Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 13th January, 2020 4.00 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Email: committees@midsussex.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

To receive Declarations of Interest from Members in respect of any matter on the Agenda.

Minutes:

None.

2.

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

The Leader noted that apologies had been received from Councillor John Belsey.

3.

To confirm Minutes of the previous meeting held on 18 November 2019. pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 November 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

4.

To consider any items that the Leader agrees to take as urgent business.

Minutes:

None.

5.

Performance Monitoring for the Second Quarter of 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Emma Sheridan, Business Unit Leader for Community Services, Policy and Performance introduced the report. 

 

The Deputy Leader highlighted the revised set of indicators for the Council. 

 

In response to the Deputy Leader’s query the Business Unit Leader confirmed that the performance indicators for Revenues and Benefits highlighted the increasing complexity of cases.

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning noted the number of families in temporary housing and advised it would have been higher if the Council had not bought properties to provide temporary housing.   

 

The Cabinet Member for Customer Services noted the increase in footfall at The Orchards and enquired about the other shopping centres. The Business Unit Leader confirmed that officers are looking at methods to establish reliable foot fall figures for Burgess Hill and East Grinstead.

 

The Leader noted that it was a positive report and took the Members to the recommendations contained in the report, which were agreed unanimously.

 

RESOLVED

 

Cabinet noted the contents of the report.

 

6.

Approval of the Recommendations Contained in the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Judy Holmes, Assistant Chief Executive introduced the report. 

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning confirmed that Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan had been started in 2012 and he welcomed the progress the report represented.

 

The Cabinet Member for Community welcomed the acceptance by Hassocks Parish Council of the Inspector’s recommendations. 

 

In response to a Member’s question the Assistant Chief Executive confirmed that Copthorne and Horsted Keynes were still working on their Neighbourhood Plans.

 

The Cabinet Member for Community Service welcomed the report.

 

The Leader noted the time taken to get Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan to Examination stage and welcomed Hassocks Parish Council’s acceptance of the Examiners recommendations.

 

As no other Members wished to speak the Leader took Cabinet to the recommendations contained in the report, which were agreed unanimously.

 

RESOLVED

 

Cabinet resolved to:

 

a) formally accept the Examiner’s recommended modifications to the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan to enable the Plan to proceed to Referendum;

 

b) agreed to publish the ‘Decision Statement’ as set out at Appendix 2 of the report.

 

 

7.

To consider whether to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting during consideration of the following items in accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

Minutes:

The Leader proposed that the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the exempt business on the agenda.  This was seconded by the Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and agreed unanimously. 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item in accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

 

The meeting went into closed session at 4.15 pm

 

The Leader brought the meeting back into open session at 4.16pm on the completion of the exempt business.

 

8.

To confirm the Exempt Minutes of the meeting held on 14 October 2019.