Decisions

Use the search options below to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Cabinet, Cabinet Members and County Local Committees. Also included are key decisions by officers and decisions made by officers under the urgent action procedure. You can also find decisions taken by the full Council and decision-making committees.

Decisions published

15/10/2020 - Review of on-street parking charges 2020/21 HI09 (20/21) ref: 1050    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The on-street parking charges review for 2020/21 is a review of all on-street parking charges, including all West Sussex permits, parking bay suspensions and pay & display.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 27/10/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure has:

 

1.  Approved the changes to on-street parking charges set out at paragraph 2 and detailed in Appendix A; and

 

2.  Authorised the Director of Law and Assurance to take all necessary action to bring the changes to on-street charges into effect from January 2021.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Miles Davy


14/10/2020 - Review of the Integrated Parking Strategy HI09 (20/21) ref: 1054    For Determination

The County Council’s Integrated Parking Strategy (IPS) was previously reviewed in 2014 and, in the context of recent changes in national, regional and local conditions, requires a further review.

 

The revised IPS will cover the period to 2024 and will seek to ensure that the County Council’s parking policies remain appropriate and effective at meeting the needs of local communities, its traffic management responsibilities and the wider policies and agenda.

 

The IPS will sit within and contribute towards the County Council’s wider transport, economic, community, environment, and health strategies.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 24/10/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure has:

1.   Approved the changes to on-street parking charges set out at paragraph 2 and detailed in Appendix A; and

2.   Authorised the Director of Law and Assurance to take all necessary action to bring the changes to on-street charges into effect from January 2021.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Miles Davy


07/10/2020 - Extension of Independent Shared Lives Contract OKD36 (20/21) ref: 1048    Recommendations Approved

West Sussex County Council currently commissions Shared Lives services in West Sussex in two ways, from the independent market through our Supported Living Framework and an in-house service delivered by Adults In-House Social Care Services (AIHSCS).

 

The Supported Living Framework has included a separate provision for Shared Lives Services since it commenced in 2015. During this period only one independent Shared Lives Scheme provider has been awarded the service.

 

Shared lives services meet customers social care needs as defined under the Care Act 2014 through a model of care and support that provides innovative, small family-based homes to people with a learning disability with a variety of support needs. This approach can generate significant positive outcomes to people who use shared lives through access to a range of accommodation and support arrangements.

 

Cabinet Member decision (AH08 20/21) recommended that the independent Shared Lives Scheme, which is currently commissioned under the terms of the Supported Living Framework and which expires on 31st March 2021, be subject to an internal review regarding its future re-procurement options and should be excluded from the decision to procure a new Supported Living Framework Agreement.

 

Authorisation is sought to extend the current contract arrangements as a single tender with the one incumbent independent Shared Lives provider for one year until 31st March 2022, under the existing contractual terms. This will enable the Council to explore future delivery models, contract and procurement options and associated cost structures, as well as undertake consultation with the market,  which in line with the Lifelong Disability and Autism Market Position Statement objectives, will lead to more people living independently in community settings, and where this is appropriate and cost-effective. No change is proposed to the in-house service.

 

Decision Maker: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 17/10/2020

Decision:

The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health has approved the award of a one-year contract, up to 31st March 2022 to the incumbent shared lives provider.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Lisa Loveman


18/09/2020 - Allocation of Additional Funding to support response to Covid-19 ref: 1042    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/09/2020 - County Council

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

Decision:

27.1     The Cabinet Member for Finance moved the report on the allocation of additional funding to support the response to COVID-19.

 

27.2     The recommendations were put to a recorded vote under Standing Order 3.36.

 

(a)           For the recommendations – 59

 

Cllr Acraman, Cllr Arculus, Cllr Atkins, Cllr Baldwin, Cllr Barling, Cllr Barnard, Cllr Barrett-Miles, Cllr Bennett, Cllr Boram, Cllr Bradford, Cllr Brunsdon, Cllr Burgess, Cllr Burrett, Cllr Catchpole, Cllr Crow, Cllr J Dennis, Cllr N Dennis, Cllr Duncton, Cllr Edwards, Cllr Elkins, Cllr Goldsmith, Cllr Hall, Cllr High, Cllr Hillier, Cllr Hunt, Cllr M Jones, Cllr A Jupp, Cllr N Jupp, Cllr Kennard, Cllr Kitchen, Cllr Lanzer, Cllr Lea, Cllr Lord, Cllr Magill, Cllr Markwell, Cllr Marshall, Cllr McDonald, Cllr Millson, Cllr Mitchell, Cllr Montyn, Cllr O’Kelly, Cllr R J Oakley, Cllr S J Oakley, Cllr Oppler, Cllr Oxlade, Cllr Patel, Cllr Pendleton, Cllr Purnell, Cllr Quinn, Cllr Russell, Cllr Simmons, Cllr Smytherman, Cllr Sparkes, Cllr Turner, Cllr Urquhart, Cllr Waight, Cllr Walsh, Cllr Whittington and Cllr Wickremaratchi.

 

(b)           Against the recommendations - 0

 

(c)            Abstentions – 0

 

27.3     Resolved –

 

(1)        That grant funding received in connection with the current pandemic and which is not ring fenced is allocated pro rata to the expenditure incurred in relation to each service area;

 

(2)        That ring-fenced grant funding is allocated according to the purposes and in accordance with any rules specified; and

 

(3)        That the Total Performance Monitor report will report on the use and allocation of this funding during the course of 2020/21.


18/09/2020 - Appointments ref: 1041    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/09/2020 - County Council

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

Decision:

21.1     The Council approved appointments as set out below.

 

Committee

Change

Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee

Cllr Pendleton in place of Cllr Barling*

Cllr Hillier as Chairman*

Cllr Brunsdon in place of Cllr Lea

Cllr Lea in place of Cllr Brunsdon as substitute

Cllr Oxlade to fill vacancy

* with effect from 25 September

Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee

Cllr Montyn in place of Cllr Barton

Fire and Rescue Service Scrutiny Committee

Cllr David Barling in place of Cllr M Jones

Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee

Cllr M Jones in place of Cllr Oxlade

Cllr Oxlade in place of Cllr M Jones as substitute

Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee

Cllr Hillier in place of Cllr Barling

Cllr Quinn in place of Cllr Oxlade as substitute

Planning Committee

Cllr Baldwin in place of Cllr Barton

Cllr Sudan to fill vacancy

Regulation, Audit and Accounts Committee

Cllr Lea in place of Cllr M Jones

Rights of Way Committee

Cllr Sudan in place of Cllr Brunsdon

Standards Committee

Cllr Lea in place of Cllr Brunsdon

Staff Appeals Panel

Cllr Sudan to fill vacancy

 


18/09/2020 - Governance Committee: Minor changes to the Constitution: Rights of Way Committee, Pension Advisory Board and Pensions Committee ref: 1040    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/09/2020 - County Council

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

Decision:

29.1     The Council considered minor changes to the terms of reference of the Rights of Way Committee, the Pension Advisory Board and the Pensions Committee, in the light of a report from the Governance Committee (pages 49 to 54).

 

29.2     Resolved –

 

(1)        That the proposed changes to the Rights of Way Committee terms of reference and Delegation Code of Practice, as set out at Appendix 1, be approved;

 

(2)        That the amendment to the terms of reference of the Pension Advisory Board set out in paragraph 2 be approved; and

 

(3)        That the amendment to the membership of the Pensions Committee set out in paragraph 3 be approved.


07/10/2020 - Award of Contract - Mortuary and Post-Mortem Services OKD37 (20/21) ref: 1049    Recommendations Approved

The council currently has contracts with 2 NHS Trusts who run our Mortuary and Post Mortem Services. Both contracts will expire on 22 January 2021 and there is no provision for further extensions.

 

       WSHT - Western Sussex Hospital Trust (covers approx. 75% of requirement)

       SASH - Surrey and Sussex Health Trust (covers approx. 25% of requirement)

 

The council ran a procurement in 2018/19 with a vision of having a dedicated Mortuary – 100% of bodies to go into one location and a vision of moving away from traditional post-mortems, towards digital non-invasive methods. However, the Council only received one bid which was deemed unaffordable. The bid was later withdrawn and therefore the procurement process was abandoned.

 

The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has since agreed the commencement of a procurement that will secure ongoing contracts for the Mortuary and Post-Mortem services from January 2021 (Report ref: AH06 20/21).  The Director of Communities will now be asked to award the contracts following the procurement exercise.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communities

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 17/10/2020

Decision:

The Director of Communities has approved the award of contract for Mortuary and Post-Mortem services to Western Sussex Hospital Trust for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend by two further 2-year periods up to a maximum of 7 years from 23rd January 2021, with a 6 months break clause.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Lesley Sim