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17/01/2023 - Parking Annual Report 2021-22 ref: 6836    Recommendations Approved

To note and endorse the publication of the Parking Annual Report for 2021-22

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That Committee endorses the publication of the Parking Annual Report for 2021/22 under the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004

 

2)             That Committee authorises the Head of Parking Services to produce and publish the report, which will be made available on the Council’s website.         

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Nicholls


17/01/2023 - Transport for the South East’s Strategic Investment Plan ref: 6840    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval of the final Strategic Investment Plan for the sub-region, following the response to the consultation draft document in summer 2022.

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)              That Committee expresses support for Transport for the South East’s final draft Strategic Investment Plan.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul A. Holloway, Andrew Renaut


17/01/2023 - Playground Refurbishment Programme Update ref: 6842    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That the Committee notes the progress of the Playground Refurbishment Programme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Campbell, Rachel Chasseaud, Lynsay Cook


17/01/2023 - Strategic Risk progress update ref: 6839    Recommendations Approved

A progress update on the management of Strategic Risk 36 - Not taking all actions required to address climate and ecological change and transitioning our city to carbon neutral by 2030.

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

That the Committee:

 

1)             Note the actions taken (‘Existing Controls’) and actions planned to mitigate Strategic Risk 36, linked to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, as outlined in Appendix 1.

 

2)             Provide support and challenge to the Risk Owner (Executive Director – Economy, Environment and Culture) on this risk.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katie Read


17/01/2023 - Public toilets ref: 6843    For Determination

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);


17/01/2023 - Elm Grove parking proposals ref: 6837    Recommendations Approved

A report outlining the different options for taking forward changes to the parking arrangements in Elm Grove

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That Committee agrees to option 4 which is to proceed directly to the advertisement of a Traffic Regulation Order for the Elm Grove Pavement parking ban. This would include reviewing Elm Grove further as part of the Liveable Neighbourhood proposals for the area or at a later date when and if funding is identified.

 

2)             That Committee requests officers keep the Traffic Regulation Order under review, reporting progress back to this committee and continue to consider alternative forms of parking provision for residents of Elm Grove.

Wards affected: Hanover & Elm Grove;

Lead officer: Charles Field


17/01/2023 - Highway Asset Management Policy and Strategy ref: 6841    Recommendations Approved

This report introduces our updated Highway Asset Management Policy and Strategy.

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That Committee approve the updated Highway Asset Management Policy and Strategy 2023-2025 which will enable the Council to maintain its DfT Incentive Fund banding and associated Local Transport Plan funding.

 

2)             That Committee notes the need for further investment, including capital funding for preventative maintenance programmes, across all asset groups in order to support active, accessible and sustainable travel throughout the city and to reduce the future burden on the revenue and carbon cost of reactive maintenance including pothole repairs.

 

3)             That Committee agrees that officers should identify an annual capital sum from within existing capital budgets to fund preventative maintenance for footways, carriageways and street lighting over the next 10 years to manage the rising revenue cost of providing highway safety maintenance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stacey Hollingworth


17/01/2023 - Electric vehicle charge point update ref: 6835    Recommendations Approved

To update Committee on progress in expanding the electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and a successful new bid for funding. To seek permission to procure additional electric vehicle charge points.

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That Committee notes the submission of further successful bids for funding for electric vehicle charge points from central government and progress in expanding the charging network as well as the growth in demand and charging activity.

 

2)             That Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director for Economy Environment and Culture to take all steps necessary to procure and award a new concession contract – following a briefing to the Procurement Advisory Board before the specification and award criteria are finalised to enable members to comment on the proposed approach – subdivided into three lots for the supply, installation, maintenance and operation of electric vehicle charge points for a term of ten years, and requests annual reports back to this committee on progress in expanding the electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

 

3)             That Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director for Economy Environment and Culture to approve an extension to the contract referred to in 2.2 above for a period of up to five years following the initial ten-year term, subject to satisfactory performance by the concessionaire(s) and following a briefing to the Procurement Advisory Board.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Nicholls


17/01/2023 - Safer, Better Streets - Infrastructure Priority Framework ref: 6834    Recommendations Approved

This report expands on the Pedestrian Priority Methodology and broadens the assessment criteria to help assess and deliver safer and better street infrastructure. The report outlines the methodology used to assess requests for improvements and identifies the assessment criteria, process and typical outcomes.

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That the Environment Transport & Sustainability Committee approves the Safer, Better Streets – Highway Improvement Prioritisation Framework and grants permission to commence the assessment of outstanding concerns, listed in Appendix 1.

 

2)             That the Environment Transport & Sustainability Committee requests a review of the criteria listed to consider other metrics over and above the assessments outlined in the pre-qualification criteria outlined in Appendix 2, to ensure issues such as midnight ‘joyriders’ or regular non-peak time speeding are not overlooked, and report back on this review for committee approval.

 

3)             That the Environment Transport & Sustainability Committee notes that future concerns will be assessed under this framework and priority locations will be reported every six months at Committee to enable swift action if any new schemes highlight unintended accident spots, for example. Priority improvement measures will be recommended at Committee and implemented, subject to available funding, through the LTP’s capital programme or external funding streams.

 

4)             That the Environment Transport & Sustainability Committee agrees that in clarification of paragraph 4.5 of this report, officers will still consider requests from members of the public following petitions and deputations to committee, if committee members vote to refer said requests from petitions/deputations to the framework.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracy Beverley


17/01/2023 - Parking Scheme Update Report ref: 6838    Recommendations Approved

To update the Committee on the progress of recent resident parking scheme consultations.

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Made at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 17/01/2023

Decision:

1)             That Committee having taken account of all duly made representations and comments agree that the following Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) are approved to enable the Hallyburton Road area parking Zone 11 to proceed to the implementation stage:

 

Brighton & Hove Various Controlled Parking Zones Consolidation Order 2018 Amendment Order No.* 202* (TRO-33a-2022)

 

Brighton & Hove Outer Areas (Waiting, Loading and Parking) and Cycle Lanes Consolidation Order 2018 Amendment Order No.* 202* (TRO-33b-2022)

 

2)             That Committee having taken account the low percentage of responses (11%) and the mixed response to the postcard consultation, agrees that no change should be made to the Hollingdean detailed design consultation boundary.

 

 

3)             That Committee having taken account of all duly made representations and comments, agrees to proceed to the next stage of advertising a Traffic   Regulation Order for the Withdean Road area for a light touch parking scheme Monday to Sunday, 9am to 10am and 1pm to 2pm.

 

4)             That the Committee having taken account of all duly made representations and comments, agrees there will be no change to the days and times of operation in Zone X (South Portslade).

Wards affected: Hangleton & Knoll; Hollingdean & Stanmer; South Portslade; Withdean;

Lead officer: Catherine Dignan, Tony Patchett


19/01/2023 - Full Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2023 ref: 6848    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

(i)             Agreed the polling district and polling place scheme outlined in Appendix 1.

 

(ii)            Delegated authority to the Executive Lead for Governance, People & Resources to take all measures as are necessary or incidental, as required by law, to implement the changes indicated in para 2.1.

 

(iii)          Delegated authority to the Returning Officer to designate alternative polling places, in the event of any polling place being unavailable, at any elections taking place prior before the next full review of polling places. Group Leaders and respective ward Councillors should be consulted prior to confirming any changes.


19/01/2023 - Committee Calendar ref: 6853    For Determination

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the proposed timetable of meetings for the 2023/2024 municipal year be agreed; subject to any necessary amendments following changes to the Constitution and/or committees’ requirements.

 

 

Item 112a ACE GRANT BRIGHTON MUSEUM CAPITAL WORKS

 

RESOLVED: That Committee agrees to the novation of £1,463,769 grant agreement between Arts Council England and the Trust to the Council, to carry out the required repair works to the Brighton Museum roof.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Elizabeth Culbert, Lisa Johnson, Anthony Soyinka


19/01/2023 - General Fund Budget and Resources Update 2023/24 ref: 6844    For Determination

To provide an update on resources following publication of the provisional LG Financial Settlement together with an update on budget setting progress for the 2023/24 General Fund capital and revenue budgets.

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee:

 

(i)             Noted the Legal Advice regarding the setting of the Budget and Council Tax in Section 8 and Appendix 1 and noted that this will be provided to all councillors for the Budget Council meeting.

 

(ii)            Agreed the Budget Protocol set out in Section 7 of the report.

 

(iii)          Noted the latest interim forecast for 2022/23, indicating a General Fund outturn overspend of £10.601m.

 

(iv)          Noted the latest resource position for 2023/24 indicating an overall budget shortfall of £20.929m with a remaining budget gap of £8.333m to be addressed in order to achieve a balanced budget.

 

(v)           Noted the Guideline Criteria and Budget Categorisation information used to inform the development of budget options, including savings proposals.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nigel Manvell


19/01/2023 - The UK Shared Prosperity Fund ref: 6852    For Determination

An overview of the Fund investment plan for Brighton and Hove, as approved by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

(i)             Agreed that the UKSPF grant award for Brighton and Hove is spent in line with the Investment Plan, as approved by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 5 December 2022, and summarised in Appendix 1.

 

(ii)            That item 11 in Appendix 1 summarised as Green Skills Course (projected spend 2022-25 spend £50,000) be redirected to support paid placement opportunities in the council’s apprenticeship and pre-employment programme for disabled people of all ages with a particular focus on Looked After Children, NEETs who have a disability or EHCP under the age of 25, subject to DLUCH approval.

 

(iii)          Delegated authority to the Executive Director – Economy, Environment & Culture, to take the necessary decisions and actions to oversee delivery of the UKSPF Investment Plan. This includes implementing and administering the scheme and the resulting projects in accordance with the requirements and priorities of the government prospectus and Fund;

 

(iv)          Noted that an annual report on the progress of the Investment Plan will be brought to this committee;

 

(v)           Noted the oversight and evaluation arrangements for the Fund.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katie Read


19/01/2023 - Local Land Charges Fees & Charges ref: 6849    For Determination

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

(i)             Agreed the fees and charges set out in 3.4.

 

(ii)            Delegated authority to the Executive Director Governance, People & Resources to make the changes to fees and charges. Note: If the above recommendations are not agreed, or if the committee wishes to amend the recommendations, then the item will need to be referred to the Policy & Resources Committee meeting on 9th February to be dealt with as part of the overall budget. This is because the budget is being developed on the assumption that the fees and charges are agreed as recommended and any failure to agree, or a proposal to agree different fees and charges, will have an impact on the overall budget, which means it needs to be dealt with by the Policy & Resources Committee as per the requirements of the constitution. This will not stop the committee from making recommendations to P&R.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Appleford


19/01/2023 - Provision, installation and maintenance of CCTV Traffic Enforcement Cameras and associated enforcement support system ref: 6850    For Determination

Report to seek approval of the tendering of this services contract for the Provision, installation and maintenance of CCTV Traffic Enforcement Cameras and associated enforcement support system

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

(i)             Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Economy Environment & Culture to take all steps necessary to procure the contract for CCTV Traffic Enforcement Cameras and associated enforcement support system.

 

(ii)            Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Economy

Environment & Culture to award the contract to the successful bidder for an initial term of three years with the option to extend the contract for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory performance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Saxby


19/01/2023 - Kingsway to the Sea ref: 6847    For Determination

Update on the progress of the rejuvenation project pre-construction

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed that the pay-for-use sports facilities and outdoor sports hub public café would operate under lease arrangements, offered to the market via an expressions of interest process.

Wards affected: South Portslade; Westbourne; Wish;

Lead officer: Mark Fisher, Vicki Linton-Crook, Toni Manuel


19/01/2023 - Life Events and Charges Review for Registration Services ref: 6851    For Determination

to present registration and land charges fees & charges proposals for approval 23/24

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee approved the fees and charges set out at Appendix 1 of the report (as amended).

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michelle Jenkins, Giles Rossington


19/01/2023 - Permission to Establish an Urgency Sub-Committee to Oversee Disposal of 31 Palmeira Avenue, Hove Also Known as Penny Gobby House ref: 6846    For Determination

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed to establish an urgency sub-committee which would consist of three members, nominated by group leaders to make decisions on behalf of the Council acting as trustee of the Penny Gobby House School Charity on:

 

· the disposal of 31 Palmeira Avenue, Hove currently occupied by the Jeanne Saunders Centre (‘Penny Gobby House’) charity

· the purchase of the Annexe at Connaught Road by the Charity

· arrangements to ringfence any net surplus proceeds of sale for the Charity’s use

· the establishment of a management committee.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carolyn Bristow, Michelle Hunt, Joanne Templeman


19/01/2023 - Council Tax Base and Business Rates Retention forecasts 2023/24 ref: 6845    For Determination

Update on the tax base to be set for council tax 2023/24 and the forecast of business rates to be retained in 2023/24

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Policy & Resources Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 19/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee -

 

(i)             Agreed the calculation of the council’s tax base for the year 2023/24.

 

(ii)            Noted the collection rate assumed is 98.75%.

 

(iii)          Noted the only change to the Discretionary Council Tax Reduction Scheme agreed at Council on 3 February 2022 is to reflect government changes to the National Living Wage as set out in paragraph.

 

(iv)          Agreed that in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amounts calculated by Brighton & Hove City Council as its council tax base for the year 2023/24 shall be as follows:-

2.3.1 Brighton and Hove in whole – 91,986.3 (detail in appendix 1)

2.3.2 Royal Crescent Enclosure Committee – 29.7 (detail in appendix 2)

2.3.3 Hanover Crescent Enclosure Committee – 41.5 (detail in appendix 2)

2.3.4 Marine Square Enclosure Committee – 69.1 (detail in appendix2)

2.3.5 Parish of Rottingdean – 1,666.6 (detail in appendix 2)

 

(v)           Agreed that for the purposes of Section 35(1) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, the expenses of meeting the special levies issued to the council by the Enclosure Committees shall be its special expenses.

 

(vi)          Agreed that the Enclosure Committees and Rottingdean Parish are paid the required Council Tax Reduction Grant of c£4,000 in total, to ensure they are no better or no worse off as a result of the introduction of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for the reasons set out in paragraph 3.11.

 

(vii)         Noted that the amount forecast to be received by the council in 2023/24 from its share of local business rates and section 31 Local Government Act 2003 compensation grants is £79.868m, based on the latest data.

 

(viii)       Delegated the agreement of the final business rates forecast and the NNDR1 2023/24 form to the Chief Finance Officer following consultation with the Chair of this Committee and this will be reflected in the Budget report to this committee in February 2023.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Heather Bentley


18/01/2023 - Private Sector Housing Update ref: 6832    For Determination

An update on the Private Rented Sector, previously reported to Housing Committee on 18th September 2022

Decision Maker: Housing Committee

Made at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Housing Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 18/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Housing Committee:

 

2.1      Agree that development of an in-house Ethical Lettings Agency will not be pursued at this time, though Committee may consider it in the future.

 

2.2      Note the progress on the Selective Licensing Feasibility Study and the

proposal to arrange a Housing Committee Member Workshop (early February 2023) on options to progress.

 

2.3      Note that evidence suggests a new Additional HMO Licensing Scheme is potentially viable, and if so that required consultation on this should be linked to any consultation agreed to progress selective licensing.

 

2.4      Agree a review of the current Private Sector Enforcement Policy is undertaken and that in the interim where appropriate proactive use of improvement notices is exercised against landlords and letting agents as referred to in 4.3.4. This review will, among other things, reflect the motion passed at Full Council in December 2022, requesting officers to bring a report to Housing Committee:

 

a)       Reviewing the Council’s private sector housing enforcement policy to reduce tenants’ risk of ‘revenge evictions’ by serving ‘improvement notices’ and ‘emergency remedial action notices’ at the soonest opportunity

 

b)       Outlining plans to display on the council website steps private renters can take regarding repairs requests and revenge eviction notices

 

2.5      Note the options and restrictions relating to a ‘Rogue Landlord database’. To approve further investigation of the establishment a ‘Rogue Landlord database’ in Brighton & Hove and report back to Housing Committee in March 2023 and will continue to work towards a zero-tolerance approach to rogue landlords as agreed by this committee.

 

2.6      Note activity during 2022/23 (to 30 November 2022) in relation to private sector housing enforcement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Cooper


18/01/2023 - Operational Review of Allocations Plan & Request to review the Allocations Policy. ref: 6829    For Determination

Operational Review of Allocations Plan & Request to review the Allocations Policy.

Decision Maker: Housing Committee

Made at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Housing Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 18/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Housing Committee:

 

2.1      Note the letting outcomes for the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22 and the first six months of the current financial year 2022.

 

2.2      Agree Option 2 as a new Allocations Plan as set out at 4.6 below, to be

effective from 1 April 2023.

 

2.3      Agree to commence consultation on reviewing the Allocations Policy, noting the broad timelines that would apply.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Crane


18/01/2023 - Anti-Social Behaviour Policy ref: 6831    For Determination

Decision Maker: Housing Committee

Made at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Housing Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 18/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1      That Housing Committee approve the Anti-Social Behaviour Policy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Justine Harris


18/01/2023 - Housing Revenue Account Budget & Capital Investment Programme 2023/24 and Medium-Term Financial Strategy ref: 6833    For Determination

Decision Maker: Housing Committee

Made at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Housing Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 18/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Housing Committee:

 

2.1      Approves a rent increase of up to 7% in line with government legislation as detailed in paragraph 4.6 of the report as amended.

 

2.2      Approves the service charges and fees as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report as amended.

 

2.3      Notes the Medium-Term Financial Strategy and 30-year financial projections shown in Appendix 4 to the report.

 

2.4      Approves the Travellers fees and Charges set out in Appendix 5 to the

report.

 

That Housing Committee approves and recommends to Policy & Resources Committee:

 

2.5      That the updated HRA Revenue Budget for 2023/24 as shown in section 4 of the main report and Appendix 1 to the report be agreed and recommended to Full Council for approval as amended.

 

2.6      Approve a capital programme of £57.791m for 2023/24 be agreed and the 5-year programme as set out in Appendix 3 as amended to the report be noted, and recommended to Full Council for approval; and

 

That Full Council:

 

2.7      Approves the updated HRA Revenue Budget for 2023/24 as shown in

section 4 of the main report and Appendix 1 to the report as amended.

 

2.8      Approve a capital programme of £57.791m for 2023/24 and notes the 5-year programme as set out in Appendix 3 as amended to the report.

Lead officer: Craig Garoghan, Martin Reid


18/01/2023 - Housing Committee Workplan Progress Update and Housing Performance Report Quarter 2 2022/23 ref: 6830    For Determination

This report illustrates progress against Housing Committee work plan 2019-23 priorities and targets, as well as other Housing service targets.

Decision Maker: Housing Committee

Made at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Housing Committee

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 18/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1      That Housing Committee notes the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Diane Hughes, Tom Matthews


09/01/2023 - School Admission Arrangements 2024-25 ref: 6817    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Made at meeting: 09/01/2023 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 09/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

      i.         Agreed to make no changes to the Council’s school admission arrangements or secondary school catchment areas, except for the changes listed in sub- paragraphs 2.2- 2.4.

     ii.         Agreed to a change to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Downs Infant School from 120 to 90 pupils.

    iii.         Agreed to a change to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Hertford Infant School from 60 to 30 pupils.

   iv.         Agreed to a change to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Hove Junior School - Holland Road from 96 to 64 pupils.

     v.         Agreed to make no change to the coordinated scheme for admissions or to the “relevant area”.


09/01/2023 - Home to School Transport Service Progress Report - Jan 2023 ref: 6815    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Made at meeting: 09/01/2023 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 09/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

      i.         Noted the increased pressures on the home to school budget and service delivery.

     ii.         Rejected the request for an additional contract price uplift by three home to school transport operators.


09/01/2023 - Families, Children and Learning Fees and Charges 2023/24 ref: 6819    For Determination

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Made at meeting: 09/01/2023 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 09/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

      i.         Agreed that the implementation of new fees & charges rates is as soon as practicably possible.

     ii.         Agreed the position on fees charged for nurseries as detailed in section 3.22.

    iii.         Agreed the position on fees and charges for Childcare Workforce Development as detailed in section 3.25.

   iv.         Agreed the position on fees and charges for the Early Years Quality Improvement Programme as detailed in section 3.30.

     v.         Noted the position on the charges for school meals as detailed in section 3.31 - 3.37.

   vi.         Agreed the position on fees and charges for Adult Education Courses as detailed in section 3.38 – 3.42.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Barker, Paul Brinkhurst, Joanne Templeman, Andrea Weller


09/01/2023 - Supported Accommodation for Young People Placements ref: 6818    For Determination

Request to extend the Supported Accommodation for Young People hybrid framework/approved list

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Made at meeting: 09/01/2023 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 09/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

      i.         Noted the information regarding the proposal to close Bright Start Nursery being put forward to Budget Council on 23 February 2023.

     ii.         Agreed that its members receive a copy of the relevant Equalities Impact Assessment.

    iii.         Agreed that CYPS and P&R committee members receive the Building Survey carried out in 2019 and the Stage 1 Fire Risk Assessment carried out in August 2022.

   iv.         Agreed that CYPS and P&R committee members are informed of what assurances there are regarding the future employment of Bright Start Nursery staff.

 

Lead officer: Steve Dillow


09/01/2023 - Elective Home Education in Brighton and Hove ref: 6816    For Determination

This report provides an update for the committee on the scale of elective home education in the city and the reasons why families make that choice. Alongside details of how families are supported and young people safeguarded.

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Made at meeting: 09/01/2023 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 09/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

      i.         Noted the information regarding the number of home educated children and how this reflects the regional and national position.

     ii.         Noted the Council’s process to safeguard children and young people who are Electively Home Educated and the mechanisms to engage positively with the EHE community in the city.

 

Lead officer: Richard Barker, Andrea Weller


12/01/2023 - Anti Racism Pledge Update ref: 6812    For Determination

An update on the council's Anti-racism work.

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the Committee noted the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jamarl Billy


12/01/2023 - ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan Update ref: 6807    For Determination

The paper will provide an update on the ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan, share key pieces of evaluation information and outline next steps.

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee noted the report.

Lead officer: Marina Norris


12/01/2023 - Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan - Supplementary Regulation 16 consultation ref: 6810    For Determination

Report on Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan Supplementary Regulation 16 consultation on the amended Basic Conditions Statement seeking agreement to Council officer comments and agreement to re-commence the Neighbourhood Plan examination.

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Committee:

 

1.    Agrees the officer comments in Appendix 1 as the Council

response to the supplementary Regulation 16 consultation on the amended Basic Conditions Statement submitted by Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum to support their Neighbourhood Plan; and

 

2.    Agrees that the amended Basic Conditions Statement and all representations received in response to the supplementary Regulation 16 consultation should be submitted to the Neighbourhood Plan examiner with the request that he resume the Neighbourhood Plan examination.

Wards affected: Central Hove; Goldsmid; Hove Park; Westbourne; Wish;

Lead officer: Robert Davidson


12/01/2023 - Fees and Charges 2023-24 ref: 6806    For Determination

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Committee:

 

1. That Committee agrees that the proposed fees and charges for 2023/24 as set out within the report subject to 2.2 and 2.5 below (with the exception of the proposal relating to transfer fees for beach huts at 3.15.)

 

2. That Committee agrees to refer the proposed fees and charges in paragraphs 3.5–3.10 relating to Building Regulation Application fees, Pre-Application Planning Advice Service and Planning Performance Agreements to Policy & Resources Committee in order to consider increasing them by 10% rather than 6%, and for this to then be implemented with immediate effect in the current financial year 2022/23 allowing for lead in time to update systems, charging methods and notice periods.

 

3. That Committee agrees the proposed fees and charges in paragraph 3.29

relating to the Brighton Centre ticket levy, to be implemented with immediate

effect in the current financial year 2022/23 allowing for lead in time to update

systems, charging methods and notice periods.

 

4. That Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director of Economy,

Environment & Culture (in relation to paragraphs 3.5 – 3.37) and to the

Executive Director of Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities (in relation to

paragraph 3.38 – 3.42) to change fees and charges as set out in the report

and as set by central Government during the year.

 

5. That Committee agrees that the licence fee referred to in paragraph 3.13 be increased by 10% rather than 5%, in line with other Seafront fees and charges.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Lack, Jill Scarfield


12/01/2023 - Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust Annual Report ref: 6803    For Determination

The report outlines the Trust's progress, challenges faced, and service plan for the following year. This is a requirement of the service agreement between the Council and the Trust,

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Committee:

 

1. Noted that despite many achievements over the past year, that

there continue to be challenges facing the Trust moving into 2023-24.

 

2. Approved the annual service plan (Appendix 1) for 2023-24,

which includes implementation of a new admissions pricing structure.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Peim


12/01/2023 - RWC25 - Women's Rugby World Cup 2025 Host City Bid ref: 6811    For Determination

Brighton and Hove are seeking to become a host City for the 2025 Women's Rugby World Cup.

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Committee:

 

1.    Agrees that officers continue through the selection process with an aim, if selected, to be announced as a host city in February 2023.

2.    Agrees to a host city contribution from existing EEC budgets and delegates authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to agree the final detail of this contribution and enter into necessary agreement(s) with the tournament organisers depending on the financial arrangements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Baird


12/01/2023 - BHCC - Venue Hire Policy ref: 6808    For Determination

Hiring policy for all venues and outdoor spaces operated by BHCC

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Committee approves the BHCC Venue Hire Policy at Appendix 1.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Howard Barden


12/01/2023 - Procedural Business ref: 6778    For Determination

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023


12/01/2023 - Field Officer Service Review ref: 6804    For Determination

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Committee:

 

1.    Noted the outcome of the review of the field officer team as set out in the report.

 

2.     Agreed in principle to ending the current field officer team arrangements from 1stApril 2023 and the reallocation of resources set out in paragraphs 3.22 and 3.23 of the report and delegates to the Executive Director Housing Neighbourhoods and Communities the final decision, following the conclusion of the appropriate staff consultation.

 

3.    Recommended to Policy and Resources Committee that it approves any necessary changes to the Council’s constitutional documents.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo Player


12/01/2023 - Community Wealth Building Programme: Action Plan ref: 6805    For Determination

Summarising the findings of the Community Wealth Building Member Working Group, which has looked closely at the CLES Diagnostic Report and its associated draft advisory actions. The report proposes a deliverable action plan addressing the five-pillars of community wealth building.

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1. That Committee agreed to the implementation of the Community Wealth Building Action Plan, as set out at Appendix 1, subject to any minor grammatical, non-material text and formatting agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair of the Committee prior to publication.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sophie Moss, Max Woodford


12/01/2023 - Article 4 Direction - Changes of Use from Class E (commercial, business and service uses) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses). ref: 6809    For Determination

To confirm the Article 4 Direction relating to changes of use from Class to residential

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Committee:

 

1.    Notes the representations made during the consultation which took place from 31 January to 14 March 2022.

2.    Authorises the confirmation of the Direction made under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) to remove the Class MA permitted development right for changes of use from Class E (commercial, business and service uses) to C3 (dwellinghouses).

3.    Notes that the Secretary of State is expected to modify the geographical extent of the Direction in due course.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Tremlett


 


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