58/03/21CL: To receive apologies for absence

59/03/21CL: To receive declarations of interest

60/03/21CL: Questions from the public

Members of the public will be able to ask questions. When not speaking, please have your microphone muted. If you wish to speak, please raise your hand using the raised hand button and you will be invited to speak by the Chairman, at which point you may unmute your microphone.

This item may not exceed 15 minutes.

61/03/21CL: To approve the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held Wednesday 17 February 2021

>View the draft minutes for 17 February 2021opens PDF file

62/03/21CL: To receive reports from outside organisations and agencies

  1. Kent Police
  2. Kent County Councillors Report
  3. Dartford Borough Councillor’s Report

64/03/21CL:  To resolve implementation of a Diversity and Inclusion calendar to take effect from April 2021

The council is requested to consider the implementation of a diversity and inclusion calendar to take effect from April 2021. The reason for a revised calendar of events to include a diverse range of activities is to enable parish residents to feel more inclusion with council activities that are provided within the parish.

>View the report for the draft calendar of diversity and inclusionopens PDF file


65/03/21CL: To note review of internal controls and risk management arrangements

66/03/21CL: Payments for Authorisation

Members are requested to resolve authorisation of supplier payments as contained in the report.

>View the schedule of supplier payments for authorisationopens PDF file

67/03/21CL: Consultations

Members are requested to resolve the Council’s response to the Dartford Local Plan 2021

68/03/21CL: To note responses to Planning Applications under delegated authority since the last Council Meeting

Planning Application Description Council Response
21/00175/FUL – 2 Warner House Cotton Lane Provision of an enclosed side access to basement, cover to front light well and engineering works to garden No observation made.
21/00163/LDC – 25 Almond Road Dartford Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for proposed dormer window in rear elevation, roof lights in front roof slope and window in gable end. No observation made.
20/01479/FUL – Asda RDC Unit 8 Galleon Boulevard Crossways Revised access and egress arrangement for vehicles to site access. No effect on public access or roads. No observation made.
21/00262/LDC – 7 Tollgate Road Dartford Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for proposed change of use of existing family dwelling (C3) to supported living (C3b) (single household for six residents with care provided) No observation made.
21/00256/LDC – 106 Kirby Road Dartford Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for proposed dormer window in rear elevation and roof lights in front elevation in connection with providing additional rooms in the roof space No observation made.
21/00242/FUL – 85 Hedge Place Road Greenhithe Erection of a detached garden room No observation made.

69/03/21CL: To resolve Council Response to Planning Applications


21/00215/FUL – Stone Lodge School Cotton Lane Stone DA2 6PD

Temporary use of land for the siting of 2 no. two storey modular classroom block for Stone Lodge School (including retention of the existing 2 storey school building), play areas, hardstanding, perimeter fence and associated structures (required for 1 academic year – from September 2021 until end of August 2022)


21/00346/FUL – Aquapark – Lake 5 Bluewater Shopping Centre

Construction of an aqua park for temporary use between July and October 2021 and May to October 2022 including of one inflatable obstacle course split into three sections and other water-based activities with nine 20ft containers and three 40ft containers on the adjacent land to provide: a reception; site office; staff room; a first aid room; customer changing rooms, showers and toilets and wetsuit storage areas with associated fencing. Also provision of an ancillary café for use from July 2021 until October 2022.

70/03/21CL: Exclusion of Press & Public

To resolve, pursuant to section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, that because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and the press leave the meeting during consideration of the following items.

71/03/21CL: To resolve Council’s planned response to Operation London Bridge

Members are requested to review the Operation London Bridge Report and resolve

72/03/21CL: To resolve award of tender for a new tractor for the Grounds department