Agenda and draft minutes

Developer Contributions Executive Committee
Monday, 8th May, 2017 11.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Kate Batty-Smith  Democratic Support Officer

Items
No. Item

14.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that apologies for absence had been received from Councillors T J Bartlett and P A Watkins. 

 

15.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14, Councillor M D Conolly had been appointed as substitute for Councillor P A Watkins.  

 

16.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

 

Where a Member has a new or registered Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in a matter under consideration they must disclose that they have an interest and, unless the Monitoring Officer has agreed in advance that the DPI is a 'Sensitive Interest', explain the nature of that interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a DPI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation permitting them to do so.  If during the consideration of any item a Member becomes aware that they have a DPI in the matter they should declare the interest immediately and, subject to any dispensations, withdraw from the meeting.

 

Where a Member is declaring an Other Significant Interest (OSI) they must also disclose the interest and explain the nature of the interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a OSI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation to do so or the meeting is one at which members of the public are permitted to speak for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the matter.  In the latter case, the Member may only participate on the same basis as a member of the public and cannot participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter and must withdraw from the meeting in accordance with the Council's procedure rules.

 

Where a Member does not have either a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) or Other Significant Interest (OSI) but is of the opinion that for transparency reasons alone s/he should make an announcement in respect of a matter under consideration, they can make a Voluntary Announcement of Other Interests (VAOI). A Member declaring a VAOI may still remain at the meeting and vote on the matter under consideration.

 

Note to the Code:

 

Situations in which a Member may wish to make a VAOI include membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items; where a Member knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person; or where an item would affect the well-being of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc. but not his/her financial position. It should be emphasised that an effect on the financial position of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc OR an application made by a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI.

Minutes:

It was noted that there were no declarations of interest.

 

 

17.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 60 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Developer Contributions Executive Committee held on 20 March 2017 numbered CAB (S106) 1 to CAB (S106) 6 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting of the Developer Contributions Executive Committee held on 20 March 2017, as detailed in decision numbers CAB (S106) 1 to CAB (S106) 6, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

18.

Allocation of Development Contributions for Provision of Open Space Facilities in Aylesham pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Environment, Waste and Planning

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the transfer of £10,000 to Aylesham Parish Council from the ‘Youth Provision’ contribution for the development of a detailed project proposal regarding provision of a skate park be approved.

 

(b)  That the Aylesham and Snowdown Social Welfare Scheme be invited to prepare a project proposal for increasing the capacity of their outdoor sports facilities.