16/09/2019 - 19/00057 - East Kent Facilities Management Services

Proposed Decision:

 

Approval to award a contract for the delivery of Facilities Management Services in East Kent and to delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services to agree final terms and enter into any necessary contractual documentation.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 24/09/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Vikram Bhatia

Notice of decision: 22/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


09/09/2019 - 19/00070 - Southborough Hub

Background:

 

The Southborough Hub Project is a joint project between Kent County Council (KCC), Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) and Southborough Town Council (STC) to deliver a Community Hub scheme which has been a long-term aspiration for Southborough Town.  Two previous key decisions (15/00041 and 15/00024) were taken authorising the inclusion of the library and the funding/land transactions required  to facilitate the project.

 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Collaboration Agreement were signed between KCC and TWBC and STC. The land with the benefit of consent for the 69 residential units was

sold to Crest Nicholson, which along with the NHS and FA grant, has provided the budget to fund the project.

 

The terms of the Collaboration agreement have facilitated detailed development of the next stages of the project. This includes the negotiation and execution of funding agreements with the NHS and Football Foundation, together with the negotiation of a final tender sum for the construction works.

 

Proposed decision:

 

To authorise to the Director of Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services and the Corporate Director for Finance to enter into the necessary legal documents to enable the construction of the Southborough Hub development.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 15/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Tunbridge Wells North;

Notice of decision: 09/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


03/09/2019 - 19/00065 Public Rights of Way Asset Management Plan 2019

To agree and adopt:

 

(i)      the Public Rights of Way and Access Service Asset Management Plan and

(ii)  to agree the Service Level Risk Assessments which set out our approach to the management of risk on the PRoW network.

 

 

·   Background: The Public Rights of Way and Access Service adopted asset management principles for the maintenance of the PROW network in 2007. This approach has brought benefits in targeting investment in the network, managing risk and evaluating new products and materials where they may help reduce long term expenditure. This plan has now been reviewed and updated.

 

·    Alternatives to the continued operation of asset management principles for Public Rights of Way maintenance have not been  considered.

 

·   How the proposed decision meets the objectives of ‘Increasing Opportunities, Improving Outcomes: Kent County Council’s Strategic Statement (2015-2020)’: The strategic direction for the management of the PRoW network is set out in the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP), adopted by the County Council in November 2018. The ROWIP is aligned to meeting the County Council’s strategic objectives:

 

o   Children and young people in Kent get the best start in life.

o       Kent communities feel the benefits of economic growth by being in work, healthy and enjoying a good quality life.

o       Older and vulnerable residents are safe and supported with choices to live independently.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Graham Rusling

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2019 - 19/00061 - Following the amalgamation of the former Murston Infant and Junior Schools to establish Sunny Bank Primary School, relocation of Sunny Bank Infant and Nursery departments to Sunny Bank Junior department site, with infrastructure for an exp

Background

 

Sunny Bank Primary School was established on 1 September 2016 when Murston Junior school and Murston Infant School and Maintained Nursery amalgamated. The new primary school opened in the existing accommodation of both schools and it wasenvisaged that in the longer term the Local Authority would pursue opportunities to bring the school together on one site that was in the ownership of KCC and support the school’s operation as an all-through primary school.

 

The KCP 2019-2023 identifies the need for additional places in the Sittingbourne East primary planning area. The expansion of Sunny Bank Primary by 0.5FE was identified to meet this need. A full feasibility was commissioned in 2018 to relocate the infant department and Nursery to the junior department site and provide the infrastructure to expand by 0.5FE to a 2FE primary school. This ensures that there are adequate places for children from new housing that is already being built out in close proximity to the school, as well as the future financial viability of Sunny Bank.

 

The current infant department was originally established in the 1860s and additional buildings were added over subsequent years. The buildings are in poor condition and the cost of maintaining the infant school site in order to ensure the buildings are fit for purpose would be considerable. The Infant buildings are on a site that is in the ownership of a local Diocesan Trust that comes under Canterbury Diocese. The lease costs are in the region of £ 20,000 per annum and are currently paid by KCC as the school would not be able to meet these costs and remain viable.The most cost-effective option is therefore to relocate the infant department to the junior site which is in the ownership of KCC and is of a sufficient size to accommodate all the buildings required for a 2fe primary school plus nursery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirement

Division affected: Sittingbourne North;

Lead officer: Marisa White

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2019 - 19/00066 - Revised Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ) for Dungeness B nuclear power station as required by Radiation Emergency Preparedness Regulations 2019

Proposed decision

 

The Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services is asked to approve The Radiation Emergency Preparedness Regulations 2019 Detailed Emergency Planning Zones (DEPZ) for qualifying sites. (Dungeness B is the only qualifying site under the Regulations in Kent.) and for the Director for Environment, Planning and Enforcement to implement the decision and further actions to allow the plan to proceed under the Officer Scheme of Delegations.

 

 

Background

 

Dungeness B is a qualifying site under The Radiation Emergency Preparedness Regulations 2019 Regulations Under the new REPPIR 19 guidelines, KCC has a legal obligation to produce an off-site plan for Dungeness B

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Tony Harwood

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2019 - 19/00069 - Tonbridge & Malling Household Waste Recycling Centre

Proposed Decision:

 

To award a contract for the design, build and operation of a household waste recycling centre in the Tonbridge and Malling Administrative Area.

 

 

Background:

 

A new HWRC facility to serve Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (T&M BC) and West Maidstone residents is required as the existing HWRC network in this area is at capacity.  The nearest facility is the Maidstone HWRC at Tovil which has reached its practical capacity; resulting in severe congestion on the local highway network around the site, causing delays to both visitors to the HWRC as well as local residents.  Measures to improve the efficiency of the site, including the increase of the Permitted tonnage (Environmental Permit) capacity have been investigated, and where possible implemented over the past few years.  However, demand has continued to grow, such that there are now no practicable solutions to make further efficiency improvements at this site.  Future housing growth / population increase indicates a significant increase in capacity is now required in this area.

 

The capacity issues are further exacerbated by the large catchment of the Tovil site and are compounded by the fact that T&M BC does not have a HWRC facility. Additional pressure will also be placed upon the Tovil site when the current agreement for Kent residents to use the Medway Council facility at Cuxton terminates in November 2020.  

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: David Beaver

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2019 - 19/00059 - Strategic Acquisition, Tonbridge & Malling

Proposed decision:

 

To consider the decision report for the acquisition of two properties and delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services, the Corporate Director for Finance and the Cabinet Member for Finance to finalise terms and enter into the necessary documentation to complete the property transactions.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Malling Rural East;

Lead officer: Tom Porter-Williams

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The purchase consideration and other financial information of a commercially sensitive nature will be contained in a separate report, exempt from publication under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972


03/09/2019 - 19/00058 - Strategic Acquisition & Disposal, Maidstone East

Proposed decision:

 

To consider the Maidstone East redevelopment and the next steps in the delivery of the comprehensive development of the site and delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services, the Corporate Director for Finance and the Cabinet Member for Finance to finalise terms and enter into the necessary documentation to complete the transactions in line with the Councils Decision.

 

Background:

 

In July 2016 KCC and MBC entered into a Collaboration Agreement and jointly acquired a strategically located site at Maidstone East with the long term objective to assemble adjacent land and facilitate the viable delivery of a high quality “Gateway” development in line with pre-agreed objectives to primarily improve this part of the County Town.

 

The proposed Decision will consider the next steps in the delivery of a comprehensive development on the site. Following the completion of the due diligence the decision report will set out the options in relation to the next steps for consideration by the Leader, the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services and the Cabinet Member for Finance following which a decision will be taken.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order for the proposed decision to be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Maidstone North East;

Lead officer: Simon Dodd

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The purchase/sale consideration and other financial information of a commercially sensitive nature will be contained in a separate report, exempt from publication under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972


03/09/2019 - 19/00062 - Local Account for Adult Social Care (April 2018 - March 2019)

Background

 

Previously, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) used to assess how well Local Authorities were performing in Adult Social Care.  They no longer do this, and as part of national changes, all Local Authorities are now asked to produce a document, in partnership with their residents to enable them, to hold the authority to account.  As a result, the Local Account for Adult Social Care has been produced.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Toni Easdown

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2019 - 19/00064 - Kent County Council and Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust collaborative partnership

Proposed Decision:

 

To agree the extension of collaborative partnership arrangement with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust until at least March 2025 and ongoing delivery of Public Health services through this approach. Public Health services included within the current arrangement are listed below:

·         Health Visiting

·         School Health Services

·         Sexual Health Services

·         Lifestyle Services and NHS Health Checks

·         Oral Health Services

·         Postural Stability Services

 

Background:

 

Kent County Council took the decision to enter into an innovative partnership with Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) in September 2017, with the aim to maximise the opportunity to improve the health of Kent residents, deliver common objectives and accelerate delivery of the Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP), known as the Sustainability Transformation Partnership.  This arrangement was also designed to offer the flexibility to align to new local care arrangements.

 

This decision recognised that KCHFT was integral to the delivery of the STP and recognised that both KCC and KCHFT faced significant challenges which could be better managed through a joint open and transparent approach. The original decision put procurement in “abeyance” until at least March 2020 and a further decision is required on how best to deliver these services in the future. Legal advice taken at this time confirmed that the approach was permitted within the Procurement Regulations.

 

The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation structures are more advanced than in 2017 and local leaders are working to deliver the local plan, Case for Change. This includes a series of commitments which have been supported by KCHFT. Kent and Medway STP is developing a five-year plan in response to the national LTP and is required to become an Integrated Care System (ICS) in the coming months. Services and health providers will need to align to these changes and work with commissioners to determine how they can best integrate and support acceleration of local care.

 

Kent continues to face a series of significant demographic pressures alongside budget constraints and pressures e.g. long-term clarity on national NHS pay and uncertainty on future funding arrangements for the Public Health grant.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Vicky Tovey

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


03/09/2019 - 19/00067 - Waste Transfer Services, including reception, bulking and haulage services (Canterbury, Thanet, and Dover).

Proposed Decision:

 

To award new contractual arrangements of three contracts for three Districts to receive, bulk and haul kerbside waste streams collected by the Dover, Thanet and Canterbury Waste Collection Authorities.

 

Background:

 

Due to the very limited KCC waste infrastructure in East Kent, there is a continued requirement to commission Waste Transfer Station services from third parties to deliver KCC’s statutory role as Waste Disposal Authority. There are currently no KCC owned Waste Transfer facilities in Thanet, Canterbury and Folkestone with only very limited, unsustainable capacity at Dover Transfer Station.

 

KCC Waste Management proposes to put in place three contracted services to deliver the statutory requirements of Waste Management disposal and to ensure designated facilities for the continuity of supply for the reception, bulking and haulage of kerbside collected waste from Canterbury City Council, Thanet District Council and Dover District Council. This is a statutory undertaking of the Waste Disposal Authority.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: David Beaver

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2019 - 19/00068 - Food Waste Processing Contract - SC18072

Proposed Decision:

 

To award a new contractual arrangement for processing the County’s Food Waste.

 

 

Background:

 

There is no single waste food processing plant within Kent for domestic food collected by the Waste Collection Authorities. Whilst waste food is collected as a single stream it is either hauled to Basingstoke for processing or mixed with garden waste to produce compost at a plant near Kings Hill.

 

This is commercially expensive with a poor environmental outcome. There is a significant commissioning opportunity for Waste Management as a food waste processing plant is under construction in Kent; this is an Anaerobic Digester that has the capacity to accept and process all food waste collected in the County.

 

The current food contract expires in April 2020 and the plant will be completed within this timeframe.  This plant will eventually cater for all the County’s food waste collected from kerbside over a phased approach with initially Mid Kent and South West Kent food being accepted upon service commencement, with East Kent food following in January 2021 when KCC takes title of the material.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 02/10/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: David Beaver

Notice of decision: 03/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


22/07/2019 - 19/00060 - Turner Contemporary

Proposed decision:

 

That the Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services agree to:

 

(a)  Enter into and or vary significant legal agreements including, but not limited to, a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration Agreement with Turner Contemporary, RNLI, Yacht Club, Arts Council England and any other stakeholders as required

 

(b)  Authorise the Director of Infrastructure to enter into all necessary legal agreements for the delivery and the construction of the project

 

(c)  Permit the project subject to KCC’s VAT partial liability exemption position not being breached or in breach

 

 

Background:

 

The project is a combination of reconfiguration and refurbishment of the Turner Contemporary (TC) and the Rendezvous site. The aim of the project is to make the TC more financially sustainable by reducing  running costs and improving the potential for increasing revenue income and making the TC building function more efficiently to service the high levels of visitors it currently attracts.

 

The scope of the project will be to consider how best to maximise income generation through the inclusion of car parking income, retail and catering offer, while preserving the current standards of the facility.

 

The Gallery has far exceeded its predicted visitor numbers and this has had a tangible effect on regeneration which has encouraged people to relocate to Margate and enabled new businesses to become established in the surrounding areas. This project now seeks to secure this position that will allow the Turner Contemporary to become more financially self sufficient.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Decision due date: Not before 20/08/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Margate;

Lead officer: Jonathan White

Notice of decision: 22/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


01/07/2019 - 19/00052 - Gypsy and Traveller Pitch Allocation Policy

Proposed Decision:

 

To revise and update Kent County Council’s (KCC) Gypsy and Traveller Service Allocations Policy for managed sites.

 

 

Background:

 

This review work is part of ongoing, council-wide activity to update and improve our processes, policies and practices.

 

The priorities for the Gypsy and Traveller service are to:

 

·         Improve current service efficiency whilst also planning for future demographic pressures within the Gypsy and Traveller community through better planning and countywide coordination on the provision of good quality sites.

 

·         Manage the growing financial challenge by ensuring that pitch allocations are made in a clear and transparent manner and that rent affordability is confirmed prior to pitches being allocated.

 

·         Improve licensee vetting, licence agreements and enforcement policies to ensure our sites’ residents understand accepted levels of behaviour, including requirements for rent payments, both prior to being allocated a pitch and for the duration of their tenancy.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Decision due date: Not before 30/07/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Palminder Sandher

Notice of decision: 01/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/06/2019 - 19/00050 - A20 Coldharbour Roundabout Improvement

Approval to take the highway improvement through the next stages of development and delivery including authority to progress statutory orders and to enter into funding and construction contracts.   

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 26/07/2019 In order that the proposed decision canb be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Russell Boorman

Notice of decision: 27/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/04/2019 - 19/00031 - Increase in the designated number at The Elms School, Dover

Background:

 

The Elms School is a good school designated for 96 pupils with behaviour and learning needs. Currently the school has 130 pupils on roll. This number is expected to increase to 158 from September 2019. It is necessary therefore, to regularise this situation and increase the designated number of the school via a statutory process.

 

Legislation requires that statutory proposals are undertaken where the number of pupils on roll of a special school exceeds its designated number by more than 10%. Therefore, we are proposing to increase the designated number to 158, to regularise the current position and to increase the number of places available. 

 

Proposed decision:

 

Increase the designated number of The Elms School, Dover from 96 to 158 places

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 30/04/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Dover Town;

Lead officer: David Adams

Notice of decision: 01/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/03/2019 - 19/00028 - Expansion of Palmarsh Primary School

Background Information:

 

In January 2017 permission was agreed to release £2,200,000 from the Education and Young People’s Services Capital budget to enable Palmarsh Primary School to expand to 1FE. It was understood that this would be the first phase of a gradual expansion to 2FE.

 

The first phase of the expansion would provide 3 new classrooms, a new entrance off Jubilee Close, offices and car parking with further classrooms being added in later phases.

 

Planning permission for the first phase of the expansion has been achieved. However, in order to secure the said planning permission significant adaptations needed to be made increasing the capital costs to £2,600,000.

 

Options:

 

Consideration has been given as to how we can scale back the first phase of the expansion plans, ensuring there is: is sufficient high quality classroom space for the school to expand to 1FE; provision of a new entrance off Jubilee Close; increased car parking and the completion of agreed s278 works.

 

Sufficient classroom space could be achieved via the removal of an old mobile classroom and replacing this with a new two classroom mobile unit. The new offices and permanent classrooms could be delivered in a later phases as an when there is a need for second FE of provision. The total costs for the mobile classrooms, new entrance off Jubilee Close, car parking and s278 works would be in the region of £700,000.

 

A variation to the present planning permission will be required if this was to proceed.

 

Proposed decision:

 

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education is asked to release £625,000 of the £2,200,000 already agreed from the Children, Young People and Education Capital budget to expand Palmarsh Primary School to 1FE.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 16/04/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Hythe West;

Lead officer: David Adams

Notice of decision: 19/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2017 - 17/00125 - Healthwatch Kent interim contract

Proposed decision: To agree:-

 

a)    the implementation of an interim contract for the provision of a Local Healthwatch for Kent for the period April 1st 2018 to March 31st 2020, with sufficient break clauses to end earlier where appropriate; and

 

b)    To incorporate the Service User Forum and Mental health Action Groups into the Healthwatch Kent contract

 

How the decision relates to Corporate Objectives

 

·         Commissioning Framework Principle 7:  Customers at the heart of our commissioning approach

·         KCC’s commissioning of a Healthwatch for Kent is required by duties under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which built upon the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

 

The matter is referred to in the Business Plan/Medium Term Capital Programme.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Traded Services

Decision due date: Not before 17/01/2018 in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Emma Hanson

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2017 - 17/00094 - Disposal of Land East of Great Chart Primary School, Singleton

Approval to the Director of Infrastructure to progress with and enter into the necessary documentation to complete the disposal of the aforementioned property in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services. The Decision will seek legal agreements to be actioned to complete the sale of the relevant properties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 18/10/2017 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Roderick Lemerle

Notice of decision: 20/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


20/09/2017 - 17/00084 - (Phase 2) A274 Sutton Road, Maidstone at its junction with Willington Street

The Willington Street Junction Improvement Scheme is to help reduce congestion on the Sutton Road corridor on the A274 strategic route. Public engagement on the revised scheme layout will be carried out during August 2017, a report will be presented to advise the feedback and potential amendments including any related mitigation measures.

 

The scheme supports policy objectives of supporting existing businesses and encouraging economic activity with housing growth and job creation by reducing congestion and improving infrastructure and accessibility.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 18/10/2017 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Maidstone Rural North; Maidstone South; Maidstone South East;

Lead officer: Russell Boorman

Notice of decision: 20/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/10/2016 - 16/00101 - Proposal to expand Marden Primary School

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education will be asked to agree to:

 

      i.        Expand Marden Primary School, Goudhurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9JX, from 280 places to 420 places, increasing the published admission number (PAN) from 40 to 60 for Year R entry in September 2018

     ii.        Allocate the budget from the Basic Needs budget (full details to be provided within the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee Report)


In accordance with Appendix 4 Part 2 16 (a) of the Council’s constitution, the Council’s Executive Scheme of Officer Delegation provides that “Once a Member-level decision has been taken……the implementation of that decision should be delegated to officers…”  In this instance it is envisaged that the
Director of Infrastructure will inherit the authority to act and will enter into any necessary contracts/ agreements on behalf of the County Council or further delegate responsibilities in accordance with 16 (c) of the same scheme “Senior Managers exercising delegated powers will…be able to sub-delegate…functions to more junior officers”

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 01/01/2018 In order to ensure that the council conforms to statutory and local governance requirements.

Division affected: Maidstone Rural West;

Lead officer: Jared Nehra

Notice of decision: 03/10/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/02/2015 - Lawn Primary School, Gravesend - New Playing Field

Update 01 February 2017:  Officers have confirmed that the decision is still ‘live’ and that KCC continue to work with the landowner regarding use of the land and any consequential s106 arrangements.  The process is expected to be lengthy and is likely to be ongoing for the duration of 2017.

 

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The Cabinet Member will be asked to agree that KCC take a long lease of 99 years at a nominal rent from Lafarge to facilitate expansion of school roll.

Lafarge to create new playing field and to maintain subsoil thereafter.

The Playing Field is being delivered as part of a s106 Agreement being a contribution to mitigate the impact of adjacent development of 510 homes upon Lawn Primary School and free up space on the existing Lawn PS site to enable expansion of the existing school buildings from 1FE to 2FE.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Before 01/01/2018 In order that the decision can be considered by the relevant Cabinet Committee before being taken by the Cabinet Member

Division affected: Northfleet & Gravesend West;

Notice of decision: 23/02/2015

Anticipated restriction: Open