Agenda Frontsheet 03/07/2017, 18.30



Democracy Committee MEETING





Date:   Monday 3 July 2017

Time:   6.30 pm

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone




Councillors  Boughton, Fermor, Fissenden (Vice-Chairman), Hemsley, Mrs Hinder, Lewins, Newton (Chairman), Mrs Ring and Vizzard





Page No.



1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Notification of Visiting Members




4.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




5.        Disclosures of Lobbying




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 8 March 2017

1 - 4



8.        Minutes of the Meeting held on 23 May 2017




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




10.    Report of the Interim Deputy Head of Legal Partnership (Solicitor) - Appointment of Independent Person

6 - 9



11.    Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Planning Referral Process Review

10 - 12



12.    Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Member Development Plan 2017-2018

13 - 23



Public Speaking

In order to book a slot to speak at this meeting of the Democracy Committee, please contact Caroline Matthews on 01622 602743 or by email on by 5 p.m. one clear working day before the meeting.  If asking a question, you will need to provide the full text in writing.  If making a statement, you will need to tell us which agenda item you wish to speak on.  Please note that slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.





Alternative Formats

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