THE Old Shoreham Road cycle lane and closure of Madeira Drive will not be debated today.

Rival petitions on the controversial issues were due to be handed to councillors at a meeting of the full city this afternoon.

However, The Argus understands that neither will be debated today as the meeting will revolve around the Greens group becoming the administration.

The petitions will be moved to a later meeting which is due to be held “as soon as possible”.

Current council leader Nancy Platts announced plans to hand over power to the Greens on Tuesday.

The leaders of the Labour Party, the Greens and the Conservatives released a joint statement yesterday announced they are “looking a the best options” to ensure a smooth transition of power at Brighton and Hove City Council.