Growth, Economic Development and Communities Cabinet Committee
Thursday, 7th March, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Darent Room, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone. View directions

Contact: Georgina Little  03000 414043

Webcast: View the webcast

No. Item


Introduction/Webcast announcements

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Apologies and Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence and notification of any substitutes present

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Declarations of Interest by Members in items on the Agenda

To receive any declarations of interest made by Members in relation to any matter on the agenda.  Members are reminded to specify the agenda item number to which it refers and the nature of the interest being declared

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Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider and approve the Minutes as a correct record

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Verbal updates by Cabinet Members and Corporate Director

To receive verbal updates from the Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services and the Cabinet Member for Economic Development.


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Performance Dashboard pdf icon PDF 286 KB

To note the performance report.

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Risk Management: Growth, Environment and Transport Directorate pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To consider and comment on the risks presented.

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19/00012 - Decision on the Libraries, Registration and Archives Strategy including Proposal for a New Library Tiering Model pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To comment and endorse or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services on the proposed decision to adopt the 3 year strategy for Libraries, Registration and Archives and implement the proposal to tier libraries and introduce a new opening hours model across the county.  Specifically to:


A) Adopt the 3 year LRA strategy subject to changes being included as outlined in this report;


B) Implement the library tiering model and progress to local engagement regarding the pattern of opening hours for each library;


C) Delegate the decision on the exact opening hours for each library to the Libraries, Registration & Archives Head of Service in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory services; and


D) Agree to a review of the tiering model on a 2-year cycle – with a report to this committee on any changes proposed.

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19/00019 - Regional Growth Fund Administrative Changes and Transfer of Funds pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To comment and endorse or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Economic Development to agree that:


(a)  administration of and funding-decision authority for the monies previously recovered from companies based in East Sussex and handled via the Escalate Scheme, be transferred to East Sussex County Council for management via their East Sussex Invest 5 scheme; and


(b)  that authority be delegated to the Director of Economic Development to take appropriate actions, including but not limited to, entering into legal agreements as necessary to implement this decision.


The proposed record of decision is shown at Appendix A.

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Supporting Kent Exporters pdf icon PDF 969 KB

To provide comments on the export support framework and pilot initiatives outlined in annexes 1, 2 and 3.

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District Visits Programme 2019 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To received and endorse the report.

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Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To receive a report by General Counsel that gives details of the proposed Work Programme for this Cabinet Committee.

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Development of the Strategic Delivery Plan pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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