19 December 2019




Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall


Councillors: Phillips (Chair), Robins (Deputy Chair), Simson, Allcock, Appich, Atkinson, Bagaeen, Barnett, Bell, Brennan, Brown, Childs, Clare, Davis, Deane, Druitt, Ebel, Evans, Fishleigh, Fowler, Gibson, Grimshaw, Hamilton, Heley, Henry, Hill, Hills, Hugh-Jones, Janio, Knight, Lewry, Littman, Lloyd, Mac Cafferty, Mears, McNair, Miller, Moonan, Nemeth, Nield, O'Quinn, Osborne, Peltzer Dunn, Pissaridou, Platts, Powell, Rainey, Shanks, C Theobald, Wares, West, Wilkinson, Williams and Yates


Mark Wall

Head of Democratic Services

01273 291006



























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47       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.





48       Minutes

9 - 60


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the last Council meeting held on the 24 October 2019.



Contact Officer:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006



Ward Affected:

All Wards






49       Mayor's Communications.



To receive communications from the Mayor.





50       To receive petitions and e-petitions.



Petitions will be presented by Members and/or members of the public to the Mayor at the meeting.





51       Written questions from members of the public.



A list of public questions received by the due date of 12noon on the 13 December 2019 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum at the meeting.





52       Deputations from members of the public.



A list of deputations received by the due date of 12noon on the 13 December 2019 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum at the meeting.





53       Petitions for Council Debate

61 - 62


Petitions to be debated at Council.  Report of the Monitoring Officer.


(1)      Rejection of the usage of the terms 'Duke and Duchess of Sussex’.  Lead petitioner Charles Ross.



Contact Officer:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006



Ward Affected:

All Wards






54       Call Over for Reports of Committees.



(a)  Call over (items 57-59) 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.





55       Written questions from Councillors.

63 - 74


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:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006





56       Oral questions from Councillors

75 - 78


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:

Mark Wall

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.









Reports for Decision




57       Corporate Plan 2020-2023

79 - 102


Extract from the proceedings of the Policy & Resources Committee meeting held on the 5 December 2019, together with a report of the Executive Lead Officer for Strategy, Governance & Law.



Contact Officer:

Simon Newell, Steve Morton

Tel: 01273 291128



Ward Affected:

All Wards






58       Review of the Constitution

103 - 140


Extract from the proceedings of the Policy & Resources Committee meeting held on the 5 December 2019, together with a report of the Executive Lead Officer for Strategy, Governance & Law.



Contact Officer:

Elizabeth Culbert

Tel: 01273 291515



Ward Affected:

All Wards







Reports Referred for Information




59       Sussex Health and Care Plan -The Local Response to the NHS Long Term Plan

141 - 478


Extract from the proceedings of the Special meeting of the Health & Wellbeing Board meeting held on the 5 November 2019, together with a Joint report of the Executive Managing Director, Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Executive Director for Health & Adult Social Care.



Contact Officer:

Penny Jennings

Tel: 01273 291065



Ward Affected:

All Wards







Notices of Motion




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

479 - 486


(1)      Moulsecoomb Primary School Sponsor.  Proposed by Councillor Knight on behalf of the Labour Group.


(2)      NHS Health and Social Care Decision Making: Democratic Deficit.  Proposed by Councillor Shanks on behalf of the Green Group.


(3)      ‘Party Houses’ – Short-Term Lets.  Proposed by Councillor Evans on behalf of the Labour Group.



(4)      Proportional Representation and Voter Trials.  Proposed by Councillor Mac Cafferty on behalf of the Green Group.





61       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

Listed below are responses from Government Departments and other Bodies

which have been written to by the Chief Executive following the approval of

Notices of Motions at previous council meetings:


(1)      Sustainable Adult Social Care Funding – Letter from Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government.






Date of Publication - Wednesday, 11 December 2019













Geoffrey Raw







Chief Executive

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road








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.



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.


If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the Head of Democratic Services or the designated Democratic Services Officer listed on the agenda.



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. There is an accessible lift to the first floor and ramped access to the public gallery. However, the lift cannot be used as part of a manged evacuation and therefore anyone unable to use the stairs or transfer to an evac chair should not use the pubic gallery but seek assistance from reception.


We have made a number of adjustments to make the venue as accessible as possible and the seated spaces available in the public gallery can be used by disabled people who are not wheelchair users.


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.


If you wish to attend a meeting but are unable to use stairs please contact the Democratic Services Team (Tel: 01273 291066 or Email: in advance of the meeting to discuss your access requirements. We can then work with you to enable your attendance and also to ensure your safe evacuation from the building in the event of an emergency.


If the public gallery is full, Room G87 on the ground floor can be used as an inclusive space with video conferencing facilities and AV links to the council chamber, level access, and nearby WC facilities, including wheelchair accessible provision.  From this room you can watch the meeting and take part in proceedings, for example if you have submitted a public question.



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.



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