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You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the

MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

 

Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021

Time: 7.00 p.m. or at the conclusion of the extraordinary meeting of the Borough Council, whichever is the later

Venue: Council Chamber, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone

Membership:

 

Councillors Bartlett, Mrs Blackmore, Brice, Brindle, Bryant, Burton, Cannon, Clark, Coates, Cooke, Cooper, Cox, Cuming, Daley, English, Eves, Fissenden, Forecast, Fort, Garten, Mrs Gooch (Mayor), Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harwood, Hastie, Hinder, Holmes, Joy, Khadka, Kimmance, McKay, McKenna, Mortimer, Munford, Naghi, Newton, Parfitt-Reid, Perry, Purle, Mrs Ring, Mrs Robertson, D Rose, M Rose, Round, Russell, J Sams, T Sams, Spooner, Springett, Trzebinski, R Webb, S Webb, de Wiggondene-Sheppard, Wilby and Young

 

 

AGENDA

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1.        Apologies for Absence

 

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2.        Dispensations (if any)

 

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3.        Disclosures by Members and Officers

 

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4.        Disclosures of Lobbying

 

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

 

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6.        Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Borough Council held on 29 September 2021

1 - 3

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7.        Minutes of the Meeting of the Borough Council held on 29 September 2021

4 - 11

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8.        Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Borough Council held on 6 October 2021

12 - 20

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9.        Mayor's Announcements

 

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10.     Petitions

 

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11.     Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public

 

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

 

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

 

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14.     Report of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee held on 9 November 2021 adjourned to 19 November 2021 - Local Development Scheme 2021-2024

21 - 41

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15.     Report of the Licensing Committee held on 11 November 2021 - Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Principles Policy 2022-2025

42 - 101

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16.     Report of the Democracy and General Purposes Committee held on 23 November 2021 - Local Government Boundary Review - Council Size Submission

102 - 136

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17.     Report of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 24 November 2021 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022-23

137 - 232

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18.     Oral Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to be held on 30 November 2021 (if any)

 

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19.     Oral Report of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee to be held on 7 December 2021 (if any)

 

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20.     Notice of Motion - Local Plan Review Regulation 19 Consultation and Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan Review Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Consultation

 

 

Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor J Sams, seconded by Councillor T Sams:

 

This Council agrees to extend the Local Plan Review Consultation Regulation 19 and the Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan Review Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Consultation from the 12th December 2021 to 4th January 2022, to allow residents and stakeholders sufficient opportunity and time to make representation.

 

 

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21.     Notice of Motion - Garden Waste Bin Service

 

 

Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillors Harper (the mover), M Rose and Coates:

 

The Garden Bin waste service is a popular one with residents, with a large number of Maidstone residents subscribing to this paid Maidstone Borough Council service. However, as a result of Covid-19 and Brexit, the service is not being delivered as contracted with customers.

 

Residents pay for a fortnightly collection and this is supported by a yearly payment currently of 45. The two weekly collection is clearly stated in the terms and conditions on the Council website.

 

Different residents are getting different messages. Some have been individually notified by text as to the state of the service, other residents have negotiated for their contract payment to cover a period of 13 or more months, and others have had no contact from the Council as is evidenced by the level of complaints coming through.

 

The service is not running as it was until the middle of the year. This is not good enough, a large number of people do not have space at home to compost garden waste, which will frequently include weeds etc.

 

This Council therefore resolves to:

 

1.   Make it clear to residents that the service is sporadic at the moment and the frequency will most likely be monthly.

2.   Receive a full report on what actions can be done to get the service back to the fortnightly collection which the Council contracts to deliver.

 

 

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22.     Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Review of Allocation of Seats on Committees

233 - 238

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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL ACTING AS CORORATE TRUSTEE OF THE CHARITY KNOWN AS THE COBTREE MANOR ESTATE

 

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23.     Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Review of Allocation of Seats on the Cobtree Manor Estate Charity Committee

239 - 243

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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL ACTING AS CORPORATE TRUSTEE OF THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT MUSEUM TRUST

 

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24.     Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Review of Allocation of Seats on the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum Trust Committee

244 - 248

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NOTE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 17 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING ACT 1989, ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES OUTSIDE THE USUAL POLITICAL BALANCE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO AGENDA ITEMS 22, 23 AND 24

 

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Information for the Public

In order to ask a question at this meeting, please call 01622 602899 or email committee@maidstone.gov.uk by 5 p.m. one clear working day before the meeting (i.e. by 5 p.m. on Monday 6 December 2021). You will need to provide the full text in writing.

 

In order to make a statement in relation to an item on the agenda, please call 01622 602899 or email committee@maidstone.gov.uk by 5 p.m. one clear working day before the meeting (i.e. by 5 p.m. on Monday 6 December 2021). You will need to tell us which agenda item you wish to speak on.

 

If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us, call 01622 602899 or email committee@maidstone.gov.uk.

 

To find out more about the work of the Council, please visit www.maidstone.gov.uk.

 

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