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Decisions published

26/11/2021 - Habitats Regulations Assessment – Water Neutrality. Approval of Screening Reports ref: 444    Recommendations Approved

Crawley is situated in an area of serious water stress. The majority of Crawley is supplied with water by Southern Water from its Sussex North Water Resource Zone (SNWRZ). This supply is sourced from abstraction points in the Arun Valley, which includes locations such as Amberley Wild Brooks Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Pulborough Brooks SSSI and Arun Valley Special Protection Area/Special Area of Conservation and Ramsar site.
On 14 September 2021, the Local Planning Authority (LPA) received a Position Statement from Natural England. The Natural England position is that it cannot be concluded that the existing abstraction within the SNWSZ is not having an impact on the Arun Valley sites. It advises that developments within this zone must not add to this impact.
The effect of the position statement is that all applications made to the LPA that are within the SNWRZ have to demonstrate that they do not increase pressure on water resources – in other words show that they are “water neutral”. The position statement placed the LPA as the body with overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with these requirements.
As a consequence of the position statement, all decisions on applications within the SNWRZ which the LPA was minded to recommend positively have had to be held to allow for further legal clarification on its implications and in order to understand the synergy between the Habitats Regulations (referred to in the position statement) and the Planning process.
The LPA is the ‘Competent Authority’ and has responsibility for undertaking the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) process under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended). These regulations add a new requirement into the planning process as the LPA has to decide whether each application has an impact on the Arun Valley sites as result of increased water demand. Under the regulations, the ‘Assessment’ process for making this decision is in 2 stages.
Step 1 is a Screening Process to determine whether the application is either (1) exempt (because it is directly connected with or necessary to the management of a European site), (2) whether it can be excluded (because it is not a project), or (3) eliminated (because there would be no conceivable effects), from the HRA process. If none of these conditions apply, it is next necessary to identify whether there are any aspects of a project which may lead to likely significant effects at the Arun Valley sites. This informs the requirement to progress to Stage 2 ‘the Appropriate Assessment’.
The LPA has been developing a framework to allow certain types of application to be screened out of this assessment process, therefore avoiding time and costs for applicants and agents in preparing this information to support their applications. This work has resulted in two Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Reports having been prepared by the LPA with input, advice and feedback from an independent ecological consultant and Natural England, who have endorsed the two Screening Reports for use.
The first screening report covers the following applications:
• Householder Applications (excluding annexes and swimming pools) including those defined under Schedule 2, Part 1 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended)
The HRA report concludes that despite a gradual increase in floorspace of houses across Crawley as extensions are built, both household size and water usage per capita are declining. Consequently, the Council considers that the evidence suggests that house extensions (excluding annexes and swimming pools) will not increase water usage, even cumulatively. Therefore, they will not increase water usage within the Sussex North Water Resource Zone and do not therefore require further assessment.
The second screening report covers the following application types:
• Applications for Advertisement Consent
• Applications for Tree Works
• Full and Prior Approval applications for Telecommunications Infrastructure, including those defined under Schedule 2, Part 16 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended)
• Minor developments where there is no water usage (e.g. surface car parks/hardstanding, vehicular crossovers, shopfronts, recladding)
• Applications for Development comprising Minor Operations as defined under Schedule 2, Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended)
• Applications for Non-Material Amendments involving no increased water usage
The HRA report concludes that as none of these applications involve connection to a water supply, they will not increase water usage within the Sussex North Water Resource Zone and would have no conceivable effect on any of the designated sites due to increased water demand.
A screening template has also been developed for use for other applications which do not fall within the categories listed above for applicants to complete and will enable the LPA to decide whether the application should be subject to an ‘Appropriate Assessment’.
The production of these two screening reports allows the LPA to resume the positive determination of planning applications for the above categories of development within the SNWRZ. This will allow householders to progress with home improvements and other minor works to proceed.

Decision Maker: Head of Economy and Planning

Decision published: 29/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

Decision:

APPROVE both HRA Screening Reports.
Resume issuing of applications screened out of the HRA process by these reports with immediate effect.
The Screening documents have been prepared by the LPA with external support from a qualified ecologist. Natural England has been consulted and concurs with the conclusions in both screening assessments.
This decision has been taken by the Head of Economy and Planning who gave approval and signed the documents on 26 November 2021.

Lead officer: Clem Smith


24/11/2021 - CBC Parking Services Agreement with NHS Property Services Ltd ref: 442    Recommendations Approved

To update & renew the current agreement and processes with regards to CBC Parking Services and Crawley Hospital car park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

Exempt Paragraphs 3 & 5

- Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

- Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet

 

a)         approves, in principle the negotiation and securement of an agreement with NHS Property Services Ltd for CBC Parking Services to continue the operation and enforcement of the Off Street Parking Order (OSPO) at Crawley Hospital Car Park.

 

b)         delegates the negotiation, agreement terms, duration and approval and completion of all relevant legal documentation to the Head of Community Services in consultation with the Head of Legal, Governance and HR, Head of Corporate Finance and appropriate Cabinet Member. This will include:

 

-     Fulfilment of the legislative requirements associated with the Off Street Parking Order

-     Lease agreement

-     Service Level Agreement

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

The recommendations are required to ensure that the operation and enforcement of the OSPO for Crawley Hospital Car Park are legally compliant and in place as soon as possible. The recommended approach aims to provide a balance between ensuring a compliant, high quality service which continues to support the wider needs of residents and businesses relating to local traffic congestion and mitigate any future potential risks.

 

Wards affected: Northgate & West Green;

Lead officer: Kate Wilson


24/11/2021 - Crawley Homes Rent Overcharge ref: 436    Recommmend Forward to Council

The Cabinet will be asked to consider the reasons behind the rental overcharge, the actions being taken to rectify this and the associated financial impact; and ask that Full Council approved the necessary financial changes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet:

 

a)         notes the reasons behind, and the actions being taken to rectify, the rent overcharge

b)         endorses that Full Council makes the necessary financial provision for both for the refund of rent and the lower income anticipated within the Housing Revenue Account in both the current and future years.

 

The Cabinet recommends to Full Council to

 

a)         Note and comment on the reasons behind, and the actions being taken to rectify, the rent overcharge.

 

b)         Agree the necessary financial provision for both for the refund of rent and the lower income anticipated within the Housing Revenue Account in both the current and future years.  The cost in the current and future financial years will result in less resource to fund future housing.

 

e)         Note that the cost of the refunds made to tenants/DWP will impact in the current financial year the sum that will be transferred to the major repairs reserve for investment in future housing stock. This will be in reported in the Quarter 3 Budget Monitoring Report.

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

a)         In April 2021 the Council was contacted by the Regulator for Social Housing following a first mandatory data return about the setting of target rents. The Council was identified as an outlier in that its target rents were higher than the Government’s formula rent and valuations suggested they should be.

 

b)         Forensic investigation identified that the issue dates back to changes to the Tenancy Agreement agreed in October 2013 and implemented in April 2014. One of the changes implemented was to move from charging rent based on a 48-week year to a 52-week year. Actual rents were changed but the target rents on the system were not. This has affected 2,259 tenancies, of which 1,757 are current tenancies.

 

c)         Existing tenancies were not affected by this change, and neither have new tenancies within properties built since April 2014. New tenancies since April 2014 within properties that pre-date April 2014 have consequently been overcharged in the region of 8%.

 

d)         Tenants have paid the rent they would have signed up to pay as part of their Tenancy Agreement, but that rent level was set higher than it ought to have been. Given that rents have been set as part of a valid Tenancy Agreement and that all subsequent actions have been taken in line with that Tenancy Agreement, the Council has acted legally throughout.

 

e)         The Leader and Cabinet Member were informed at the end of April 2021 and were clear that this needed to be resolved consistent with natural justice and transparency, and as quickly as possible. The Leader of the Opposition Group was also informed and agreed this needed to be resolved in a way that had the least possible impact on residents, and that wider communication should be at a time when the Council was ready to rectify the problem.

 

f)          Given the scale and complexity of the issue it has taken a number of months to put everything in place in order to proceed. All members and all affected tenants have been informed and from mid-November steps are being taken to reset the rents at the correct level and to refund all tenancies affected. These steps have been taken under existing delegated powers, but it is important that there is an official record of the steps being taken and the need to make the necessary financial adjustments.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Duke


24/11/2021 - Acquisition of Properties for Temporary Accommodation ref: 443    Recommendations Approved

To progress with making an offer for the acquisition of properties currently available on the market for the purposes of providing temporary accommodation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

Exempt Paragraph 3

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet delegates authority for the negotiation, approval and completion of all relevant legal documentation to complete the proposed purchase as described in Section 6 below, to the Head of Strategic Housing Services, Head of Legal, Governance and HR and Head of Corporate Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Housing.

(Generic Delegations 2 & 3 will be used to enact this recommendation)

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

The Covid pandemic and the current economic climate has fuelled what is already a high demand on the homelessness service. In responding to this demand the Council has been forced to resort to some of the most expensive forms of temporary accommodation, such as bed and breakfast, commercial hotels and other forms of nightly paid accommodation.

Expanding the portfolio of Council owned temporary accommodation through the acquisition of properties will help alleviate some of these pressures.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Broadfield;

Lead officer: Russell Allison


24/11/2021 - Town Centre District Heat Network (DHN) Phase 2 ref: 440    Recommendations Approved

To provide approval for funding for a study to examine the technical feasibility and economic business case for the Phase 2 expansion of the Town Centre DHN to incorporate properties and developments adjacent to the existing DHN, including assessment of the potential to amend the fuel source from gas to a more sustainable heat source.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet

 

a)         approves proceeding with the first phase of the study (feasibility) and reallocating £25,000 match funding from the existing £435,000 Town Centre capital budget.

 

b)         agrees to a new Capital programme scheme for the DHN phase 2 of £94,950 with the balance of £69,950 being funded from Heat Network Development Unit (HDNU) grant.

 

c)         delegates authority to the Head of Major Projects and Commercial Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability to review findings of the feasibility study and decide whether to proceed with the second phase of the study (full business case) and earmark a further £55,000 match funding from the Town Centre capital budget for this purpose. (Generic Delegation 7 will be used to enact this recommendation).

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

a)         In October 2018, Cabinet approved the business case for the Town Centre DHN phase 1 (HPS 15) which is currently under construction.

 

b)         With the approval of the business case for phase 1, Cabinet also approved the recommendation to:

 

“Note the projected financial implications for phase 2 of the DHN and that future expansion will be subject to a further report to Cabinet once the capital costs and customer and commercial negotiations have progressed”

 

c)         With a number of developments in the Town Centre progressing that are potential connections to the DHN phase 2, a prompt examination of the phase 2 feasibility and business case is required.  This will allow a decision on possible future construction to be made.

 

d)         The Council has also committed to carbon reductions of at least 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050.  It is therefore timely to examine the technical options and financial implications of switching the DHN from gas to a low carbon heat source.

 

 

Wards affected: Northgate & West Green;

Lead officer: Nigel Sheehan, Louise Skipton-Carter


24/11/2021 - Climate Emergency Action Plan ref: 438    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Climate Emergency Action Plan to enable the council to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its activities in line with the commitments made in the Climate Emergency Declaration of July 2019; that is to reduce carbon emissions by at least 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050 as recommended by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet:

 

a)         approves the ‘Core Principles for Action’ document (Appendix A) to report PES/390  which underpins the Climate Emergency Action Plan.

 

b)         approves the Climate Emergency Action Plan delivery programme for 2022/23 (Appendix B) to report PES/390  , to enable the council to start delivery of the carbon reduction measures identified.

 

c)         approves in principle the overall Climate Emergency Action Plan to 2030 (Appendix B) to report PES/390 to enable the Council to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its activities by at least 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050, subject to consideration next year of a full funding plan being developed for continued delivery from 2023/24.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

a)         In July 2019, Full Council declared a Climate Emergency and made a commitment to reduce the council’s carbon emissions by at least 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050. 

 

b)         The Council believes that all governments (national, regional and local) have a duty to limit the negative impacts of Climate Breakdown; and has committed to aim for zero carbon emissions as soon as possible and, in doing so, to show leadership and encourage local residents, stakeholders and businesses to do the same.

 

c)         The Council has recognised that as a society we are now beyond taking small measures while generally carrying on with ‘business as usual’. Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are needed quickly to stabilise rising temperatures alongside rethinking agriculture and land use to restore ecosystems. This will impact on all aspects of our lives.

 

d)         Decisions made across national, regional and local authorities now will determine whether or not we are subject to catastrophic climate and ecological impacts or can transition to a stable and sustainable world.  Although these decisions have to be taken at all levels of society, they need to be taken significantly by local authorities like the council, which has a critical lead role to play in driving down carbon emissions at the local level. 

 

e)         The Climate Emergency Action Plan outlines the actions the Council needs to set in motion now in order to deliver on this commitment.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Skipton-Carter


24/11/2021 - Unsupervised Play Investment Programme ref: 437    Recommmend Forward to Council

The Cabinet is asked to agree the investment priorities and necessary capital programme for Unsupervised Play in Crawley for the period 2021/22 – 2022/23; and to note the provisional capital spend requirement for 2023/24-2024/25.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet:

 

a)         approves the proposed Investment Programme for Unsupervised Play for 2022/23 as set out in Appendix B to report HCS/33 adding £218,000 to the capital programme fully funded from S106 contributions.

 

b)         delegates authority to the Cabinet member for Wellbeing in consultation with the Head of Community Services, to conduct review stage/s and agree where necessary to reprioritise the order of delivery for the relevant phase of the investment programme.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

a)         The recommendations are made to agree a programme of improvement projects for Unsupervised Play facilities and set the priorities for capital spend, ensuring the continued up keep in the quality and condition of assets.

 

b)         It establishes a formal process for the regular review of the investment programme; and where necessary to reprioritise the order of investments if any project conditions change over time and where health and safety risks vary the urgency.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kate Wilson


24/11/2021 - One Town - Crawley Economic Recovery Plan - Consultation Findings and Final Version ref: 439    Recommendations Approved

In March 2021, Cabinet gave approval for the draft Economic Recovery Plan to go out to consultation. The draft Plan outlines a vision for Crawley's future prosperity and recovery from the pandemic, proposes a number of schemes for delivery and sets out strategic priorities. The consultation is available from 8th July to 10th September 2021.
This report will present the findings of that consultation and present a final version of the Crawley 'One Town' Economic Recovery Plan, for approval and publication.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet approves the final version of the “One Town” Crawley Economic Recovery Plan 2022-2037 (Appendix A of report PES/391) and to adopt it as Council policy.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

Cabinet approval is sought to enable adoption of the “One Town” Crawley Economic Recovery Plan 2022-2037 as Council policy.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lynn Hainge


24/11/2021 - Crawley Innovation Centre - Draft Business Case ref: 441    Recommendations Approved

To consider the business case for the design, build and delivery of the Crawley Fusion Innovation Centre, proposed to be located in Manor Royal, fully financed by the government's Getting Britain Building Fund through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The Cabinet report will include an evaluation of a full business case for the scheme, the development of which is being fully funded by the Coast to Capital LEP.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

Exempt Paragraph 3

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet

 

a)         approves the submission of the Crawley Innovation Centre business case (Appendix A) to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership in order to seek their approval to grant £8.6 million of Getting Building Fund to Crawley Borough Council to deliver the Crawley Innovation Centre project.

 

b)         delegates authority to the Head of Economy and Planning and the Head of Corporate Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development to make any technical modifications required to the wording and content of the business case prior to submission of the final draft of the business case to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

c)         delegates to the Asset Manager in consultation with the Chief Executive, the Leader of the Council, the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development and the Head of Corporate Finance to acquire a suitable property if necessary for the Crawley Innovation Centre should one become available.

 

 

The Cabinet recommends to Full Council to

 

agree to increase the capital programme budget for the Innovation Centre by £8.6m subject to receiving approval from the LEP that the bid is successful and that they will provide the £8.6m grant.  This is also subject to a viable business case that satisfies the s151 officer being received on the revenue financial implications to the Council of the project.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

a)         To enable the Council to submit and present the business case for the Crawley Innovation Centre project to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) with a view to securing approval from the LEP for the allocation of £8.6 million of Getting Building Fund monies to the Council to deliver the Crawley Innovation Centre project.

 

b)         To enable the Council to acquire a suitable property should one become available if necessary to enable delivery of the Crawley Innovation Centre project.

 

c)         To enable the allocation of £8.6 million to the CBC capital programme, subject to:

 

·           LEP approval of the Getting Building Fund monies;

·           Full Council approval

·           The viability of the business case satisfying the Council’s s151 officer

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clem Smith


24/11/2021 - Treasury Management Mid Year Review 2021-2022 ref: 434    Recommmend Forward to Council

This report provides an update on the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy for 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet notes the report and the Council’s treasury activity for the first two quarters of 2021/2022.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

The CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) Code of Practice for Treasury Management recommends that members be updated on treasury management activities regularly (Treasury Management Strategy, annual and mid-year reports).  This report, therefore, ensures this Council is implementing best practice in accordance with the Code.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Hayes


24/11/2021 - 2021/2022 Budget Monitoring - Quarter 2 ref: 435    Recommmend Forward to Council

The report will set out a summary of the Council’s actual revenue and capital spending for the quarters to September 2021 together with the main variations from the approved spending levels and impact on future budgets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 01/12/2021

Decision:

That the Cabinet notes:

 

a)         the projected outturn for the year 2021/2022 as summarised in this report.

 

b)         the updated proposed spend of Contained Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) grant funding as outlined in Section 10 of report FIN/535.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

To report to Members on the projected outturn for the year compared to the approved budget.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Hayes


24/11/2021 - Budget Strategy 2022/23 – 2026/27 ref: 433    Recommmend Forward to Council

The report will set out financial projections with particular reference to the period 2022/23 – 2026/27. The report will set out the policy framework for improving financial efficiency and meeting the long term investment needs of the Town, as well as proposals for the annual budget process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet recommends to Full Council the approval of the Budget Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27 and to:

 

a)         Note the uncertainties around Government funding prior to the settlement in December and the delay in Local Government Funding reforms such as business rates retention and the future of New Homes Bonus.

 

b)         Note, for the purpose of projections, the current budget deficit of £138,566for 2022/23 before use of reserves, on the basis of a Council tax increase of 2.31% which is £4.95 on a Band D in property 2022/23. 

 

c)         Work towards balancing this over a four-year period, including putting back into reserves when the Budget is in surplus.  There may be a need to use reserves over the next three to four years to balance the budget together with ongoing savings, efficiencies and additional income through the transformation programme.

 

d)         Note elsewhere on this Agenda there is a report on the Climate Change Emergency Action Plan.  The costs identified in 2022/23 are included within existing budgets, however there will be a need to fully cost the plan over the coming years and decisions will be required on how to fund the plan.

e)         Note that savings previously agreed and included in the Budget Strategy are required to ensure a sustainable budget.

 

f)          Delegate to the Leader of the Council in consultation with the Chief Executive and the Head of Corporate Finance to approve a discretionary business rates scheme to distribute the share to Crawley Borough Council of the £1.5b business rates relief as outlined in Section 5.3 of report FIN/537.

 

g)         Note that items for the Capital Programme are driven by the need for the upkeep of council assets and environmental obligations and schemes will also be considered that are spend to save or spend to earn but that such prioritisation should not preclude the initial consideration of capital projects that could deliver social value.

 

h)         Agree the inclusion of new capital schemes in future budgets with the value of £948,460 as identified in Table 8 of report FIN/537.

 

i)          Reduce the Gigabit capital programme of £2.7m to £1.35m funded from the West Sussex business rates pool to avoid duplication with Towns Fund Gigabit scheme as identified in section 9.3 of report FIN/537.

 

j)          Approve the revised Crawley Homes capital investment plan in Appendix D of report FIN/537 which includes the financial year 2024/25 and the garage repairs capital budget which was transferred to the General Fund.

 

k)         Note that the Budget is aligned to the Council’s Corporate Priorities.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

a)         To continue with the implementation of the Council’s budget strategy and to deal with the Council’s projected budget deficit which is higher than previously projected due to the impact of the pandemic on future Council tax and Business rates income projections and also impacting other income sources such as fees and charges.

 

b)         To reaffirm the criteria for capital programme bids.

 

c)         To note that until the Local Government Finance Settlement is known in December 2021 these projections are highly likely to change.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Hayes


17/11/2021 - Naming and numbering development off Steers Lane ref: 431    Recommendations Approved

Approval sought for the naming and numbering of the development off Steers Lane

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Sustainability

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Wards affected: Pound Hill North & Forge Wood;

Lead officer: Katie Hey


17/11/2021 - Award of Contract for Arboricultural Services ref: 430    Recommendations Approved

Crawley Borough Council has a current stock of approximately 272,500 trees, 30,000 of which are within residential areas or high footfall parks, and is responsible for auditing, cataloguing, planting, inspecting and maintaining them. This work is managed by three specialist officers (one temporary) within the Council’s Neighbourhood Services division.

This is required to ensure management arrangements for Arboricultural Services are in place after the expiry of the current contract in April 2022. The recommended approach aims to provide a balance between financial sustainability and supporting the Council’s Budget Strategy whilst ensuring a high quality service which continues to support the wider needs of residents and businesses.

Value will be in excess of £500K over the contract term (5 years)


Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Rham


10/11/2021 - Calendar of Meetings 2022/2023 ref: 429    Recommendations Approved

To agree the proposed calendar of meetings for the period May 2022 to May 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021