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

24/06/2019 - Commissioning of community advice services from Citizens Advice in West Sussex OKD08 19/20 ref: 632    For Determination

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


19/06/2019 - Highways and Transport Subgroup ref: 630    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Western Arun Area Committee

Made at meeting: 19/06/2019 - Joint Western Arun Area Committee

Decision published: 20/06/2019

Effective from: 28/06/2019

Decision:

The Committee received the notes of the last Highways and Transport Subgroup and considered the report and the following recommendation included:

 

The Sub-group considered the report and recommendation from the Executive Director for Place and Director of Highways Transport and Planning. The Group supported the recommendation included and requested it be put forward to the Joint Western Arun Area Committee for consideration. It was therefore

 

RECOMMENDED that the County Council Members of the Joint Western Arun Area Committee, having considered the responses to the formal consultation and petition, authorise the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning to install the scheme.

The Committee discussed the merits of the Traffic Regulation Order and agreed that it was necessary for the interest of safety of residents to install the scheme. It was therefore

 

RESOLVED that the County Council Members of the Joint Western Arun Area Committee, having considered the responses to the formal consultation and petition, authorise the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning to install the scheme detailed in the report.

The Call in deadline is 27 June 2019.

 


19/06/2019 - Community Initiative Funding ref: 631    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Western Arun Area Committee

Made at meeting: 19/06/2019 - Joint Western Arun Area Committee

Decision published: 20/06/2019

Effective from: 28/06/2019

Decision:

At its meeting on the 19 June 2019 the Joint Western Arun Area Committee considered applications to the Community Initiative Fund.

 

The Committee considered each application on its merits and it was RESOLVED that the following pledges be approved:

 

341/JWAAC – Just Different, Click for Change, up to £500.00 towards the cost of producing and editing a promotional video of a disabled presenter education primary school children

 

342/JWAAC – Bognorphenia, Our Generation Young People’s Day, Up to £2,500 toward security and marquee hire/purchase costs for a two day volunteer led performing arts event

349/JWAAC – Radio Respect CIC, Radio Respect CIC on FM, up to £5,000 toward purchasing and updating studio equipment and applying for a community license.

363/JWAAC – Community Play Centre @ Walberton, Community Play Centre all-weather garden, up to £1,000 toward resurfacing the soft play area and laying rubber mulch to patio

371/JWAAC – Bognor Regis Town Youth Football Club, Bognor Youth FC goes for goals, up to £1,000 toward purchasing a pair of portable goals.

 

The Call in deadline is 27 June 2019.


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


18/06/2019 - Community Initiative Funding (SC01(19/20)) ref: 626    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: South Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

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 18 June 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 pledge was approved: -

 

345/SC - Building a Legacy for our Community (St Paul's Church & Parish Centre), up to £1,750.00, towards upgrading disability access and improving the reception area's insulation.

 

The following pledge was declined: -

 

359/SC - Reaching out through sculpture (Sussex Arts Academy), up to £3,799.00, towards the creation of a community sculpture garden. The Committee declined application as the project showed little overall community benefit as there was limited and unclear public access or wider public utility. This is due to the project being contained within a school, which is also State funded. It therefore did not fit with CIF criteria.

 

 

The call-in deadline is 26 June 2016.

 


18/06/2019 - Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (SC02(19/20)) ref: 628    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: South Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

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 18 June 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee approved the following nominations under the 2012 Regulations:

 

Nomination for reappointment:

 

• Mr Donald Fowler-Watt to Bourne Community College for a four-year term

 

Nomination for appointment:

 

• Mr Stuart Blunden to Sidlesham PrimarySchool for a four-year term

 

The call-in deadline is 26 June 2019.

 

 


17/06/2019 - Hill Mead Horsham - Proposed Stopping Up Order (NH01(19/20)) ref: 625    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: North Horsham County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 17/06/2019 - North Horsham County Local Committee

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

Following consideration of the report the Committee agreed to authorise the Director of Law and Assurance to make an application to the Magistrates Court for an Order to stop up the highway as summarised in this report and shown on the plan attached at Appendix A.


The call-in deadline is 25 June 2019.


17/06/2019 - North Horsham Community Initiative Funding (NH02(19/20)) ref: 627    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: North Horsham County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 17/06/2019 - North Horsham County Local Committee

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

At its meeting on 17 June 2019 the North Horsham County Local Committee agreed to consider the Community Initiative Funding applications which had been received after the agenda had been published.  The details of the projects and pledges are outlined below.

The following pledges were approved: -

 

375/NH – Horsham and Shipley Community Project, £750 towards Tree surgery on the grounds and maintenance of the Club House.

 

376/NH – Friends of Horsham Park, £750 towards Website design and set-up.

 

377/NH – SAGE Counselling, £613 towards equipment, stationery and marketing materials.

 

378/NH - Men’s Sheds – Horsham,£750 towards kitchen refurbishment and equipment.

379/NH – Horsham Life Saving Club,£480 towards training materials and equipment.

 

380/NH - Southwater Youth Project, £750 towards Summer Funfest event set-up, lighting, staging and equipment.

 

The following application was conditionally approved on the basis that the applicant submits a full formal application by the end of the week beginning 24 June:

MyCareMatters, £750 towards
Advance Care Planning Toolkits.


The call-in deadline is 25 June 2019.


07/06/2019 - West Sussex Independent Remuneration Panel ref: 618    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

22.1   The Council was invited to consider extending the appointments of two members of the Independent Remuneration Panel.  Members were informed that Dr Neil Beer (Chairman of the Panel) and Mr John Donaldson had been first appointed to the Panel in October 2015 for a four-year term.  The Council was invited to appoint them for a second term, to run from October 2019 to October 2023.

 

22.2   Resolved –

 

          That the extensions to the appointments be approved.


07/06/2019 - Governance Committee: Select Committee Business Planning Group Membership/Webcasting Criteria ref: 619    For Determination

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

27.1   The Council considered a proposal that the membership of Business Planning Groups should be amended to include the Vice-Chairman of the relevant Select Committee and suggested criteria for webcasting meetings in the light of a report from the Governance Committee (pages 49 to 54).

 

27.2  Resolved –

 

(1)     That the Constitution should require the Vice-Chairman of a Select Committee to be a member of its Business Planning Group and to be Vice-Chairman of this Group and that the Scheme of Delegation be amended accordingly, as set out at paragraph 4 to the report;

 

(2)     That there should be a presumption in favour of webcasting all meetings of Planning Committee, Select Committees and formal meetings of the Cabinet;

 

(3)     That the decision to waive the presumption of webcasting should rest with the chairman and vice-chairman and that, for select committees, if a difference of opinion should arise between those two members, the decision should be referred to the members of the Business Planning Group; and

 

(4)     That the criteria to be used to inform the decision as to whether to webcast all or part of a meeting, be as set out in paragraph 9 of the report and be included in Standing Orders, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.


07/06/2019 - Appointments ref: 617    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: County Council

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - County Council

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

21.1   The Council approved appointments as set out below.

 

Committee

Changes

Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee

 

Mr High as Chairman

Mrs Russell as Vice-Chairman

Ms Sudan to fill vacancy

Mr Jones as substitute in place of Mr Oxlade

Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee

Ms Sudan as substitute in place of Mr Jones

Performance and Finance Select Committee

Mr High in place of Mr Cloake

Mr Jones to fill vacancy

Mr Oxlade as substitute in place of Mr Jones

Governance Committee

Mr Jones to fill vacancy

Planning Committee

Mr Wickremaratchi to fill substitute vacancy

Member Development Group and Member Development Working Group

Ms Sudan to fill vacancies

 


12/06/2019 - Crescent Road Traffic Regulation Order (CSMS02 (19/20)) ref: 624    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Central and South Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Central and South Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Divisions affected: Burgess Hill East;


12/06/2019 - Central and South Mid Sussex Community Initiative Funding (CSMS01(19/20)) ref: 623    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Central and South Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Central and South Mid Sussex County Local Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

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 12 June 2019 the Central and South Mid Sussex 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:-

 

356/CSMS – Ensemble Reza, Reza Community Orchestra, up to £1,000 – Towards venue hire plus publicity and printing costs.

 

365/CSMS – Holy Trinity CE Primary School PTA, Outdoor Classroom at Holy Trinity School, up to £1,500 - Towards building a wooden outdoor classroom next to the school pond habitat.  This pledge was conditional, subject to the project entering the fundraising stage by the end of the year.

 

370/CSMS – Hurstpierpoint Churches, The Melting Pot Café, up to £1,000 - Towards purchasing a coffee grinder machine and water module.  This pledge was conditional, subject to the project entering the fundraising stage by the end of the year.

 

The following pledge was declined:-

 

369/CSMS – Mid Sussex MS Society, towards cost of hall hire for hosting mindfulness classes.  The Committee felt that the costs were revenue funding and not eligible for Community Initiative Funding

 

The call-in deadline is 20 June 2019.


11/06/2019 - Community Initiative Fund ref: 622    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

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 11 June 2019 the Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.

The following pledges were approved:-

361/JEAAC – Brookside Memorial Garden Community Group, up to £2,500 subject to the project achieving 50% of the overall project costs  - Towards the creation of a memorial garden to include; a memorial wall, plaque and hoggin paths for disabled access

The Call-in Deadline for the decision is 20 June 2019.

 


11/06/2019 - School Keep Clear Formalisation - Proposed Traffic Regulation Order (NC01(19/20)) ref: 620    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: North Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - North Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 19/06/2019

Decision:

At its meeting on 11 June 2019, It was resolved that the North Chichester County Local Committee;

 · Authorises the Director of Law & Assurance to bring the School Keep Clear Traffic Regulation Order into operation as advertised, for all areas, but to defer Compton at this time, by a unanimous vote.

 · Requests that officers undertake further consultation and communication with the Local Member, Viral Parikh, into the area of Compton, by a unanimous vote. The decision regarding this area will then be deferred to the next County Local Committee meeting, or under ‘Urgent Actions’ should it be deemed necessary.

 

The call-in deadline is 18 June 2019


11/06/2019 - Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (NC02(19/20)) ref: 621    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: North Chichester County Local Committee

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - North Chichester County Local Committee

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 19/06/2019

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 11 June 2019 the North Chichester County Local Committee approved the following nominations under the 2012 Regulations:

 

Nomination for appointment:

 

• Ms Barbara Murrell to Camelsdale Primary School for a four-year term

 

The call-in deadline is 18 June 2019