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

29/10/2019 - Composition of the National Park Authority ref: 1893    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Lead officer: Mrs Julia Gruffydd


29/10/2019 - Consultation Draft Llangattock Conservation Area Review ref: 1900    Recommendations Approved

To provide members with sight of the proposed amendments to the Llangattock element of the Llangattock and Crickhowell Conservation Area and seek approval for the purpose of an 8 week public consultation.

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Senior Built Heritage Officer presented the draft document.  Members welcomed this as an excellent report.  The presence of mature trees was highlighted as a strength rather than a weakness but the importance of successor generations of trees was emphasised.

 

The officer thanked members for their comments and advised that her colleague Lindsey Cuddy had provided the text for the document.

 

A member suggested that in future officers be delegated to approve consultation drafts in consultation with the appropriate Chair.  The Chief Executive advised that ad hoc changes to the Scheme of Delegation were not the most efficient way of improving efficiency and suggested that the Monitoring Officer bring a suite of changes at the appropriate time.

 

RESOLVED:  To approve the publication of the Llangattock Conservation Area Appraisal (Consultation draft) for the purposes of an 8 week public consultation

Lead officer: Mrs Helen Lucocq, Mrs Janet Poole


29/10/2019 - Annual Report 2018/19 ref: 1895    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The IT and Systems Manager presented the draft Annual Report for 2018/19 and apologised for the delay in this, due to staff resignation and capacity issues.  He reported that the members of Audit and Scrutiny Committee had had no further comments when they considered this on 25 October, apart from typographical errors which would be corrected before publication.

 

RESOLVED:  That members approve the annual report for publication, subject to any amendments they require and pending design work, with final sign off delegated to the CEO.

Lead officer: Mr Paul Funnell


29/10/2019 - Future Priorities & Structure Proposals ref: 1892    Recommendations Approved

Recommendations on future delivery priorities & restructure for approval.

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Lead officer: Stephen Gray


29/10/2019 - Planning Protocol ref: 1899    Recommendations Approved

Amendments to Planning Protocol regarding member call in procedure

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Head of Planning and Heritage presented amendments to the protocol.

 

RESOLVED:  To approve the amendments to the Planning Protocol in relation to call in procedures.

 

 

Lead officer: Ms Tracy Nettleton


29/10/2019 - Review of the Local Resolution Protocol ref: 1896    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Monitoring Officer presented the draft document which had been open to member/senior officer consultation and which would replace the current Local Resolution Protocol.  He read out a supporting statement from the Chair of Standards Committee. Members welcomed the document but hoped that any issues arising could be dealt with informally without redress to this process.

 

The officer was asked to add a review date to the document before publication and arrange a regular review every two years.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)        to remove the current ‘Procedures for Dealing with Alleged Breaches of a Local Protocol’ and ‘Local  Resolution Protocol’ within the Authority’s constitution and adopt the revised ‘Local Resolution Protocol – Complaints against Members of the Authority under the Code of Conduct’;

 

b)     to authorise the Monitoring Officer to make any consequential changes to other documents within the Constitution to ensure editorial consistency with the new Protocol; and

 

c)     to delegate to the Monitoring Officer the ability to make changes at any time to the ‘Guidance’ sections of the Protocol in consultation with Chair of the Governance and Member Development Working Group.

 

d)     To review the Protocol every two years and advise members of any changes.

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor


29/10/2019 - Pay Policy Statement ref: 1897    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Finance Manager presented the Pay Policy Statement which was an annual requirement for the Authority and related to the previous year.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Authority approves the Pay Policy Statement for Publication.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Lewis


29/10/2019 - Review of New Governance Structures ref: 1894    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Lead officer: Mrs Julia Gruffydd


29/10/2019 - Access to Information ref: 1891    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 8 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, 14 and 15 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

RESOLVED: to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 9 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 exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 10 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.


29/10/2019 - Minutes ref: 1890    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2019 be approved and the Chair authorised to sign them as a correct record.


29/10/2019 - Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales Draft Report 2020/21 ref: 1898    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

Members noted the changes to allowances proposed by the Panel.  The Democratic Services Manager proposed that the Cost of Care Policy be approved in light of amended guidance from the Panel to ensure that any claims were dealt with equitably.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)        To note the proposals made by the IRPW for increases and changes to the member allowance scheme for 2020/21 but not to send a corporate response;

 

b)     To approve the Cost of Care Policy as a framework for administering the Cost of Care Allowance.

Lead officer: Mrs Julia Gruffydd