Bulletin No: IB/957, Councillors' Information Bulletin
Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 7 January 2019 are attached.  Contact for enquiries: Jean McPherson, Group Manager: Development Management on 01293 438577.


Consideration Report: Irrecoverable Debts 2018/2019 (Under £50,000)

Consideration report FIN/432 of the Head of Corporate Finance is attached for Councillors only.

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Consideration report: Calculation of the Non-Domestic Rates Income for the Year 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Consideration report FIN/465 of the Head of Corporate Finance is attached.

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Action Taken Under Delegated Authority: Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Councillor A Skudder, Cabinet Member for Resources, exercised authority in consultation with the Head of Legal, Democracy and HR to approve the annual cycle of meetings for 2019/20 for implementation.


The public version of the calendar is attached, and a full version of the calendar is attached for Councillors only.


Please note that one change has been made to the calendar following its circulation as part of the consideration report - All Cabinet meetings will now commence at 7.00pm.

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Action Taken Under Delegated Powers (Significant Operational Decision): Gatwick Consultation Response 2018

In accordance with the one-off delegation assigned by the Leader and published in Councillors’ Information Bulletin IB/951, Natalie Brahma-Pearl as the Chief Executive in consultation with Full Council has provided a response to the Gatwick Airport Draft Master Plan 2018 Consultation.  The consultation response was based on the clear direction provided by Full Council at its meeting on 12 December 2018 and included the requested verbatim minute of the Full Council debate.


As stated in the original Forward Plan item, the Chief Executive (as Head of Paid Service), has agreed that the decision should be Protected from Call-In under Scrutiny Procedure Rule 14(k) of the Constitution for the following reasons:

·         The decision will be debated by Full Council on 12 December 2018 and as such all Councillors will have the opportunity to discuss the matter in full.

·         The decision of the Full Council will be the view expressed by the Chief Executive in her response to the Gatwick Airport Master Plan 2018 Consultation.

·         To allow the Chief Executive time to incorporate the Full Council’s direction into her formal response, before the final submission deadline of 10 January 2019.


Action Taken Under Delegated Authority (Significant Operational Decision): Award of Contract for Social Housing Developments at 151 London Road, Woolborough Road and 257/259 Ifield Road

Cabinet report CH/168 Affordable Housing Delivery Programme: Re-Development of 257/259 Ifield Road, West Green Crawley and Budget Approval for development of Woolborough Road (Northgate Surgery), Northgate Crawley, delegated authority to the Head of Crawley Homes, in consultation with the Head of Strategic Housing, Head of Corporate Finance and the Cabinet Member for Housing, to approve the appointment of a contractor.


151 London Road has been approved for development within the Crawley Homes Capital projects.


The procurement took place through a Construction Framework and bids received from two contractors. The contract was awarded to the bidder who submitted the most economically advantageous tender.


The consultation as outlined above has taken place and agreement obtained for the appointment.


More detailed information relating to the procurement is attached for Councillors only.


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