County Council - Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone

Contact: Denise Fitch  03000 416090

Note: In response to COVID-19, the Government has legislated to permit remote attendance by Elected Members at formal meetings. This is conditional on other Elected Members and the public being able to hear those participating in the meeting. This meeting of the County Council will be streamed live and can be watched via the Media link below 


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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in items on the agenda


Minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020 and, if in order, to be approved as a correct record pdf icon PDF 397 KB


Chairman's Announcements




Report by Leader of the Council (Oral)


EU Transition Preparedness - Kent County Council Update pdf icon PDF 348 KB


Youth County Council Annual report pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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ACCESS Pool Inter-Authority Agreement pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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Statutory and Proper Officers: Data Protection Officer pdf icon PDF 173 KB


Appointment of Independent Member Remuneration Panel from 1 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 121 KB


Proposed Amendments to the Terms of Reference of the Selection and Member Services Committee pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Additional documents:


Motion for Time Limited Debate

20mph schemes


Proposed by Ian Chittenden.

Seconded by Antony Hook


Background information


Kent County Council have for many years promoted the use of 20mph schemes in areas throughout Kent and, almost every Borough now has schemes in place in selected part of their area. The acceptance of a series of 20mph schemes as part of the Governments recent Active Travel initiative has accelerated the process in many existing built up areas. It is also strongly recognised that a reduction from 30mph down to 20mph helps cuts the number of accidents, reduces the seriousness of injury when accidents occur and saves lives.




This Council requests that the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport actively promotes the reduction of the default speed limit in all new housing developments to 20mph by:


           Recommending to District Planning Officers through the Consultee process in relation to all new housing development applications that the design of the estate roads should be such as to promote a default speed of 20mph.


           Adapting the Kent Design Guide to ensure that new estate roads are designed and constructed to ensure target speeds are self-enforcing at 20mph.