The Principal Planning Officer
introduced the report and stated that East Sussex, Brighton and
Hove and South Downs National Park Authorities were undertaking a
join review of the adopted Waste and Mineral Local Plan.
A brief explanation of the
Statement of Common Ground attached as exempt Appendix 1 to the
report was provided, which included recognition of the historic
provision of soft sand from Kent County. As such, Kent County
Council (KCC) and the Council had been consulted as co-signatories
to the document.
In response to questions, the
Principal Planning Officer stated that KCC was the minerals
planning authority and would, for example, determine any planning
applications relating to minerals extraction sites.
RESOLVED:That the Statement of Common Ground, as attached at Exempt
Appendix 1 to the report, between Maidstone Borough Council, Kent
County Council, East Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove City
Council, West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National
Park Authority, be agreed.