Agenda and decisions

Lewes District Council Cabinet - Thursday, 10th June, 2021 2.30 pm

Venue: Ditchling and Telscombe Rooms - Southover House, Lewes

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 415021 

Note: This meeting is open to the public to attend. Whilst seating is currently limited due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that if you are planning to attend and observe the meeting, you register in advance (by midday Wednesday 9 June 2021) by emailing committees@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. We would request that you do not attend unless you have received an email from us confirming your seat reservation. Priority seating will be given to speakers. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 222 KB

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

8.

Waiver of Contract Procedure Rules - Marshall Regen for Newhaven Towns Fund - 26 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 656 KB

Cabinet to note in accordance with Section 2.4.1 (b) of the Contract Procedure Rules.

9.

Recovery and Reset pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Report of Chief Executive

Lead Cabinet members: Councillors James MacCleary and Zoe Nicholson

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

To note the progress made with the Recovery and Reset Programme.

10.

Community Wealth Building pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Report of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Zoe Nicholson

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To note the progress made in delivering the Reimagining Lewes District Action Plan and to agree the Re-imagining Lewes District Community Wealth Building Strategy set out at appendix A to the report.

 

(2) To agree £80k to fund a two-year fixed term post to oversee the implementation of the Strategy.

 

(3) To agree a one-off allocation of £20k to enable the development of initiatives to promote and enable social entrepreneurialism, with both additional cost items being funded from reserves.

11.

Biodiversity Strategy pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Report of Director of Service Delivery

Lead Cabinet members: Councillors Matthew Bird and Julie Carr

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To approve the Lewes District Council Biodiversity Strategy 2021- 2025, set out at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

(2) To approve the associated Action Plan, set out at Appendix 2 to the report.

12.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Report of Director of Service Delivery

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Zoe Nicholson

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

That Cabinet, with the objective of implementing a revised Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022/23:

 

(1) Authorise the Chief Finance Officer to enter into consultation with the major precepting authorities

 

(2) Authorise the drafting of a scheme that calculates a Council Tax Reduction of 100% of a person’s council tax liability, removes the Minimum-Income Floor for the self-employed and removes the £5.00 minimum award

 

(3) On completion of the consultation and drafting authorised under (1) and (2) above, authorise the Director of Service Delivery to consult with other interested parties.

13.

Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Report of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Emily O’Brien

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) That Cabinet authorise the principle of undertaking public consultation on ‘Issues & Options’ for the Local Plan for an eight-week period between 9th July and 3rd September 2021.

 

(2) That Cabinet delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure, to approve and release the Issues and Options document for consultation.

14.

Planning Local Validation List pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Report of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Emily O’Brien

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree the publication and use of Planning Local Validation List contained at Appendix 1 and 2 to the report.

 

(2) To provide delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Infrastructure, to make minor or technical amendments to the Planning Local Validation List to its publication or as otherwise required following publication.