Issue details

Maidstone Borough Council: 'Preparation' consultation on strategic site allocations (Regulation 18) - 12/01919

Cabinet Member approval of KCC’s response to Maidstone Borough consultation

How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives
Establishes KCC objection to or support for strategic land allocations for employment and residential development in the Maidstone area.

Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision
Strategic land allocations may have important environmental impacts or establish the need for KCC services to support development.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: 22 Oct 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Katherine Dove, Senior Planning Officer Email:

Consultation process



KCC officers and Local KCC Members will be consulted on the Maidstone  Borough consultation

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)



Key consultee groups



Start and finish dates of consultation.

MBC’s Provisional dates: 17 August – 1 October 2012


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

NA.  This is not a KCC document


Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment



Informing Only (Who and when)



Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will it be discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

There has been no previous Cabinet Committee discussion.  The only Cabinet Committee meeting to which this decision could be taken is 20th September.  However, this will allow only a few days consideration of the published consultation before a report needs to be submitted and may prove impractical.


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?



Financial implications: Katherine Dove - Senior Planning Officer Planning and Environment Tel; 01622 223537 - Email:

Legal implications: 12/01919

Equalities implications: N/a