Policy and Finance Committee - Thursday 30th June 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber & Blue Room, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Jane Fulton 


No. Item




Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration 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 items 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 interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest



Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Policy & Finance Committee held on 31 March 2022, as attached. 



Items Not on the Agenda that the Chair of the Meeting is of the Opinion Should be Considered as a Matter of Urgency by Reason of Special Circumstances


Public question time

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



Start Times [5 Minutes]

The Committee is asked to confirm its start times for meetings for 2022/23.


Supplementary Estimate to Defend Planning Appeals at Chandlers, Angmering (A/1101/21/PL), Rustington Golf Centre (A/129/21/PL), Worthing Road (A,168/21/PL) and Pagham Road (P/178/21/OUT). This will also Cover the Costs Award at Shirpney Road (BE/109/19/OUT) [15 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Normally, the Council may get one appeal to be heard by way of inquiry every 1 – 2 years. There are currently four planning appeals to be heard by way of public inquiry that have all been submitted in the space of a few months. Officer time in carrying out the work necessary in defending these appeals would be significant and would result in time that would otherwise have been available for determining of planning applications not being available.


A supplementary estimate is therefore required for this work.




Combined Cleansing Services Contract Extensions - Financial Implications [10 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 236 KB

The Environment Committee considered a report ‘Combined Cleansing Services Contract’ at its meeting on 19 May 2022. This report contained a number of recommendations which have significant financial implications for the Council. Under the Council Constitution, the Environment Committee resolution is subject to Policy and Finance Committee and Full Council confirmation of finances being available.  This report requests that the Policy and Finance Committee recommend a supplementary estimate to Full Council to regularise the budget position for 2022/23 and future years.


Littlehampton Seafront Project [15 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Arun District Council has been awarded £7,234,201 from the Levelling Up Fund to deliver a public realm improvement project at Littlehampton seafront.  This report provides an update on project progress and seeks approval to reprofile the budget within the funding allocation and for the heads of terms to procure a design and build contractor.


Additional documents:


Levelling-Up Fund, Round Two Bid [30 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 170 KB

This report seeks the Committee’s endorsement to the core elements of the Council’s submission to the Levelling Up Fund Round Two.

Additional documents:


UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Investment Plan [25 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 258 KB

The Council is the lead authority responsible for preparing an Investment Plan identifying how the districts allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) will be used over the next 3 years. This report is advising the Committee of the details of the UKSPF and preparation of the Investment Plan. 

Additional documents:


Corporate Plan and Service Delivery Plan 2018-2022 - Quarter Four/End of Year Performance Report for the Period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 [30 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 251 KB

This report sets out the performance of the Corporate Plan and Service Delivery Plan indicators at Quarter 4/End of Year for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Additional documents:

Items put forward from Service Committees

Outside Bodies - feedback from meetings


Work Programme [10 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 200 KB

The Work Programme for the Committee for 2022-23 is attached for the Committee’s information.