Decisions

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Decisions published

28/10/2019 - Property Disposal and Transfer Policy Revision ref: 561    Recommendations Approved

For Cabinet to agree revisions to the Property Disposal and Transfer Policy to include reference to Community Asset Transfer.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To agree and adopt the revisions to the Policy Disposal and Transfer Policy to include provision for Community Asset Transfer.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Langridge Kemp


28/10/2019 - Housing development update ref: 562    Recommendations Approved

An update on a number of housing development projects that are not yet under construction, have previously been approved by Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To note and approve the updated Lewes Town & Ringmer Council Housing Infill programme, as laid out at appendix 1 to the report, subject to a final costed plan being approved by Cabinet.

 

(2) To approve an in principle programme of Council housing on infill land in Newhaven, as laid out at appendix 2 to the report, subject to a final costed plan being approved by Cabinet.

 

(3) To note the updated development scheme at Anchor Field, Ringmer.

 

(4) To approve the sale of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) land to Aspiration Homes LLP (AHLLP) for the construction of 11 affordable rented homes at Anchor Field, Ringmer and associated loan to deliver the affordable housing. The delegations for the sale of HRA land and loan facilities are as contained in the Cabinet report of 23rd April 2018 entitled “Housing Development Update”.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leighton Rowe


28/10/2019 - Adoption of the Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan ref: 560    Recommmend Forward to Council

 

The ‘making’ of the Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan as part of the statutory development plan for Lewes District.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

Recommended to Council (Budget and policy framework):

 

To recommend to Full Council that the Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan be formally adopted as part of the statutory development plan for the district.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julia Edwards


28/10/2019 - Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme and Council Tax Class C Discount ref: 556    Recommmend Forward to Council

To approve the local council tax reduction scheme and agree any amendments as necessary.  It is a legal requirement that the council approve the scheme annually.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

Recommended to Council (Budget and policy framework):

 

(1) To recommend to Full Council that the 2019/20 Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme be adopted as the 2020/21 scheme.

 

(2) To recommend to Full Council that the Council Tax Class C Discount for empty and unfurnished properties be ended from 1 April 2020.

 

(Key decision)

 

(3) To establish a pilot scheme during 2020/21 to provide additional relief to the self-employed on very low income.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bill McCafferty


28/10/2019 - Pesticide policy and pollinator strategy ref: 557    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To approve the Pesticide Policy and agree that the policy would be reviewed one year from adoption

 

(2) To approve the Pollinator Strategy for adoption and to agree that the strategy would be reviewed in 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Goodall


28/10/2019 - Community Infrastructure Levy Spending Recommendations ref: 558    Recommendations Approved

The Lewes District Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule came into force on 1 December 2015 and CIL money has been collected ever since. Infrastructure providers will be invited to bid for CIL funding for 6 weeks from the beginning June. The report will present the recommendations of the CIL Management and Executive Boards following the assessment of infrastructure project bids by Members and officers.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To agree the release of funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) governance pots as recommended by the CIL Executive Board.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Kemp, Estelle Maisonnial, Tondra Thom


28/10/2019 - Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement ref: 559    Recommendations Approved

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out the Council’s approach to consulting the local community and other stakeholders on planning matters. The production of a SCI is a requirement of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and should explain how the Council will engage local communities and other interested parties in producing their Local Plan and determining planning applications. It is a legal requirement that any consultation on Local Plans is undertaken in accordance with the adopted SCI.

 

The Council’s existing SCI was adopted in July 2011. Since then many changes in legislation have taken place: the Localism Act was introduced in 2011, the National Planning Policy Framework was introduced in 2012 and in the same year the Town and Country Planning regulations were revised. Additionally the Neighbourhood Planning Act was introduced in 2017.

 

Before the new SCI can be adopted, it should be published for consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. It is proposed that public consultation on the draft SCI should take place for a 6 week period (+ 2 weeks for the holiday period) between 10 December 2018 and 4 February 2019, in line with the principles set out in the existing SCI.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/10/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 02/11/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To approve the publication of the Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement for a consultation period of 8 weeks.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerda Zijm