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There are 4 committees within South Downs National Park Authority, these are:

Governance Committee

The role of the Governance Committee is to ensure good governance of the Authority by overseeing and reviewing its arrangements for audit, financial control and risk management and by promoting high standards of conduct

Planning Committee

The statutory planning authority for the South Downs National Park.

Policy and Programme Committee

The role of the Policy & Programme Committee is to discusses the Authority’s budget, business plan, to approve appropriate resource plans, To agree the submissions of bids for grant funding, and the arrangements for application of grant funds received and to monitor and review the delivery of the Management Plan.

Appointment and Management Committee

The role of the Appointment and Management Committee is to manage all aspects of the Chief Executives contractual employment relationship with the Authority. This includes the terms and conditions of employment, remuneration and performance. This committee is also responsible for recruitment, selection and appointment of the Chief Executive

Procedures at Authority and Committee meetings are regulated by the Authority’s Standing Orders.

All Authority meetings are held at South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH.

Members of the public have the opportunity to participate at committee meetings.

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations are in force, giving a right to members of the public to record and report on proceedings at committee meetings. Please read our Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.