Standards Committee - Thursday, 7th May, 2015 10.30 am

Venue: Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HP. View directions

Contact: Julia Gruffydd 

No. Item


Correspondence pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To receive and consider the attached schedule of correspondence and to make any recommendations thereon. (Below).


1.    To note that a letter has been sent to Mr Bracey confirming his reappointment to the Standards Committee.

2.    Letter from Welsh Government regarding dispensations issued to Authority members by the Standards Committee on 9 March 2015.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from members regarding items to be considered on the agenda.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9th March 2015 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them as a true record.


Public Speaking

To give opportunity for members of the public to address the Committee in accordance with the Authority’s Public Speaking Scheme.


Consultation on Extension of Powers of the Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:


Consultation on redrafting of Principles of Good Administration pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Additional documents:


Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:


PSOW Revised Guidance on Members' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 198 KB


Quick Guide to the Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To consider updating the text of the existing Quick Guide to the Code of Conduct.


Review of Regulatory Documents pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider changes to the following regulatory documents and make any recommendations to the Authority:


·         Standing Orders

·         Planning Protocol

·         Member Officer Protocol

·         Members Dispensation Policy


Additional documents:


Standards Conference Cardiff 2015 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To make a recommendation to the National Park Authority on members attending the annual Standards Conference (draft programme attached).


Consideration of PSOW Annual Report 2013-14 pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Cap on Members Indemnity Insurance

To consider recommending that the Authority puts a cap on the amount of indemnity insurance for members.


Other Business

To consider any other item of business which is, in the opinion of the Chairman, of such urgency as to warrant consideration.






1.         To receive apologies for absence


2.         To receive the following correspondence:


a)    Letter of appointment to Mr A Bracey

b)    Letter from Welsh Government in respect of dispensations granted to National Park Authority members on 9 March 2015.