Decision Maker: Leader
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To accept the 2022-23 Defra grant for
continued financial support for the work of the Howardian Hills
NYCC has acted as the Accountable Body for the
Defra grant and Employing Authority for the Howardian Hills AONB
Partnership staff team since at least 1991 and has received an
annual Defra grant to cover up to a maximum of 75% of the
Partnership’s operational costs, with the remaining 25% made
up from NYCC, RDC and HDC contributions. The Partnership supports
the relevant local authorities in delivery of their statutory
duties for this protected landscape and provides a good value for
money model for delivery of these duties. This arrangement is usual
for UK AONBs and their relevant local authorities.
The 2022-23 Defra grant includes an additional amount to fund delivery of the HH AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme, which receives 100% Defra funding, with no requirement for match from the relevant local authorities.
2022-23 grant total is £334,858.42 (Core £144,520.42 and FiPL £190,338.00)
NYCC could cease to act as the Accountable
Body and Employing Authority for the Partnership.
The Partnership could be wound-up and an alternative model created for delivery of the local authority statutory duties.
Publication date: 25/08/2022
Date of decision: 25/08/2022