Agenda

Eastbourne Borough Council Full Council - Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Shackleton Hall in the Welcome Building, Devonshire Quarter, Compton Street, Eastbourne BN21 4BP

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

Note: This meeting is open to the public - but public seating is limited and all attending will be requested to provide their contact details, and to wear a face mask. To assist with management of places, if you do plan to attend the meeting please email: committees@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 19 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 244 KB

2.

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).

3.

Mayor's announcements. pdf icon PDF 243 KB

A list of the Mayor’s announcements in respect of his activities since the last meeting is attached for information.

4.

Notification of apologies for absence.

5.

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.

6.

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.

7.

Matters referred from Cabinet or other council bodies.

The following matters are submitted to the Council for decision (council procedure rule 12 refers):-

7a

Treasury management annual report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Report of Councillor Holt on behalf of the Cabinet.  To be referred from the meeting of Cabinet on 14 July 2021.

8.

Motions.

The following motions have been submitted by members under council procedure rule 13:-

8a

Motion - Engagement in Planning

Motion submitted by Councillor Smart:

 

“This Council believes planning works best for residents when developers and the local community work together to shape local areas and deliver necessary new homes and related infrastructure.

 

The Council therefore resolves to support the right of communities to be able to engage easily in the planning process by: the full use of digital technology, participation in the making of neighbourhood plans, and maintaining the right to object to individual applications.”

 

8b

Motion - Deregulation of Planning

Motion submitted by Councillor Swansborough:

 

"This Council is concerned that Government proposals to deregulate planning will remove the rights of residents to influence or object to inappropriate development where they live.

 

Also, that the Government's proposals will decimate the character of our Borough and give carte blanche to developers to build what they please across large areas without needing planning permission.

 

The Council believes that residents have the right to a say over development that will change the area in which they live and that local councils, in consultation with businesses and residents, are best placed to understand the issues in their area and to respond with a strategy tailored to that area.

 

This Council calls on the Government to scrap its Planning White Paper and instead:

 

·        to undertake a wholesale review of Permitted Development Rights,

 

·        to make the national Planning Inspectorate more accountable to local people;

 

and

 

·        to implement stronger controls to ensure Ministers making decisions on planning applications are not connected either financially or personally with Developers or related parties to the application."

 

8c

Motion - Honorary Alderman (John Joseph Ungar)

Motion submitted by Councillor Tutt:

 

“That a special meeting of the Council be convened at which the Council consider a motion to be put before it to exercise its powers under Section 249 (1) of the Local Government Act, 1972 and confer the title of Honorary Alderman upon John Joseph Ungar, who has in the opinion of the Council rendered eminent service as a member of the Eastbourne Borough Council from May 1991 – May 1998 and May 2011 until his retirement on 2 May 2019.”

8d

Motion - Honorary Alderman (Sandie Howlett)

Motion submitted by Councillor Belsey:

 

“That a special meeting of the Council be convened at which the Council consider a motion to be put before it to exercise its powers under Section 249 (1) of the Local Government Act, 1972 and confer the title of Honorary Alderman upon Sandie Howlett, who has in the opinion of the Council rendered eminent service as a member of the Eastbourne Borough Council from 2 May 2002 until her retirement on 11 May 2015.”

 

9.

Discussion on minutes of council bodies.

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 the day of the meeting. A list of such items (if any) will be circulated prior to the start of the meeting.

 

The following are appended to this agenda:-

9a

Minutes of the Licensing Committee - 24 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

9b

Minutes of the Planning Committee - 26 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

9c

Minutes of Cabinet - 2 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

9d

Minutes of the Planning Committee - 29 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

9e

Minutes of Scrutiny Committee - 12 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

9f

Minutes of Cabinet - 14 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 157 KB