1 – Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.

 

2 – Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

To receive disclosure of any pecuniary interests relating to meeting agenda items.

Having declared an interest, a member must not participate in discussion on the matter and must not take part in any vote unless an appropriate dispensation has been granted.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.

 

3 – Public Participation

The council meets and makes its decisions in public. A council meeting is not a public meeting. It is a meeting held in public and there is no requirement in law which allows members of the public to speak at such meetings.

However, the council is is keen to encourage public attendance at meetings and will therefore provide an opportunity to local registered electors to show it is committed to community engagement.

A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed per person to speak and the total length of time afforded for public participation at each meeting shall be no more than 15 minutes, subject to an extension of this time, in exceptional circumstances, being agreed by the Chairman.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.

 

4 – Approval of Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, Sch 12, para 41 (1).

 

5 – Reports from outside organisation and agencies

For Information

1. Kent County Council

2. Dartford Borough Council

 

6 – Finance

  1. To note the Budget Monitoring Report for the period ending 31 October 2023

    2.To receive the audited AGAR for 2022-23 and consider the findings of the external audit report.

    3. To resolve Community Grant Applications.

 

7 – London Road Lorry Parking

For Information

5 min

To note details of the recent Round Table discussion regarding London Road Lorry Parking.

 

8 – Lads of the Village

For Information

To receive an update regarding submission of nomination of The Lads of the Village public house as a Community Asset.

 

9 – Stone Recreation Ground Masterplan

For Information

1. To note an update on the planning application for the Stone Recreation Ground Masterplan and resolve advertisement of the Tender Pack for the cafe, landscaping and car park for the Stone Recreation Ground Masterplan

The application for the café, landscaping and car park has received several stakeholder responses. KCC Highways raised some concerns over the size of the proposed parking spaces and access paths, but after meeting with the design team these have all now been addressed. The expected timeframe is now approximately two weeks, but this could be sooner, if the remaining consultees respond earlier.

 

The tender pack will be advertised on the governments Contract Finder portal and the councils website as per Financial Regulations.

 

Works will then be expected to begin in the Spring, which could have an impact on bookings at the Stone Pavilion as well as the café. We have requested that there be limited downtime if any of the café and will be able to confirm what this is likely to be when the contractors provide a schedule of works.

 

 

10 – Planning Applications

For Discussion

To resolve representations to Major Planning Applications affecting the parish.

23/00145/FUL – Car Park Seele  Avenue Greenhithe Kent
Development of a medical centre with undercroft car parking, landscaping, and other associated works

 

11 – Exclusion of Press & Public

For Decision

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.

 

12 – Stone St Mary’s Preschool

For Decision

To receive an update on Stone St Mary’s Preschool and resolve Council response.

Recommendation: That the Council resolves to defer the quarter three rent payment for Stone St Mary’s Preschool.