Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Full Council
Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Court Room, Town Hall, Eastbourne

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

Items
No. Item

14.

Declarations of interests by members.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct (please see note at end of agenda).

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

15.

Apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were reported from Councillors Jenkins and Murdoch.

16.

Public right of address.

The Mayor to report any requests received from a member of the public under council procedure rule 11 in respect of any referred item or motion listed below.

Minutes:

Mr Roy Peacock addressed the meeting under Agenda Item 6(a) regarding parking on pavements and verges.

17.

Order of business.

The Council may vary the order of business if, in the opinion of the Mayor, a matter should be given precedence by reason of special urgency.

Minutes:

Business proceeded in accordance with the summons.

 

18.

Pay policy statement. pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Report of Deputy Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council considered the report of the Deputy Chief Executive which sought approval for updates to the Pay Policy Statement produced in accordance with a requirement in the Localism Act 2011.

It was proposed by Councillor Tutt, seconded by Councillor Shuttleworth and:

Resolved: (By 18 votes for, none against with 6 abstentions) That the revised Pay Policy Statement be approved for publication on the Council’s website.

19.

Parking on pavements and verges.

Motion submitted by Councillor Smart:-

 

We propose a bylaw throughout Eastbourne to prohibit the parking on pavements and verges except for specified locations.

Minutes:

Councillor Smart moved and Councillor Taylor seconded a notice of

motion that:

 

“We propose a bylaw throughout Eastbourne to prohibit the parking on pavements and verges except for specified locations”.

 

Councillor Ungar moved and Councillor Tutt seconded an amendment to

the motion that:

 

“Eastbourne Borough Council supports moves to prohibit the parking on pavements and verges except for specified locations.

 

The Council welcomes the Government decision to review this issue and will make representations to them to ban pavement parking everywhere other than specifically designated areas. In doing so this will avoid the Council calling upon East Sussex County Council as the Highways Authority to introduce a town wide ban, which they say would be expensive to the public purse, due to the need for repeated signage.

 

Whilst awaiting the outcome of the review, which will hopefully lead to legislative changes, the Council will support requests made by Council members to East Sussex County Council requesting Traffic Regulation Orders to ban this practice in the worst affected areas of the town”.

 

Roy Peacock addressed the Council on the motion.

 

Members’ debate on the amended motion included:

  • The problems caused by pavement parking throughout the town.
  • The limited police powers to enforce parking restrictions.
  • The need for a national response that took into account the views of those most impacted and the costs involved.

 

The amendment was put to the vote.

 

Resolved: (By 17 votes for and none against) That the amended motion be approved.

20.

Discussion on minutes of council bodies. pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Members of the Council who wish to raise items for discussion (council procedure rule 14) on any of the minutes of the meetings of formal council bodies listed below must submit their request to the Head of Democratic Services no later than 10.00 am on Wednesday 9 May 2018. A list of such items (if any) will be circulated prior to the start of the meeting.

 

The following are appended to this agenda:-

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of seven meetings of council bodies from 20 February 2018 to 24 April 2018, as set out in the summons, were received. Minute 121 of the Planning Committee on 27 March 2018 (Eastbourne Pier, Application ID: 171394, 171397, 171398) was discussed and Members noted that although the new buildings had been approved to ensure the economic viability of the site, the steelwork of the pier was structurally sound and did not require work at present.

 

Minute 45 of the Conservation Area Advisory Group on 3 April 2018 (Kempston, 3 Granville Road, Application ID: 180040) was discussed, and Members noted that the rules on speaking at Planning Committee were there to enable a fair and democratic representation of speakers on applications.

 

Further to Council Procedure Rule 14.3 it was:

 

Resolved: (Unanimously) That the minutes of the council bodies as set out in the summons be accepted.