MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
RECORD OF DECISION OF THE Policy and Resources Committee
5 November 2015
PLANNING SUPPORT SHARED SERVICE
Issue for Decision
To consider the proposals put forward on the future provision of planning support services.
That the Business Case prepared and presented by the Mid Kent Services
Director, subject to any amendments following necessary consultation with
affected staff, be agreed;
That the disaggregation of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council from the Mid
Kent Planning Support Service be agreed;
That Maidstone Borough Council’s partnership in the Mid Kent Planning
Support Service with Swale Borough Council continue, subject to:
moving to a ‘volume based’ contribution mechanism; and
undertaking a joint review of the service with Swale Borough
Council by June 2017.
That the continuation of the shared Land Charges Service between
Maidstone, Swale and Tunbridge Wells Borough Councils be noted; and
5) That delegated authority be given to the Director of Environment and Shared Services to finalise the detail of any collaboration agreement(s) that are required as a result of the decisions taken by the Committee.
Papers and Decision by Tunbridge Wells BC Cabinet on 6 August 2015 http://democracy.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=118&MId=3358&Ver=4
Decision by Maidstone Borough Council to establish the shared service on 12 June 2013
Special Meeting, Strategic Leadership and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee to consider the Project Implementation Review on 23 February 2015
Should you wish to refer this decision to Council, please submit a Decision Referral Form, signed by five Councillors, to the Head of Finance and Resources by: 16 November 2015