Decisions

Use the search options below to find information on decisions taken by the National Park Authority and the Audit and Scrutiny Committee since July 2014. Decisions back to 2006 can be found by accessing archived agendas on the relevant committee page. For planning decisions you can do a search via our planning pages Planning Decisions

Decisions published

29/07/2020 - Composition of Committees ref: 1943    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Members considered recommendations from the Governance and Member Development Working Group in respect of the composition of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee and the Appointments Committee.

 

RESOLVED: 

 

a)  That no changes be made to the composition of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee;

 

b) That changes to the composition of the Appointments Committee be agreed as outlined in the report.

 


29/07/2020 - Appointment to Outside Bodies ref: 1952    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the following members be appointed to outside bodies until the next Annual General Meeting:

 

National Parks UK:                        Chair of the Authority, Deputy to substitute

National Parks Wales:                  Chair and Deputy Chair of the Authority

Welsh Local Government

Association (Council):                   Chair or Deputy Chair

Member Sponsor for Research

Prospectus:                                      Mr J Marsden

Regional Strategic Planning Groups     

South East:                                       Cllr A Webb

South West:                                    Cllr G Thomas

Regional Technical Statement

Member Forum:                             Mr J Stedman

Alliance of Welsh National

Parks:                                                Chair of the Authority

Brecknock Access Group:            Cllr E Roderick

Blaenavon World Heritage Site

Partnership Board:                         Cllr S Evans

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Steering Group:                              Mr J Stedman

Powys Public Service Board

Scrutiny Committee:                    Cllr A Webb

1st reserve: Cllr J Hill

2nd reserve:  Cllr S Evans

Biodiversity Information

Service:                                            Cllr A James

 

The Democratic Services Manager was asked to seek further information on the role of the Strategic Planning Groups and the frequency of meetings, as well as dates for all external meetings to enable members to plan their diaries.

 

A member requested a list of member telephone numbers, and another member requested a photo chart of officers.

 


29/07/2020 - Appointment to Working Groups and Panels ref: 1951    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

 

 

RESOLVED:  To appoint the following members to Working Groups until the next Annual General Meeting:

 

Local Access Forum Selection Panel:  Chair and Deputy Chair of Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee, Member Champion for Landscape and Biodiversity, Member Champion for Resilient Communities:

 

Meithrin Mynydd Advisory Group:  Cllr A James, Cllr E Roderick, Cllr J Evans, Mr J Marsden;

 

Governance and Member Development Working Group: Cllrs G Ratcliffe, J Hill, E Roderick, J Evans, Mr C Coppock, Ms S Holden and Liz Davis;

 

Affordable Housing Working Group:  Cllrs M Jones, S McNicholas, A Webb, A James, Mr J Stedman and Mr C Coppock;

 

Policy Working Group:  Cllrs A James, G Thomas, E Roderick, J Evans, Mr J Marsden, Ms S Holden, Mr C Coppock, Liz Davis and Mr J Stedman;

 

Accommodation Working Group:   Cllrs A Webb, E Roderick, J Hill. Mr J Marsden, Ms S Holden and Mr C Coppock;

 

Waterfalls Task and Finish Group:  Cllrs G Thomas, E Roderick, S McNicholas, M Colbran, Mr C Coppock and Mr J Marsden.

 

A member queried whether member officer working groups should function, in particular whether they should be driven by the officer executive or by members.  He commented that it was difficult to gain purchase on outcomes if the executive was not delivering.  The Chief Executive noted this and would prepare a timeline in respect of the Waterfalls Task and Finish Group.

 


29/07/2020 - Appointment of Member Champions ref: 1950    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Cllr J Hill joined the meeting.

 

The Chair drew attention to written annual reports published from three champions (Landscape and Biodiversity, Resilient Communities and Heritage).  The Welsh Language Champion and Equality and Diversity Champion gave verbal reports.

 

The Chair advised that the Governance and Member Development Working Group would be reviewing the role of Member Champion to better align with the new focus areas and the Change Programme.

 

RESOLVED:  That the following members be appointed Champions and Shadow Champions until the next Annual General Meeting:

 

Equality and Diversity:               Mr A Edwards (Shadow:  Cllr A James)

Welsh Language:                       Cllr E Roderick (Shadow: Cllr S McNicholas)

Landscape and Biodiversity:       Mr J Marsden (Shadow: Ms S Holden)

Heritage:                                   Mr J Stedman (Shadow: Cllr J Hill)

Resilient Communities:              Mr C Coppock (Shadow: Liz Davis)

Sustainable Economic

Development:                            Cllr J Evans (Shadow: Cllr G Thomas)

Volunteers:                                Cllr G Ratcliffe (Ms S Holden)

 


29/07/2020 - Policy Forum ref: 1949    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Members noted one nomination each for the post of Chair and Deputy Chair.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)   To appoint all members to the Policy Forum;

b)  That Mr James Marsden be appointed Chair of the Policy Forum until the next Annual General Meeting;

c)  That Cllr Graham Thomas be appointed Deputy Chair of the Policy Forum until the next Annual General Meeting

 

 

 


29/07/2020 - Appointments Committee ref: 1948    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the following members be appointed to the Appointments Committee until the next Annual General Meeting:  Cllrs G Ratcliffe, A James, J Evans, E Roderick and Mr J Stedman and Liz Davis.

 


29/07/2020 - Sustainable Development Fund Committee ref: 1947    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

The Chair advised that there was one nomination for Chair and took nominations from the floor for the post of Deputy Chair.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)      To appoint the following members to the Sustainable Development Fund Committee until the next Annual General Meeting;

 

b)   That Cllr Michael Jones be appointed Chair of the Sustainable Development Fund Committee until the next Annual General Meeting;

 

c)    That Cllr M Colbran be appointed Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Development Fund Committee until the next Annual General Meeting.

 

 


29/07/2020 - Standards Committee ref: 1946    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the following members be appointed to the Standards Committee until the next Annual General Meeting:  Cllr A Webb, Cllr A James and Ms S Holden.

 


29/07/2020 - Audit and Scrutiny Committee ref: 1945    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Members were appointed to the Audit and Scrutiny Committee and an election held for the post of Chair. There was no contest for the post of Deputy Chair.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)   To appoint the following  members to the Audit and Scrutiny Committee until the next Annual General Meeting:  Cllrs A James, A Webb, G Thomas, J Hill, S Evans, M Colbran, and Mr J Marsden, Mr A Edwards and Mr C Coppock;

 

b)  That Cllr A James be elected Chair of Audit and Scrutiny Committee  until the next Annual General Meeting of the Authority;

 

c)  That Cllr A Webb be elected Deputy Chair of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee  until the next Annual Meeting of the Authority.

 


29/07/2020 - Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee ref: 1944    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Members noted one nomination each for the posts of Chair and Deputy Chair.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)         To appoint all members to the Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee

 

b)     To appoint Mr Julian Stedman as Chair of Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee until the next Annual General Meeting of the Authority

 

c)      To appoint Cllr Edwin Roderick as Deputy Chair of the Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee until the next Annual Meeting of the Authority

 

Both members expressed their thanks and pledged to do their best for the park and its stakeholders.

 


29/07/2020 - Election of Deputy Chair of the Authority ref: 1942    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

One nomination had been received.

 

RESOLVED:  That Liz Davis be appointed Deputy Chair of the Authority until the next Annual General Meeting.

 

The Deputy Chair was humbled by her appointment and thanked members.  She looked forward to rising to the challenge of the post and to supporting the Chair.  She was committed to the people of the Park as well as the landscape and wanted the Authority to be well governed and well led in order to be innovative and creative.

 


29/07/2020 - Election of Chair of the Authority ref: 1941    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

The nominated Deputy Chair took the chair for this item and advised that one nomination had been received.

 

RESOLVED:  That Cllr G Ratcliffe be appointed Chair of the Authority  until the next Annual General Meeting.

 

Cllr Ratcliffe resumed the chair and thanked members for their support.  It had been a difficult year for the Authority even before COVID-19 and he paid tribute to the staff who had gone above and beyond to keep the organisation functioning.  He looked forward to working with members and officers to meet the challenges ahead.