Agenda

Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Lisa Etchell on 033 022 23597  Email:  lisa.etchell@westsussex.gov.uk

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Part I

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10.30 am

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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2.

Minutes of the 14 November meeting pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2018 - attached (cream paper).

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3.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

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Part II Matters

Members are asked at this stage if they wish the meeting to consider bringing into Part I any Part II items on the agenda.

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5.

Cabinet Member Response to the Committee's Recommendations on the Littlehampton to Bognor Regis Cycle Path (NCN2) - Lessons Learnt pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Cabinet Member’s Response to the Committee’s Recommendations on the Littlehampton to Bognor Regis Cycle Path (NCN2) – Lessons Learnt – attached.

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10.35 am

6.

Gatwick Airport Draft Master Plan 2018 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Report by Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment – attached.

 

This report outlines the County Council’s draft response to the Gatwick Airport Draft Masterplan 2018 consultation.

 

The Committee is asked to scrutinise and give comment on the draft response.

 

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11.55 am

7.

Proposed Savings for Fire Service Operations and Public Protection 2019/20 - WITHDRAWN pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report by Executive Director Communities and Public Protection – attached.

 

This report sets out the proposals for achieving the portfolio savings target for 2019/20.

 

The Committee is asked to scrutinise the proposals. 

 

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1.00 pm

8.

On-Street Parking to Support Traffic Management pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report by Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and Director of Highways and Transport – attached.

 

Road Space Audits are now being used to identify where there is a need to implement better settlement wide parking solutions that support the County Council’s aspirations in terms of economic development, improved safety and sustainable transport. The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure will be asked to agree a strategic parking management plan programme to implement on-street parking controls in various locations across the county and to review the operation of the parking service county-wide, including charges. 

 

The Committee is asked to scrutinise the proposals.

 

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1.45 pm

9.

Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

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10.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 23 November – attached.

 

Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.

 

The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.

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11.

Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Select Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.

 

If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

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12.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 14 January 2019 at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Probable agenda items include:

 

·         Updated Guidance on Parking in New Developments

·         Savings Proposals

·         Highways Maintenance Contract - Options Appraisal

·         Velo South

·         Major Events Protocol

Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 2 January 2018.

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1.55 pm

13.

Bus Strategy 2018-2026 and Financial Changes to the Non-Commercial Bus Network pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report by Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and Director of Highways and Transport – attached.

 

This report presents the final draft of the West Sussex Bus Strategy 2018 to 2026 together with recommended changes to financial support to the non-commercial bus network.

 

The Committee is asked to consider and give feedback on the revised Bus Strategy 2018-2026 and the findings and overall approach of the Task and Finish Group; along with the recommendations for changes to financial support for the non-commercial bus network.

 

If required this item will continue in Part II.

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Part II

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14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider in respect of the following item whether the public, including the press, should be excluded from the meeting on the grounds of exemption under Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as indicated against the item and because, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption of that information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

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15.

Bus Strategy 2018-2026 and Financial Changes to the Non-Commercial Bus Network

The Committee is asked to consider and give feedback on the revised Bus Strategy 2018-2026 and the findings and overall approach of the Task and Finish Group; along with the recommendations for changes to financial support for the non-commercial bus network.

 

Exempt: paragraph 3, financial or business affairs of any person (including the authority).

 

 

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