Agenda

Full Council
Wednesday 26th January 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, at the Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF

Contact: Jane Fulton (Ext 37611) 

Note: [re-arranged from 12 January 2022] 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)  the item they have the interest in

b)  whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interest

c)  the nature of the interest

d) if it is a pecuniary or prejudicial interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak under Question Time

3.

Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes)

4.

Questions from Members with Pecuniary/Prejudicial Interests

To receive questions from Members with pecuniary/prejudicial interests (for a period of up to 15 minutes)

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To consider any petitions received from the public.

 

Petition to Pass a Motion of Support for the Development of a Safe Cycling and Walking Pathway Between Arundel and Ford Station

 

A Petition has been submitted by Arundel Town Council asking this Council to pass a motion of support for the development of a safe cycling and walking pathway between Arundel and Ford Station.

 

As the Petition contains over 1,500 signatures it requires a debate by Full Council.

 

The procedure in place in the Council’s Constitution for such debates confirms:

 

·                The petition organiser will be given 5 minutes (maximum) to present the petition at the meeting.

·                The relevant Committee Chair will be given 5 minutes (maximum) for a right of reply

·                Following the presentation of the Petition, Members are invited to debate the Petition for thirty (30) minutes with each Councillor being allowed to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes.

 

Attached are relevant documents provided by Arundel Town Council in support of the petition and also a report from the Director of Place for the Council to consider in holding this debate.

 

Additional documents:

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 324 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 10 November 2021, which are attached.

7.

Chair's Announcements

To receive such announcements as the Chair may desire to lay before the Council.

8.

Urgent Matters

To deal with business not otherwise specified in the Council summons which, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Council (in consultation with the Chief Executive), is business of such urgency as to require immediate attention by the Council.

Recommendations from Service Committees, Regulatory and Standards Committees and from Working Parties

9.

Audit & Governance Committee - 16 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

The Chair, Councillor Clayden, will present the Minutes containing recommendations from the meeting of the Audit & Governance Committee held on 16 November 2021.

 

There are two sets of recommendations for Council to consider as set out below:

 

·      Minute 432 [Arrangements for Appointment of External Auditor] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link:  Report

·      Minute 433 [Treasury Management Mid-Year Report – 2021/22] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link: Report with appendices

 

 

10.

Planning Policy Committee - 30 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

The Chair, Councillor Bower, will present the Minutes containing recommendations from the meeting of the Planning Policy Committee held on 16 November 2021.

 

There are two sets of recommendations for Council to consider as set out below:

 

·         Minute 480 [To ‘Make’ the Barnham and Eastergate Neighbourhood Development Plan (Review) 2019-2031] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link: Report

·         Minute 481 [First Homes Policy] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link: Report and Appendix

 

 

11.

Housing & Wellbeing Committee - 2 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

The Chair, Councillor Pendleton, will present the Minutes containing recommendations from the meeting of the Housing & Wellbeing Committee held on 2 December 2021.

 

There is one recommendation for Council to consider at Minute 490 [Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2021/22 – Annual Update]- to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link: Report

 

 

12.

Policy & Finance Committee - 9 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

The Chair, Councillor Gunner, will present the Minutes containing recommendations from the meeting of the Policy & Finance Committee held on 9 December 2021.

 

There is one recommendation for Council to consider at Minute 504 [Urgent Items – Levelling-Up Fund Projects]- to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link: Report

 

 

13.

Licensing Committee - 10 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The Chair, Councillor Blanchard-Cooper, will present the Minutes containing recommendations from the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 10 December 2021.

 

There are numerous recommendations for Council to consider as set out below:

 

·         Minute 523 [Review of the Fare Structure for Hackney Carriages after Consultation] - to view the Officer’s report – please click on these links: Report and Appendix 1 and Appendix 2

·         Minute 524 [Street Trading Designations] - to view the Officer’s report and appendix – please click on these links: Report and Appendix

·         Minute 525 [Statement of Gambling Licensing Principles – 2022/2025] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on these links - Report and Appendix

 

14.

Motions [30 Minutes]

The following Motions have been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 15:

 

Motion 1

 

REQUEST FOR PUBLICATION OF CURRENT ADMINISTRATION’S POLICIES

 

That Full Council notes that the current administration and Leadership has been in power with majority votes for eight months yet in spite of having all that time to create, evaluate and present clear and specific policies for the Council to consider, no policies have been published at all.  Vague high-level visions are not enough and without specific policies and clear action plans to get on and deal with the many major issues facing the Council today, nothing will get done and the Council will continue to drift as it has done since this administration took over.

 

In May 2021 the Independent Group published and distributed a list of 21 district-wide policy proposals. If the current administration and Leadership have any policy proposals, they are not immediately apparent. Full Council calls on the administration and Leadership to publish a list of its current and planned policy proposals, also including a proposed action plan and timescale, before the next Ordinary Council meeting so that all Members may be fully aware of specific future plans for the benefit of the District.

 

Proposer: Councillor Coster

Seconder: Councillor Dixon

 

Motion 2

 

Following events at the September 2021 Full Council, this Council no longer has confidence in Councillor Bower as Chair of the Constitution Working Party. 

 

Proposer: Councillor Dixon

Seconder: Councillor Coster

 

Motion 3

 

Following events at the September 2021 Full Council, this Council resolves to remove Councillor Bower as Chair of the Constitution Working Party, with immediate effect. 

 

Proposer: Cllr Dixon

Seconder: Cllr Coster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion 4

 

This Council resolves to immediately dissolve the Constitution Working Party (CWP), the remit of the CWP will immediately become the responsibility of the Policy and Finance Committee.  In Consultation with the Chair of the Policy and Finance Committee, the Monitoring Officer is instructed and authorised to make any consequential changes and necessary actions to facilitate this resolution.

 

Proposer: Cllr Gunner

Seconder: Cllr Pendleton 

 

 

15.

General Questions from Members [by advance notice] [30 Minutes]

To consider general questions from Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14.3.

16.

Committee Memberships

Any changes to Committee Memberships that need noting by the Council will be reported at the meeting.

17.

Representation on Outside Bodies

The Council is asked to approve any changes to its representation on Outside Bodies.

18.

Exempt Information

 

            The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution: -

 

That under Section 100a (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the items.

 

19.

Appointment to the Post of Chief Executive Officer [Exempt - Paragraph 1 - Information Relating to Any Individual]

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

20.

Appointment to the Post of Interim Group Head of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer [Exempt - Paragraph 1 - Information Relating to Any Individual]

To consider the attached report.