Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

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29.

Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2017 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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29.1 RESOLVED – to confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the County Council held on 11 July 2017 as a correct record.

 

30.

Apologies for absence

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30.1     Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Tania Charman, Darren Grover, Tom Liddiard and Steve Wallis

31.

Chairman's business

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MARY MCPHERSON

31.1     The Chairman, the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group paid tribute to Mary McPherson following her recent death. Mary was a respected councillor and represented the Ringmer Division from 1993 to 2005 and served as Vice Chairman in 2000.  On behalf of the Council the Chairman offered condolences to Mary’s  family and friends.

 

31.2    The Council stood in silence as a mark of respect for their former colleague Mary McPherson.

DAWN WHITTAKER

31.3    On behalf of the Council, the Chairman congratulated Dawn Whittaker on her recent appointment as the Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

CHAIRMAN’S ACTIVITIES

31.4    The Chairman reported that he had attended a number of engagements since the last meeting including: the Connect with the Countryside event at the South of England Show, the Friends of Sussex Hospices summer concert, the Chestnut Tree VIP lunch, the South East Reserves Forces’ and Cadets’ Association Award Ceremony, the official opening of the JPK Project in Eastbourne, an Evensong and reception at Chichester Cathedral and the Queens Award for Voluntary Services for the Friends of Crowborough Hospital and Possability People. The Chairman also attended the commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid and the commemorations at Newhaven Fort,  the Civic Receptions hosted by the Chairmen of Rother and Wealden District Councils and was present at the Royal visit to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. The Chairman reported that he had also hosted a tea for volunteers. The Vice Chairman also attended a number of events

PRAYERS

31.5    The Chairman thanked the Reverend Martin Miller of St Michael’s Church, Newhaven for leading the prayers before the meeting

PETITIONS

31.6    The Chairman informed the Council that immediately before the meeting the following petitions had been received: 

 

Councillor Philip Daniel

- calling on the County Council not to close Lewes Library and the mobile library

 

Councillor Elkin

- calling on the County Council to consider the provision of double yellow lines in Admiralty Way and Chatham Green, Eastbourne

 

Councillor O’Keeffe

 

- calling on the East Sussex Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels

 

 

32.

Questions from members of the public pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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32.1     Copies of the questions asked by Dirk Campbell from Lewes, Arnold Simanowitz from Lewes, Patricia Patterson-Vanegas from Forest Row, Rosalyn St Pierre from Barcombe, Gabriel Carlyle from St Leonards on Sea, Arkady Johns from St Leonards on Sea and Esme Needham from Hastings and the answers from Councillor Stogdon (Chair of the Pension Committee) and Councillor Bennett (Lead Member for Transport and Environment) are attached to these minutes. Supplementary questions were asked and responded to.  

33.

Declarations of Interest

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33.1     The following member declared personal interests in items on the agenda as follows:

 

Member

Position giving rise to interest

Agenda item

 

Whether interest was prejudicial

 

 

Councillor O’Keeffe

 

 

Member of Lewes District Council 

 

 

Lead Member for Transport and Environment report, paragraph 1

 

No

 

34.

Reports

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34.1     The Chairman of the County Council, having called over the reports set out in the agenda, reserved the following paragraphs for discussion:

 

Lead Member for Transport and              -    paragraph 1    

Environment

Cabinet                                                     -      paragraph 1

Governance Committee                          -      paragraphs 1, 3 and 4

 

NON-RESERVED PARAGRAPHS

 

34.2     On the motion of the Chairman of the County Council, the Council ADOPTED those paragraphs in the reports of the Committees that had not been reserved for discussion as follows:

 

Cabinet report paragraph 2 – Ashdown Forest Trust Fund

Governance Committee report paragraph 2 – Disclosure and Barring Service

 

 

35.

Petition A259 - Report of the Lead Member for Transport and Environment pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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35.1     Lynne Moss and Nigel Smith (representatives of the petitioners) addressed the County Council prior to the debate. The Council agreed to vary procedure to enable all councillors who wished to speak to do so.

35.2     The following motion was moved by Councillor Smith and seconded:

 

 This Council recommends to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment that traffic monitoringon the A259 continues, and that the Lead Member continues to work with Lewes District Council and Brighton & Hove City Council to deliver the package of planned transport interventions identified during the development of the Lewes Local Plan.

35.3     Following comments from Councillor Osborne, Councillor Smith altered the motion to read:

      This Council recommends to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment that traffic monitoring and economic impact study on the A259 continues, and that the Lead Member continues to work with Lewes District Council and Brighton & Hove City Council to deliver the package of planned transport interventions identified during the development of the Lewes Local Plan.

35.4     The following amendment was moved by Councillor Lambert and seconded:

This Council recommends to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment that traffic monitoring and economic impact study on the A259 continues, and that the Lead Member continues to work with Lewes District Council and Brighton & Hove City Council to deliver the package of planned transport interventions identified during the development of the Lewes Local Plan.

    (insert) [This shall include monitoring the impact on the emergency services]

35.5    The following amendment was moved by Councillor Godfrey Daniel and seconded:

This Council recommends to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment that traffic monitoring (delete) [and economic impact study]on the A259 continues, and that the Lead Member continues to work with Lewes District Council and Brighton & Hove City Council to deliver the package of planned transport interventions identified during the development of the Lewes Local Plan.

35.6      A recorded vote on Councillor Godfrey Daniel’s amendment was requested and taken. The amendment was CARRIED, the votes being cast as follows:

FOR THE AMENDMENT

Councillors Barnes, Beaver, Belsey, Bennett, Bentley, Boorman, Bowdler, Charles Clark, Martin Clarke, Godfrey Daniel, Davies, Chris Dowling, Claire Dowling, Earl, Elford, Elkin, Enever, Ensor, Fox, Galley, Glazier, Loe, Maynard, O’Keeffe, Pragnell, Scott, Sheppard, Daniel Shing, Stephen Shing, Simmons, Smith, Standley, Stogdon, Taylor, Tidy, Webb and Whetstone.

AGAINST THE AMENDMENT

Councillors Philip Daniel, Field, Lambert, Osborne, Rodohan, Shuttleworth, Swansborough, Tutt and Ungar.

 

ABSTENTIONS

None

 

35.7      As Councillor Godfrey Daniel’s amendment has been carried the Chairman stated that the earlier amendment has been superceded by the new substantive motion.

35.8      The following motion was moved and CARRIED:

 

 This Council recommends to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment that traffic monitoringon the A259 continues, and that the Lead Member continues to work with Lewes District Council and Brighton & Hove City Council to deliver the package of planned transport interventions identified during the development of the Lewes Local Plan.

 

 

36a

Report of the Cabinet - 18 July and 19 September 2017 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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Paragraph 1 – Council Monitoring Quarter 1 2017/18

36.1     Councillor Glazier moved the reserved paragraph of the report

36.2     The motion was CARRIED after debate

37.

Report of the Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 254 KB

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Paragraph 1 (Review of Members’ Allowances), Paragraph 3 (Proposed discontinuation of the Education Performance Panel, Governors Panel and Music Service Management Committee) and Paragraph 4 (Amendment to Constitution – Scheme of Delegation to Officers)

37.1     Councillor Glazier moved the reserved paragraphs of the Governance Committee’s report.

37.1     The motions were CARRIED after debate

38.

Questions from County Councillors

(a)  Oral questions to Cabinet Members

(b)  Written Questions of which notice has been given pursuant to Standing Order 44

 

 

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ORAL QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBERS

 

38.1     The following members asked questions of the Lead Cabinet Members indicated and they responded:

 

Questioner

Respondent

Subject

 

Councillor Lambert

Councillor Glazier

Opening hours of Household Waste Recycling Sites. 

 

Councillor Tutt

Councillor Glazier

Update following the mist incident in the Birling Gap area in August 2017 that resulted in health issues for many people

 

Councillor Field

 

Councillor Standley

 

The proposal in the National Funding for Schools consultation of a maximum virement of 0.5% of the schools block

 

Councillor Scott

Councillor Elkin

Policies and procedures relating to the security of personal data at the Council   

 

Councillor Godfrey Daniel

Councillor Glazier

Cost of the June 2017 general election  

 

Councillor Enever

 

Councillor Bennett

 

Consultation regarding community transport operators such as Community Transport for the Lewes Area being required hold public service vehicle operator licences

 

 

 

Councillor Loe

Councillor Bentley

Assistance and advice available for community groups considering running libraries

 

 

 

Councillor O’Keeffe

 

Councillor Bentley

Tell us Once Scheme

Councillor Godfrey Daniel

 

Councillor Bennett

Policy and budget for the re-painting of lighting columns

Councillor Daniel Shing

Councillor Elkin

Disposal of surplus property and use of any capital receipt

Councillor Stephen Shing

 

Councillor Elkin

Maximising developer contributions

Councillor Ungar

Councillor Maynard

 

Explanation as to the decision not to pursue a Nursing Home Plus Programme at the current time

 

Councillor Stephen Shing

Councillor Bennett

Details as to who is funding the consultation on the Hailsham, Polegate and Eastbourne Movement and Access  corridor

 

WRITTEN QUESTIONS PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 44

 

38.2     There were no written questions from councillors.