To receive a report of the Cabinet Member for Economic Development seeking approval of actions relating to the Select Committee on Kent’s relationship with the EU.
– reportof the CabinetMember forEconomic Development,Mark Dance and Directorof EconomicDevelopment, BarbaraCooper)
(1) Cabinet receiveda reportcontainingthe ExecutiveAction Plan(Annex1) summarisingthe key actionsproposedto progressthe recommendationsofthe EUSelect Committeeon Kent’sEuropeanRelationship.
(2) Mr Dance,Cabinet MemberforEconomicDevelopmentintroducedthe report and inparticular referredto the following:
i. Thatit waswelcomed that recommendationsofthe Committeewere coterminouswith workcurrently beingundertakenin theDirectorate.
ii. Thatwork continuedwithpartnersin Nord-Pasde Calaisand a MemorandumofUnderstandinghadnow been signedbetweenKCC and WestFlanders,both reflected thefact that similarissues were beingaddressedon the Continentand inKent.
iii. In relation to the HarledotCentre,mentionedwithin the Select Committee’srecommendations;an optionspaperwas beingproduced and wouldbe readyin thenext month.
iv. TheCouncilwas at theearly stagesofa sixyearEU fundingbidding processand followingdefinedguidanceto beissued wouldbe well placetomake bidsthat wouldhopefullysecurerelevant moniesthat wouldbenefitthe residentsofKent.
(3) Ron Moys,Head ofInternational Affairsat KCC,spoke to the item.He added to the comments receivedfromMr Dancein relationto thebiddingprocessof whichHardelotwas part. He confirm ... view the full minutes text for item 64