To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of the board responsible for Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Area reside in Cotswold district; and how many members of that board are elected representatives of the residents of Cotswold district.
The number of members of the conservation board responsible for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) who reside in Cotswold district is as follows:
Of the 14 Secretary of State appointed members: two members currently reside in the Cotswold District Council (CDC) area. One of the two members (although already appointed) has not yet taken up his duties. He will do so on 1 December 2017.
Of the 15 local authority members: two members currently reside in the CDC area. The CDC representative resides in the CDC area. A second member, the Gloucestershire County Council representative represents a division within the CDC area and resides in the CDC area.
Of the eight parish members: three members reside in the CDC area and represent parishes within the CDC area.
The Cotswolds AONB covers a significantly larger geographical area than that of the CDC. The Cotswolds AONB geographical area does not actually include all of the CDC area. This is reflected in the Board’s membership.
The current overall membership of the Cotswolds AONB Conservation Board is as follows:
Cotswolds Conservation Board: Membership
Secretary of State Appointed Members