Councillors Present

Cllr J Burrell

Cllr S Thredgle

Cllr M Mitchell

Cllr P Cutler

Cllr K Kelly

Cllr L Canham

Cllr J Fukes

Cllr L Howes

Cllr C Pearce

 

19/07/19CL: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr K Grehan, Cllr J Hoadley, Cllr J McQueen & Kent Police.

 

20/07/19CL: TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

 

21/07/19CL: To approve the minutes of the ANNUAL meeting of the Council held on WEDNESDAY 15 May 2019 and THe EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2019

The minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 and the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 19 June 2019 were approved and signed by the Chairman.

 

22/07/19CL: TO DISCUSS MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

There were no matters arising from previous minutes.

 

23/07/19CL: TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON EBBSFLEET GARDEN CITY FROM PAUL BOUGHEN AND IAN PIPER

Members received an update on Ebbsfleet Garden City from Paul Boughen. The Chairman thanked Mr Boughen for the update.

 

24/07/19CL: TO RECEIVE REPORTS FROM OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS AND AGENCIES

  1. Kent Police

Kent police were unable to attend, but members received a crime report for the area. The report was noted by the members.

  1. Kent County Councillor’s Report

Cllr P Cole told members that Pepper Hill Recycling and Household Waste Centre would be closing on 18th August for 9 weeks due to the long term damage done by the fire several months ago. During this time, the Dartford Recycling Centre would be opening for extended hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  1. Dartford Borough Councillor’s Report for Stone and Castle

Cllr J Burrell and Cllr P Cutler told members that the Dartford Town Centre upgrades would soon be completed. Members were also informed of several litter picks that had been completed and that more were planned.

 

25/07/19CL: PUBLIC REALM

  1. To receive the annual playground inspection reports from RoSPA

Members discussed recent incidents involving the roundabout. They were shown the RoSPA inspection reports confirming that all of the equipment was up to standards.

Members were informed that the grounds staff would be receiving further training to ensure they can inspect the playground themselves more regularly.

 

26/07/19CL: PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT & TRANSPORT

 

  1. To consider new applications

 

18/01501/FUL

 

Erection of a 2 bed detached house with associated parking including revised parking court arrangements

Adjacent Warner House Cotton Lane Stone Kent

 

Details for the application may be viewed here…

Members agreed to object to the planning application on the grounds of the impact to access and parking as wellas over-development of the site as well as the proximity to the landfill site raising concerns over contamination.

 

  1. To discuss stone becoming one of the KCC pilot areas for 20mph speed limits

Item proposed by Cllr K Grehan

Members discussed the proposal, confirming that air quality was an issue covered in the Neighbourhood Plan and agreed they would want further investigations to take place to assess the impact the plans could have on the area.

  1. To note the proposed diversion of public footpath dr9 at stone

Members noted the proposed diversion of publicfootpath dr9 at Stone.

 

  1. To resolve the parish nomination to the Joint Transport Board

Cllr S Thredgle and Cllr C Pearce both nominated themselves to be put forward for the nomination to the Joint Transport Board. Members voted and the result was 5 – 2 in favour of Cllr S Thredgle.

 

27/07/19CL: CONSULTATIONS

 

  1. To discuss and resolve the Council’s response to the Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy Consultation

The draft strategy and consultation questionnaire can be accessed here…

Members discussed the consultation and agreed that a response should be drafted that is in line with the Neighbourhood Plan. Members agreed that the Clerk would produce this response.

  1. To discuss and resolve the Council’s response to the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner’s Annual Policing Survey.

The consultation survey can be accessed here…

Members discussed the lack of policing in the area and the time taken for a police response. It was agreed that the Council would submit a response via the online form.

  1. Members agreed this proposal would be a great loss to the area as it is a more affordable option and highly used so agreed to strongly object. The Clerk will draft a response to the consultation.

 

28/07/19CL: FINANCE

  1. To Authorise payments

Full details of payments are provided for member’s approval

Payments were authorised.

  1. To resolve the council’s proposal for the capacity building fund

Members approved the proposed submission to the capacity building fund.