Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday 7 January 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, East Pallant House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services on 01243 534684  Email:  democraticservices@chichester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will make any specific announcements for this meeting and advise of any late items which due to special circumstances will be given urgent consideration under Late Items.

2.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 155 KB

The Cabinet is requested to approve as a correct record the minutes of its meeting on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interests

Members are requested to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they might have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.

4.

Public Question Time

In accordance with Chichester District Council’s scheme for public question time as amended by Full Council on 24 September 2019 the Cabinet will receive any questions which have been submitted by members of the public in writing by noon two working days before the meeting. Each questioner will be given up to three minutes to ask their question. The total time allocated for public question time is 15 minutes subject to the Chairman’s discretion to extend that period.

5.

Climate Emergency Initial Action Plan pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following resolution and recommendation to Council:

 

1.    That the Climate Emergency Initial Action Plan, as presented in Appendix 1, is approved.

2.    That Cabinet recommends to Council that a Climate Emergency officer post at a total cost of £120,000, plus an operational budget of £30,000, is funded from reserves for 2 years (full time) to support delivery of the Action Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

That the Climate Emergency Initial Action Plan as presented in Appendix 1 be approved.

RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL

 

That a Climate Emergency officer post at a total cost of £120,000, plus an operational budget of £30,000, is funded from reserves for 2 years (full time) to support delivery of the Action Plan.

6.

Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst Air Quality Management Area pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet note the responses to the proposed Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst, Air Quality Management Area public consultation exercise.

2.    That Cabinet note the authority delegated to the Director of Planning and the Environment in consultation with the Director of Housing and Communities to make and seal an Air Quality Management Area Order at Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst as shown at Appendix 1 of this report and to commence preparation of an Air Quality Action Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the responses to the proposed Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst, Air Quality Management Area public consultation exercise be noted.

2.    That the authority delegated to the Director of Planning and the Environment in consultation with the Director of Housing and Communities to make and seal an Air Quality Management Area Order at Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst as shown at Appendix 1 of this report and to commence preparation of an Air Quality Action Plan be noted.

7.

Allocation to Panels

Following the recent Loxwood By-Election the Cabinet is requested to appoint Cllr Janet Duncton to the Development Plan and Infrastructure Panel.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cllr Janet Duncton be appointed to the Development Plan and Infrastructure Panel.

8.

Off-Street Parking Proposals Response to Consultation pdf icon PDF 71 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following resolutions:

 

1.           That Cabinet approves the increase in car parking charges as set out in sections 5.1 to 5.3 of this report.

 

2.           That Cabinet approves the consolidation to the Parking Order as set out in section 5.4 of this report.

 

3.           That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2018 and the Road Traffic Act 1984. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the increase in car parking charges as set out in sections 5.1 to 5.3 of the report be approved.

 

2.    That the consolidation to the Parking Order as set out in section 5.4 of the report be approved.

 

3.    That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2018 and the Road Traffic Act 1984. 

9.

Revised Fees and Charges 2020 for the Animal Welfare Licensing Regime pdf icon PDF 74 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendix and make the following recommendation:

 

That Cabinet recommends the revised Animal Licensing fees and charges for 2020 as set out in the appendix to this report, for consideration by the General Licensing Committee.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION TO THE GENERAL LICENSING COMMITTEE

That the revised Animal Licensing fees and charges for 2020 as set out in the appendix to this report be considered by the General Licensing Committee.

10.

South Downs National Park Authority Extension to Development Management Agency Agreement pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its exempt appendices and make the following resolution:

 

That Cabinet approves an extension of the current Agreement with the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 to enable the Council to continue to provide a development management service to the SDNPA for a further two years to 30 September 2022 on the basis of the previously agreed terms of the Section 101 Agreement including the Service Level Agreement and related Protocols.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That an extension of the current Agreement with the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) be approved under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 to enable the Council to continue to provide a development management service to the SDNPA for a further two years to 30 September 2022 on the basis of the previously agreed terms of the Section 101 Agreement including the Service Level Agreement and related Protocols.

 

11.

Strategic Wildlife Corridors Project pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendix and make the following resolutions:

 

1.    That Cabinet approve the submission of an application to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for the funding of a 5-year Strategic Wildlife Corridors Project.

2.    That Cabinet approve the annual contribution of £10,000 from reserves for 5-years as match funding towards the project and to allow the continued funding of the Council’s Community Wildlife Officer Post.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the submission of an application to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for the funding of a 5-year Strategic Wildlife Corridors Project be approved.

 

2.    That the annual contribution of £10,000 from reserves for 5-years as match funding towards the project and to allow the continued funding of the Council’s Community Wildlife Officer Post be approved.

12.

Late Items

a)    Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection.

 

b)    Items which the chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting.

13.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

There are no restricted items for consideration at this meeting.

 

Please note for members and senior officers the agenda papers contain exempt appendix 1 and appendix 2 for agenda item 10 South Downs National Park Authority Extension to Development Management Agency Agreement (these documents are printed on salmon paper).