Notice of a public meeting of:

North Yorkshire Local Access Forum


Paul Sherwood (Chair), Roma Haigh (Vice-Chair), Janet Cochrane, Rachel Connolly, David Lepper, Barrie Mounty, Carol Murray, Will Scarlett, Helen Soutar, Councillor Robert Heseltine & Councillor David Jeffels


Wednesday 26th May 2021


10.00 am


Remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams


This meeting will be held using video conferencing with a live broadcast to the Council’s YouTube site.  The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 lapsed as of 7 May 2021.  Any formal decisions that the Committee needs to make that are legally binding will be made in consultation with by the Chief Executive Officer using his emergency delegated powers, taking into account the recommendations of the Committee.  


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -  Recording of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.






Introductions & Apologies for Absence






Minutes of the Meeting held on 27 January 2021


(Pages 3 - 10)




Public Questions & Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Melanie Carr of Democratic Services (see contact details at bottom of page) by midday on Friday 21 May 2021, three working days before the day of the meeting.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public, who have given notice, will be invited to speak:

·          At this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

·          When the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting;

·          If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will ask anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Secretary's Update Report

(Pages 11 - 32)


Purpose: To update LAF members on developments since the last meeting.





Countryside Access Service Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads (UURs) Management Review


(Pages 33 - 48)




Sub-group Review of NYCC's UUR Statement

(Pages 49 - 52)


Purpose:  The report presents the findings from the sub-group review, together with a number of draft principles for the Forum’s consideration.





Sub-group Review of the County Council's webpages relevant to NYLAF

(Pages 53 - 58)


Purpose:  The report presents the findings from the sub-group review, together with a number of draft recommendations for the Forum’s consideration.





District Council Liaison & LAF Sub-Group Updates

(Pages 59 - 60)


Purpose: An opportunity for LAF members to update the Forum on District Council liaison and other LAF representative project activity since the last meeting.





Work Programme

(Pages 61 - 62)


Purpose – To consider, develop and adopt a work programme for future LAF meetings.





Other business which the Chairman agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistance Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



18 May 2021




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