As Cabinet Member for Environment, I agree to:
(i) Approve and publish for public consultation a draft updated Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan covering the period 2023 – 2038 and associated supporting evidence, for a minimum six-week period of public consultation in line with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012;
(ii) prepare an update of the Mineral Sites Plan for Kent in respect of (hard) rock;
(iii) undertake a ‘Call for Sites’ to support the Minerals Sites Plan work;
(iv) agree timetables for preparation of the Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2023-38 and updated Kent Minerals Sites Plan to be published in a revised Minerals and Waste Local Development Scheme;
(v) agree the draft Site Selection Methodology to be used in assessing the suitability of sites for publication for consultation; and
(vi) delegate to the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport the authority to approve any non-material changes to the draft Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2023-2038 and the Site Selection Methodology in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment prior to their publication for consultation.