Bulletin No: IB/1063, Councillors' Information Bulletin - Tuesday, 26th January, 2021

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 14 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 18 January 2021 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.

·         Oakfields to Copthorne Road (footpath), Pound Hill (Appendix A).

·         Gatwick Road (northbound), Northgate (Langley Green and Tushmore Ward) (May) (Appendix B).

·         Gatwick Road (northbound), Northgate (Langley Green and Tushmore Ward) (June) (Appendix C).

Additional documents:


Consideration Report: Calculation of the Non-Domestic Rates Income for the Year 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Consideration report FIN/518 by the Head of Corporate Finance is attached.

Additional documents:


Action Taken Under Delegated Authority: Calculation of Council Tax Base 2021/22

Councillor P Lamb, Leader of the Council, has exercised their delegated authority on 20 January 2021 to approve the Council Tax Base for 2021/22. The consideration report FIN/515 was published on 6 January 2021 in Councillors’ Information Bulletin IB/1060.


Update on Decisions Relating to Irrecoverable Debts 2020/21

The Leader of the Council has delegated authority to authorise the writing-off of irrecoverable debts with a value between £2,500 and £50,000, and any irrecoverable debts over the value of £50,000 require consideration by the Cabinet.


Due to Covid work, there have been no decisions taken by either the Leader or the Cabinet with regard to this matter which need to be reported to Councillors for the financial year 2020/21, and the only debts written off were under the value of £2,500 and were therefore taken under delegated authority by the Head of Corporate Finance.


Any queries should be directed to the Finance Team.


Conservation Areas and Locally Listed Buildings Consultation: Feb-March 2021

The Council’s Strategic Planning team is preparing a public consultation regarding Conservation Areas and Locally Listed Buildings which will extend for 6 weeks from the week commencing 1 February to the week commencing 15 March 2021.


This follows on from the findings of the Crawley Conservation Areas and Non-Designated Heritage Assets Review. The Review and its implications were the subject of an earlier item in the Councillors’ Information Bulletin item on Tuesday 22 December 2020. As previously advised, the Review has now been published as part of the evidence supporting the Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation. The documents and appendices making up the Review can be found in the list of evidence base documents the Local Plan Review web page.


The consultation will focus on the following recommendations from the Review:

·         Recommended revisions to existing Conservation Area boundaries,

·         New Conservation Areas,

·         An updated list of Locally Listed Buildings


These are being consulted on separately to the Local Plan process because the procedures for the designation of Conservation Areas and Locally Listed Buildings sit outside the Local Plan. Other recommendations from the Review, concerning Historic Parks and Gardens and Areas of Special Local Character, are being pursued as part of the Local Plan Review process. The intention is that this separate consultation and the subsequent decision-making processes will be completed in time to be reflected in the final adopted version of the Local Plan and Local Plan Map.


The consultation materials will be made available on-line only, in accordance with current social distancing requirements and in line with temporary provisions made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The consultation will be given an appropriate level of publicity, including via local media and social media. The Council will also be writing to property owners affected by the changes, and to other relevant stakeholders, including all CBC Councillors, Crawley’s Conservation Area Committees and Neighbourhood Forums, Historic England, other national amenity bodies, and Crawley Museum Society.


Following the consultation and the consideration of responses, different processes for decision-making will apply to each type of ‘heritage asset’, in accordance with the Council’s procedures. New Conservation Areas and changes to Conservation Area boundaries will need to be decided by Cabinet. The updated list of Locally Listed Buildings will meanwhile be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document via an executive decision by the Cabinet Portfolio Member for Planning and Economic Development.


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