Decisions

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Decisions published

05/11/2019 - Nominations to School and Academy Governing Bodies (EA04(19/20)) ref: 754    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report from the Director of Education and Skills.

 

The County Council Members of the Committee RESOLVED that the following nomination to a School Governing Body be approved:

 

a.   Sheila Kennedy to Clapham and Patching C.E. Primary School for a four year term.

 

The call in deadline for this decision is the 13 November 2019.


05/11/2019 - Community Initiative Fund (EA03(19/20)) ref: 755    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report from the Director of Law and Assurance. The County Council Members of the Committee RESOLVED that the following pledges be made via spacehive:

 

a.   360/JEAAC – Arundel and Downland Community leisure Trust, ‘Arundel Lido; Change for the Community!’ up to £1,000 toward providing new and improved accessible changing facilities and storage for pool equipment.

and

b.   435/JEAAC – Fare Divide, ‘Littlehampton Community fridge van hire’ up to £1,500 towards the cost of hiring a refrigerated van and an additional refrigerator/freezer to store food offsite.

 

It was also RESOLVED that the following Micro-fund grant applications be made:

 

c.    405/JEAAC – Littlehampton Wave Life Saving Club, ‘Establishment of life saving club at Littlehampton Wave’, £750.00 – towards purchasing start-up equipment including a resuscitation manikin and Royal Life Saving Society registration fee.

 

d.   433/JEAAC – Arundel Cricket Club, ‘Pitch improvements and additional outdoor seating’, £723.98 – towards purchasing a spiking roller and provision of added spectator seating for the second pitch.

 

e.   434/JEAAC – Rustington Cricket Club, ‘Colts cricket equipment’, £593.55 – towards purchasing a range of protective kit for u-18 junior members enabling entry to a competitive league.

 

The call in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.


05/11/2019 - TRO Prioritisation (EA02(19/20)) ref: 756    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report by the Director of Highways and Transport and Head of Highways Operations and the recommendation from the Highways and Transport Sub-group.

The County Council Members of the Committee RESOLVED that the following Traffic Regulation Order be progressed as a priority:

 

1.   M3000469 – Lashmar Road – Request to install Double Yellow Line junction protection at Orchard Road.

 

The Call in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.


05/11/2019 - Prioritisation of Traffic Regulation Orders (SC03(19/20)) ref: 751    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: South Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

Community requests for Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that cost under £3,000 to implement are considered annually by County Local Committees (CLCs). More complex TROs are considered for progression as a Community Highways Scheme and so fall outside the process.

The TRO requests received since July 2018 have been assessed and scored and the results are attached for the CLC to consider and prioritise in line with the Cabinet Member Report for Traffic Regulation Orders – Assessment and Implementation Process (see link in Background Papers) for progression in the 2010/21 works programme.

At its meeting on 05 November 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee agreed to progress the highest TRO from the list attached at Appendix A.

The following TRO was agreed for progression:

• Selsey Road, Hunston – Speed Limit

The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.


05/11/2019 - Community Initiative Funding (SC04(19/20)) ref: 752    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: South Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The Community Initiative Fund is a County Local Committee (CLC) administered fund that provides assistance to local community projects.  Bids should show evidence of projects that have the support of the community and make a positive impact on people’s wellbeing and support The West Sussex Plan.

 

At its meeting on 05 November 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.


The following pledges were approved: -

415/SC – Chichester Forest Schools CIC, ‘Ecotherapy training and equipment’, £650.49 – towards providing woodland wellbeing therapy sessions for young people and adults with mental health difficulties.

421/SC – Arts Dream Selsey, ‘Equipment purchase’, £711.80 – towards purchasing energy-saving production and recording equipment for community use.

422/SC – Chichester Community Development Trust, ‘Children in the chapel; interactive play, up to £2000.00 – towards purchasing equipment and seating for a new interactive play area within Graylingwell Chapel.

 

389/SC – Selsey Community Forum, ‘Shop Talk’, £750.00 – towards the cost of premises hire at The Selsey Hub to hold inclusive social gatherings for vulnerable residents. 

 

437/SC – Royal Artillery Equestrian Centre, ‘Saddle for disabled riders’, up to £1,500.00 – towards purchasing an adaptable saddle supportive of all riding standards to facilitate disabled people’s access to horse riding.

The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.

 


05/11/2019 - Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (SC05(19/20)) ref: 753    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: South Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The function of the nomination of school governors to maintained schools and academies is delegated to County Local Committees (CLCs) as it enables county councillors to maintain a valuable link with the schools and helps promote to the wider public the important role of school governors.

 

Under the Education Act 2011 local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The CLC can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set.

 

At its meeting on 05 November 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee approved the following nominations under the 2012 Regulations:

 

Nomination for reappointment:

 

• Mr Nigel Bloodworth to Southbourne Junior School for a four-year term.

 

 

Nominations for appointment:

 

Rev’d Graham Steel to West Wittering Primary School for a four-year term

• Mr Richard Murfitt to Singleton C.E Primary School for a four-year term

 

The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.

 


04/11/2019 - Prioritisation of Traffic Regulation Orders (NH04(19/20)) ref: 748    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: North Horsham County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 04/11/2019 - North Horsham County Local Committee

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Following consideration of the report the Committee resolved:

To progress the 3 highest scoring TROs from the list attached at Appendix A, those being:

 Rowhook Road, Horsham - Speed reduction.
 Lynwick Street, Horsham – Extend 30mph Zone.
 • Erica Way, Horsham – Double and Single Yellow Lines.


The call-in deadline is 12 November 2019.


04/11/2019 - Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (NH06(19/20)) ref: 750    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: North Horsham County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 04/11/2019 - North Horsham County Local Committee

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered a report by the Director of Education and Skills (copy appended to the signed minutes).

 

Resolved – that the following nomination for reappointment under the 2012 Regulations be approved:

 

• Helen Crooks to Queen Elizabeth II School for a four-year term.

 

The Call-In Deadline is 12 November 2019.

 

 

 

 


04/11/2019 - North Horsham Community Initiative Funding (NH05(19/20)) ref: 749    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: North Horsham County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 04/11/2019 - North Horsham County Local Committee

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

·       The Committee considered a report by the Director of Law and Assurance (copy appended to the signed minutes).

 

·       Resolved -

 

·       That the following award(s) be made:

403/NH – West Sussex Music Trust, ‘Musical Chairs’, up to £1000 - towards purchasing 100 specialist chairs for four orchestras including young musicians.

408/NH Horsham and Shipley Community Project, up to £550.00 – towards delivering a two-day first aid training course for group leaders plus purchasing a gazebo.


409/NH Horsham Unit St John Ambulance, ‘Assistance Needed’, £746.00 – towards replacing five hand-held radios with the latest model to provide volunteers with medical advice at events.

410/NH Brighton Road Baptist Church Playschool, ‘New printer’, £228.48 – towards purchasing a new printer in order to produce educational resources and carry out administrative duties.


412/NH West Sussex Mediation Service, £600 – towards updating and re-printing portfolio of six leaflet designs to incorporate Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

 

414/NH The Olive Tree Cancer Support Group, ‘TechnoRelax’, £600.00 – towards providing wellbeing workshops for members using ImmersiCare therapy equipment. On the condition that they provide a feedback and information report on the session trials to the Committee.

431/NH Fare Divide, Horsham community fridge, up to £500 – towards purchasing a fridge/freezer and other start-up equipment to launch the second community fridge project of its kind, on the condition that they first source a permanent venue and approach supermarkets about donating food items to the fridge.

 

·       That the following applications be declined:

429/NH Happy Accidents CIC, Horsham Children’s Parade 2020, £2,047.00 – towards securing the event’s marquee and purchasing arts materials. This is due to the same organisation receiving £3,500 from the Community Initiative Fund in 2018.

 

411/NH Friends of Horsham Park, £709.00 – towards purchasing a gazebo to put on more community events and avoid hiring per each event in future. This was due to the organisation receiving £750 from the Community Initiative Fund in June 2019.

 

·       That the following application(s) be deferred:

 

413/NH The Phoenix Stroke Club, ‘Virtual reality sessions’, £600.00 – towards delivering virtual reality-themed group sessions to club members. The Committee have requested further information on the sessions, the equipment and the financial situation of the organisation.

430/NH Rudgwick Tennis Club, Clubhouse for Rudgwick Tennis Club, £55,332.00 – towards the cost of associated materials needed to build a new clubhouse. This was deferred until the project starts fundraising on the West Sussex Crowd.

 

The Call-In Deadline is 12 November 2019.

 

 

 

 


18/10/2019 - Appointment of Leader ref: 739    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/10/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

51.1     Following the resignation of Ms Louise Goldsmith as Leader, the Council was required to appoint a new Leader for the remainder of the four-year term to 2021.

 

51.2     The new Leader would then appoint members of the Cabinet and decide the portfolios for which they would be responsible.

 

51.3     It was proposed by Mr High and seconded by Mr Barling that Mr Paul Marshall be appointedas the Leader of the Council for the remainder of the four-year term to 2021. The appointment was agreed.


18/10/2019 - Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Strategy ref: 741    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/10/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

55.1     The Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources moved the report on the proposed Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Strategy and an increase in the capital programme budget to fund transformation expenditure (pages 49 to 52).

 

55.2     It was proposed by Mr Jones and seconded by Mr Oxlade that the report should be deferred to the next Council meeting to allow scrutiny of the proposal.

 

55.3     The proposition was put to a recorded vote under Standing Order 3.35.

 

(a)         For the proposition – 13

 

Mr Buckland, Mr Fitzjohn, Ms Goldsmith, Mr Jones, Ms Lord, Mrs Millson, Dr O’Kelly, Mr Oppler, Mr Oxlade, Mr Quinn, Mr Smytherman, Ms Sudan and Dr Walsh.

 

(b)         Against the proposition - 44

 

Lt Cdr Atkins, Mr Baldwin, Mr Barnard, Mr Barrett-Miles, Mrs Bennett, Mr Boram, Mr Bradbury, Mr Bradford, Mrs Bridges, Mrs Brunsdon, Mrs Burgess, Mr Burrett, Mr Catchpole, Mr Cloake, Mr Crow, Mrs Dennis, Mr Edwards, Mr Elkins, Ms Flynn, Mrs Hall, Mr High, Mr Hillier, Mr Hunt, Mrs Jupp, Mr Jupp, Mrs Kitchen, Mr Lanzer, Mr Lea, Mr Markwell, Mr Marshall, Mr McDonald, Mr Mitchell, Mr Montyn, Mr R J Oakley, Mr S J Oakley, Mr Patel, Mrs Pendleton, Mrs Purnell, Mrs Russell, Mr Simmons, Mrs Sparkes, Mr Turner, Mr Waight, Mr Whittington and Mr Wickremaratchi.

 

(c)         Abstentions – 6

 

Mr Acraman, Mrs Arculus, Dr Dennis, Mrs Jones and Mrs Urquhart.

 

55.4     The proposition was lost.

 

55.5     Resolved –

 

(1)        That the Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Strategy for 2019/20, as set out in paragraphs 8 and 9 of the report, be approved to comply with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government’s Direction for the use of capital receipts to fund service reform and transformation;

 

(2)        That an increase in the capital programme budget for 2019/20 of up to £7m be approved to reflect the capitalisation of the transformation activities to be funded by capital receipts under the Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Strategy, as set out at Appendix A to the report; and

 

(3)        That an increase of up to £7m in the Council’s 2019/20 Capital Expenditure Prudential Indicator to £115.995m be approved.


18/10/2019 - Approval of the Proposed Submission Draft Soft Sand Review (Regulation 19 stage) of the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan ref: 743    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/10/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

64.1     The Cabinet Member for Environment moved the report on the Approval of the Proposed Submission Draft Soft Sand Review (Regulation 19 stage) of the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (pages 63 to 72).

 

64.2     Mr Barling abstained in the vote.

 

64.3     Resolved –

 

(1)         That the Proposed Submission Draft Soft Sand Review of the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (Appendix A) is approved for publication, consultation on legal and procedural compliance and soundness, and, provided that no substantive changes are required, submission to the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulations 19, 20 and 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended);

 

(2)         That authority is delegated to the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment, to authorise, in agreement with the South Downs National Park Authority, any non-substantive changes that are necessary to make the Joint Minerals Local Plan sound and suitable for adoption; and

 

(3)         That if substantive changes are required to the Submission Draft Soft Sand Review of the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan, a further public consultation and decision by the County Council may be required.


18/10/2019 - Adoption of the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan ref: 742    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/10/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

63.1     The Cabinet Member for Environment moved the report on the Adoption of the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (pages 57 to 62).

 

63.2     Resolved –

 

That the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan, incorporating the main and minor modifications, as set out at Appendix B to the report, be adopted.


18/10/2019 - Standards Committee Annual Report ref: 745    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/10/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

67.1     The Council considered the Standards Committee Annual Report (pages 87 and 88).

 

67.2     Resolved –

 

That the report be noted.


18/10/2019 - Appointments to Committees ref: 740    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 18/10/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

53.1     The Council approved appointments as set out below.

 

Committee

Change

Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee

Mr Barling in place of Mr High and as Chairman

Mr Baldwin and Mr Hillier in place of Mrs Bennett and Mr Jupp

Mrs Burgess to fill vacancy

Mrs Brunsdon as substitute

Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee

Mr Markwell to fill vacancy

Performance and Finance Select Committee

Mrs Dennis in place of Mr Crow and as Chairman

Mr Barling in place of Mr High

Governance Committee

Mr Bradbury, Mrs Jupp and Mr Marshall in place of Mr Acraman, Mr Burrett and Ms Goldsmith

Planning Committee

Mr High in place of Mr Crow and as Chairman

Corporate Parenting Panel

Mr Baldwin in place of Mrs Jones

PropCo Panel

Mrs Urquhart in place of Ms Goldsmith

Staff Appeals Panel

Mr Jones to fill vacancy

 


30/10/2019 - Commissioning of Local Healthwatch and Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service AH9 19/20 ref: 747    Recommendations Approved

The Local Healthwatch (LHW) service is the local ‘Consumer Champion’ for all NHS and Social Care services and is supported by the national body, Healthwatch England (HWE) part of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service’s purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. Local authorities have a duty under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act (2012) to ensure that an effective local Healthwatch and Independent Complaints Advocacy service is operating in their area delivering the activities set out in the legislation.

 

The Independent NHS Complaints Advocacy Service (IHCAS) is a client-centred, flexible service which supports anyone who wishes to resolve a complaint about healthcare commissioned and/or provided by the NHS in England.

 

This decision commences a procurement to commission a local Healthwatch and Independent Complaints Advocacy Service and delegate the contract award to the Director of Public Health.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision published: 30/10/2019

Effective from: 09/11/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved;

 

1)   the commencement of a procurement process for a Local Healthwatch service and Independent Health Complaints Advocacy service via an open tender process, from 1 April 2020 for a contract of up to 7 years duration at £342,600 per annum with a maximum total contract value of £2.549m; and

 

2)   the delegation of authority to the Director of Public Health to award the contract to the bidder who submits the most economically advantageous tender which will include quality, price and performance elements for assessment.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Cameron Hill


29/10/2019 - Expansion of Manor Green Primary School, Crawley - ES05 (19/20) ref: 746    Recommendations Approved

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2016-2019 aims to provide high quality local education provision for children and young people with SEND and optimise value for money from the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant.  As part of the development of the SEND Strategy, the County Council has identified an increased demand for extra provision to meet two specific areas of SEND -  Autistic Spectrum Condition and Social, Emotional and Mental Health. 

 

Following a review of current provision and anticipated future need, in early January 2019 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills agreed a statutory notice to increase space at Manor Green Primary School in Crawley (Decision reference ES16 (18/19)).  The school caters for a wide-range of Special Educational Needs, particularly for children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, complex social and communication difficulties or those who have been identified as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition.  The increase in space would enable the school to increase planned places by 36 from 164 to 200.

 

To accommodate the additional pupils two further classrooms will need to be built.  The feasibility work for the project has now been completed. Following detailed design and a competitive tendering exercise the Cabinet Member will be asked to approve the allocation of the funds required to enable the project to proceed.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 08/11/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has approved

 

(1)     The allocation of £1.018m from the Capital Programme to fund the expansion works and the completion of a procurement process for the delivery of works at Manor Green Primary School as detailed in paragraphs 2.2, 4.2 and 4.3 of the attached report.

 

(2)     To delegate authority to award the contract for carrying out the works detailed in the report to the Director of Property and Assets.

Divisions affected: Langley Green & Ifield East;

Lead officer: Leigh Hunnikin