Decision details

Report of the Head of Policy and Communications - Strategic Plan 2015-20, 2017-18 Update

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider amendments to the draft Strategic Plan 2015-20, 2017-18 refresh, and make recommendations as appropriate to Policy and Resources Committee.

 

Decision:

1.  That the following amendments to the draft Strategic Plan 2015-20, 2017-18 Update be recommended to Policy and Resources Committee:

 

Page

As presented

 

Committee’s amendments

(additions in bold)

Vision, Mission and Values Section

3

Our Vision section followed by Our Mission section.

 

Reformat so that Our Mission is first section, followed by Our Vision.

Action Section

3

Prioritisation of three actions for 2017/18:

·  Providing a clean and safe environment

·  Regenerating the town centre

·  A home for everyone

Supported by Committee.

 

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Regenerating the town centre.

 

Maintaining and enhancing the town centre.

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A home for everyone.

Planning for the delivery of sufficient homes to meet our borough’s needs.

Our Values Section

3

Section placed on page 3.

Section to be relocated to last page of document.

Respecting the Character and Heritage of our Borough Section

5

We will:

·  Deliver and honour our Parish Charter

·  Deliver the Communication and Engagement Action Plan

·  Work with our Parishes and Communities on the design of their communities

We will:

·  Deliver and honour our Parish Charter

·  Deliver the Communication and Engagement Action Plan

·  Work with our Parishes and Communities on the design of their communities

·  Deliver the blue and green infrastructure strategy and the biodiversity action plan

Maintaining and enhancing the town centre Section

(formerly Regenerating the town centre)

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Maidstone has had an historically thriving town centre, however we need to ensure that we keep pace with the changing economic environment and continue to meet the demands of businesses and consumers. Investment in Maidstone town centre is needed if it is to continue to be a popular place for leisure, to live, shop and work

Maidstone has a historically thriving town centre, however we need to ensure that we keep pace with the changing economic environment and continue to meet the demands of businesses, residents and consumers.

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We mean: Ensuring we have a thriving and attractive town centre that is fit for the future.

We mean: Ensuring that we provide a diverse and thriving town with a full range of business, retail, cultural, and leisure opportunities with the investment to support them.

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We will:

·  Deliver the Destination Management Plan

We will:

·  Deliver (review and update) the Town Centre Development Plan

·  Deliver the Destination Management Plan

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Measured by:

Bullet points deleted.

Measured by:

·  % of vacant retail units

·  Target to minimise conversion of office space to residential

·  % hotel occupancy

·  Resident satisfaction

·  How Maidstone is rated as a retail, cultural and leisure destination

Securing Improvements to the Transport Infrastructure for the Borough Section

6

We mean:

·  A transport network that meets the needs of residents and businesses

 

We will:

·  Deliver an Integrated Transport Strategy and work with our partners to seek improvements to the transport infrastructure

·  Deliver the Local Plan

·  Introduce Community Infrastructure Levy

·  Create a transport operators group

We mean:

·  A sustainable transport network that meetings the needs of residents and businesses

 

We will:

·  Deliver an Integrated Transport Strategy and work with our partners to seek improvements to the transport infrastructure

·  Deliver the walking and cycling strategy

 

Remaining bullet points deleted.

Promoting a range of employment skills and opportunities across the Borough Section

7

We mean:

·  Meeting the skills and employment needs of our residents, supporting and attracting businesses and not becoming a dormitory Borough.

We mean:

·  Meeting the skills and employment needs of our residents and employers, supporting and attracting businesses and not becoming a dormitory Borough.

 

Planning for the delivery of sufficient homes to meet our Borough’s needs Section

(formerly A home for everyone)

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We will:

·  Deliver the Local Plan

·  Deliver the Housing Strategy

·  Implement the Housing Assistance Strategy

·  Deliver the Homelessness Action Plan

·  Deliver the Affordable Housing Programme

·  Deliver the Temporary Accommodation Strategy

We will:

·  Deliver the Local Plan

·  Deliver the Housing Strategy

·  Implement the Housing Assistance Strategy

·  Deliver the Homelessness Action Plan

·  Deliver the Affordable Housing Programme

·  Deliver the Temporary Accommodation Strategy

·  Develop and implement a housing standards strategy

 

 

2.  That it be recommended to Policy and Resources Committee that Key Performance Indicators for the action areas be considered by each Service Committee following the finalisation and adoption of the Strategic Plan 2015-20, 2017-18 update.

 

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Angela Woodhouse, Head of Policy and Communications Email: angelawoodhouse@maidstone.gov.uk Email: angelawoodhouse@maidstone.gov.uk Tel: 01622 602620.

Report author: Angela Woodhouse

Publication date: 13/01/2017

Date of decision: 10/01/2017

Decided: 10/01/2017 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Effective from: 21/01/2017

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