MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8 July 2015
Councillors D Burton, Mrs Gooch, Sargeant and Mrs Wilson
Apologies were received from Councillor Mrs Blackmore.
It was noted that Councillor Burton was substituting for Councillor Mrs Blackmore.
RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrs Blackmore be elected Chairman of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2015/16.
RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrs Gooch be elected Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2015/16.
In the absence of the Chairman at the meeting, Councillor Mrs Gooch chaired the meeting.
Members agreed to accept the exempt report of the Director of Regeneration and Communities related to Commercial Property Acquisition as an urgent item.
There were no visiting Members.
There were no disclosures by Members and Officers.
There were no disclosures of lobbying.
RESOLVED: That the items in Part I of the agenda be taken in public as proposed.
RESOLVED: That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business because of the likely disclosure of exempt information for the reason specified having applied the Public Interest Test:
Head of Schedule 12A and
Exempt Report of the Director of Regeneration and Communities – Commercial Property Acquisition
3 – Information re Financial or Business Affairs
The Committee considered the exempt report of the Director
of Regeneration and Communities which related to a joint acquisition of a site
Members were advised that should the Council’s bid be successful then a partnership agreement would be entered into with the organisation as detailed in the exempt report.
The proposed short term use and longer term regeneration options for the development of the site were discussed.
RESOLVED: That the recommendations set out in the exempt report be approved subject to some minor amendments.