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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
STRATEGIC PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY AND
12 JUNE 2018
REFERENCE FROM COUNCIL
THE CONDITION OF ROADS IN THE BOROUGH
At the meeting of the Council held on 11 April 2018, the following motion was moved by former Councillor B Mortimer, seconded by Councillor D Mortimer:
In view of the recent press coverage of pot holes within the Borough of Maidstone, I am getting very upset, if not angry, that as a Borough Councillor, and I am sure that I speak on behalf of many other Borough Councillors and Officers, at many times we the Borough Council are blamed for the bad state of our roads, which as we are all aware is the responsibility of Kent County Council.
My motion is that we instruct Officers to investigate possible options which will include the Highway Act of 1980 Section 42, which could give us the ability to change the existing dire situation. Once that report is complete, it should be presented at the earliest opportunity to the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee and their recommendation should go to Full Council.
In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 17.5, the motion, having been moved and seconded, was referred to the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee.
RECOMMENDED: That the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee consider the motion relating to the condition of roads in the Borough.