The minutes of this meeting are presented below.
You can also download a PDF copy of the minutes here: Minutes – Full Council (New Homes Bonus) – 7 July 2021
MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICHESTER HELD IN THE ASSEMBLY ROOM
ON WEDNESDAY 7 JULY 2021 AT 2.00PM
- The Mayor (Councillor Hughes)
- Councillor Apel
- Councillor Barrie
- Councillor Bell
- Councillor Carter
- Councillor Dignum
- Councillor Gaskin
- Councillor Gershater
- Councillor C Hughes
- Councillor Plowman
- Councillor Quail
- Councillor Scicluna
- Councillor Harry
- Councillor Joy
- Councillor K Hughes
- Councillor Lishman
- Councillor Sharp
- Town Clerk
- Deputy Town Clerk
- Member Services Support Officer
- Mayoral/Administrative Assistant (via zoom)
21. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
As recorded above.
Councillor Turbefield was absent from the meeting.
22. NEW HOMES BONUS APPLICATIONS 2021
Representatives of the following organisations gave a 10-minute presentation on their New Homes Bonus Application and answered members’ questions:
(i) Chichester Runners and AC
(ii) St Paul’s Church
(iii) The Murray Club
23. PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSION TO MEETINGS ACT) 1960
It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the public and press be excluded from this meeting because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted namely financial and business affairs of third parties.
24. DETERMINATION OF NEW HOMES BONUS APPLICATIONS 2021
Chichester City Council’s New Homes Bonus allocation for 2021 was: £49,138.00 the applications submitted totalled: £58,000.00.
Members considered the applications and considered the following applications to be worthy of support:
(i) Chichester Runners and AC
300M Training Track at Chichester College
After discussion it was put to the vote and RESOLVED that this project be supported by the City Council in the sum of £18,000.00
Councillor Plowman abstained from the voting on this application.
Councillor Plowman, as Chairman of the Murray Club, left the meeting whilst the Murray Club application was discussed.
Councillor Scicluna as a member of the Murray Club declared a Personal Interest.
(ii) The Murray Club
Nelson Murray Statue 2nd stage – The Bronze
After discussion, it was put to the vote and RESOLVED that this project be supported by the City Council in the sum of £25,000.00
Councillors Barrie, Gaskin and Scicluna abstained from voting on this application,
(iii) St Paul’s PCC
Urgent repairs to the fabric of the church building
In further explaining this item, the Town Clerk advised the Council of a Personal Interest in that he was the Secretary of the Parochial Church Council of Chidham.
After discussion it was put to the vote and RESOLVED not to support this application.
Councillor Plowman abstained from voting on this application.
25. CONSIDERATION OF UNALLOCATED FUNDING, IF ANY, FOR ANY LATE APPLICATIONS
The Town Clerk explained to members the rationale of this item in that there was just over £6000 left unallocated as result of the above decisions, and this would otherwise be lost.
The Town Clerk said that he was aware that several other potential applications that had missed the City Council’s deadline might be submitted, but it was confirmed that there specifically was an application from the Chichester Community Development Trust (Chichester Shed Project) notified as a firm proposal. The request from CCDT was for £5000. The Town Clerk suggested that one option would be to call a further special meeting of the Council to determine this, and any other applications received by a revised City Council deadline.
After discussion, it was agreed, 7 votes in favour, that the Deputy Town Clerk would circulate the complete CCDT proposal and that it could be determined by officer with a majority support of Councillors and then submitted to Chichester District Council for consideration by their closing date at the end of July.
Post Meeting Note: Councillor Dignum, as a Chichester District Council representative on the CCD Trust Board, declared a Personal Interest.
The meeting closed at 3.45pm.