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Standards Committee Meeting 4 Jul 2011

Standards Committee Meeting 4 Jul 2011

Location: Capron House, Midhurst

Date and time: 04 July 2011

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

Tel: 01730 814810 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


  1. Apologies
  2. Election of the Committee Chair and Deputy ChairTo elect the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Standards Committee for the following year
  3. Declarations of InterestMembers 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
  4. MinutesTo approve as a correct record the minutes of the Standards Committee meeting held on 11 February 2011 (page 1)
  5. Urgent MattersTo 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
  6. Public Participation To hear questions or comments from members of the Public present at the meeting
  7. Localism Bill UpdateTo consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (ReportSC06/11 page 4)
  8. Registration of Interests – Web PublicationTo consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (ReportSC07/11 page 15)
  9. Standards Committee Work Plan 2011-12To consider the Committee’s work programme until April 2012 (ReportSC08/11 page 17)

To all Members of the Standards:

Nick Bennett, David Burden, Janet Coles, Jim Funnell, Tom Tupper, Dame Denise Holt (Independent Member of the Committee, Anne Dickens (Independent Member of the Committee, Margaret Paren (ex officio Member, Charles Peck (ex officio Member)

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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