MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
27 OCTOBER 2016
REFERENCE FROM COMMUNITIES, HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
1. Air Quality Mitigation
1.1 On 20 September 2016 the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee considered a reference from the Planning Committee requesting that consideration be given to how the Sutton Road/Loose Road area can be built into any action plan (or similar programme should one be formulated) for air quality mitigation having regard to the housing developments coming forward.
1.2 The committee noted that item 19 – Air Quality Working Group on the agenda of 20 September 2016 recommended the establishment of a five member working group, and that, if agreed, this would be the appropriate forum within which matters regarding air quality mitigation should be raised. The committee agreed that the details of said working group, if established, should be reported to the Planning Committee in response to the reference received.
1.3 After consideration of item 19 – Air Quality Working Group the committee resolved:
1. That a member working group of five members be established.
2. That the three representatives of Communities, Housing and Environment Committee be appointed as follows:
Councillors M Burton, Mortimer and Robertson.
3. That a reference be made to Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to request the nomination of two Members to represent that committee on the working group.
4. That the terms of reference of the working group be agreed at the first meeting of the group.
2.1 That Planning Committee note the establishment of the air quality working group.