Agenda

Venue: The Guildhall, St Peter's Place, Canterbury

Contact: Maria Short  01227 862 009 Email: democracy@canterbury.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Substitute Councillors

3.

Declaration of any interests

TO RECEIVE any declarations for the following in so far as they relate to the business for the meeting:-

 

a.       Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

b.       Other Significant Interests (what were previously thought of as non-pecuniary Prejudicial interests)

c.       Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

 

Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests not required to be disclosed as DPI’s or OSI’s, ie announcements made for transparency reasons alone, such as:

         Membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items, or

         Where a Councillor knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person, or

         Where an item would affect the well-being of a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc but not his/her financial position.

 

[Note: an effect on the financial position of a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc; OR an application made by a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc, would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI].

 

4.

Public participation

Members of the public may speak on any item on the agenda, for a maximum of three minutes, provided that notification has been given to Democratic Services by 12.30pm on the working day before the meeting.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

TO CONFIRM as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2019.

6.

Request from Canterbury Forum for Transport Hub workshop with stakeholders pdf icon PDF 86 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Transportation Team Leader.

Additional documents:

7.

Reference from the Canterbury Forum pdf icon PDF 88 KB

The draft minute is as follows:

 

"Richard Norman addressed the Forum and asked councillors if they could seek answers to the following questions:

 

1.    The planning application to extend the Wincheap Park and Rise claims that an additional 300 parking spaces were needed in that location, what is the calculation based on?  Was it based on future trends and does it take any account of the need to reduce car use?

2.    How was the decision made to submit the current planning application?  Who made the decision and by what basis were the consultants instructed, reports prepared and the application submitted?

3.    Was the application discussed with councillors at any stage.

4.    Have there been any discussions regarding possible alternative sites for the extension of the Park and Ride?

 

Tricia Marshall, Deputy Chief Executive advised councillors that discussions surrounding a current planning application were outside the terms of reference of the Forum and should not be discussed.

 

A number of councillors expressed concern that the item was not being fully discussed by committee before a planning application was made and it was agreed that the questions asked by Mr Norman should be referred to the Regeneration and Property Committee for discussion."

 

In response to these questions the Head of Transportation and Environment has prepared the following statement.

8.

Proposal to dispose of Old Dover Road Hostels pdf icon PDF 114 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Housing.

Additional documents:

9.

Lease of former Homebase building, Wincheap Industrial Estate, Canterbury pdf icon PDF 83 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Property and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

10.

Proposed lease of the unused Herne Bay BMX Park pdf icon PDF 94 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Property and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

11.

Date of next meeting

7pm on Thursday 28 November 2019.

12.

Any urgent business to be dealt with in public

13.

Exclusion of the press and public

TO RESOLVE – That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act or the Freedom of Information Act or both.

 

14.

Proposal to dispose of Old Dover Road Hostels - Confidential Annex

(This report contains information the disclosure of which is likely

to prejudice the commercial interest of both the Council and

other bodies (section 43 Freedom of Information Act 2000). The

Council considers that at present the public interest in

maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in

disclosing it. Paragraph 3 of schedule 12A of the Local

Government Act 1972 also applies.)

 

TO CONSIDER

15.

Proposed lease of the unused Herne Bay BMX Park - Confidential Annex

(This report contains information the disclosure of which is likely

to prejudice the commercial interest of both the Council and

other bodies (section 43 Freedom of Information Act 2000). The

Council considers that at present the public interest in

maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in

disclosing it. Paragraph 3 of schedule 12A of the Local

Government Act 1972 also applies.)

 

TO CONSIDER

16.

Any other urgent business which falls under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both