appointed to External Bodies

To consider reports from Members (page 67)

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY

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, 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.