Agenda

Council - Tuesday 23 November 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms - East Pallant House

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 386 KB

The Council is requested to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2021.

2.

Urgent Items

The Chair will announce any urgent items which due to special circumstances are to be dealt with under Late Items.

3.

Declarations of Interests

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

4.

Chair's Announcements

Apologies for absence will be notified at this point.

 

The Chair will make any specific announcements.

5.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 301 KB

In accordance with Chichester District Council’s scheme for public question time the Council 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 Chair’s discretion to extend that period.

RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE CABINET

To consider the following recommendations of the Cabinet requiring the approval of the Council.

6.

Adoption of Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Policy review and Adoption of Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy

The report can be found on pages 7-85 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 November 2021.

 

The Cabinet made the following recommendation to Full Council:

 

That the Statement of Licensing Policy 2022-2027 (Licensing Act 2003) at Appendix 1, and the Statement of Policy 2022-2025 (Gambling Act 2005) at Appendix 2, be approved for adoption and publication.

7.

Council Tax Review of Locally Defined Discounts and Premiums

The report can be found on pages 9-14 of the Cabinet agenda for 5 October 2021.

 

The Cabinet made the following recommendation to Full Council:

 

That the Council Tax Discounts and Premiums proposed in the Appendix to the agenda report be applied for the 2022-2023 financial year.

8.

Financial Strategy and Plan 2022-23

The report can be found on pages 87-113 of the Cabinet agenda for 2 November 2021.

 

The Cabinet made the following recommendations to Full Council:

 

a)    The key financial principles and actions set out in appendix 1 of the 5 year Financial Strategy report be approved.

b)    That having considered the recommendations of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee, the Minimum Level of Reserves remains set at £4m.

c)    That the current 5 year Financial Model detailed in appendix 2 (Part 2) and the Resources Statement in appendix 3 to the Financial Strategy report be noted.

9.

Funding for Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester

The report can be found on pages 87-113 of the Cabinet agenda for 2 November 2021.

 

The Cabinet made the following recommendation to Full Council:

 

The agreed continuation of funding to Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester for the provision of infrastructure support to the voluntary and community groups and charities in Chichester District as set out in para 5.2 of the report.

10.

Release of funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy to Chichester District Council Environment Team to fund Project IBP/842 Strategic Wildlife Corridors

The report can be found on pages 15-21 of the Cabinet agenda for 5 October 2021.

 

The Cabinet made the following recommendation to Full Council:

 

The approval of the release of £575,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy to Chichester District Council’s Environment Team to cover most of the costs of funding Infrastructure Business Plan Project 842 Strategic Wildlife Corridors.

RECOMMENDATIONS BY COMMITTEES

None.

MOTIONS PROPOSED IN ADVANCE BY MEMBERS

11.

Motion from Cllr Moss pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Having complied with the Motions Procedure as set out in the council’s Constitution the motion attached will be proposed by Cllr Moss and if duly seconded it will then be discussed at this meeting.

12.

Motion from Cllr Brown pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Having complied with the Motions Procedure as set out in the council’s Constitution the motion attached will be proposed by Cllr Brown and if duly seconded it will then be discussed at this meeting.

OTHER REPORTS

13.

Committee Calendar of Meetings May 2022 - May 2023 pdf icon PDF 222 KB

The Council is requested to consider the report and its appendix and make the following resolution:

 

That Full Council approves the committee calendar of meetings for May 2022 to May 2023 as detailed in the appendix.

Additional documents:

14.

Questions to the Executive

Members are invited to ask a question of a member of the Executive (maximum of 40 minutes duration).

15.

Late Items

To consider any late items as follows:

 

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

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

16.

Exclusion of the press and public

The Council is asked to consider in respect of agenda item 15 whether the public, including the press, should be excluded from the meeting on the grounds of exemption under Parts I to 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as indicated against the item and because, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption of that information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The reports dealt with under this part of the agenda are attached for members of the Council and senior officers only (salmon paper).

17.

Westgate Decarbonisation Project

Following the decision from Cabinet to select the preferred contractor for the Westgate Decarbonisation project, Council are asked to approve the release of the remaining Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funds held by the Council, noting the risks identified in the report regarding the timetable for completion and subsequent funding requirements for the project. Report to follow.