Agenda and minutes

Full Council - Tuesday, 11th October, 2022 10.00 am

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

Contact: Andy Cottell  01273 481935


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Minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 485 KB

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26.1     RESOLVED – to confirm as a correct record minutes of the County Council meeting held on 12 July 2022.


Apologies for absence

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27.1     Apologies were received from on behalf of Councillors Collier, Chris Dowling Osborne, Redstone, Robinson, Rodohan and Standley.


Chairman's business

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28.1     As this was the first Full Council meeting since the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Chairman asked all present to stand in silence as a mark of respect.



28.2     The Chairman referred to the recent death of a former colleague Garry Peltzer-Dunn. Garry was a member of Hove Borough Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. Many councillors will know Garry through his involvement with the Fire Authority. Councillor Galley, as Chairman of the East Sussex Fire Authority, then spoke and paid tribute to Garry.



28.3    The Chairman reported that he had attended a number of engagements since the last meeting of the Council including: the appeal launch for St John’s Church, Hollington, the Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band centenary concert, wreath laying in Lewes in memory of her Majesty the Queen, events to commemorate the Newhaven Dieppe raids, a garden fete for the Conquest Hospital, the proclamation events for King Charles III in Lewes and Hastings, the BBC Sussex and Surrey Make a Difference Awards, the Choral Evensong at Chichester Cathedral, a Jewish South Coast seminar for councillors and an event hosted by the Rotary Club of East Sussex. The Chairman also attended receptions hosted by the Bishop of Chichester, the Mayor of Seaford and the High Sheriff


28.4       The Chairman thanked the Vice Chairman for his ongoing support and his attendance at the Service of Thanks Giving for Her Majesty. 




28.5     The following petitions were presented before the meeting by members:


Councillor Galley                                                                                               

-  calling on the County Council to introduce a 30 mph speed limit and other traffic calming measures in Piltdown

Councillor Maples                                                                                            

- calling on the County Council to divest the Pension Fund from fossil fuel related investments and to support a windfall tax on oil companies

Councillor Scott

-             calling on the County Council to install traffic calming measures in the Northampton Way, Norfolk Drive, Kent Road and Lincoln Close area of Hastings.




28.6     The Chairman thanked Pastors Cathy and Glenn Khan for leading prayers before the meeting.



Questions from members of the public pdf icon PDF 503 KB

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29.1     Copies of the questions from the public and the answers from Councillor Fox (Chair of the Pension Committee), Councillor Claire Dowling (Lead Member for Transport and Environment) and Councillor Bennett (Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change) are attached to these minutes. Supplementary questions were asked and responded to.


Declarations of Interest

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30.1     The following members declared personal interests in items on the agenda as follows:



Position giving rise to interest

Agenda item


Whether interest was prejudicial



Councillor Daniel



Associate Hospital Manager of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



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31.1     The Chairman of the County Council, having called over the reports set out in

the agenda, reserved the following for discussion: 


Cabinet Report – paragraph 1 (Council Monitoring) and paragraph 2 (Annual Progress Report on the Council’s Climate Emergency Plan)




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


Cabinet Report – paragraph 3 (Ashdown Forest Trust Fund)


Governance Committee – paragraph 1 (Amendment to the Constitution – Financial Regulations), paragraph 2 (Amendment to Constitution – Scheme of Delegation to Officers) and paragraph 3 (Amendment to the Constitution – Health and Wellbeing Board Terms of Reference)



Report of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 290 KB

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Paragraph 1 (Council Monitoring) and Paragraph 2 (Annual Progress Report on the Council’s Climate Emergency Plan)


32.1 Councillor Bennett introduced the reserved paragraphs in the Cabinet report.


32.2  The paragraphs were noted after debate.        


Questions from County Councillors pdf icon PDF 312 KB

(a)  Oral questions to Cabinet Members

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



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






Councillor Field

Councillor Maynard

Ability to fulfil duties in relation to Adult Social Care


Councillor Lambert 

Councillor Bennett

Services to be delivered by the NHS from Warwick House, Seaford


Councillor Murphy

Councillor Glazier

Cost of security staff for the County Council meeting


Councillor Scott

Councillor Maynard

Support for hosts of Ukrainian guests


Councillor  Stephen Shing

Councillor Claire Dowling

Consideration of the planning application in relation to Exceat Bridge


Councillor Daniel

Councillor Glazier

Provision of sustainable funding from the Government for local services in East Sussex


Councillor Ungar

Councillor Maynard

Funding of joint working with the NHS


Councillor Maples


Councillor Glazier


Windfall tax on Big Oil and support for affordable green energy


Councillor Denis


Councillor Glazier


Local planning process and Investment Zones


Councillor Stephen Shing


Councillor Bennett


Update regarding County Council owned land in Eastbourne Road, Willingdon


33.2     Six written questions were received from Councillors Field, Lambert, Murphy and Georgia Taylor for the Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health, the Lead Member for Transport and Environment and the Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change. The questions and answers are attached to these minutes. The Lead Members responded to a supplementary questions.



Report of the East Sussex Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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