Decisions

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Decisions published

09/09/2020 - Release of S106 Formal Sport Contributions - London Road Recreation Ground, Hassocks and Clayton Green Recreation Ground, Clayton ref: 331    Recommendations Approved

To improve the playing pitch surfaces on two football pitches and one cricket pitch at Clayton Green Recreation Ground in Clayton and one football pitch at London Road Recreation Ground in Hassocks.

 

Both sites are very popular recreation grounds used by local residents and sports clubs for adult and junior use.

 

On a number of occasions over recent years training and matches have had to be cancelled as the pitches became waterlogged, which meant the clubs had to find alternative venues at short notice and there has been an associated loss of income for the Council.

 

Recent pitch inspections carried out by the Sussex County Football Association under their Ground and Natural Turf improvement programme noted that both sites suffered from poor grass coverage across the pitches which leads to bare patches that become waterlogged through the playing season. Both pitches only achieved 55% grass coverage in total and only 40 – 45% of this was with the desirable sports pitch grasses.

 

The proposed work will help to improve the pitch drainage and reduce cancellations, allowing a greater number of matches to take place on this pitch and reducing pressure on other pitches.

 

The work will consist of:

·         Top dressing the three football pitches with sports sand

·         Over-seeding the three football pitches with sport pitch rye grass in season to increase grass coverage

·         Scarifying and overseeding the cricket outfield at Clayton Green Recreation Ground

 

The main benefits of good drainage are:

·         Improvement of the quality, firmness and durability of the turf

·         Quick drying of the soil for extending playing time

·         Improved air movement in the soil

·         Improved root development

·         Better soil structure

·         Higher soil temperature and longer growing season

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment & Service Delivery

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from: 17/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Service Delivery authorised release of £8,836.21 from S106 Formal Sport contributions to improve the playing pitch surfaces on two football pitches and one cricket pitch at Clayton Green Recreation Ground in Clayton and one football pitch at London Road Recreation Ground in Hassocks.

Wards affected: Hassocks;

Lead officer: Robert Anderton


09/09/2020 - Asset of Community Value - The Jolly Tanners Pub ref: 330    Recommendations Approved

The Community Right to Bid was introduced by Part 5 of Chapter 2 of the Localism Act 2011, which requires the Council to maintain a list of land in its area that is of community value, which list is known as the Council’s List of Assets of Community Value and the Act, and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 establishes the regime for nominating and determining whether land and buildings should be entered onto the Council’s List of Assets of Community Value.

 

Authority under Recommendation 2.3 of the Cabinet Report dated 14th January 2013 (Assets of Community Value – Community Right to Bid) which authorises the Property and Assets Maintenance Manager “in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning & Regeneration or such other Cabinet Member as may be nominated by the Leader of the Council to determine any application under the Localism Act to list any building and/or land as an asset of community value”.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from: 17/09/2020

Decision:

The Deputy Leader authorised the decision to list The Jolly Tanners Pub, Staplefield on the list of Assets of Community Value held by Mid Sussex District Council.

Wards affected: Cuckfield;

Lead officer: Sarah Durber


09/09/2020 - Asset of Community Value - The Victory Inn, Staplefield ref: 329    Recommendations Approved

The Community Right to Bid was introduced by Part 5 of Chapter 2 of the Localism Act 2011, which requires the Council to maintain a list of land in its area that is of community value, which list is known as the Council’s List of Assets of Community Value and the Act, and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 establishes the regime for nominating and determining whether land and buildings should be entered onto the Council’s List of Assets of Community Value.

 

Authority under Recommendation 2.3 of the Cabinet Report dated 14th January 2013 (Assets of Community Value – Community Right to Bid) which authorises the Property and Assets Maintenance Manager “in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning & Regeneration or such other Cabinet Member as may be nominated by the Leader of the Council to determine any application under the Localism Act to list any building and/or land as an asset of community value”.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

The Deputy Leader authorised the decision to list The Victory Inn, Staplefield on the list of Assets of Community Value held by Mid Sussex District Council.

Wards affected: Cuckfield;

Lead officer: Sarah Durber