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You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the


maidstone borough Council



Date:†††††† Wednesday 18 July 2018

Time:††††† 6.30 p.m.

Venue:††† Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors †† Adkinson, Bartlett, Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, Brice, D Burton, M Burton, Clark, Cox, Cuming, Daley, English, Fermor, Field, Fissenden, Fort, Garland, Garten, Mrs Gooch, Greer, Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harvey, Harwood, Hastie, Hinder, Mrs Hinder, Joy, Kimmance, Lewins, McKay, McLoughlin, D Mortimer, Munford, Naghi (Mayor), Newton, Parfitt-Reid, Perry, Powell, Purle, Mrs Ring, Mrs Robertson, Rose, Round, J Sams, T Sams, Spooner, Springett, Mrs Stockell, Vizzard, Webb, de Wiggondene-Sheppard, Wilby and Mrs Wilson




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1.        Prayers




2.        Apologies for Absence




3.        Dispensations (if any)




4.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




5.        Disclosures of Lobbying




6.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information.




7.        Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Borough Council held on 19 May 2018

1 - 6



8.        Mayor's Announcements




9.        Petitions




10.    Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




11.    Questions from Members of the Council to the Chairmen of Committees




12.    Current Issues - Report of the Leader of the Council, Response of the Group Leaders and Questions from Council Members




13.    Report of the Joint Independent Remuneration Panel held on 21 March 2018 - Members' Allowances Scheme

7 - 34



14.    Report of the Democracy Committee held on 2 July 2018 - Proposed Changes to the Constitution - Financial and Contract Procedure Rules

35 - 88



15.    Report of the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to be held on 10 July 2018 - Local Development Scheme

89 - 119



16.    Oral Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to be held on 17 July 2018 (if any)




17.    Notice of Motion - Community Infrastructure Levy



Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Perry:


The Council has agreed the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which is due to come into effect later this year.† However, the detail of how it would work in practice and the governance arrangement were not known at the time.


The introduction of CIL will fundamentally impact every community in the Borough in setting the mitigation for local communities as a result of planned development.† We therefore request and require that the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee receive an additional report on the Councilís planning for this change.† This would enable the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to conduct an in-depth consideration of the practical application of CIL prior to implementation; and if it considers it necessary, make further recommendations to the Council.


It is important that all Members, Parish Councils and residents across the Borough are aware of the steps being taken to make sure CIL is introduced successfully.





18.    Membership of Committees



The Council is asked to approve the following changes to reflect the wishes of the Leader of the Conservative Group:


Communities, Housing and Environment Committee


Delete Councillor Mrs Ring as a Member of the Committee and add Councillor Garten


Delete Councillor Mrs Blackmore as a Substitute Member of the Committee and add Councillor Mrs Ring

Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee


Delete Councillor Greer as a Member of the Committee and add Councillor B Hinder


Delete Councillor Bartlett as a Substitute Member of the Committee and add Councillor Mrs Ring





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