Agenda and minutes

National Park Authority - Monday, 9th August, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Julia Gruffydd or Angharad Hawkes  01874624337


No. Item



To receive and consider the attached Schedule of Correspondence and any recommendations thereon (below).

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The Chair opened the meeting and noted apologies.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to items on the agenda.  Members’ attention is drawn to the sheet attached to the attendance sheet and the need to record their declarations verbally and in writing, specifying the nature of the interest.


If Members have declared an interest in an item please ensure that you inform the Chair when you are leaving the room, so that this can be recorded in the minutes.


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There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

1. To approve the following minutes and authorise the Chair to sign them

as a correct record:


a)     National Park Authority – 21st June 2021

b)    National Park Authority – 5th July 2021


2. To receive the following minutes:

Audit and Scrutiny Committee – 7th May 2021

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1.To approve the following minutes and authorise the Chair to sign them as a correct record:


a) National Park Authority – 21st June 2021;

b) National Park Authority – 5th July 2021.


2. To receive the following minutes: Audit and Scrutiny Committee – 7th May 2021



Public Speaking

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


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There were no requests to speak.



Chairman's Announcements

To receive a verbal report on meetings and events attended by the Chairman since the last meeting of the Authority.


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Members were informed that the Chair and Deputy Chair had met with NRW, Local Authorities and Sir David Henshaw to discuss Phosphate levels in the rivers, and it was agreed that the minutes of the meeting would be shared with all Members once they are received.





Chief Executive's Announcements

To receive a report from the Chief Executive on meetings attended and progress made on Authority business since the last meeting of the Authority.


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The CEO updated members on a number of current workstreams.



A470 and Pont ar Daf pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Members were asked to agree the National Park Authority’s position on the

National Trust plan to implement the parking plan as per their planning permission that was granted in 2017.


It was explained that since the planning permission was granted in 2017, it is no longer in line with National Park Management Plan policy aspirations or with the latest recommendations as outlined in the recent Gridsquare 2021 feasibility report. Officers now believe there is an opportunity to work with the National Trust and other partners to reflect the current context in the scheme plan and delivery.


Members agreed that the proposals are admirable but questioned how the plan would be enforced and if National Trust is in agreement.


The Visitor Management Officer explained that there would need to be a combination of traffic orders and the blocking of verge parking. He also said that National Trust is keen to work with the National Park Authority and other partners such as Powys County Council and Dyfed Powys Police.


A Member commented that the suggested contribution of £10,000 is derisory and should be 30-50% cost of the Project Manager role.




1. National Trust are asked to adjust their current plans to implement the

2017 car parking scheme (in full) in favour of a scheme which better

reflects shared aspirations and the changed context.


2. Partners are asked to come together to finance a project manager, with a contribution from BBNPA, amount to be decided by CEO and SLT. The role of the project manager will be to use the detail of the NT scheme and the Gridsquare recommendations to develop a solution agreed by all partners.


3. The BBNPA CEO will convene partners to form the partnership, agree the terms of reference and governance arrangements and finalise the

funding of the project manager.


4. The project manager will develop a 2022 sustainable transport solution between Brecon and Merthyr as a matter of urgency.


5. Should NT insist on commencement of the scheme BBNPA advocate the development of section A of the car park only, until such time that a sustainable transport solution can be integrated into the larger plan.



Changes to Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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Senior Leadership Proposals pdf icon PDF 478 KB

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The CEO presented the Senior Leadership proposals and thanked the Transition Director, Stephanie Evans and Mark Evans, for supporting the process.


It was moved that the discussion on item 9 would be held in an exempt session.


RESOLVED: to exclude the press and public from the

meeting during consideration of item 12 in accordance with section

100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the

grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information

as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government

Act 1972.


RESOLVED: To approve the Chief Executive  proceeding with the recruitment of two Directors and one Programme Manager.




Member Reports

To receive any reports from members.

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Gifts & Hospitality

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No declarations were made.



Any Other Business

Any other business that the Chair considers of sufficient urgency and has been

notified to him in advance.

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There was no further business.