Decisions

Use the search options below to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Council’s Cabinet and Lead Members, and delegated decisions taken by officers.

Upcoming decisions of the Cabinet and Lead Members can be viewed in the Council’s Forward Plan, which is updated every month.

Decisions involving the procurement of goods or services can also be viewed on the Local Government Transparency Code For Contracts and Purchase Orders Over £5k webpage.

Decisions published

26/07/2022 - Keep it Local Network ref: 1731    Recommendations Approved

To approve the proposal for the county council to join the Keep it Local Network and endorse the six Keep it Local principles.

 

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

20.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health.

 

Decisions

 

20.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

1)        agree that the County Council should join the Keep it Local Network;

2)         agree to sign an endorsement, with the Chief Executive, to support the Council’s commitment;

3)         nominate himself as the Cabinet Keep it Local Champion;

4)         nominate the Director of Adult Social Care and Health as the senior officer management champion; and

5)         delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care and Health to take all steps necessary to implement the recommendation.

 

Reason

20.3     Many of the six Keep it Local principles are already embedded within the Council’s core business, including our approach to commissioning and procurement and our whole systems approach to partnership working with the NHS and VCSE. The Keep it Local Network provides ESCC with the opportunity to publicly endorse the six principles, and continue towards creating collaborative public services, and invest in the local economy.

20.4     It will provide ESCC with a further opportunity to frame our approach to commissioning and procurement that takes account of existing conversations with our local partners, including fora such as the VCSE Partnership Plus meeting.

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mark Stainton


26/07/2022 - Hastings office premises - New accommodation solution ref: 1732    Recommendations Approved

To note options and agree lease terms for a new office to replace Ocean House, Hastings. The Council’s lease ends in March 2023.

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

21.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item.

 

Decision

 

21.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

1)            approve the proposed lease terms of Cavendish House and Muriel Matters House, Hastings (the Properties), contained in the exempt report at a later agenda item (including the revised heads of terms for Muriel Matters House); and

 

2)            delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to approve the final lease negotiations and the signing and completion by the Council of the leases to the Properties and any related licences and other documents and take any other actions considered appropriate to give effect to the above recommendation, and to secure best value in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.

 

Reason

21.3     As the landlord of Ocean House seeks to re-develop the site, alternative office accommodation needs to be found in Hastings. The proposed alternatives provide the required floor space, within current budgets, whilst reducing ESCC’s carbon footprint.

 

Divisions affected: Hastings - Central St Leonards and Gensing;

Lead officer: Peter Smith


26/07/2022 - Disposal of land, The Ridgeway, Hastings ref: 1733    Recommendations Approved

To declare surplus land at St Helens Down formerly the site of the building known as Ridgeway, and to agree the disposal of the St Helens Down site formed of the site of three demolished buildings (Pinehill Day Centre, Mount Denys and Ridgeway)

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

22.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer together with exempt information contained in a later report on the agenda.

 

Decision

22.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

1)            approve the disposal of part of the site known as the Ridgeway (“the site”) shown in Appendix 1 in accordance with s123 of the Local Government Act 1992 and the Localism Act 2011;

2)            declare surplus part of the asset known as Ridgeway (“the property”) in Appendix 2;

3)            delegate authority to Chief Operating Officer to take all actions necessary to secure the disposal of the site, at best value in accordance with s123 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Localism Act 2011; and

4)            to delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to proceed with the next best offer in the event of the sale not completing within the expected timelines.

Reason

22.3     The disposal of the asset will reduce revenue liabilities relating to the management and holding costs of this surplus asset.

 

Divisions affected: Hastings - Baird and Ore;

Lead officer: Zoe Tweed