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River Medway Towpath - Maidstone Sustainable Access to Education and Employment LEP Scheme

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To provide an update on the scheme to improve the Medway Towpath from Barming to Aylesford Bridge

Decision:

Issue for Decision

 

To consider the update on the River Medway Towpath – Maidstone Sustainable Access to Employment Project to create a cycle path along the River Medway from Aylesford to Barming Bridge.

 

To consider the creation of a ‘Cycling Hub’ at Lockmeadow and the release of £500,000 as per the funding agreement.

 

Decision Made

 

1.  That up to £500,000 be contributed by Maidstone Borough Council towards the creation of the River Medway Cycle Towpath project as set out in Appendix I to V of the report presented to the Committee on 1 December 2015.

 

2.  That the proposed creation of a “cycling hub” at Lockmeadow be agreed and delegated authority be given to the Head of Mid Kent Legal Partnership to negotiate and enter into a lease with the operator of Lockmeadow.

 

3.  That delegated authority be given to the Director of Regeneration and Place and Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Chairman of the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to agree and enter into a funding agreement with Kent County Council.

Wards Affected: Allington Ward; Barming and Teston Ward; Boxley Ward; Bridge Ward; Coxheath and Hunton Ward; Fant Ward; High Street Ward; North Ward; South Ward;

Contact: Fran Wallis Fran Wallis x2471 Email: franwallis@maidstone.gov.uk.

Report author: Fran Wallis

Publication date: 01/12/2015

Date of decision: 01/12/2015

Decided: 01/12/2015 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Effective from: 12/12/2015

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