Decisions

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Decisions published

11/07/2019 - Civil Penalties Policy ref: 534    Recommendations Approved

To note and agree to the use of the new powers allowing the Council to impose civil penalties as summarised in Section 2 of this report.

Decision Maker: Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

(1) To approve the Civil Penalties Policy as attached at appendix 1 to the report.

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Senior Specialist Advisor (Housing Standards) in consultation with Legal Services to agree the sum of civil penalties to be issued on a case by case basis in accordance with the proposed policy with the reviewing Officer to be the Housing Needs and Standards Lead.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Wynn


09/07/2019 - Access audit ref: 532    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

That Cabinet agree in principle to an access audit being undertaken, subject to a detailed scope being developed including resourcing requirements.


09/07/2019 - Enabling the supply of homes for homeless families ref: 533    Recommendations Approved

Report to look at enabling the supply of homes for homeless families.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To note the plan set out in the report, as to how the Council proposes to reduce the increased cost of temporary accommodation.

 

(2) To agree delegated authority for the Director of Regeneration & Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet member for housing, to enter into Head & Underleases with Eastbourne Homes Investment Company Limited.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jessica Haines


09/07/2019 - Treasury management annual report 2018/19 ref: 530    Recommmend Forward to Council

To receive and approve annual management report and interim review.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Recommended to Council (Budget and policy framework):

 

(1) To agree the annual Treasury Management report for 2018/19.

 

(2) To approve the 2018/19 prudential and treasury indicators detailed in the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Mew


09/07/2019 - Medium term financial strategy ref: 528    For Determination

To consider and approve the council’s medium term financial strategy.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To note the background to the Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2019/20 and to approve the approach outlined in the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Mew


09/07/2019 - Corporate performance - quarter 4 - 2018/19 ref: 529    For Determination

To update Members on the Council’s performance against Corporate Plan priority actions, performance indicators and targets over Q4 2018/19 period.

 

Includes end of year financial outturn.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision)

 

(1) To note the achievements and progress against Corporate Plan priorities for 2018/19, as set out in part A of the report.

 

(2) To agree changes to the Council’s performance indicators for 2019/20, as recommended by the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 10 June 2019.

 

(3) To agree the General Fund, HRA and Collection Fund financial performance for 2018/19, as set out in part B of the report.

 

(4) To approve the transfer from/to reserves as set out at appendix 4 to the report.

 

(5) To approve the amended capital programme as set out at appendix 5 to the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Millie McDevitt, Brian Mew


09/07/2019 - Financial procedure rules ref: 531    Recommmend Forward to Council

Revised rules, requiring Full Council approval

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Recommended to Council (Budget and Policy Framework):

 

To review the draft Financial Procedure Rules in advance of them being submitted to Full Council for approval.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Mew


01/07/2019 - Waiver of Contract Procedure Rules - 3G All-Weather Pitch Surface Replacement, Downs Leisure Centre ref: 524    Recommendations Approved

To waive contract procedure rules to allow the urgent replacement of the 3G all-weather pitch surface at Downs Leisure Centre.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

That Cabinet waive the requirement in the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules to go out to tender. The reasons for the waiver are set out in paragraphs 1.1 to 1.4 of the exempt report.

Wards affected: Seaford North;

Lead officer: Mark Langridge Kemp


01/07/2019 - Lewes District Local Plan Part 2 - Publication of main modifications for consultation ref: 521    Recommendations Approved

The Examination Inspector has recommended that a number of modifications should be made to the Local Plan Part 2 in order to make it ‘sound’. Cabinet is sought to publish these modifications for a 6 week period for public representations to be made and to authorise the Director of Regeneration and Planning to submit these modifications, together with any duly made representations, to the examination. 

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To publish the main modifications to Local Plan Part 2 (Appendix 1 of the report) and associated sustainability appraisal for a period of six weeks to enable public representations to be made;

 

(2) To authorise the Director of Regeneration & Planning to submit the main modifications, together with any duly made representations, to the Examination Inspector following the consultation period;

 

(3) To authorise the Director of Regeneration & Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning, to agree any minor modifications to the Local Plan Part 2 in order to aid its practical application for decision-making.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Robert King


01/07/2019 - Recommendations from Climate Action Group ref: 519    Recommendations Approved

Following a resolution made at Full Council, 26 November 2018, a cross-party task and finish group was convened to conduct a review of council services with regards to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Four meetings were held between January and April 2019.

The report outlines the review process and makes recommendations for service delivery.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree the proposed recommendations set out at appendix one to the report.

 

(2) To agree funding of £5,000 for the provision of a drinking water tap at Lewes skate park subject to final design being signed off by the Leader of the Council.

 

(3) To request that the Scrutiny Committee set up a Panel to scrutinise the implementation of the recommendations set out at appendix one to the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Goodall


01/07/2019 - Greater Brighton Economic Board - Admission of New Member to the Board ref: 522    Recommendations Approved

To ratify the appointment of Arun District Council to the Greater Brighton Economic Board.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To ratify the appointment of Arun District Council to the Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) and Greater Brighton Economic Joint Committee (GBEJC), subject to formal agreement of Arun District Council.

 

(2) To note that Arun District Council’s appointment is dependent on all the local authorities represented on the Board approving its appointment.

 

(3) To agree other proposed changes within the Heads of Terms of the Greater Brighton Economic Board as detailed in paragraph 2.16 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Sharp


01/07/2019 - Enabling the development of Community Assets - Market Tower, Lewes and 2 Fisher Street, Lewes ref: 523    Recommendations Approved

Consideration of the freehold disposal of Market Tower to Lewes Town Council.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree in principle to the disposal of the freehold of Market Tower and 2 Fisher Street to Lewes Town Council.

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth to agree the final disposal terms subject to:

 

(i) a red book valuation undertaken by a qualified person for both assets, and

 

(ii) further legal due diligence and exploration of the potential for including restrictive covenants controlling the future use of the properties and overage clauses enabling the Council to share in any future increase in value in the properties realised after the properties have been sold. The scope of the delegation to the Director to include the potential for disposal at an under value in accordance with circular 06/03 where it is considered that this will help to secure the promotion or improvement of the economic, social or environmental well-being of the Council’s area.

 

(3) To authorise the Director of Regeneration and Planning on consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth to undertake all actions required to complete the disposal of the properties above including authorising completion of legal documentation.

 

(4) To note that a further report will be submitted to Cabinet in the Autumn of 2019 setting out the Council’s approach and policy towards community assets.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Langridge Kemp


01/07/2019 - Medium term financial strategy ref: 516    Recommendations Approved

To consider and approve the council’s medium term financial strategy.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To note the background to the medium term financial strategy for 2019/20 and approve the approach outlined in the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Mew


01/07/2019 - Portfolio progress and performance report quarter 4 - 2018-2019 ref: 514    Recommendations Approved

To update Members on the Council’s performance against corporate plan priority actions, performance indicators and targets over the quarter 4 2018/19 period.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To note progress and performance for quarter 4 as well as the overall performance for 2018/19 and to note comments made by the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 27 June 2019.

 

(2) To agree the 2019/20 performance measures.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Millie McDevitt


01/07/2019 - Financial procedure rules ref: 517    Recommmend Forward to Council

Revised rules, requiring Full Council approval.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Recommended to Council (Budget and policy framework):

 

To review the draft Financial Procedure Rules before they are submitted to Council for approval.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Mew


01/07/2019 - Update on tourism activities for Lewes District ref: 518    Recommendations Approved

This report will outline the activities being delivered in 2019/20 and an overview of activities in 2018/19 matched against the Lewes Tourism Strategy

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To approve continued implementation of the Strategic Tourism Vision and Action Plan (2018-2021)

 

(2) To approve activities carried out to date.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philip Evans


01/07/2019 - Housing finance for short term lettings development ref: 520    Recommendations Approved

To update the Cabinet on ongoing developments of affordable housing on Council land, and seek additional approvals required. Also to seek approval for development of infills projects.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/07/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To approve an increase in the General Fund Capital Programme budget for the scheme from £2.2m to £2.9m, with the additional £700,000 to be funded from Right to Buy Receipts.

 

(2) To report an amendment to a waiver previously approved to the Contract Procurement Rules (CPR), as set out in paragraph. 2.4.1(a) of CPR to allow the direct selection of a main contractor, due to the bespoke nature of the product required and time restrictions.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leighton Rowe