Board Meetings

The Cotswolds Conservation Board meets four times a year as a full board to discuss and approve current courses of action. The board has an Executive Committee made up of 12 members elected by the board. There are also four Sub-Committees with eight members each, that meet 3 – 4 times a year. Information about the Executive and the four Sub-Committees are detailed below.

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Select from the following Committees:


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of 12 Members and its work includes:

  • monitoring / reviewing the implementation of policy and strategy
  • advising on and steering the activities of the Board
  • monitoring the effectiveness of the Board.

Four Sub-Committees report to the Executive, which then makes decisions on their recommendations and passes them on to the full Board.


Conserving and Managing Sub-Committee

The Conserving and Managing Sub-Committee pools and shares expertise to achieve the following goals:

  • To seek to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds AONB by encouraging appropriate sustainable management and rural land use
  • To address the management issues of landscape and geology, woodlands, forestry and trees, agriculture, biodiversity and access and recreation as outlined in the Cotswolds AONB Management Plan.

Officer supporting the Conserving & Managing Sub-Committee:
Mark Connelly, Land Management Officer


Enjoying and Appreciating Sub-Committee

The Enjoying and Appreciating Sub-Committee pools and shares expertise working to achieve the following goals:

  • Increase understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the AONB, which is a duty of the Conservation Board.
  • Achieve a growing awareness and understanding of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation.
  • Ensure that the Cotswolds Conservation Board is widely recognised as a dynamic, locally represented organisation with responsibility for the AONB as a whole, working in partnership to secure the future well-being of the area.

Officer supporting the Enjoying & Appreciating Sub-Committee
Chris Brant, Communications Officer


Living and Working Sub-Committee

The Living and Working Sub-Committee is responsible for providing a forum for debate and sharing of best practice on planning, transportation and development issues and developing specific advice to the Board, local authorities and others on common approaches, policies and guidelines.

Officer supporting the Living & Working Sub-Committee:
Ally Rood, Planning & Landscape Officer


Grants Sub-Committee

The Grants Sub-Committee has the authority to determine grants within:

  • the Board’s Policy and Budget; and
  • the terms and conditions of the grant scheme under consideration.

The Chair of the Sub-Committee is a member of the Executive Committee.

Officers supporting the Grants Sub-Committee:
Edward Bonn – Rural Skills & Grants Officer