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 recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

25/06/2019 - Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (NMS04(19/20)) ref: 637    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2019 - North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

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 25 June 2019 the North Mid Sussex County Local Committee approved the following nomination under the 2012 Regulations:

 

Nomination for reappointment:

 

• Nick Hodges to St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, East Grinstead for a further four year term.

 

The call-in deadline is 3 July 2019.


25/06/2019 - A22 Lewes Road, East Grinstead Pedestrian Crossing - (NMS02(19/20)) ref: 635    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2019 - North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

At its meeting on 25 June 2019, the North Mid Sussex County Local Committee considered the report from the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning.

 

The Committee, having considered that the resulting benefits to the community outweighed the objections raised, agreed to authorise the Director of Law and Assurance to make the Order as advertised and install the pedestrian crossing and associated new cycleway.

 

The call-in deadline is 3 July 2019.

Divisions affected: East Grinstead South & Ashurst Wood;


25/06/2019 - North Mid Sussex Community Initiative Funding (NMS03(19/20)) ref: 636    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2019 - North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

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 25 June 2019 the North Mid Sussex County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding application that had been received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.


The following pledge was approved:-

 

352/NMS – Imberlink, Imberhorne: at the heart of our community, up to £3,000, towards installing four defibrillators at Imberhorne School and provide students with first aid training.

 

The Committee also agreed to additionally pledge the final amount required to complete the project at the end of the fundraising campaign.

 

The call-in deadline is 3 July 2019.


25/06/2019 - Proposed Traffic Regulation Order - Calluna Drive, Copthorne (NMS01(19/20)) ref: 634    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2019 - North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

At its meeting on 25 June 2019, the North Mid Sussex County Local Committee considered the report from the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning and the Head of Highway Operation.

 

The Committee considered the different schemes within the report appendices.

 

The Committee, having considered the resulting benefits to the community outweighed the objections raised, agreed to authorise the Director of Law and Assurance to make the larger Order as detailed in Appendix A.

 

The call-in deadline is 3 July 2019.

Divisions affected: Worth Forest;


26/06/2019 - Chichester Southern Gateway LDR01 (19/20) ref: 633    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Chichester Growth Deal defines joint growth priorities for West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and Chichester District Council (CDC) including the delivery of housing, employment space, improved connectivity and improved public realm as identified in the Adopted Southern Gateway Masterplan.  The Southern Gateway Masterplan includes the development of WSCC land at the former Year 7 Block and the current all-weather hockey pitch at Chichester High School.

 

A Collaboration Agreement between WSCC and CDC commits each authority to the MasterPlan objectives and supports the procurement process to appoint a Development Partner. CDC published an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement notice in April 2019.  Subject to this Leader decision, WSCC will enter the procurement process in June 2019 prior to the assessment of bids.

 

Should WSCC, through this decision, agree to join the procurement process and through that procurement process a development partner demonstrates that the WSCC valuation of its land and other key identified evaluation criteria can be met, WSCC would be committed to the appointment of a development partner and completion of a Development Agreement.  The outcome of the procurement process will be the subject of a further decision report later in the year.

 

An agreement is in place with CDC to secure Local Growth Funds (LGF), held by CDC, to progress the demolition of the Year 7 Block and relocation of the hockey pitch.  The agreement has secured the transfer of £485k to WSCC for the demolition work and potential transfer of a further £1.5m of LGF for the relocation of the hockey pitch, subject to contractual agreement with the Chichester High School. 

 

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 06/07/2019

Decision:

That the Leader approves:

 

(1)     That projects to demolish the Former Year 7 Block and re-locate the all-weather hockey pitch are added to the capital programme, funded by LGF,  to include £430k for the cost of the demolition and £1.54m for the cost of the hockey pitch relocation subject to a full business case being approved;

 

(2)     That the Executive Director of Place Services be given delegated authority to the enable the County Council to join the procurement process for a development partner and to make an appointment if so advised.

Divisions affected: Chichester South;

Lead officer: Paul Jackson-Cole


24/06/2019 - Commissioning of community advice services from Citizens Advice in West Sussex OKD08 19/20 ref: 632    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The community advice service provided by Citizens Advice is part of the information and advice commissioning portfolio within public health.  It primarily provides support to working age adults and families and is commissioned as part of the Council’s general duty for the promotion of wellbeing under the Care Act. 

 

The community advice service in West Sussex is a universal service with a high-profile brand identity that is well known to the general public. The service is often the first point of contact for people in crisis situations and works with other voluntary and statutory sector organisations that operate within county, district and borough and parish boundaries. Through its universal advice offer the Citizens Advice service contributes to the following key West Sussex Plan objectives:

 

  • Best start in life
  • A prosperous place
  • A strong, safe and sustainable place
  • Independence for later life
  • A council that works for the community

 

Key Decision AH15(18/19) approved the procurement of the commissioning of the community advice service from Citizens Advice in West Sussex (North, South, East) (“CAWS”). The Executive Director of People Services has delegated powers to award the Contract to CAWS. Any extension after the initial period will be delegated to the Director of Public Health as the responsible commissioner.

 

Decision Maker: Executive Director of People Services

Decision published: 24/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

The Executive Director People Services has approved the award of contract to CAWS for a period of 9 months with an option to extend for 1+1 years. The contract is to commence on 1st July 2019. The authority to extend the contract after the initial period is delegated to the Director of Public Health. If extended up to two years the contract would have a final expiry date of 31st March 2022.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Seth Gottesman


20/06/2019 - Review of Property Holdings: Disposal Barnham FR06(19/20) ref: 629    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

As part of its capital programme management, in line with the County Council’s West Sussex Asset Management Policy and Strategy, the Council continually reviews its property estate. This includes consideration of assets which are likely to become surplus to operational requirements, i.e. no longer needed. In addition, the Council acquires or develops assets to meet statutory and service requirements as well as the Council’s wider purposes, including investment or to promote social and economic development opportunities. From time to time these activities give rise to decisions to purchase, dispose of or to develop an asset.

 

In line with the Strategy the County Council has completed a programme of work to raise the land value on land known as Angel’s and Hyde Nurseries, Yapton Road, Barnham, West Sussex, PO22 0AY and now proposes to make a freehold disposal of the title.  Offers have been received and progressed in stages to raise certainty. Approval is sought to sell to the highest bidder in an unconditional contract. The property was declared surplus in 2018, FR17(17/18).

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Decision published: 20/06/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member has endorsed:

1)   The disposal of the freehold estate known as Angel’s and Hyde Nurseries, Yapton Road, Barnham, West Sussex, PO22 0AY; and that

2)   Authority is delegated to the Executive Director of Place Services in conjunction with the Director of Law and Assurance to conclude the terms with the successful bidder.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Elaine Sanders