Agenda Template

Policy and Resources Committee MEETING


Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, Brice, D Burton (Chairman), Cooke, Cox, English, Harper, Hastie, Khadka, Kimmance, Munford, Parfitt-Reid, Perry, Mrs Ring and Round


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.        Election of Vice-Chairman




4.        Urgent Items




5.        Notification of Visiting Members




6.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




7.        Disclosures of Lobbying




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




9.        Minutes of the Meeting held on 24 March 2021

1 - 8



10.     Presentation of Petitions (if any)




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




12.     Questions from Members to the Chairman (if any)




13.     Committee Work Programme

9 - 10



14.     Reports of Outside Bodies




15.     Reference from the Licensing Committee - Request to be consulted on matters of Biodiversity and Climate Change within the Licensing Committee's remit.




16.     Biodiversity and Climate Change Action Plan Update

12 - 29



17.     Recovery and Renewal Discussion Paper

30 - 52



18.     Public Sector-Led Garden Community Update

53 - 58



19.     4th Quarter Finance, Performance and Risk Monitoring Report 2020-21

59 - 133



20.     Reference from the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee - Request for the Local Plan Review Budget to be a standing item.

134 - 135




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 12 A and Brief Description






Minutes (Part II) of the Meeting held on 24 March 2021

Paragraph 3 Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)




Information for the Public

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