South Downs Land Managers Executive Committee meet with Officers from the South Downs National Park Authority two or three times each year. Dates for 2019 Liaison Meetings are Thursday 4th April, agenda, Thursday 5th September, Thursday 5th December.
Executive Committee Meetings take place two or three times a year on the above dates after the Liaison meetings and are open to any members, prospective members and associated organisations. Details and minutes of EC meetings can be obtained from the Administrator. Members not on EC are welcome to attend, subject to at least 3 days notice to the Administrator so that we can provide for the right numbers. The next Executive Committee meeting will take place on 5th September 2019.
The 2019 SDLM Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th June 9.30 - 11 am in Chanctonbury Meeting Room, The South Downs Centre, Midhurst. Agenda 2019, Minutes of 2018 AGM, Treasurers Report 2019
Annual General Meetings
The 2016 AGM took place on 6th June. AGM minutes click here. Members voted in favour of changes to the SDLM constitution, a revised version can be found here. The Treasurer's Report is available on request. Notes from the talk by PS Tom Carter on Tackling Rural Crime are included at the end of the minutes available to download above.
The 2017 General meeting took place at Ridgeview Wine Estate on 19th June. Matt Dowse (SDNPA Ranger Central Area) gave a presentation to Members on the work of Rangers within the Park. The meeting was followed by a tour of the Ridgeview Wine Estate. Notes of the meeting are available here.
The 2015 Summer Meeting took place on 24th June at Coombes Farm Barn. Fran Southgate from Arun and Rother Connections talked about the project including grants and advice that is available to landowners Presentation. Lucy Howard from South Downs National Park Authority discussed the Local Plan Draft Preferred Options that will be going to public consultation in September and encouraged members of the South Downs Land Managers to submit responses. Presentation. The draft spatial strategy is available here and the draft agricultural and farm policies are available here.
2014 Summer meeting 11th June Presentations were given on four projects that the SDNPA are seeking landowners input and guidance, followed by discussion sessions: Click to view presentations: Water, Food and Drink, Forestry and Dogs
The 2013 Summer Meeting took place on 19 June 2013 Minutes click here.
The 2012 Autumn General Meeting took place on Weds 28th Nov.
Tim Slaney, SDNPA Chief Planning Officer, spoke on the theme of 'Planning in the National Park'. Minutes here.
Executive Committee Meetings
Recent South Downs Land Managers Executive Committee Meetings took place on
SDLM - SDNPA Liaison meetings
Recent South Downs Land Managers-SDNPA Officer Liaison Meetings took place on28th September 2018 - Minutes27th June 2018 - Minutes25th April 2018 - Minutes22nd November - Minutes7th September 2017 Minutes Report of Farming workshops Summary report on Future Farming Workshops held during the summer30th May 2017 - Minutes2nd March 2017 - Minutes19th October 2016 - Minutes25th May 2016 - Minutes24th February 2016 Minutes29th May 2015 Minutes here15th September 2014 Minutes here22nd May 2014 Minutes here
27th June 2013 Minutes here
12th April 2013 Minutes here
5th November 2013 Minutes here
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