32/01/21CL: To receive apologies for absence

33/01/21CL: To receive declarations of interest

34/01/21CL: 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 your microphone will be unmuted.
35/01/21CL: To approve the minutes of the meeting held Wednesday 18 November 2020
36/01/21CL: To receive reports from outside organisations and agencies
  1. Kent Police
  2. Kent County Councillor’s report
  3. Dartford Borough Councillor’s report

>View the monthly crime report for Stone from Kent Police for January 2021opens PDF file

>View the Kent County Council report from Cllr P Coleopens PDF file

37/01/21CL: To receive an update on development at Ebbsfleet Garden City from Paul Boughen, Community Manager

38/01/21CL: Strategic Planning & Development
  1. To receive an update regarding the Stone Recreation Ground Masterplan
39/01/21CL: Services & Facilities
  1. To resolve options for the COVID memorial bench for Stone Recreation Ground

40/01/21CL: Finance & Audit

1. To receive and consider the findings of the external audit report for 2019-20
PKF Littlejohn LLP performed an external audit for Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Return. There were no errors or causes for concern found.
2. To note budget monitoring report
3. To consider grant applications from local groups and organisations
4. To resolve expenditure regarding a new tractor for the grounds department

Members are requested to resolve expenditure of up to £40k to enable tender contracts to be advertised for the purchase of a new tractor for the grounds department, to increase capacity and efficiency and ensure the needs of the new public realm at Cotton Lane can be effectively managed.

The current tractor has been in use for over 15 years and is now in constant need of repair. Emissions from the current tractor are 80% worse than a new model, which does not align with the council’s environmental stance.

It is recommended the council resolve expenditure of up to £35,000 in CIL. Expenditure can be offset by by approximately £4,500 for the trade-in cost of the old tractor.
5. To authorise payments
Full details of payments are provided for member’s approval
41/01/21CL: Planning Applications
To consider new planning applications and prepare observation responses to the Local Planning Authority.
Application for Permission in Principle for residential development of land for a minimum of 1 dwelling and maximum of 3 dwellings
42/01/21CL: To confirm resolution of Local Council Award Scheme requirements
43/01/21CL: Exclusion of Press & Public
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 will be asked to leave the meeting during consideration of the following items.
44/01/21CL: To receive an update regarding on the plans for the new site location at Cotton Lane and to sign off on the revised heads of agreement