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Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee MEETING


Date:       Tuesday 7 January 2020

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors D Burton (Chairman), Clark, English, Garten, Mrs Grigg (Vice-Chairman), McKay, Munford, Parfitt-Reid and de Wiggondene-Sheppard


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.



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1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




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




8.        Minutes of the Meeting Held on 5 November 2019

1 - 9



9.        Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting held on 19 November 2019

10 - 13



10.    Presentation of Petitions



Notice has been given pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12 of the intention to present a petition in the following terms:-


The Maidstone Borough New Garden Communities Prospectus (February 2019) states that the qualities of garden village communities include "strong local vision and engagement" and that "local community engagement, involvement and support is also likely to be instrumental to delivering a successful proposal."


As "people who will be most clearly impacted by the new garden community proposal" , we the undersigned state that we DO NOT share the vision of the landowners, DO NOT support the proposal, and WILL NOT engage or be involved in the creation of a garden community in or around Marden village."





11.    Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




12.    Committee Work Programme

14 - 15



13.    Reference from Planning Committee - Matters Arising from Consideration of Application 17/504568/FULL - Former KCC Springfield Library HQ, Sandling Road, Maidstone, Kent




14.    Fees & Charges 2020/21

17 - 38



15.    Medium Term Financial Strategy and Budget Proposals.

39 - 62



16.    Maidstone Authority Monitoring Report

63 - 136



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