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No. Item

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1.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Chairman will advise the meeting of the evacuation procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. This is particularly important for visitors and members of the public who will be unfamiliar with the building and procedures.

 

The Chairman will inform the meeting whether there is a planned evacuation drill due to take place, what the alarm sounds like (i.e. ringing bells), where the closest emergency exit route is, and where the second closest emergency exit route is, in the event that the closest exit or route is blocked.

 

The Chairman will inform the meeting that:

 

(a) in the event of the alarm sounding, everybody must leave the building via the nearest safe available exit and gather at the Assembly points at the far side of the Car Park.  Nobody must leave the assembly point until everybody can be accounted for and nobody must return to the building until the Chairman has informed them that it is safe to do so; and

 

(b) the lifts must not be used in the event of an evacuation.

 

Any officers present at the meeting will aid with the evacuation.

 

It is important that the Chairman is informed of any person attending who is disabled or unable to use the stairs, so that suitable arrangements may be made in the event of an emergency.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence and Confirmation of Substitutes

3.

Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on  15 August 2019 (Minute Nos. 182 - 185) and the Extraordinary Meeting held on 29 August 2019 (Minute Nos. ??) as correct records.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves or their spouse, civil partner or person with whom they are living with as a spouse or civil partner.  They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.

 

The Chairman will ask Members if they have any interests to declare in respect of items on this agenda, under the following headings:

 

(a)          Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI) under the Localism Act 2011.  The nature as well as the existence of any such interest must be declared.  After declaring a DPI, the Member must leave the meeting and not take part in the discussion or vote.  This applies even if there is provision for public speaking.

 

(b)          Disclosable Non Pecuniary (DNPI) under the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council in May 2012.  The nature as well as the existence of any such interest must be declared.  After declaring a DNPI interest, the Member may stay, speak and vote on the matter.

 

(c)          Where it is possible that a fair-minded and informed observer, having considered the facts would conclude that there was a real possibility that the Member might be predetermined or biased the Member should declare their predetermination or bias and then leave the room while that item is considered.

 

Advice to Members:  If any Councillor has any doubt about the existence or nature of any DPI or DNPI which he/she may have in any item on this agenda, he/she should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer, the Head of Legal or from other Solicitors in Legal Services as early as possible, and in advance of the Meeting.

 

Part B reports for the Planning Committee to decide

5.

Planning Working Group

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 5 September 2019 (Minute Nos. to follow).

 

To consider application 16/503950/FULL,Orchard View, Otterham Quay Lane, Upchurch, nr Sittingbourne, Kent, ME8 8QR.

6.

Deferred Items pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider the following applications:

 

Deferred Item 1 – 18/502735/FULL – Land at Perry Court, Ashford Road, Faversham

 

Tabled Paper added 12 September 2019.

Second tabled paper added 16 September 2019.

 

Deferred Item 2 – 19/501378/FULL – Annex James House, Kent View Drive, Eastchurch

 

Members of the public are advised to confirm with Planning Services prior to the meeting that the applications will be considered at this meeting.

 

Requests to speak on these items must be registered with Democratic Services (democraticservices@swale.gov.uk or call us on 01795 417328) by noon on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

Additional documents:

7.

Schedule of Decisions pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To consider the attached report (Parts 2, 3 and 5).

 

The Council operates a scheme of public speaking at meetings of the Planning Committee.  All applications on which the public has registered to speak will be taken first.  Requests to speak at the meeting must be registered with Democratic Services (democraticservices@swale.gov.uk or call 01795 417328) by noon on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

Additional documents:

 

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