31/01/2024 - Bognor Regis Arcade - Update

The Committee will receive an update on the progress of the Bognor Regis Arcade project.

Decision Maker: Economy Committee

Decision due date: 16/04/2024

Wards affected: Hotham; Marine;

Lead officer: Neil Taylor

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Refurbishment of the former Brewers Fayre Put into a new Royal Hall

This report is pursuant to the report to the Economy Committee in June 2023 and presents a specification and budget costs to establish the feasibility of the restoration of the former Royal Hall function space. The Royal Hall closed in 1996 and the space was refitted into the Brewers Fayre pub.

Decision Maker: Economy Committee

Decision due date: 16/04/2024

Wards affected: Hotham; Marine;

Lead officer: Neil Taylor

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Arun Community Asset Fund - Consideration of Bids - Round 1

This report seeks Member agreement to the allocation of funds to specific projects in accordance with the terms of the fund as set out in Appendix A of the report.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 08/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karl Roberts

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - The Regeneration of The Regis Centre, Bognor Regis - Levelling-Up Fund - Project Update

The Council's Regeneration Consultant will provide a verbal update to the Committee

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 07/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Neil Taylor

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Calendar of Meetings for 2024/25

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 3.1 of Part 5 - Rules of Procedure (Meetings) - Section 1 - Council Procedure Rules, the Council is asked to approve its Calendar of Meetings for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Decision due date: 13/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Fulton

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Littlehampton Seafront Project

To receive a further update on the progression of this project.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 07/03/2024

Wards affected: Beach; River;

Lead officer: Rachel Alderson

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Direction of Travel Document

This report updates the Committee on the preparation of a draft Direction of Travel document that will be used to undertake a Regulation 18 Issues and Options public consultation in Spring 2024 in order to inform the Local Plan Update 2023 - 2041.

Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee

Decision due date: 06/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Owen

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Review of the Members' Allowances Scheme

The Audit & Governance Committee is requested to consider the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel on its tenth review of the Members' Allowances Scheme, together with the financial appraisal set out in the Officer's report which should be read in conjunction with the Panel's report.
The Committee is asked to make any recommendations in approving a new scheme to Full Council on 13 March 2024 for final adoption.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee, Full Council

Decision due date: 13/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2024 - Arun Parish Housing Apportionment

The report seeks Committee agreement to update the Parish (indicative) Housing Apportionment - to meet the needs in Arun based on the Governments’ Standard Housing methodology. This is in order to ensure that paragraph 14 of the National Planning Policy Framework (20 December 2023) is addressed in that provided Neighbourhood Development Plans are up to date (adopted within 5 years of a planning decision) and meet their identified needs, then the presumption (paragraph 11d) does not apply because of the likely adverse impacts are likely to outweigh the benefits.

Paragraph 68 of the new NPPF requires ‘indicative’ figures’ for neighbourhood areas to be provided. It is essential that a Neighbourhood Plan makes provision for its identified housing requirement in order for it to be afforded weight under paragraph 14 of the NPPF.

Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee

Decision due date: 18/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Owen

Notice of decision: 31/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2024 - Consultation on Draft Conservation Area Character Appraisals for Bognor Regis: Hotham Park and Bognor Regis: Railway Station

To be able to fully preserve and enhance its Conservation Areas (CA), the council should prepare individual Conservation Area Character Appraisals that define what is worthy of protection or could be enhanced (this includes amending CA boundaries) for the purposes of assisting the determination of planning applications and evidence to inform plan making.

Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee

Decision due date: 18/04/2024

Wards affected: Hotham; Marine; Orchard;

Lead officer: Neil Crowther

Notice of decision: 03/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2023 - Annual Report on the Council’s Use of Powers Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)

The Audit & Governance Committee is the designated body for oversight of the Council’s use of powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) A report / update on any usage is provided to the Audit & Governance Committee annually

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 19/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge

Notice of decision: 29/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2023 - Bathing Water Quality

This report provides an update on the bathing water classification for Bognor Regis (Aldwick) and the actions of the Bathing Water Quality Partnership Group, established to drive the improvement of the bathing water quality and provide assurance and commitment across the partnership organisations.

Decision Maker: Environment Committee

Decision due date: 19/03/2024

Wards affected: Aldwick East; Aldwick West;

Lead officer: Neil Williamson

Notice of decision: 29/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2023 - Sundry Debts Write Off Policy

The sundry debts write off policy needs to be updated to ensure that the write off limits are applied consistently to all sundry debts and that the delegations are also consistent with the requirements of the Constitution. It is also a requirement of the Council’s Constitution that the policy is updated and subsequently approved by Policy & Finance committee.

Decision Maker: Constitution Working Party

Decision due date: 15/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden, Jane Fulton

Notice of decision: 29/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2023 - UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Report

Arun District Council was allocated £1.1m and is reporting to the Economy Committee on progress of the projects supported. This will be an annual report and measure budget performance and RAG status of all projects.

Decision Maker: Economy Committee

Decision due date: 16/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Gover, Denise Vine

Notice of decision: 29/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/10/2023 - Contaminated Land Strategy

Local Authorities have specific responsibilities for contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and include having a published contaminated land strategy.

The current strategy has been reviewed, in consultation with key stakeholders, and is presented to committee for adoption.

Decision Maker: Environment Committee

Decision due date: 19/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Neil Williamson

Notice of decision: 31/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/10/2023 - Annual Report - Corporate Complaints

This report will provide members with an overview of the council’s complaints management. It will cover the financial year 2023/24 and will include detailed statistics along with a breakdown of the responsible teams, as well as cases that were escalated to relevant Ombudsmen.

Decision Maker: Corporate Support Committee

Decision due date: 30/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge, Lindsey Reeves

Notice of decision: 03/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/09/2023 - Combined Cleansing Services Contract

The current contract expires on 31 January 2026. To procure a new contract within this timeframe, a committee decision is required to inform the strategic direction and scope of the new Combined Cleansing Services Contract

Decision Maker: Environment Committee

Decision due date: 19/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Oliver Handson, Joe Russell-Wells

Notice of decision: 07/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/09/2023 - Arun / WSCC Growth Deal Refresh

The Arun Growth Deal (2018 -2023) with WSCC has been refreshed and updated to reflect current economic growth priorities and opportunities in Arun. This report is asking the Committee to approve the updated (2024 – 2029) version.

Decision Maker: Economy Committee

Decision due date: 16/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Denise Vine

Notice of decision: 07/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/07/2023 - Fitzleet Multi-storey Car Park Option Update report

This report updates on investigations undertaken by officers on possible alternative ownership and maintenance approaches.

Decision Maker: Economy Committee

Decision due date: 16/04/2024

Wards affected: Marine;

Lead officer: Sam Horwill

Notice of decision: 12/07/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix to report will be exempt


12/07/2023 - Revised Drainage Water Resource Management Plan (DWMP) Consultations

This report will update the Committee on the further focused consultations on Southern Water’s DWMP since the previous consultations; including two schemes that may directly and indirectly affect Arun residents (in particular Havant Thicket Reservoir and the Ford recycling scheme) and suggested responses to the proposals.

Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee

Decision due date: 18/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Owen

Notice of decision: 12/07/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/07/2023 - Additional Beach Huts

To consider identified opportunities to introduce additional beach huts in
the district.

Decision Maker: Economy Committee

Decision due date: 16/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sam Horwill

Notice of decision: 12/07/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/06/2023 - Barham/Eastergate/Westergate Infrastructure Development Plan (BEWIDP)

This report seeks the agreement of Committee to publish the Barnham/Eastergate/Westergate Infrastructure Development Plan (BEWIDP) on the council’s web site as material evidence identifying the infrastructure supporting the delivery development uplift within the BEW Strategic Allocation.

Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee

Decision due date: 18/04/2024

Wards affected: Barnham;

Lead officer: Kevin Owen, Amber Willard

Notice of decision: 15/06/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/06/2023 - Taxi Fare Setting

The fares charged to customers using Hackney Carriages (Taxis) are reviewed and set each year by the Licensing Committee.
This report provides information to be considered for the setting of fares for the period of 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025.

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Decision due date: 23/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Arm

Notice of decision: 15/06/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/06/2023 - Licensing Fee Setting

The fees charged for licensing services that are not set nationally are reviewed and set each year by the Licensing Committee. This report provides information to be considered for the setting of fares for the period from 1st April 2024.

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Decision due date: 23/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Arm

Notice of decision: 15/06/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Committee Revenue and Capital Budget 2024/25

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend its revenue budget for inclusion in the Council’s 2024/25 revenue budget for 2024/25. These will be considered by this Committee later on this agenda. In addition, this Committee will consider the overall revenue and capital budgets for 2024/25 to make recommendations to the Special Meeting of the Council on 21 February 2024 on the General Fund budget to be set and level of Council Tax for the District for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee, Full Council

Decision due date: 21/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Council Revenue and Capital Budgets 2024/25

The purpose of this report is for this Committee to consider and recommend to Full Council on 21 February 2024, the overall budget to be set, level of Council Tax for the District, Housing Revenue Account budget and rent levels for 2023/24. In addition, Committees must consider and recommend the overall capital programme (HRA and General Fund) to be set for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Decision due date: 21/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Member Learning & Development

This report updates the Committee on the Member Induction Programme prepared by the Committee Services Manager and the Monitoring Officer. The programme has been implemented following the May 2023 local elections and covers the induction, learning and development for all Councillors across the full range of their responsibilities and Committee memberships.

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Decision due date: 27/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - The Council's Revenue and Capital Budget 2024/25

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend to the Special Council Meeting on 21 February 2024 the overall budget to be set, level of Council Tax for the District, Housing Revenue Account Budget and rent levels for 2024/25.

In addition, the Policy and Finance Committee must consider the overall capital programme (HRA and General Fund) to be set for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 08/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Budget Monitoring Report to 31 December 2023

The Budget Monitoring Report sets out the Capital, Housing Revenue and General Fund Revenue budget performance to the end of December 2023.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 08/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Monitoring Officer Report including monitoring the operation of the Code

This is a regular report to the Committee by the Monitoring Officer to give the Committee an overview of the work of the Monitoring Officer that falls within the scope of the functions for which the Committee is responsible.

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Decision due date: 27/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Register of Assessments of Complaints Against Councillors

This report updates the Committee on the complaints against Councillors received since the Monitoring Officer’s last report. The Committee is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Members of the District and Town & Parish Councils, for monitoring the operation of the Code of Conduct, and for considering the outcome of investigations in the event of breaches of the Code of Conduct.

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Decision due date: 27/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Bainbridge

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Internal Audit Charter 2024/25

The Internal Audit Charter is a formal document that defines the internal audit activity’s purpose, authority and responsibility consistent with the Definition of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics and the Standards. The Public Sector Internal Audit Standards require the charter to be reviewed and approved annually.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 19/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Internal Audit Annual Plan 2024/25

The Internal Audit Plan provides the mechanism through which the Chief Internal Auditor can ensure most appropriate use of internal audit resources to provide a clear statement of assurance on risk management, internal control and governance arrangements.

This report presents the plan for 2024/25 for approval by the Committee.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 19/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Internal Audit Progress Report December 2023

The purpose of this report is to provide Members with an overview of internal audit activity against assurance work completed in accordance with the approved audit plan and to provide an overview of the status of ‘live’ reports.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 19/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Antony Baden

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Corporate Risk Register update

The Corporate Risk Register is reviewed and updated in line with the requirements of the Council’s Risk Management Framework.

Quarterly updates reflecting revisions are reported to the Audit and Governance Committee, this report highlights the changes since the last update.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 19/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vicky Ashmore

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Council Scope 1, 2 and 3 emission updates for the 2022-2023 financial year

This report provides an update on the emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3) of the Council for the 2022-2023 financial year. This is in line with the 2030 carbon neutral target and allows for the monitoring of emissions produced by the Council and its activities.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 08/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: William Page, Joe Russell-Wells

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Climate Action Work Plan update

This report provides an update on projects within the Action Plan and an overview of the Council’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions for the 2022-2023 financial year. This is in line with the 2030 carbon neutral target.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 07/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: William Page, Joe Russell-Wells

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Treasury Management Strategy & Annual Investment Strategy 2024/25

The purpose of this report is to present the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2024/2025 and to enable the Audit and Governance Committee to scrutinise the report prior to making recommendations to Full Council

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee, Full Council

Decision due date: 13/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sian Southerton

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Q3 Performance Report for the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) which form part of the Council’s Vision 2022-2026.

This report gives the Q3 Performance of the Key Performance Indicators which form part of the Council’s Vision 2022-2026.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 07/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jackie Follis

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Q3 Performance Report for the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) which form part of the Council’s Vision 2022-2026.

This report gives the Q3 Performance of the Key Performance Indicators which form part of the Council’s Vision 2022-2026.

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Decision due date: 23/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jackie Follis

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/05/2023 - Q2 Performance Report for the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) which form part of the Council’s Vision 2022-2026.

This report gives the Q2 Performance of the Key Performance Indicators which form part of the Council’s Vision 2022-2026.

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance Committee

Decision due date: 08/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jackie Follis

Notice of decision: 16/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open