Agenda and minutes

Thursday, 1 August 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

Contact: Steve Culliford  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for absence


Councillors David Turner and Maggie Filipova-Rivers had submitted apologies for absence. 


Minutes pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 27 June 2019. 


RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2019 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman signs them as such.



Declaration of disclosable pecuniary interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 




Urgent business and chairman's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman. 




Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 




North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the head of planning’s report. 

Additional documents:


Cabinet considered the head of planning’s report, which sought the adoption of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2019-2024. 


The production of a management plan was a statutory requirement.  All nine constituent councils within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty had responsibility to adopt the plan, which had been produced by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s Council of Partners.  This had councillor and officer representation from each constituent council. 


The plan was split into key themes covering landscape, rural land management, biodiversity, the historic environment, natural resources, development, communities, tourism leisure and access.  Climate change was a cross-cutting theme also.  The policies and actions in the plan supported the fight against climate change.  For example, policies aimed at supporting landscape scale habitat restoration and providing habitat linkages both helped the natural environment to adapt to the impacts of climate change and were tackling the causes with the creation of new habitats.  Cabinet welcomed this. 


Cabinet supported the recommendation to adopt the management plan. 


RESOLVED: to adopt the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2019-2024.