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The National Park Authorities (England) Order 2015

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Calling of meetings

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5.—(1) Meetings of the authority are to be held at such place (whether or not in the National Park for which it is established) as the authority may direct.

(2) At least three working days before a meeting of the authority—

(a)notice of the time and place of the intended meeting must be published at the principal offices of the authority and, where the meeting is called by members of the authority, the notice must—

(i)be signed by those members; and

(ii)specify the business proposed to be transacted; and

(b)a summons to attend the meeting, specifying the business proposed to be transacted and signed by the National Park officer must, subject to sub-paragraph (3), be left at or sent by post to the usual place of residence of every member of the authority, with a copy to—

(i)the proper officer of the council for every relevant principal area;

(ii)Natural England; and

(iii)the Secretary of State.

(3) If a member of the authority gives notice in writing to the National Park officer that the member wishes summonses to attend meetings of the authority to be sent to an address, specified in the notice, other than the member’s usual place of residence, any summons addressed to the member and left at or sent by post to that address is to be deemed sufficient service of the summons.

(4) Failure to serve a summons on any member of the authority does not affect the validity of a meeting.

(5) Except in the case of business required by or under this Order or any other statutory provision to be transacted at the annual meeting of the authority and other business brought before that meeting as a matter of urgency in accordance with the authority’s standing orders, no business is to be transacted at a meeting of the authority other than that specified in the summons relating to that meeting(1).

(6) In sub-paragraph (2), “working day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or bank holiday within the meaning of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(2).

(1)

See also section 100B(4) of the 1972 Act (consideration of items of business), inserted by section 1(1) of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 (c.43) and applied to National Park authorities by section 100J(1)(cd) of the 1972 Act (inserted by paragraph 12(2)(a) of Schedule 7 to the 1995 Act).

(2)

1971 c.80. See section 1 and Schedule 1.

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