Decisions

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Decisions published

16/09/2019 - Contingency planning for no-deal Brexit ref: 543    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To note the Council’s preparations and readiness for the UK leaving the EU without a formal agreement or transition period;

 

(2) To note East Sussex County Council’s statement at paragraph 3.8 on traffic issues at Newhaven Port under a no-deal Brexit scenario.

 

(3) That, in the absence of recent contact, the Cabinet resolve to write to the Department for Transport, in liaison with East Sussex County Council and seek current information and assurance in respect of the impact on Newhaven Port in the event of no-deal Brexit.

 

(4) That the Council liaise with the Citizens Advice Bureau to explore ways in which advice and support on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme can be given for European Union Nationals living in the District.

 

(5) That the Council investigate the feasibility of longer term emergency collaboration with other public sector agencies in the event of prolonged issues relating to shortages.


16/09/2019 - Newhaven Fort ref: 548    Recommendations Approved

To agree proposals for the future of Newhaven Fort

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To note the existing condition of the Fort bridge.

 

(2) To approve that up to £350,000 be allocated from the Council’s capital programme and ring-fenced to meet the cost of replacement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Langridge Kemp


16/09/2019 - Climate emergency ref: 550    Recommendations Approved

Report seeking Cabinet’s approval of next steps in addressing sustainability issues as set out in the Climate Emergency Resolution agreed by Council.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

That £100k be approved to progress carbon reduction and climate adaptation interventions in 2019/20.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo Harper


16/09/2019 - Wave Leisure Trust - Lewes District Council Contract Annual Review 2018/19 ref: 547    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval of the objectives stated within the 2020-21 Annual Service Statement between Lewes District Council and Wave Leisure Trust.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To note and approve Wave Leisure Trust’s performance against the Lewes District Council contract Annual Service Delivery Plan for 2018/2019.

 

(2) To approve the annual service delivery objectives for 2020/21, subject to a review of the performance indicators, in liaison with the Lead member for tourism and devolution.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Langridge Kemp


16/09/2019 - Portfolio progress and performance report quarter 1 - 2019-2020 ref: 545    Recommendations Approved

To update Members on the Council’s performance against corporate plan priority actions, performance indicators and targets over the quarter 1 2019/20 period.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To note progress and performance for quarter 1 as well as the overall performance for 2019/20 and

 

(2) To consider any recommendations made by the Scrutiny Committee.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Millie McDevitt


16/09/2019 - Affordable workspace review ref: 549    Recommendations Approved

To present the findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Panel Review into the need for affordable workspace across the Lewes District and support for the creative sector.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To allocate £10,000 to explore the feasibility of Meanwhile Use Leases for the temporary use of Council assets, subject to statutory, legislative and building constraints.

 

(2) To formally adopt the South East Creative Economy Network’s (SECEN) approach to defining affordable workspace.

 

(3) To commit to exploring the potential to facilitate the development of new, affordable ‘open workspace within Lewes District.

 

(4) To note that the Council’s Regeneration service continues to work closely with Locate East Sussex and other partner agencies to ensure they continue to collaborate effectively with South East Creative Cultural and Digital Support (SECCADS) and the creative sector.

 

(5) That Cabinet adopts a position statement formalising the Council’s commitment to supporting the growth of creative industries.

 

(6) To commit all services across the Council to raising awareness of available business support provision across Lewes District.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Sharp


16/09/2019 - Seaford Health Hub - scheme progress ref: 542    Recommendations Approved

The report will provide an update on the Seaford Health Hub project and make recommendations in terms of delivery moving forwards.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

To note the update on the Seaford Health Hub project and that a further report will be presented to Cabinet which will include a strategic, financial, technical and design review of the scheme once completed.

Wards affected: Seaford South;

Lead officer: Beverley Lucas


16/09/2019 - Finance update - Provisional outturn 2018/19 and performance quarter 1 2019-20 ref: 544    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the Council’s financial performance, revenue budgets and capital programme to the end of quarter 1 2019/2020 and explain the impact on the current financial position

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To agree the update on outturn 2018/19

 

(2) To agree the General Fund financial performance for the quarter ended June 2019.

 

(3) To agree HRA financial performance for the quarter ended June 2019.

 

(4) To agree the amended capital programme as set out at appendix 2 to the report.

 

(5) To agree the Treasury Management performance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gordon Mennie


16/09/2019 - Treasury management report ref: 546    Recommendations Approved

To receive and approve annual treasury management report and interim review.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 18/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To confirm that Treasury Management Activity for the period 1 March to 30 June 2019 has been in accordance with the approved Treasury Strategies for that period.

 

Recommended to Council (Budget and policy framework):

 

(2) To endorse the following recommendation from Audit and Standards Committee to Council that the annual Treasury Management report for 2018/19 be agreed and the 2018/19 Prudential and Treasury Indicators included in the report be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gordon Mennie


11/09/2019 - Climate emergency resolution ref: 537    Recommendations Approved

Report seeking Cabinet’s approval of next steps in addressing sustainability issues as set out in the Climate Emergency Resolution agreed by Council.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

That £36k per annum be approved towards the cost of a dedicated post, shared with Lewes District Council, to develop and support the delivery of a Climate Change Strategy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo Harper


11/09/2019 - Access Audit ref: 539    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinets approval of detailed proposals relating to a Access Audit and associated disability inclusion activities.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To approve plans for an Access Audit.

 

(2) To approve the establishment of an Access Accreditation Scheme for Eastbourne.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo Harper


11/09/2019 - Sovereign Energy Centre ref: 540    Recommendations Approved

This report presents a variation on the outline business case, originally presented to Cabinet on 12 December 2018, required in order to proceed with the recommended sustainable heat solution for the Sovereign Leisure Centre.

 

The proposal is to install a heat pump extracting heat from the Southern Water main sewer asset that runs along Prince Charles Parade to provide heat for the Leisure Centre.

 

The purpose is to reduce the carbon emissions and utility costs of this significant/flagship? council development.

 

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To agree a budget of up to £115k to carry out additional feasibility and design work for a stand alone energy centre at the Sovereign Centre site; this could potentially provide low carbon heat sourced from the embedded energy in the nearby sewer network. If viable, a decision to invest will be considered at the February 2020 Cabinet.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jessica Haines


11/09/2019 - Corporate performance - quarter 1 2019/20 ref: 536    For Determination

To update Members on the Council’s performance against Corporate Plan priority actions, performance indicators and targets over Q1 2019/20 period.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision)

 

(1) To note the achievements and progress against Corporate Plan priorities for 2019-20, as set out in Part A of this report.

 

(2) To agree the General Fund, HRA and Collection Fund financial performance for the quarter, as set out in part B of the report.

 

(3) To approve the amended capital programme as set out in appendix 4 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Millie McDevitt, Gordon Mennie


11/09/2019 - Pesticide policy and pollinator strategy ref: 538    Recommendations Approved

The report recommends the adoption of the Pollinator Strategy and the Reduced use of Pesticides on council land

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To approve the Pesticide Policy for adoption.

 

(2) To approve the Pollinator Strategy for adoption.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Goodall


11/09/2019 - Housing delivery update: Bedfordwell Road ref: 541    Recommendations Approved

Update to Members on all aspects of Bedfordwell Road development including construction skills training centre.

 

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration & Planning in consultation with the Portfolio holder for Housing and the Chief Finance Officer to move the development of the Bedfordwell Road scheme through to Stage 2 of the Clear Sustainable Futures (CSF) process to allow the Council to fully understand the financial and delivery options for the site.

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Council Leader to release £1.218m from the existing scheme capital allocation to meet the costs of progressing the development of the scheme through to Stage 2 with CSF.

 

(3) To bring a further report back to Cabinet once the Council has reached Stage 2 and are in a position to report comprehensively on the financial viability of the scheme and to determine the best way of proceeding for tax efficiency purposes and agree a budget in the Housing Revenue Account and/or General Fund.

Wards affected: St Anthony's;

Lead officer: Ian Beckett