The National Parks England, Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd October 2013 have been published on 16th December:
Of interest is the Coastal Concordat ( https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/fil... ) that outlines some of the new legislation that is to be brought in alongside New Planning Regulations introduced in April 2013. "The coastal concordat sets out key principles for coordinating the consenting process for coastal development in England."
The Concordat discusses the aligning of relevant authorities and of note " The principle of having a single point of entry means that an applicant should only need to contact one of the regulatory or advisory bodies who are signatories to this agreement ..... "
For example say, if the Concordat had been applied to York Potash's Mine project and the complexities surrounding the framework of it's Environmental Impact Asessment submission, then perhaps York Potash's current Application and the NYMNPA would have a clear and concise roadmap, instead of the mess of planning legislation that they are currently trying to untangle and work through.
That begs the question that if York Potash's current application is refused, would it follow that once this Concordat is in place we could see application after application for development on the North Yorkshire Moors. As the Minutes suggest at Page 4 Point 9, the NPA's do not seem very happy about this, can't quite work out why...