Mr Paul Ancell
Appointing Authority: Secretary of State
Other Members appointed by this Appointing Authority:
- Mr James Berresford
- Dr Janet Haddock-Fraser
- Mr Zahid Hamid
- Mr Robert Helliwell
- Miss Lydia Slack
- Mr Ken Smith
- Ms Yvonne Witter
More information about this member
18 Marlborough Drive
Phone: 01625 613995
Bus. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Appeals Panel
- Essential Member Training
- National Park Authority
- Planning Committee
- Urgent Business Items Sub-Committee
Terms of Office
- 01/04/2010 - 31/03/2014
- 01/04/2014 - 31/03/2018
- 01/04/2018 - 31/03/2020
Appointments to outside bodies
For the whole of my working life I was employed in local government, initially as a town planner and latterly in senior management roles. I retired in 2009 from the position of Chief Executive with Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, following the reorganisation of local government in Cheshire.
I have worked in many parts of the Country, but between 1984 and 2002 I was employed by High Peak and Macclesfield Borough Councils. Being constituent authorities of the Park, this enabled me to develop a working knowledge of the Peak District and the National Park Authority.
From 2009 to 2011 I was a non-executive Director of the Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust.
What the national park means to me
I was brought up in Nottingham but have lived within walking distance of the National Park boundary since 1984 – little wonder therefore that the Peak District plays a very important part in my life, both professionally and personally.
Given my professional background, I have a particular interest in planning matters, conservation and landscape.
I am however also very much aware that the Peak District, perhaps more so than another UK national park, is a diverse living community and home to a relatively large number of residents.
Balancing the needs of that community with the protection and enhancement of our special environment is a great challenge.
Add in the large number of visitors who are welcomed into the Park from our urban neighbours, and the challenge becomes even greater – but that is what my role as a Member is all about, and why I enjoy it so much.
Above all it is the sense of making a small contribution to such a wonderfully rich and diverse environment that makes it an honour to serve the Authority.
Membership of outside bodies
In a personal capacity I am a member of the following:
Royal Town Planning