County Council - Thursday, 20th October, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone. View directions

Contact: Joel Cook - Democratic Services Manager  03000 416287


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Apologies for Absence

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

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Minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2022 and, if in order, to be approved as a correct record pdf icon PDF 346 KB

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Corporate Parenting Panel - Minutes for noting pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2022

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Chairman's Announcements

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Questions pdf icon PDF 333 KB

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Report by Leader of the Council (Oral)

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Cost of Living pdf icon PDF 700 KB

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Update on Kent's Plan Bee pdf icon PDF 418 KB

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Ukraine/Refugee Update report pdf icon PDF 276 KB

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Treasury Management Annual Review 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 513 KB

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Scrutiny referral of Decision 22/00052 - KCC Supported Bus Funding Review pdf icon PDF 341 KB

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Request for Extended Leave of absence pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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Motions for Time Limited Debate

Motion 1


Motion for Time Limited Debate – Kent water quality


Proposer: Mark Hood

Seconder: Mike Sole




This Council resolves to:

1.    Recognise this Council’s commitment to work collaboratively to protect Kent’s streams and rivers, in line with its own policies and the National Planning Policy Framework.


2.    Recognise that there is clear evidence of deterioration of water quality due to the impacts of combined sewer overflows events (CSO) on our streams, rivers and seas.


3.    Encourage the use of Water Cycle Strategies to be completed as integral documents in Local Plans to inform district councils regarding the sustainable level of future development.


4.    Recognise the continuing impact of wastewater discharges, including untreated sewage in our local rivers and seas on wildlife, the health of our residents and on Kents tourist economy.


5.    Continue to working constructively with other agencies and local authorities to implement flood management schemes which also improve the environment in the interests of wildlife.


6.    Continue to request that representatives of Southern Water, the Environment Agency and Natural England continue to attend relevant meetings of this Council to answer questions on the current levels of CSO and sewage plant discharge and to consider whether all future development in Kent should be Water Neutral or at least to require consumption be limited to 90lt of clean water per person in agreement with District Councils.


7.    Ask Southern Water to clarify, for developments being processed by our planning department, which treatment works will be managing the sewerage and whether there is available capacity to avoid combined sewer overflows; whether it has the information available to assess the impact on the number or duration of sewage discharges into local rivers or seas and if it does have this information, to share it (noting that this can only be requested not required).


8.    Acknowledge that reducing demand for water, reducing the amount of non-foul wastewater finding its way to Waste Water Treatment Works and ensuring that clean surface water is fed instead into Kent’s streams and rivers can reduce eutrophication on our slow flowing rivers.




Motion 2



Motion for Time Limited Debate – Fracking



Proposer:  Antony Hook

Seconder:  Richard Streatfeild




This council resolves to record its profound concern about the possibility of fracking in Kent and asks the Leader of the Council to convey these concerns to the UK Government.





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