Agenda and minutes

Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board - Monday, 11th November, 2019 6.30 pm

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Venue: Committee Room A, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

Contact: Cheryl Clark  Democratic Services Officer

Note: The public proceedings of the meeting will be recorded and made available for playback on the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council website 

No. Item


Chairman's Introduction pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Announcement on procedural matters.


The chairman opened the meeting and outlined procedural matters of the meeting.


Apologies pdf icon PDF 5 KB

The receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies were received by Councillor Bland, Councillor Hamilton and Councillor Neve.


Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To receive any declarations of interest by members of the Council in items on the agenda. For any advice on declarations of interest, please contact the Monitoring Officer before the meeting.


No declarations of interest were made.


Notification of Visiting Members Wishing to Speak pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To note any members of the Council wishing to speak, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 18, and which items they wish to speak on.


Councillor Mackonochie was named as a visiting member who was registered to speak at the meeting.


Minutes of the meeting dated 19 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve the minutes of a previous meeting as a correct record. The only issue relating to the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.


Members had the opportunity to review the minutes.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting dated19 August 2019 be approved as a correct record.


Work Programme as at 31 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 186 KB


The members considered the Work Programme as at 31 October 2019. No amendments were made.


RESOLVED – that the Work Programme as at 31 October 2019 be noted.


Leigh Flood Storage Area Expansion - Consultation on amendment to the River Medway (Flood Relief Act) 1976 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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Mrs Sharon Evans, Principal Planning Policy Officer, introduced and summarised the contents of the report and noted that following enquiries from Councillor Mackonochie, Mrs Evans had spoken to the Environment Agency and ascertained that a further study had already been produced which might alleviate local concerns. Mrs Evans would share this with Councillor Mackonochie and discuss before Cabinet in December 2019. 


Councillor Mackonochie spoke to acknowledge the information provided in the report and the further update that would be provided by Mrs Evans. 


Members of the Committee had the opportunity to ask questions and discussed matters including:

·         Whether the 24% capacity would be sufficient.

·         Concerns that flooding might impact a wider area than anticipated.

·         Contact details of potentially affected residents.

·         Funds used for compensation would come directly from the Environment Agency and not from TWBC.


RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Advisory Board support the recommendations in the report.


Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To consider any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent, for the reasons to be stated, in accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There was no urgent business for consideration.


Date of the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To note that the date of the next scheduled meeting is 13 January 2020, at 6.30pm in Committee Room A, Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells.


RESOLVED – That the next meeting take place on Monday 13 January 2020, at 6.30pm.