Agenda Frontsheet 30/09/2014, 18.30



Planning, Transport and Development Overview & Scrutiny Committee Meeting



Date:        Tuesday 30 September 2014

Time:        6.30 pm

Venue:      Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone




Councillors: Chittenden, English (Vice-Chairman), Munford, Powell, Ross, Round, Springett (Chairman), de Wiggondene and Willis



Overview and Scrutiny




Page No.


1.       The Committee to consider whether all items on the agenda should be webcast




2.       Apologies




3.       Notification of Substitute Members




4.       Notification of Visiting Members




5.       Disclosures by Members and Officers




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




7.       Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 September 2014



The minutes of the meeting of 16 September 2014 will be issued as an amended agenda item with week beginning 22 September 2014.





8.       Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy update report

1 - 14


Report to be presented by Darren Bridgett, Principal Planning Officer, to consider two issues relating to the preparation of the Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) Strategy and make recommendations as necessary.


·         Issue one: to consider key issues raised in the responses to the Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy stakeholder engagement;


·         Issue two: to consider progress of the open space audit.





9.       Review of Transport in Maidstone - alternatives to using a car - BUS SERVICES

15 - 28


This is the second stage of the Committees review into Transport in Maidstone – alternatives to using a car.


This stage is focussing on Bus Services in the Borough.


Interviews with:


·         Matthew Arnold, Commercial Director, Arriva Buses;

·         Norman Kemp, Nu Venture Coaches Ltd., and;

·         Mike Fitzgerald, Chair East of Maidstone Bus Group.





10.    Future Work Programme and SCRAIP update

29 - 39


























The reports included in Part I of this agenda can be made available in alternative formats. For further information about this service, or to arrange for special facilities to be provided at the meeting, please contact     Tessa Mallett on 01622 602524. To find out more about the work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, please visit