Date:                   14 December 2023

Time:                   4.30pm

Venue:               Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall

Members:          Councillors: O'Quinn (Chair), Atkinson, Bagaeen, Davis, Evans, Fishleigh, Fowler, Grimshaw, Meadows, McNair, Robins, Sankey, Shanks, C Theobald, West, Wilkinson, Williams, Alexander, Allen, Asaduzzaman, Baghoth, Burden, Cattell, Czolak, Daniel, Earthey, Gajjar, Galvin, Goddard, Goldsmith, Helliwell, Hewitt, Hill, Hogan, Loughran, Lyons, McGregor, McLeay, Miller, Mistry, Muten, Nann, Oliveira, Pickett, Pumm, Robinson, Rowkins, Sheard, Simon, Stevens, Taylor, Thomson and Winder.


Contact:        Anthony Soyinka

Head of Democratic Services

01273 291006




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Chief Executive

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road

Hove BN3 3BQ


Date of Publication - Wednesday, 6 December 2023



Part One                                                                                                                                       Page



54       Declarations of Interest



(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)       Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)       the nature of the interest; and

(iii)      whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or Democratic Services Officer preferably before the meeting.





55       Minutes



To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous Council meeting(s), which will be circulated separately as part of an addendum for the meeting.



Contact Officer:

Anthony Soyinka

Tel: 01273 291006





56       Mayor's Communications.



To receive communications from the Mayor.





57       To receive petitions and e-petitions.



To receive any petitions to be presented to the Mayor by members of the public and/or Members as notified by the due date of 30 November 2023 (10 working days).





58       Written questions from members of the public.



A list of public questions received by the due date of 12noon on 8 December 2023 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum for the meeting.





59       Deputations from members of the public.



A list of deputations received by the due date of 12noon on 8 December 2023 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum for the meeting.





Petitions for Debate

Petitions to be debated at Council. 



60       Neglect of Public Facilities at Wish Park is Impacting the Community's Health

9 - 12




61       Save St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School from closure

13 - 14




62       Help save St. Peter's Community School

15 - 16




63       Call Over for Reports of Committees.



(a)  Call over (items 66 - 69) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for consideration.


(b)  To receive or approve the reports and agree with their recommendations, with the exception of those which have been reserved for discussion.


(c)  Oral questions from Councillors on the Committee reports, which have not been reserved for discussion.





64       Written questions from Councillors



A list of the written questions submitted by Members has been included in the agenda papers.  This will be repeated along with the written answers received and will be taken as read as part of an addendum circulated separately at the meeting.



Contact Officer:

Anthony Soyinka

Tel: 01273 291006





6.30 - 7.00pm Refreshment Break

Note: A refreshment break is scheduled for 6.30pm although this may alter slightly depending on how the meeting is proceeding and the view of the Mayor.



65       Oral questions from Councillors



A list of Councillors who have indicated their desire to ask an oral question at the meeting along with the subject matters has been listed in the agenda papers.



Contact Officer:

Anthony Soyinka

Tel: 01273 291006






Reports for Decision




66       Appointment of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service

17 - 20


Contact Officer:

Alison Mcmanamon

Tel: 01273 290511





67       Report by Aileen McColgan KC

21 - 44


Contact Officer:

Abraham Ghebre-Ghiorghis

Tel: 01273 291500





68       Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

45 - 184


Contact Officer:

Robert Davidson

Tel: 01273 291580



Ward Affected:

Central Hove; Goldsmid; Westbourne & Poets’ Corner; Westdene & Hove Park






69       Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement

185 - 296


Contact Officer:

Carly Dockerill

Tel: 01273 292382



Ward Affected:

Rottingdean & West Saltdean







Reports Referred for Information




Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion have been submitted by Members for consideration:



70       Solidarity with our communities against hate

297 - 298




71       Prioritising domestic abuse victims in housing allocation

299 - 300




72       Blocked gullies and drains

301 - 302




73       Close of Meeting



The Mayor will move a closure motion under Procedure Rule 17 to terminate the meeting 4 hours after the beginning of the meeting (excluding any breaks/adjournments).


1.         The Mayor will put the motion to the vote and if it is carried will then:-

(a)      Call on the Member who had moved the item under discussion to give their right of reply, before then putting the matter to the vote, taking into account the need to put any amendments that have been moved to the vote first;

(b)      Each remaining item on the agenda that has not been dealt with will then be taken in the order they appear on the agenda and put to the vote without debate.

The Member responsible for moving each item will be given the opportunity by the Mayor to withdraw the item or to have it voted on.  If there are any amendments that have been submitted, these will be taken and voted on first in the order that they were received.

(c)      Following completion of the outstanding items, the Mayor will then close the meeting.

2.        If the motion moved by the Mayor is not carried the meeting will continue in the normal way, with each item being moved and debated and voted on.

3.        Any Member will still have the opportunity to move a closure motion should they so wish.  If such a motion is moved and seconded, then the same procedure as outlined above will be followed.

         Once all the remaining items have been dealt with the Mayor will close the meeting.






For Information











The City Council actively welcomes members of the public and the press to attend its meetings and holds as many of its meetings as possible in public.  Provision is also made on the agendas for public questions to committees and details of how questions can be raised can be found on the website and/or on agendas for the meetings.


The closing date for receipt of public questions and deputations for the next meeting is 12 noon on the fourth working day before the meeting.


Meeting papers can be provided, on request, in large print, in Braille, on audio tape or on disc, or translated into any other language as requested.

Infra-red hearing aids are available for use during the meeting. If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the receptionist on arrival.


Webcasting notice

This meeting may be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website.  At the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.  Data collected during this web cast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy.


Therefore, by entering the meeting room and using the seats in the chamber you are deemed to be consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for the purpose of web casting and/or Member training.  If members of the public do not wish to have their image captured, they should sit in the public gallery area.


Access notice

The Public Gallery is situated on the first floor of the Town Hall and is limited in size but does have 2 spaces designated for wheelchair users.  The lift cannot be used in an emergency.  Evac Chairs are available for self-transfer and you are requested to inform Reception prior to going up to the Public Gallery.  For your own safety please do not go beyond the Ground Floor if you are unable to use the stairs.

Please inform staff on Reception of this affects you so that you can be directed to the Council Chamber where you can watch the meeting or if you need to take part in the proceedings e.g. because you have submitted a public question.


Fire & emergency evacuation procedure

If the fire alarm sounds continuously, or if you are instructed to do so, you must leave the building by the nearest available exit.  You will be directed to the nearest exit by council staff.  It is vital that you follow their instructions:

·         You should proceed calmly; do not run and do not use the lifts;

·         Do not stop to collect personal belongings;

·         Once you are outside, please do not wait immediately next to the building, but move some distance away and await further instructions; and

·         Do not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so


Further information

For further details and general enquiries about this meeting contact Anthony Soyinka, (01273 291006, email or email



























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