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Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Thursday 11 April 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Room B12, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

137.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Mrs Doreen Coleman to the meeting, which would be Councillor P F Coleman’s last Cabinet meeting after an illustrious career of service on the Council dating back 43 years.

 

There were no apologies for absence.

138.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of the Grant of Dispensation (if any) by the Audit Board or Managing Director.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

139.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Cabinet held on 7 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 7 March 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record.

140.

Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items and their position on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

141.

To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet Advisory Panel held on 8 April 2019

To follow

Minutes:

No items had been drawn down for consideration by the Cabinet Advisory Panel and the meeting had therefore been cancelled.

 

142.

References from Committees

None at this stage.

Minutes:

There were no references from other committees.

143.

Street Naming and Numbering - Land at the Junction of Craylands Lane and London Road pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Summary:

 

To consider two new road names for the development at the junction of Craylands Lane and London Road.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the two new road names for the development at the junction of Craylands Lane and London Road be approved as Bazley and Cresswell.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report which proposed that two new roads, which were part of the development at the junction of Craylands Lane and London Road, should be named Bazley and Cresswell. The proposed names, which tied in with existing street names in the area and maintained a historic link, had been subject to consultation with Members, Emergency Services, Royal Mail, the local Parish Council, Kent Police and the developer. The names complied with the Council’s policy on Street Naming and the responses to the consultation received from Members, Kent Police and Royal Mail favoured the proposed names. There had been no further responses to the consultation.

     

RESOLVED:

 

That the two new road names for the development at the junction of Craylands Lane and London Road be approved as Bazley and Cresswell.

 

144.

Action under SO 38: A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction Improvements: Environmental Impact Assessment, Side Road Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders and Slip Road and Roundabout Orders pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Summary:

 

To report delegated action taken under Standing Order 38(2)(a) by the Managing Director, in consultation with the Chairman of the Cabinet, in relation to the Council’s response to the Highways England consultation on proposed improvements to the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That Cabinet

 

(i)     notes the action taken by the Managing Director, in consultation with the Chairman of the Cabinet, under Standing Order 38(2)(a) in relation to the Council’s response to the Highways England consultation on proposed improvements to the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions;

 

(ii)    grants delegated authority to the Head of Regeneration and the Development Manager to represent the Council’s case with regard to the Public Inquiry into the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements, limited specifically to Highways Act 1980 matters, including agreeing a Statement of Common Ground with Highways England and any ancilliary matters arising  from the Council’s response to the consultation, but excluding matters related to the compulsory purchase of part of Council owned land at Spirits Rest Horse Sanctuary; and

 

2.  That a report be presented to Cabinet in due course, on the compulsory purchase of part of Council owned land at Spirits Rest Horse Sanctuary, dealing specifically with the compensation elements and the relocation of the displaced tenant’s animals to alternative grazing land in the Borough.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a report which detailed delegated action taken by the Managing Direction under Standing Order 38(2)(a), in consultation with the Cabinet Chairman, to submit the Council’s response to the Highways England consultation on proposed improvements to the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet road junctions. Urgent action was required in order to submit a response by the 28 March 2019 deadline for responding to the consultation.

 

      RESOLVED:

 

1.            That the Cabinet:

 

(i)     notes the action taken by the Managing Director, in consultation with the Cabinet Chairman, under Standing Order 38(2)(a), in relation to the Council’s response to the Highways England consultation on proposed improvements to the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions;

 

(ii)    grants delegated authority to the Head of Regeneration and the Development Manager to represent the Council’s case with regard to the Public Inquiry into the A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet junction improvements, limited specifically to Highways Act 1980 matters, including agreeing a Statement of Common Ground with Highways England and any ancillary matters arising from the Council’s response to the consultation, but excluding matters related to the compulsory purchase of part of Council owned land at Spirits Rest Horse Sanctuary; and

 

2.      That a report be presented to Cabinet in due course, on the compulsory purchase of part of Council owned land at Spirits Rest Horse Sanctuary, dealing specifically with the compensation elements and the relocation of the displaced tenant’s animals to alternative grazing land in the Borough.

 

 

145.

Councillor P F Coleman

Minutes:

In closing the Cabinet meeting, the Chairman reflected upon Councillor Coleman’s service to the Council which had begun in 1976. He thanked Councillor Coleman for his enormous contribution to the Council and the people of Dartford, during which time he had served as Deputy Group Leader among other senior roles.

 

Councillor Coleman reflected upon his time as a local Councillor, the many characters that he had worked with and the changes that he had seen throughout that time and thanked Members and Officers for their support over the years.