Lewes District Council Full Council - Thursday, 15th July, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: The Sports Hall, Lewes Leisure Centre, Mountfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2XG

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 or Email: 

Note: This meeting is open to the public - but public seating is limited and all attending will be asked to provide their contact details. To assist with management of places, if you do plan to attend the meeting please email: 

No. Item


Minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 27 May 2021.


Apologies for absence

The Head of Democratic Services to report apologies from Councillors.


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.


Announcements pdf icon PDF 354 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.


Member Attendance

To approve the absence of Councillor Peterson from attendance at any Full Council, committee or sub-committee meeting of Lewes District Council  pursuant to Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, due to his current ill health, for a six month period commencing on 7 September 2021, in the event that such an extension is required.



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).


Election of the Leader of the Council, in accordance with Council Procedure Rules

The election of Leader of the Council has been triggered as Councillor MacCleary has formally notified the Chief Executive that he will resign as Leader of the Council with effect from 4 pm on 15 July 2021.


To receive nominations and vote thereon.


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 (if any).


Notices of motion.

The following notices of motion have been received:


Motion 1 - Planning Reform pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider a motion to be moved by Councillor Nicholson and seconded by Councillor Banks.


Motion 2 - Healthy Homes and Places pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider a motion to be moved by Councillor O’Brien and seconded by Councillor O’Connor.


Additional documents:


Motion 3 - Disability Access pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider a motion to be moved by Councillor Macleod and seconded by Councillor Denis.



Written questions from Councillors

To deal with written questions which councillors may wish to put to the Chair of the Council, a Lead Councillor on the Cabinet or the Chair of any committee or sub-committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 (if any).


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 of the text of the question prior to the commencement of the meeting.  Whilst current restrictions are in place – these are requested to be received by email to the Chair / Democratic Services by 4 pm on the day 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

To deal with ward issues which councillors wish to raise (if any).


Reporting back on meetings of outside bodies pdf icon PDF 410 KB

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