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Fees and Charges 2022-23

Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods, & Communities; Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture; Executive Director of Governance, People & Resources

Decision:

1)             That the Committee recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended so that the following fees are increased by the percentage shown:

 

·       All ‘Highways’, ‘Developer-Led Highway Works (including S278/38 agreements)’, ‘Transport Note/Statement/Assessment Scoping and Other Pre-Application Advice’, ‘Travel Plans’, ‘Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMP)’, ‘Scaffold Licence’, ‘Skip Licence’ ‘Building Materials’, and ‘Objects on the Highway’ fees and charges in Appendix 1 increase – 10%

·       All ‘Flyering Licences’ fees and charges in Appendix 4 increase – 25%

2)             That the Committee recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended to include a proposal for cycle hangar charges, in line with other local authorities and in order to generate income to invest in rolling out more cycle hangars across the city.

 

3)             That the Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Culture (in relation to paragraphs 3.4-3.23), the Executive Director of Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities (in relation to paragraphs 3.24 - 3.26) and to the Executive Director of Governance, People & Resources (in relation to paragraphs 3.27 – 3.33) to change fees and charges as notified and set by central Government during the year.

 

4)             That the Committee asks for a report to come to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee exploring differential parking charges for high-emitting vehicles.

 

5)             That the Committee requests that officers conduct a review of the nature of motorcycle parking in Controlled Parking Zones and Council-owned car parks, with charging options presented to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee.

Minutes:

69.1      The Committee considered a joint report of the Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods, & Communities; Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture; Executive Director of Governance, People & Resources that set out the proposed 2022/23 fees and charges for the service areas covered by the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in accordance with corporate regulations and policy.

 

Note: Councillor Nemeth and Councillor Wilkinson left the Council Chamber during discussion of the item due to their declared pecuniary interest.

 

69.2      Councillor Platts moved the following motion to amend the recommendations (Amendment 1) as shown in bold italics below:

 

2.1      That the Committee approves recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended so that the following fees are increased by the percentage shown:

 

·        All ‘Highways’, ‘Developer-Led Highway Works (including S278/38 agreements)’, ‘Transport Note/Statement/Assessment Scoping and Other Pre-Application Advice’, ‘Travel Plans’, ‘Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMP)’, ‘Scaffold Licence’, ‘Skip Licence’ ‘Building Materials’, and ‘Objects on the Highway’ fees and charges in Appendix 1 increase – 10%

·        All ‘Flyering Licences’ fees and charges in Appendix 4 increase–25%

2.3   That the Committee asks for a report to come to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee exploring differential parking charges for high-emitting vehicles.

 

69.3      Councillor Hamilton formally seconded the motion.

 

69.4      Councillor Platts moved the following motion to amend the recommendations (Amendment 2) as shown in bold italics below:

 

2.1      That the Committee approves recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended so that all car parking charges in our city parks outlined in Appendix 4 are frozen.

2.3      That the Committee asks officers to bring a report to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee outlining proposals for a limited parking charge scheme at Wild Park on Brighton & Hove Albion home matchdays.

 

69.5      Councillor Fowler formally seconded the motion.

 

69.6      Councillor Platts moved the following motion to amend the recommendations (Amendment 3) as shown in bold italics below:

 

2.1      That the Committee approves recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended so that:

 

a)   The 50% discount on bulky waste collections is maintained for those over 60 and those in receipt of income support or Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Personal Independence Payment and/or Disability Living Allowance.

b)   All concessionary charges for sports outlined in Appendix 4 are frozen.

 

69.7      Councillor Fowler formally seconded in the motion.

 

69.8      Councillor Platts moved the following motion to amend the recommendations (Amendment 4) as shown in bold italics below:

 

2.1      That the Committee approves recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended to include a proposal for cycle hangar charges, in line with other local authorities and in order to generate income to invest in rolling out more cycle hangars across the city.

2.3   That the Committee requests that officers conduct a review of the nature of motorcycle parking in Controlled Parking Zones and Council-owned car parks, with charging options presented to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee.

 

69.9      Councillor Fowler formally seconded the motion.

 

69.10   Councillor Lloyd stated that the Green Group would be supporting amendments 1 and 4. However, he did not believe it should be less expensive to park within a park car park than park nearby. Councillor Lloyd stated support in principle for the proposals on Bulky Waste collection however, he found this to be a matter for Budget Council not committee.

 

69.11   The Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture stated that it was intended that the proposed charges on Bulky Waste collection would help expand the service and make it commercially viable. The estimated cost of amendment 3 would cost around £20,000 that would limit those ambitions.

 

69.12   Councillor Platts observed that fly tipping was a significant issue in the city and the proposals in amendment 3 may reduce the cost to the council in collecting flytipped waste making the proposal cost neutral.

 

69.13   The Chair then put amendment 1 to the vote that passed.

 

69.14   The Chair then put amendment 2 to the vote that failed.

 

69.15   The Chair then put amendment 3 to the vote that failed.

 

69.16   The Chair then put amendment 4 to the vote that passed.

 

69.17   The Chair put the recommendations as amended to the vote that passed.

 

69.18   Resolved:

 

1)             That the Committee recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended so that the following fees are increased by the percentage shown:

 

·       All ‘Highways’, ‘Developer-Led Highway Works (including S278/38 agreements)’, ‘Transport Note/Statement/Assessment Scoping and Other Pre-Application Advice’, ‘Travel Plans’, ‘Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMP)’, ‘Scaffold Licence’, ‘Skip Licence’ ‘Building Materials’, and ‘Objects on the Highway’ fees and charges in Appendix 1 increase – 10%

·       All ‘Flyering Licences’ fees and charges in Appendix 4 increase – 25%

2)             That the Committee recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that it approves the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out within the report and its appendices except that the reports and appendices shall be amended to include a proposal for cycle hangar charges, in line with other local authorities and in order to generate income to invest in rolling out more cycle hangars across the city.

 

 

3)             That the Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Culture (in relation to paragraphs 3.4-3.23), the Executive Director of Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities (in relation to paragraphs 3.24 - 3.26) and to the Executive Director of Governance, People & Resources (in relation to paragraphs 3.27 – 3.33) to change fees and charges as notified and set by central Government during the year.

 

4)             That the Committee asks for a report to come to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee exploring differential parking charges for high-emitting vehicles.

 

5)             That the Committee requests that officers conduct a review of the nature of motorcycle parking in Controlled Parking Zones and Council-owned car parks, with charging options presented to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee.

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