This is Pip Pointon’s tenth year of providing independent news coverage of many YDNPA committee meetings for the ARC News Service. This was set up by the Association of Rural Communities as part of its objective to encourage local democracy. (She was Pip Land before she married David Pointon in 2018.)
By 2009 local newspapers had stopped sending reporters to YDNPA meetings and the Association of Rural Communities was very concerned at the lack of independent reporting especially as the YDNPA has such a major impact upon those living and working in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Association’s chairman, Alastair Dinsdale, has highlighted the importance of farmers to the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.
YDNPA planning committee reports:
In July 2019
In June 2019:
YDNPA – inconsistencies and gobbledygook – more from the October 2012 planning committee meeting
Full Authority Meetings:
Full Authority March 2019: there were two reports posted on the Richmondshire Today website written by the Local Democracy reporter – one concerning the approved plan for new local occupancy housing behind the Rose and Crown and the other regarding whether the YDNPA should go paperless or not.