Lewes District Council Full Council - Monday, 23rd November, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting on Microsoft Teams

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

Note: This meeting is being held remotely using Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to view the meeting. Alternatively you can telephone in to listen to the meeting by calling: +44 20 3855 5316 and enter the ID: 428 864 745# (You will be muted on arrival and must remain so for the duration of the meeting)  


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for absence


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.


Minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2020. pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 17 September 2020.


Announcements. pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To receive any announcements from the Chair of the Council, Leader of the Council, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive. A list of the Chair of the Council's engagements since the previous meeting is enclosed.


Urgent items

Items not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances as defined in Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Questions from members of the public

To deal with questions which members of the public may wish to put to members of the Cabinet in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11 (if any).



To receive petitions from Councillors or members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (if any).


Urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members

In accordance with Policy and Performance Advisory Committee Procedure Rule 17, to receive details of any urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members since the previous meeting.


Designation of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Report of the Chief Executive.


Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2020. pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Report of the Head of Elections.

Additional documents:


Members allowances scheme - Independent Remuneration Panel report. pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Report of the Head of Democratic Services and the Independent Remuneration Panel.

Additional documents:


Recommendations from Cabinet and other council bodies


Annual treasury management report. pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Report of Councillor Nicholson on behalf of the Cabinet.  Referred from Cabinet on 24 September 2020.


Notices of motion.


Motion 1 - To ensure no resident of Lewes District is prevented from voting by any new Voter ID legislation. pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider a motion submitted by Councillor Collier.


Motion 2 - Government changes to our planning system. pdf icon PDF 340 KB

To consider a motion submitted by Councillor Banks.


Written questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To deal with written questions which Councillors may wish to put to the Chair of the Council, a Cabinet Member, Chair of any committee or sub-committee, or Council representative on an external body in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 (if any).  Any such questions notified to the Head of Democratic Services by 5 pm on 17 November will be circulated in an agenda supplement.


Questions to the Leader of the Council

To deal with questions (if any) which Councillors may wish to put to the Leader of the Council. It will be at the Leader’s discretion to re-direct questions to relevant Members of the Cabinet. A Councillor wishing to raise a question must notify the Chair of the Council by email of the text of the question by 4.45 pm prior to the commencement of the meeting.


(NB This item is limited to a maximum of 5 questions, with no more than 1 question being asked per councillor. If a question requires a detailed or technical response, the Leader may decide that a written response is more appropriate).


Ward issues pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To deal with ward issues which Councillors wish to raise, as notified by 5 pm on 17 November 2020. 


One matter has been raised to date by Councillor Gauntlett, in relation to Talland Parade, High Street, Seaford (Planning Application LW/11/132), a copy of which is attached.


Reporting back on meetings of outside bodies pdf icon PDF 354 KB

To receive any reports from the Council's representatives who serve on outside bodies in respect of meetings they have attended.


Date of the next meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on 22 February 2021.