Lewes District Council Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 21st March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Ditchling Room - Southover House, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7 February 2019 (attached herewith).


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


Urgent items

Items not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances as defined in Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Written questions from councillors

To deal with written questions from councillors pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12.3 (page D8 of the Constitution).



To receive petitions from councillors or members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (Page D9 of the Constitution).



Petition regarding night time noise on the East Quay at Newhaven Harbour pdf icon PDF 41 KB

The Council has received the attached petition with 933 signatures relating to monitoring the dust and noise from the operation of scrap boats on the east quay at Newhaven Harbour at night.


As the number of people signing the petition exceeded 750, the petitioners have the right for the petition to be presented to and debated at the Scrutiny Committee. The lead petition, Councillor Carr, will be given the opportunity to present the petition, and Ed Hele (Functional Lead - Quality Environment) will be present to give a verbal response to the petition. In accordance with the petitions scheme (which can be found at, the Committee is invited to determine any further steps required to respond.



Scrutiny Review of affordable workspace and support for the creative sector pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report of Scrutiny Affordable Workspace Panel


Scrutiny Transport Panel pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of Committee Services


Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive the Scrutiny Work Programme


Forward Plan of Decisions pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To receive the Forward Plan of the Council


Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Scrutiny Committee is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 27 June 2019 in the Ditchling Room, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB, commencing at 2:00pm.