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The National Park Authorities (England) Order 2015

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7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), where—

(a)a member is appointed to a National Park authority; or

(b)a vacancy arises in the membership of a National Park authority for any reason other than resignation,

the relevant authority must as soon as practicable give notice in writing to that National Park authority, stating the information specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The information is—

(a)where paragraph (1)(a) applies, the name of the member and the date of that member’s appointment; and

(b)where paragraph (1)(b) applies, the occurrence of the vacancy.

(3) If a person’s membership of a National Park authority is terminated in accordance with Schedule 7 to the 1995 Act by—

(a)a council, in accordance with paragraph 2(5)(b) of that Schedule (political balance), or

(b)the Secretary of State, in accordance with paragraph 6 of that Schedule (variation of area or number of members etc.),

the council or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State, must immediately give notice in writing to the National Park authority of the name of the member and the date of termination of membership.

(4) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice under article 5 or this article, a National Park authority must give public notice of—

(a)the appointment, or, as the case may be, the resignation, termination or vacancy; and

(b)the name of the person concerned.

(5) In paragraph (1), “the relevant authority” means—

(a)where the member, or the member giving rise to the vacancy, was a local authority member, the council by whom that member was appointed; or

(b)where the member, or as the case may be, the member giving rise to the vacancy, was appointed by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State.

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