Agenda

County Council - Friday, 22nd October, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ

Contact: Clare Jones on 033 022 22526  Email:  clare.jones@westsussex.gov.uk

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1.

Attendance and Apologies for Absence

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2.

Members' Interests pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Members are asked to disclose any pecuniary or personal interests in matters appearing on the agenda.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The Council is asked to confirm the minutes of the ordinary meeting of the County Council held on 16 July 2021.

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4.

Appointments pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider any proposed changes by the Groups to appointments.  Any proposals will be circulated and changes will take effect from the end of the meeting.

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Governance Committee: Use of hybrid technology for meetings pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a proposal for the use of hybrid technology for meetings in some circumstances, in the light of a report by the Governance Committee.

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Address by a Cabinet Member

At the discretion of the Chairman, to receive any address by a Cabinet Member on a matter of urgency and/or significant interest to the County Council and which relates to the powers and responsibilities of the County Council or which affects the Council.

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Governance Committee: Terms of Reference of the Corporate Parenting Panel and the Member Development Group pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider changes to the terms of reference of the Corporate Parenting Panel and the Member Development Group, in the light of a report by the Governance Committee.

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Question Time pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Questions to the Leader and Cabinet Members on matters contained within the Cabinet report, written questions and any other questions relevant to their portfolios. Members may also ask questions of the Leader on anything that is currently relevant to the County Council. The report covers relevant Council business or developments in respect of portfolios arising since the meeting of the Council on 16 July 2021. A supplementary report may be published.

 

(2 hours is allocated for Question Time)

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Lunch (In the event that the morning business is finished before lunch the afternoon business will be brought forward as appropriate.)

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9.

Notices of Motion

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9a

Motion on Gatwick Airport Runway Capacity (for debate) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To debate the following motion, submitted by Cllr Wall, notice of which was given on 4 October 2021.

 

‘West Sussex County Council is a statutory consultee in the Development Consent Order process with regard to the proposal by Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL) to bring the Northern/Emergency runway into routine use (for departures only). This Council notes the proposed economic benefits and likely adverse social and environmental impacts of GAL’s Northern Runway Project.

 

This Council resolves to ask the Cabinet to seek evidence and assurance from GAL that it will mitigate the following key impacts as part of the proposed development:

 

(1)        Any increase in aircraft noise levels/noise distribution pattern.

 

(2)        Any adverse traffic and surface access impacts (forecasting, transport assessment methodology, modal shift).

 

(3)        Any additional social and environmental impacts, including on health and well-being, air quality and carbon reduction targets.

 

(4)        Any increase in the need for new homes (supply/demand from anticipated additional workforce) and supporting infrastructure, including County Council services.

 

In addition, whilst not part of the formal consultation, the safeguarded land allocation to the south of the existing runway for an additional runway should be reviewed and recommendations as to its future use should be made by the Cabinet to Her Majesty’s Government.

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9b

Motion on Land Use (for debate) pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To debate the following motion, submitted by Cllr Milne, which was referred to the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property at the meeting of the County Council on 16 July 2021.

 

‘This Council calls upon the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property to put in place a clear process, such that any currently-owned Council land will always be first considered for possible social, community or environmental use, particularly where this complements the Council’s ambitions relating to climate change, prior to deeming it surplus to requirements, which could see it allocated for development within West Sussex County Council’s Joint Venture development company.’

 

and the report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property.

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9c

Motion on Male Violence (not for debate) pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To take note of the following motion, submitted by Cllr Lord, notice of which was given on 5 October 2021. The Chairman has indicated he intends to refer the motion to the Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue for consideration. It will therefore not be debated at this meeting.

 

‘Recent news reports have highlighted the impact of male violence in the UK, including in West Sussex. This Council believes that:

 

(a)        Victims of male violence are never to blame.

 

(b)        Significantly reducing male violence will make women and men safer and lessen the suspicion that groups of young men and single men in particular face.

 

(c)         Alongside enhancing services for victims, agencies should focus their efforts on preventing male violence rather than asking innocent people to modify their behaviour.

 

(d)        The causes of male violence are complex and often start in early life.

 

(e)        Solutions cannot be created by agencies and voluntary organisations working in isolation.

 

This Council therefore calls on the Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue to convene a cross-agency group (including but not limited to the police, health services, county, district and borough councils, and voluntary organisations) with the remit to:

 

(1)        Understand the extent and nature of male violence in West Sussex;

 

(2)        Assess the effectiveness of the programmes currently in place;

 

(3)        Identify gaps in provision with reference to national and international best practice; and

 

(4)        Report back to this Council within six months with details of a comprehensive and ambitious plan to ultimately end male violence in West Sussex, including details of the resources and timelines required.

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9d

Motion on Adult Social Care Charges (not for debate) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To take note of the following motion, submitted by Cllr Milne, notice of which was given on 5 October 2021. The Chairman has indicated he intends to refer the motion to the Cabinet Member for Adults Services for consideration. It will therefore not be debated at this meeting.

 

‘Recent increases in Adult Social Care charges are causing severe distress to vulnerable individuals and their families, who are being asked to fund charge increases of as much as 400% overnight.

 

While we recognise the enormous stress on the County Council’s budget caused by a decade of government cuts to local authority funding, this is clearly too much of an increase, too fast.

 

This Council therefore resolves to ask the Cabinet Member for Adults Services to:

 

(1)        Reconsider the issue of Adult Social Care charges in West Sussex;

 

(2)        Look at alternative methods of funding and examine ways to reduce the impact on the public; and

 

(3)        Agree a cap on annual charge increases, such that no individual’s bill can rise by more than a fixed maximum percentage in a single year (unless there has been a material change in their service provision).

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County Council concludes

Items not commenced by 4.15 p.m. will be deferred to the following meeting.

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