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Policy and Resources Committee MEETING


Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone

Membership: Councillors Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, M Burton, Clark, Cox (Chairman), Field, Garland, Mrs Gooch, Harvey, McKay, McLoughlin, D Mortimer, Newton, Perry (Vice-Chairman) and Springett


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.



Page No.



1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




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




8.        Minutes of the Meeting Held on 5 December 2018

1 - 5



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)


Notice has been given that the following petition will be considered at the committee meeting:


We the undersigned wish to stop Maidstone Borough council from selling or leasing the land known as Rosemary Road, Bearsted Play Area for housing development and building. The land should remain as a play/recreation area, for the use of residents, (of which some living close by, are infirm) and other visitors.




10.    Questions and answer session for members of the public (if any)




11.    Committee Work Programme




12.    Business Rates Retail Relief

7 - 18



13.    Council Tax Empty Property Premium

19 - 28



14.    Property Asset Review

29 - 39



15.    100% Business Rates Retention Pilot - Update

40 - 59



16.    Medium Term Financial Strategy & Budget Proposals

60 - 86



17.    Fees & Charges 2019/20

87 - 96



18.    Medium Term Financial Strategy Capital Programme

97 - 113



19.    Lenworth House (Urgent Item)

114 - 118




To move that the public be excluded for the items set out in Part II of the Agenda because of the likely disclosure of exempt information for the reasons specified having applied the Public Interest Test.



Head of Schedule 12A and Brief Description




Property Acquisition

Para 3 Information relating to finance or business affairs

119 - 130




Minutes (Part II) of the Meeting Held on 5 December 2018

Paras 1 and 2 Information regarding an individual

131 - 132



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