Bulletin No: IB/1035, Councillors' Information Bulletin - Tuesday, 7th July, 2020

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 29 June 2020 are attached.  Contact for enquiries: Jean McPherson, Group Manager: Development Management on


Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders pdf icon PDF 17 KB

The following documents are attached in relation to Temporary Traffic

Regulation Orders:

·       List of Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders.

·       Brighton Road Level Crossing (Appendix A).

·       The Mount, Ifield (Appendix B).

Additional documents:


COVID-19: CMT Urgent Significant Operational Decisions pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 it has been necessary for the Corporate Management Team to take some urgent Significant Operational Decisions. These decisions were taken with due regard to, and in accordance with, published Government Guidance. The recent decisions taken, along with supporting information such as the reasons for them are attached.


Alcohol Consumption Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) - consultation

On 30 June 2020 the Deputy Chief Executive exercised delegated authority to consult the public and key stakeholders on the continuation of an Alcohol Consumption Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in July 2020.


Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s life. PSPO’s impose conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure public spaces can be enjoyed and kept safe from antisocial behaviour.
The current alcohol PSPO expires on 19th October.

This has been in place since October 2017 having transitioned from the 2006 Designated Public Places Order (Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  It is proposed to continue a PSPO to tackle alcohol related nuisance and anti-social behaviour once the current PSPO has expired.  The PSPO will prohibit the consumption of alcohol where is it associated with nuisance or anti-social behaviour or it is believed it will lead to nuisance or anti-social behaviour.

The PSPO will give the Police and now authorised Council Officers (Community Wardens) the power to request an individual to stop drinking alcohol and to hand over any open or sealed container believed to contain alcohol.  Failure to comply with these requirements will be an offence.

The PSPO will provide the Police and Council with another tool to reduce the impact of alcohol related nuisance and anti-social behaviour across Crawley particularly in relation to the on-going work to address the impact of street community drinking in the Town Centre, Memorial Gardens and beyond.

Consultation will be undertaken by the Head of Community Services in line with Section 5a of the Generic Delegation Scheme.

A four week consultation will be undertaken to see whether there is public and stakeholder support for continuing to have such a PSPO for Crawley.

The timeframe for the process and decision making is as follows;
• Consultation with key stakeholders and the public - 13th July until 9th August
• Cabinet briefing – 9th September
• Overview & Scrutiny Commission – 28th September
• Cabinet – 30th September
• Full Council – 21st October


Complaints and Compliments Report: Quarter 4 (2019-20) pdf icon PDF 349 KB

The Council’s complaints and compliments report for Quarter 4 of 2019-20 is attached.


Tilgate Lake: Embankment Works

Work at Tilgate Park to restore a large section of lake bank at Tilgate lake are approaching.  At the early stage of the year the project was nearing commencement; however following lockdown the process naturally slowed and had to be put on hold for a short time. The Council is however now ready to start.


The revetment works will restore approximately 100m of lake bank opposite the main lawns; the work is confined to the west side of Tilgate Lake as this is the most vulnerable location due to extensive damage after previous flooding and the progressive erosion over a number of years.


To manage costs the Council has found that it must take advantage of the summer conditions and the naturally lower lake levels; the Council is of course mindful that this is a busy time during the summer so it will be managing the work quite specifically to account for this, there will be some disruption however the Council will ensure that the works are managed with care and that the appropriate controls will be put in place in order to keep the public safe throughout; there will also be signage displayed to warn of the approaching works, reminders of work taking place and diversions where practical directing the public onto alternative routes.


The site set up is proposed to commence toward the end of this week with the main works commencing around w/c 13th July.  The work is likely to take around 8 weeks to complete which will take it towards the beginning of September; then there will be some further finishing works taking place closer to the autumn time when weather is more appropriate for establishing new turf.


Ben King

Community Services Project Manager


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