Agenda and minutes

EGM, National Park Authority - Thursday, 20th January, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting. View directions

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

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The Chair thanked members and officers for attending at short notice, 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.


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.


Budget Requirements of Corporate Joint Committee Strategic Planning Functions pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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Members considered recommendations to give delegation to the National Park Authority representatives on the three Corporate Joint Committees to agree the Authority’s contribution to the strategic planning function.  Their attention was drawn to the third recommendation at the end of the report which was omitted from the summary at the start and which highlighted the need to press for National Park Authority involvement in the audit and scrutiny arrangements.


The Authority’s representatives on each of the CJCs gave positive feedback on their first meetings.  The CEO confirmed that to date that there would not be planning strategy to reflect on for some time which would give the Authority time to publish its National Park Management Plan (Future Beacons).  It was noted that sustainable transport, while not a responsibility of the Authority, did have relevance for some of its projects, and it was hoped that the Authority could be involved in any future discussions.




a)       That the three Brecon Beacons members may agree any CJC estimate of the amount which it will spend in the exercise of its strategic planning functions and proportion payable by the National Park Authority which results in an amount up to and including the following maximum levels reflecting broadly, the magnitude of influence the CJC will have over Strategic Development Planning across the National Park: £8,000. Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee £1,000. South West Wales Corporate Joint Committee £1,000. South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee.


b)       Where there is an urgent need to adapt our position, that Members delegate responsibility for agreeing the governance and financial arrangements for the CJC to the Chair and Chief Executive(in consultation with the other CJC Members) in order to enable all three Brecon Beacons Members to participate in the CJCs.


c)       That Members agree that the NPA CJC Members and officers continue to press for NPA involvement in the Audit and Scrutiny arrangements.



The Chair took the opportunity to thank Tracy Nettleton, Head of Planning, for her many years of service with the Authority and wished her well in her new job.  This was echoed by the Chair of Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee.