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Authority Chair's Report


The Chair welcomed Cllr Mike Chaplin, who was attending the meeting as a member of the public.  Until recently Cllr Chaplin had been the Sheffield City Council representative on the Authority and the Chair thanked him for his valuable contributions to the Authority’s work during his time as a Member.  It was noted that the new representative for Sheffield City Council would be confirmed the following week.


The Chair provided a verbal update covering the following:


·         The Government had published a Ministerial Statement regarding the Landscape Review, which had been circulated to Members, and will respond more fully later in the year.


·         The Chair had attended a meeting with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of his new role as Chair of National Parks England.


·         The Chair confirmed that the Authority meeting scheduled for 23 July had been cancelled however a Member’s Forum will take place on that date at 10am.  Items for discussion will include the response to the Government’s  Landscape Review statement.  It is likely that this will be a virtual meeting.


·         The Chair had recently held separate, useful meetings regarding shared issues with the Leaders of Derbyshire Dales District Council, High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.




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