North Yorkshire Local Access Forum


26 January 2022


District Council and Updates from Sub-Groups


Report of the Secretary







Purpose of the Report


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



2.0    Background


2.1    The LAF operates an agreed list of nominated representatives willing to act as the first point of liaison with the constituent District Councils in relation to planning and other relevant matters. Individual LAF members are also nominated from time to time to take a lead on specific projects that the LAF has an interest in or in representing the LAF on other partnership bodies.  Both are represented in the table below:




Will Scarlett

Craven District

Rachel Connelly

Hambleton District

Richmondshire District

A1, A19 & A66

Roma Haigh

Ryedale District 


Paul Sherwood

Regional Access Forum


County Councillor David Jeffels

Scarborough District

Regional Access Forum


Dick Brew

NYCC Countryside Access Service User Group


David Lepper

Selby District




Harrogate District



 2.2   This agenda item provides an opportunity for the Forum to be updated on activity since the previous meeting.



3.0    District Council Liaison


3.1    The following updates have been provided by Rachel Connolly:


Catterick Garrison – Talks ongoing about expansion with Richmond – our input is not required at the moment.


A1 - Continues to frustrate with communication at an all time low.  Some of the issues depend on collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council and there has been no responses to enquiries.  Covid has much to answer.


3.2    The following updates have been provided by Will Scarlett:


          Craven - Reported on the Craven District Council Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement for Planning, and currently checking 4 Craven District Council consultation policies (as listed in Secretary’s update report).


Sub-Group work– Produced a report on regional reporting mechanisms for rights of way issues, which was submitted on 29 December 21 for onward transmission to Countryside Access Manager


4.0    Other Updates


4.1    Nominated representatives are invited to report verbally on any other activity undertaken since the last meeting.






That members: 

i)     Note the updates;

ii)    Agree any further actions required




Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall


Report Author: Melanie Carr, Secretary to North Yorkshire Local Access Forum