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Policy & Programme Committee

Policy & Programme Committee

The Policy and Programme Committee has replaced the former Resources and Performance Committee, with effect from 1 January 2014.

All past Resources and Performance Committee papers can be found here.

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.

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

All Policy & Programme Committee meetings are held at South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Please note that there is no public parking outside the Hall for attendees of these meetings. All vehicles should be parked at the North Street, pay & display car park across the road from the South Downs Centre. Blue badge holders, please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk or call 01730 814810 to arrange parking outside the venue.

The Policy & Programme Committee comprises of nine Members of the South Downs National Park Authority, as follows:

  • Ken Bodfish (Chair)
  • Jo Carr
  • Janet Duncton
  • Mark Dunn
  • Philip Ede
  • Daniel Humphreys
  • Helen Jackson
  • Sue Saville
  • Pete West
  • Norman Dingemans (ex officio)
  • Margaret Paren (ex officio)

These meetings are open to the public. 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.

Forthcoming meetings

Previous meetings

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