Bulletin No: IB/1068, Councillors' Information Bulletin - Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 14 February 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.

  • The Rise, Pound Hill (Appendix A).
  • Eridge Close, Pound Hill (Appendix B).
  • Ifield Wood, Ifield (Appendix C).

Additional documents:


Action Taken Under Delegated Powers: Award of Contract - District Heat Network (Operation, Maintenance, Metering and Billing)

Councillor Lamb, Leader of the Council, exercised his delegated authority on 17 February 2021 in consultation with the relevant officers to approve the District Heat Network (operation, maintenance, metering and billing) and award the contract to Contractor 1 as set out in report HPS/25 (available to view by Councillors only) which was published on 9 February 2021 in Councillors Information Bulletin IB/1065.


Action Taken Under Delegated Authority (Significant Operation Decision): Proposed Article 4 Directions for Main Employment Areas

On 13 March 2019, the Cabinet of Crawley Borough Council approved the making of a direction under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended). Detail of this decision is provided in Report PES/314.


Having considered all representations received during the consultation period, the Head of Economy and Planning in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, was of the view that the Article 4 Directions were justified by robust evidence and were required to ensure there is no adverse impact on the economic role and function of the identified main employment areas or the wider economic function of Crawley.  Therefore, following a 12 month notification period, and having considered all representations made during consultation, the Head of Economy and Planning in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, approved that the Article 4 Directions will come into force on 22 February 2021 in the following main employment areas:

- Lowfield Heath

- Maidenbower Business Park

- Tilgate Forest Business Centre

- Three Bridges Corridor (Denvale Trade Park/Spindle Way and Stephenson Way)


Further information on this decision, the options considered and the permitted development rights associated with these Directions can be found on the Council’s website.  Queries in relation to this decision can be directed to Anthony Masson, Senior Planning Officer.


Affordable Housing Development Programme: Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 328 KB

The quarterly update is attached.


Safer Crawley Partnership Consultation

The Safer Crawley Partnership (SCP) is a statutory partnership that brings together Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, fire and rescue, police, health and probation services to reduce crime,  disorder, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and reoffending. Each year we undertake a review to inform the SCP future priorities.


As part of this review the SCP is asking residents for their views on community safety issues to help shape the priorities for the coming year.


During 20/21 the Safer Crawley Partnership focused on four main areas: serious and organised crime, street community, vulnerable individuals and business crime.


The survey went live on 11 February and will run for 4 week until 11 March.  The survey asks questions such as:


  • Have you felt unsafe in your neighbourhood at any time in the last 12 months?
  • What would make you feel safer? 
  • How concerned are you about being a victim of crime?
  • Have you been a victim of crime in the last 12 months?
  • Did you tell anyone about the crime?
  • In your view, what are the main causes of crime in Crawley?


The survey can be found on the council’s consultation webpage, we would appreciate you actively sharing this with your constituents and networks.


Change in Memberships

In accordance with Paragraph 2.1(o) of the Full Council Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution and in concurrence with the wishes of the political group, the Democratic Services Manager (acting as Head of Legal, Democracy and HR) has made the following change to memberships:

·        Town Hall Project Working Group - Councillor B Smith to replace Councillor Lamb.

·        Local Plan Working Group – Councillor Ayling to fill the vacancy.


These changes take immediate effect.


Press Releases

Press releases are available at