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

Meeting: 01/12/2015 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee (Item 158)

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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.

Minutes:

Councillors Harper and Willis addressed the Committee regarding the River Medway Towpath Scheme.

 

The Director of Regeneration and Communities explained that Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council Officers had worked closely on the designs for the Scheme and outlined the benefits it would bring.

 

The Committee considered 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.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That Maidstone Borough Council contribute up to £500,000 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.

 

Voting:  For – 9

 

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 Services to negotiate and enter into a lease with the operator of Lockmeadow.

 

Voting:  For – 9

 

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.

 

Voting:  For – 8  Against – 0  Abstention – 1