Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

3445.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Minutes:

Cllrs. K. Mulholland, R. Parkin and A. Sugden. Cllr. Miss. A. Gardner was absent.

3446.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Minutes:

None.

3447.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND COUNCILLORS.

Residents may speak as of right on any matter for no more than 3 minutes subject to stating their full name and address before speaking.

Minutes:

None.

3448.

UPDATE FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

 

To review the presentation and consider the recommendations put forward by the Planning Committee on 7th December 2020.*

Minutes:

 

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group provided an update presentation to the Town Council.  Mrs. S. Nepp, Chair of the Steering Group, responded to the questions raised by Cllr. Nelson at the Planning Committee meeting on 7th December 2020 and reported the following.

 

“The Steering Committee is extremely focused on delivering a successful Neighbourhood Plan that meets the objectives set by Tenterden Town Council and residents and will do everything in its power to ensure the Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and legal requirements so that it gets to a referendum. Public engagement will continue to be a key part of making the Neighbourhood Plan.  It is the nature of a participatory process which engages the community that there will be as yet unknown queries and challenges through the process. 

 

In addition, getting to the referendum stage requires approval from ABC and the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner. We are aware that issues, should they arise, may focus on the proposed Local Green Spaces.  Through Regulation 14 consultation the Steering Committee and Tenterden Town Council will receive detailed feedback and objections, together with professional advice, on any relevant issues, and will be able to make a decision about how to proceed and what amendments are required before the Regulation 15 consultation and the referendum stages to ensure the Neighbourhood Plan succeeds.”

 

Cllr. Knowles requested assurance that the figures quoted by the Steering Group would take the plan to its completion and that there would be no more additional requests.  Mrs. Nepp reported that the Steering Group had done all they could to ensure these would be the final figures and had outlined the reasoning behind the additional costs.  The Steering Group were confident that they had planned as much as they could.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the additional funding of £6,320.00 for the current financial year to meet the shortfall.

3449.

PRECEPT REQUEST. pdf icon PDF 225 KB

 

To adopt the recommendation of the Internal, External and Planning committees that a combined precept request of £603,839 should be submitted for the 2021-22 year. Should the figures be varied, the revised figure should be adopted. *

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

It was reported that the Town Council would not be increasing the precept request for next year.  The Town Council was mindful of the very challenging year residents were facing.  It was RESOLVED that the precept request for 2021/22 will be £603,839.

3450.

TENTERDEN CINEMA. pdf icon PDF 215 KB

 

To note the response received from the Tenterden Cinema Company dated 3rd November 2020 and consider the next steps. *

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Minutes:

 

The response received from the Tenterden Cinema Company dated 3rd November 2020 was NOTED.  It was agreed to DEFER any further discussions until the further notice given the pandemic.  It was also agreed to DEFER any further discussions regarding investigating other uses for the top floor of The Pebbles in light of the above deferment; Cllr. Carter voted against this decision.

3451.

MAYORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Minutes:

 

The Town Mayor thanked all the Town Council Staff and Maintenance Team for continuing to work throughout the pandemic and keep the Council running as normal as it could.  The Town Mayor also thanked Reverend J. Kennett and Canon L. Hammond for all the services that they have still managed to hold both physically and remotely.  The Town Mayor also thanked Mr. M. Winter the Town Sergeant for his support and all the Town Councillors for their continuing service and attending all meetings.  The Town Mayor wished everyone a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year.