County Council
Thursday, 18th October, 2018 10.00 am

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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 12 July 2018 and, if in order, to be approved as a correct record pdf icon PDF 112 KB

In approving the minutes as a correct record Members are asked to note that the Appendix to the report on Members Allowances should have included an allowance for the Lead Member for Trading Services at the equivalent of Cabinet Member.  This allowance was recommended by the Independent Member Remuneration Panel and agreed by the County Council on 13 July 2017.   


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Chairman's Announcements

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Questions pdf icon PDF 99 KB

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Report by Leader of the Council (Oral)

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Autumn Budget Statement pdf icon PDF 327 KB

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Treasury Management Annual Review 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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Kent Safeguarding Children Board – 2017/18 Annual Report pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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Increasing Opportunities, Improving Outcomes - Strategic Statement Annual Report 2018 - Progress pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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Proposed changes to Top Tier posts in Adult Social Care and Health Directorate pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Motion for Time Limited Debate

Proposed by Mr Whybrow and Seconded by Mr Chittenden.


“Kent County Council believes that local plans, local planning and local democratic decisions, including control of local mineral and fossil fuel development, should remain with local authorities. The council rejects the continued centralisation of local decision-making at the expense of local determination.


As such, KCC rejects central government’s proposal, via a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS), for the exploration phase of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to be allowed under Permitted Development (PD), thereby removing the need for planning permission. KCC also rejects the proposal to bring the production phase of fracking under Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), to be decided centrally by government and the planning inspectorate, thus further removing decision-making from local councils. 


Accordingly, the Council requests the Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport & Wasteto respond to the government consultation by rejecting the changes proposed for PD and NSIP as inappropriate and with the view that local Minerals Planning Authorities should retain local control and primacy for all planning decisions at all stages for all types of oil and gas exploration.”


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Member Development Strategy pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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Governance and Audit Committee - Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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