To consider and endorse, or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport on the proposed decision to approve the revised KCC Environment Policy
Katie Stewart (Director of Environment, Planning and Enforcement), Carolyn McKenzie (Head of Sustainable Business and Communities) and Deborah Kapaj (Sustainable Estates Programme Manager) were in attendance for this item.
(1) Officers introduced the report which set out a proposed revision to the KCC Environment Policy. They said the Kent Environment Strategy was a Kent-wide policy and this policy set out KCC’s approach to contributing to the strategy. The policy was similar to the previous policy adopted in 2012. The key changes were that it is more succinct and written in plain English as well as being closely aligned with the revised Kent Environment Strategy priorities and incorporated requirements arising from the revised ISO14001 Standard.
(2) In response to questions and comments, officers said the document that had been circulated during the Member visit to Allington could be re-circulated and that progress on the achievement of targets set out in the policy could be reported to the Cabinet Committee in conjunction with reports on the Kent Environment Strategy.
(3) Resolved that the proposed decision to approve the revised KCC Environment Policy to the report be endorsed.