Agenda and minutes

National Park Authority - Thursday, 23rd December, 2021 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Julia Gruffydd or Angharad Hawkes  01874624437

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174/21

Correspondence

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

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Following technical issues the meeting was reconvened on Microsoft Teams which could not be livestreamed.  The recording of the meeting would be uploaded as soon as possible.

 

The Chair thanked members and officers for attending this meeting so close to Christmas.

175/21

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.

176/21

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.

177/21

Pont ar Daf: Progress report and presentation from National Trust pdf icon PDF 49 KB

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The Monitoring Officer advised that some members had sought clarity from him on their position as members of the Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee.  He advised that today’s report was for information only, with no recommendations for decision, and therefore there was no need to declare interests. He would send a note to members clarifying this issue in the New Year.

 

The Chair welcomed Alan Kearsley-Evans, General Manager for the Brecon Beacons and Gower with the National Trust.

 

The Chief Executive referred to her covering report and advised that the scheme is a positive one for the future of the Pont ar Daf site.  Mr Kearsley-Evans gave a short presentation updating members on plans for the site.  He responded to members’ questions in relation to toilets, parking and interpretation.  The CEO and her new team looked forward to working with the National Trust on these issues in future.

178/21

Access to Information

RECOMMENDATION: to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 6 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.

 

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RESOLVED: To exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 6 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.

179/21

Recruitment of Senior Officers

To consider recommendations to appoint to the following posts:

 

·       Director of Planning and Place

·       Director of Nature Recovery and Climate Change

·       Programme and Portfolio Manager

 

Further information will be forwarded to members before the meeting.

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The Chief Executive presented recommendations for appointment following the recent recruitment for senior officers. Members who had been involved in the process endorsed these recommendations.  The Chief Executive advised that she would be working with colleagues on an appropriate induction programme for the appointed candidates.

RESOLVED:

a) That Rotimi Akinsiku is appointed to the post of Programme and Portfolio Manager;

 b) That Gareth Jones is appointed to the post of Director of Planning and Place;

c) That Simone Lowthe-Thomas is appointed to the post of Director of Nature Recovery and Climate Change;

 

180/21

Any Other Business

In line with the Authority’s Standing Orders  (4.5.2) no further business will be considered other than that on the agenda.

 

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There was no further business.  The Chair wished all present a very happy Christmas and New Year.