Decisions

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Decisions published

03/09/2019 - Proposed Redundancy of Retail Administration Assistant Post ref: 1884    For Determination

To inform Members on the process and outcome of the consultation process into the proposed redundancy of the post and seek endorsement for the operational steps already implemented.

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Members considered recommendations in respect of a post previously agreed by the Authority to be at risk.  They reiterated their view that these matters were operational and sat within the delegation to the Head of Paid Service and asked the Monitoring Officer to expedite this change to the Scheme of Delegation.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)  That Members endorse the operational decisions being taken in light of the consultation on the proposed redundancy to achieve the required budgetary savings without the need to make the post redundant.

 

b)  That Members note that the required savings have been achieved by: a) Reducing the contracted hours for the post from 858 hours per annum to 550 hours per annum b) Changing from a weekly contract to an annual contract, so that these hours could be flexible with the seasonal demands of the role.

 

Lead officer: Mr Julian Atkins


03/09/2019 - Govilon Line ref: 1885    Recommendations Approved

Recommendation to Members to resolve encroachment onto BBNPA land along Govilon Line.

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Members considered proposals to resolve an encroachment onto Authority land.

 

Cllr M Jones and Cllr E Durrant left the meeting before the completion of this item.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)  To authorise the Delivery Director to negotiate the sale of the freehold of land concerned and undertake all obligations to comply with any statutory requirement relating to disposal of land, in line with the terms and requirements outlined in this report;

 

b)  In respect of future encroachments or requests for sale of small parts of land (not limited to the Govilon Line), to delegate to theDelivery Director the option to sell such freehold on the same basis (when value does not exceed £5k);

 

c)   To authorise the Monitoring Officer to update the delegations and other parts of the Constitution to reflect recommendation (i) and (ii).

 

Lead officer: Stephen Gray


03/09/2019 - Access to Information ref: 1883    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

a)  To exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 16 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.

 

b)  To exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 17 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 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 


03/09/2019 - Minutes of meeting Friday, 3 May 2019 of Audit and Scrutiny Committee ref: 1881    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:  To receive the minutes of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 3 May 2019.

 


03/09/2019 - Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance ref: 1882    Recommendations Approved

Officers are proposing amendments to the adopted Affordable Housing SPG in order to reflect the changes to the process for allocation of monies collected through the planning system for the purposes of providing affordable housing.

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Members considered amendments to the Supplementary Planning Guidance to reflect decisions made at the Authority meeting on 25 June 2019 in respect of commuted sums.

 

RESOLVED: to endorse the amended Appendix 6 of the enclosed guidance note (Enclosure 1) as Supplementary Planning Guidance to Policy 28 Affordable Housing of the Local Development Plan.

 

Lead officer: Mrs Helen Lucocq


03/09/2019 - Crickhowell Conservation Area Review Consultation Draft ref: 1880    Recommendations Approved

Officers are seeking approval to publish the Crickhowell Conservation Area Review for the purposes of an 8 week consultation.

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

 

Members considered a consultation draft presented by the Senior Heritage Officer.  The Heritage Champion welcomed the draft and the separation of Crickhowell and Llangattock in recognition that they were two different communities with distinct characteristics.  He encouraged the use of the document as a tool to complement the Place Planning work and conserve and enhance the heritage.  Officers confirmed that the conservation area process arose out of the place planning.

 

A member raised the issue of what period of architecture the conservation area was aiming to conserve, and highlighted the proposed omission of buildings from the 1960s while proposing to include much newer buildings.  He felt these were retrospective decisions.

 

The Biodiversity and Land Management Champion felt it was a very professional document and hoped that a similar one could be developed one day to demonstrate an equal understanding of the natural environment.

 

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

 

Lead officer: Mrs Helen Lucocq, Mrs Janet Poole


03/09/2019 - Minutes ref: 1879    For Determination

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - National Park Authority

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

a)  To approve the minutes of the NPA held on 25th June 2019 with the insertion of the apologies given by Cllr S Evans, and authorise the Chair to sign them as a true record;

 

b)  To approve the minutes of the AGM held on 28 June

2019 and authorise the Chair to sign them as a true record.

 

c)  To approve the minutes of the EGM held on 30 July 2019 and authorise the Chair to sign them as a true record.