Tony Harwood (Resilience and Emergency Planning Manager) and Louise Butfoy (Resilience and Emergency Planning Project Officer) were in attendance for this item.
1. Mrs Hohler (Deputy Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services) introduced the report that set out the revised Kent County Council Animal and Plant Health Emergency Plan. Mrs Hohler informed Members that the scope and audience of the revised plan had been expanded and changed to reflect the multi-agency nature of the Kent Resilience Forum agenda and included within it new risks such as non-native mosquitos, a more detailed local plan in relation to the Ashford Livestock Market and safeguarding for the welfare of animals in transit.
2. It was RESOLVED that the that the proposed decision (19/00074) to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services to:
(a) agree the principle of re-designation of the corporate Animal and Plant Health Emergency Plan as a KCC-led KRF document; and
(b) approve the scope and content of the Animal and Plant Health Emergency Plan,