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The Local Access Forums (England) Regulations 2007

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Duty of appointing authority to provide information to Natural England

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19.—(1) In respect of each local access forum which they establish, the appointing authority must notify Natural England in writing within 21 days of—

(a)establishing the forum under regulation 15;

(b)in the case of making any change under regulation 16 to the area in respect of which the forum has functions, the expiry of the notice period mentioned in regulation 16(1);

(c)in the case of a merger of two or more forums under regulation 17, the expiry of the notice period mentioned in regulation 17(2), (3) or (4) (as the case may be); or

(d)in the case of a termination under regulation 18 of the functions of a joint local access forum in respect of an area, the expiry of the notice period mentioned in regulation 18(2).

(2) The notification in paragraph (1)(a) must include the forum’s name, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address (where applicable, in each case), and such other information as the appointing authority considers appropriate, or as Natural England reasonably requests.

(3) The notification in paragraph (1)(b) must include—

(a)a description of the changes that have been made,

(b)a map detailing the area in respect of which each forum affected by the changes has functions, and

(c)such other information as the appointing authority considers appropriate, or as Natural England reasonably requests.

(4) The notification in paragraph (1)(c) must include the name of the forum formed by the merger, its postal address, telephone number and e-mail address (where applicable, in each case), and such other information as the appointing authorities, acting jointly, consider appropriate, or as Natural England reasonably requests.

(5) The notification in paragraph (1)(d) must include—

(a)details of the action taken by the appointing authority under regulation 14(2) relating to the land in the authority’s area in respect of which the joint local access forum formerly had functions;

(b)details of the arrangements agreed by the relevant appointing authorities under regulation 18(5); and

(c)such other information as the appointing authority considers appropriate, or as Natural England reasonably requests.

(6) In respect of each local access forum and joint local access forum which they establish, the appointing authority (or appointing authorities, in the case of a joint local access forum) must notify Natural England in writing within 21 days of—

(a)employing a secretary for the forum, or

(b)the appointing authority (or authorities) becoming aware that any of the contact details of the forum’s secretary have changed,

as the case may be.

(7) The notification under paragraph (6) must include the secretary’s name, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address (where applicable), and such other information as the appointing authority considers (or the appointing authorities jointly consider) appropriate, or as Natural England reasonably requests.

(8) In respect of each forum which they establish, the appointing authority must send a copy of the forum’s annual report to Natural England within 21 days of the report being published.

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