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Planning Committee

Planning Committee

Covid-19 Update 

Following the most recent Government Advice, the Authority has moved all upcoming Authority and Committee meetings onto a virtual platform, including Planning Committees from June 2020.

Committee Members

The Planning Committee comprises the following Members of the South Downs National Park Authority:

  • Alun Alesbury (Chair)
  • Heather Baker (Deputy Chair)
  • Janet Duncton
  • Thérèse Evans
  • Barbara Holyome
  • Diana van der Klugt
  • Gary Marsh
  • Robert Mocatta
  • Vanessa Rowlands
  • Andrew Shaxson
  • Richard Waring

The Committees Terms of Reference are available in Appendix 4 of the Authority’s Standing Orders.

Local Protocol for Members and Officers Dealing With Planning Matters.

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.

Webcasting

All Planning Committee  meetings are currently held online due to the covid-19 pandemic. From January to March 2021 meetings can be viewed  live by members of the public via our YouTube Channel.

You can watch the meetings on-demand for up to 6 month after the meeting through our webcasting portal.

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, any public speaker attending the virtual meeting room are consenting to being filmed, recorded and photographed.

If you have any queries regarding this please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Public Participation

Agendas for meetings are confirmed and published  5 working days before a meeting.

Members of the public have the opportunity to speak at these meetings. Please see our public participation page for further information.

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 Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

Planning Items under delegated authority

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, no Planning Committees were held for April and May 2020.

The following  pages show items which came before the Director of Planning in line with the delegated Authority set out in the Authority’s Standing Orders.

Forthcoming meetings

Previous meetings

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