Issue - meetings

Endorsement of the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site Partnership Plan and approval of future Dorset Council funding to the Jurassic Coast Trust.

Meeting: 05/05/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet (Item 146)

146 Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan 2020 - 2025 and future funding agreement with the Jurassic Coast Trust pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder for Highways , Travel and Environment.

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Decision

 

(a)    That the Cabinet Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan 2020 - 2025 be adopted;

 

(b)    That the current funding contribution made to the Jurassic Coast Trust continue until to March 2023.

 

(c)    That with the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Corporate Development (Section 151 Officer) to approve a new funding agreement with the Jurassic Coast Trust.

 

Reason for Decision

 The Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan and Dorset Council’s continued support of the Jurassic Coast Trust helps us to deliver a number of actions outlined in the Corporate Plan in an effective and cost efficient way; delivering services that protect our natural, historic and cultural environments, capitalising on Dorset’s unique environmental assets to support our priorities and providing an environment that attracts business investment, tourism and a skilled workforce. The partnership plan enables us to meet UNESCO and UK Government requirements with regard to management of the World Heritage Site.

 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report on the Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan 2020 – 2025.  This set out the management framework for the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site, also known as the Jurassic Coast. 

Since 2017 the Jurassic Coast Trust has taken the lead in setting out and coordinating delivery of site management, delivering the obligations of both Dorset Council and Devon County Council in respect of site management. It used a Partnership Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees to provide advice towards the management and policies of the site as well as collaborating with a wide range of partners, groups, visitor centres and museums.

The Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment advised that together with Devon County Council, Dorset Council had an ongoing agreement to fund the core work of the Jurassic Coast Trust as it offered an effective and sustainable financial model to both councils to deliver management of the site.

 

In response to a question relating to little reference being made of marketing the site within the documents, the Portfolio Holder advised this was included within the Management Plan under protecting the world heritage site. However he confirmed that he would discuss this issue further with the Jurassic Coast Trust and report back directly to the member concerned at a later date.

 

Assurance was sort regarding the protection of elements of the Jurassic path in respect of cliff fall and erosion of footpaths that sat on the East Devon Coastline of the Jurassic path; the Portfolio Holder confirmed that he would discuss these concerns with his East Devon colleagues.

 

Decision

 

(a)    That the Cabinet Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan 2020 - 2025 be adopted;

 

(b)    That the current funding contribution made to the Jurassic Coast Trust continue until to March 2023.

 

(c)    That with the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Corporate Development (Section 151 Officer) to approve a new funding agreement with the Jurassic Coast Trust

Reason for Decision

 The Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan and Dorset Council’s continued support of the Jurassic Coast Trust helps us to deliver a number of actions outlined in the Corporate Plan in an effective and cost efficient way; delivering services that protect our natural, historic and cultural environments, capitalising on Dorset’s unique environmental assets to support our priorities and providing an environment that attracts business investment, tourism and a skilled workforce. The partnership plan enables us to meet UNESCO and UK Government requirements with regard to management of the World Heritage Site.