Agenda item - Procedural Business
navigation and tools
You are here - Home : Council and Democracy : Councillors and Committees : Agenda item
(a) Declaration of Substitutes: Where Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Political Group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.
(b) Declarations of Interest or Lobbying
(a) Disclosable pecuniary interests;
(b) Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;
(c) Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.
In each case, you need to declare
(i) the item on the agenda the interest relates to;
(ii) the nature of the interest; and
(iii) whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.
If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.
(d) All Members present to declare any instances of lobbying they have encountered regarding items on the agenda.
(c) Exclusion of Press and Public: To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.
NOTE: Any item appearing in Part 2 of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.
A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.
(a) Declarations of substitutes
80.1 There were none.
(b) Declarations of interests
80.2 Councillor Tracey Hill declared an interest in item A as they had been on the Housing & New Homes Committee when the site and the proposals were considered. Councillor Hill stated they were of an open mind and would remain in the meeting when the item was discussed. An interest in item H was declared as the Councillor had objected to the item and would withdraw from the discussions and decision making if this item was called for the committee to decide.
Councillor Leo Littman declared an interest in item E as they had talked to the applicant. Councillor Littman stated they were of an open mind and would remain in the meeting when the item was discussed.
Councillor Bridget Fishleigh declared an interest in items E and F as they were a Ward Councillor, but they retained an open mind.
Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty declared an interest in item A as they had received a communication from the YMCA. Councillor Mac Cafferty stated they were of an open mind and would remain in the meeting when the item was discussed.
Councillor Sue Shanks declared an interest in item B as they had been in conversations with Hyde Housing which included the proposals. Councillor Shanks stated they were of an open mind and would remain at the meeting when the item was discussed.
Councillor Joe Miller stated that he had visited the YMCA site in Mitcham but had an open mind.
It was noted that all Members of the Planning Committee had received communications from YMCA regarding item A.
(C) Exclusion of the press and public
80.3 In accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (‘the Act’), the Planning Committee considered whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item of business on the grounds that it is likely in view of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during it, there would be disclosure to them of confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act.
80.4 RESOLVED: That the public are not excluded from any item of business on the agenda.
(d) Use of Mobile Phones & Tablets
80.5 The Chair requested Members ensure that their mobile phones were switched off, and where Members were using tablets to access agenda papers electronically ensure that these were switched to ‘aeroplane mode’.