Joint Advisory Committee
The JAC was established in 1992. Its main responsibility is to guide the management of the AONB and to oversee the work of the AONB Unit. JAC members have a key role in implementing, monitoring and reviewing the AONB Management Plan and generally promoting the AONB.
The current Chairman of the JAC is Councillor Clare Wood and Councillor Christine Cookman is Vice-Chairman, both having been elected on 5th November 2010. The JAC comprises local authorities within the AONB, statutory agencies, land owning and farming and community interest groups. In total, 10 organisations are represented on the JAC. These are:
- North Yorkshire County Council - www.northyorks.gov.uk
- Hambleton District Council - www.hambleton.gov.uk
- Ryedale District Council - www.ryedale.gov.uk
- Ryedale Parish Councils
- Hambleton Parish Councils
- Country Land and Business Association - www.cla.org.uk
- Natural England - www.naturalengland.org.uk
- Forestry Commission - www.forestry.gov.uk
- National Farmers Union - www.nfuonline.com
- Ramblers Association - www.ramblers.org.uk
The JAC meets 3 times a year including one field visit to inspect work carried out on the ground by the AONB Unit.
The Officers Working Group
A small Working Group of Officers from the local authorities and Natural England provide the JAC with support, meeting on a quarterly basis. Annual AONB Partnership Group meetings are held to discuss issues with a wider range of partner organisations.
Main work of the Joint Advisory Committee (JAC)
The main work of the JAC is to:
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