Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
The Nature of Change: Andrew Lee
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

The Nature of Change: Andrew Lee

785
views

Published on

Policy Implications for the South Downs National Park …

Policy Implications for the South Downs National Park
Andrew Lee, Director of Strategy and Partnership, South Downs National Park Authority

Published in: Travel, Technology

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
785
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Policy implications for the South Downs National Park Nature of Change Conference Andrew Lee, Director of Strategy & Partnerships
  • 2.
    • Britain’s newest National Park
    • SDNPA went live on 1st April
    • 27 members, c80 staff
    • Third largest area, and 108,000 residents
    • Eighth largest Planning Authority in UK
    • Builds on Joint Committee but wider remit, fresh mandate and approach.
  • 3.
    • Agenda now a world away from 1985….
    • Debate then just moving from species to sites to processes
    • Vision for the Wildlife of Sussex: a trailblazer!
    • Massive improvements in handling of data and evidence
    • Landscape scale and ecosystem services now part of mainstream agenda, but…
    • Huge challenge to implement in time of cuts and public sector reform
  • 4.
    • Policy landscape (and landscape policy…!)
    • Some huge and welcome changes eg:
    • National Ecosystem Assessment, Lawton Review
    • Govt response in NEWP, Biodiversity Strategy
    • Uncertainty in other areas eg:
    • National Planning Policy Framework
    • EU budget and Pillar II of the CAP
  • 5.
    • Other issues
    • Localism Bill and Neighbourhood Planning
    • Managing the stretch – avoid environmental movement being too far ahead of public opinion and politicians being too far behind
    • Good that Ministers making links between biodiversity and wellbeing
  • 6. ? Ecological Networks Localism Bill Neighbourhood Planning National Environment White Paper Biodiversity Strategy National Planning Policy Framework
  • 7.
    • National Park – latecomer or opportunity?
    • Agenda decades old, SDNPA new kid on block
    • But designation of a National Park creates new opportunities to drive agenda eg)
    • At least 45 Biodiversity Opportunity Areas in NP
  • 8. Purpose 1 To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area. Duty To seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities Purpose 2 To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Special qualities of the Park by the public. Restoring ecological networks can support both NP Purposes and Duty Fit for Purpose
  • 9.
    • Making a difference
    • SDNPA brings to the table:
    • Public mandate
    • Convening power
    • Some new money
    • People on the ground
    • Planning powers
    • BUT – a much larger opportunity exists
  • 10. National Park Management Plan (shared) Use of Assets / Delivery of Services Ecological Networks Public/Private investment flows within or impacting upon the National Park: (£100s millions? ) Purposes & Duty
  • 11. Dialogue is essential Powerful synergies exist between ecological restoration and wellbeing, these increase with scale SDNPA engagement processes are involving many 100s of people right now - so vital this agenda features strongly in debate
  • 12. State of the National Park Report LDF Core Strategy National Park Management Plan Ongoing Engagement Developing Evidence Base Embedding this Approach in SDNP by 2014
  • 13. Designation of a National Park
    • 31 March 2010
    • 10 th to be designated in England
  • 14. Thank you, and please continue the Conference debate on the South Downs online Forum at: www.southdowns.gov.uk/forum andrew.lee@southdowns.gov.uk Director of Strategy & Partnerships 07795 287 538 or 01730 811774 South Downs National Park Authority, Hatton House, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9LU