Redevelopment: 21-27, 30-32 High Street Gillingham and Britton Street Car Park
130/2002 The Cabinet recommended to Council to
agree, subject to a further report being presented to Cabinet on 9
July providing more information on how adequate parking in the area
can be achieved:i) to declare Britton Street car park surplus ii)
to declare surplus 21-27 and 30-32 High Street Gillinghamiii) agree
the terms and conditions set out in the report for their disposal
Setting aside from the capital receipt, the disturbance cost for
the surrender/relocation of the commercial tenant form 23 High
Final Revenue and Capital Outturn 2001/2002
128/2002 That Cabinet notes the provisional
final revenue and capital outturn for 2001/2002.
129/2002 That Cabinet recommends to Council that the general fund
balance be reduced to £7.1 million to fund £2.9 million
of the revenue overspend.
Local Plan - inspector's report
120/2002 That the proposed responses
recommended by officers in the report be accepted with the
a) With respect to Rochester Airfield (Appendix 1 refers) Policy
S11 and all other references to built development on Rochester
Airfield be deleted from the plan.
b) Former paint factory, Bush Road, Cuxton: the indicative capacity
for the site remaining at 45 as in the deposit local plan.
c) Rear of Elm Avenue, Chattenden: the indicative capacity for the
site remaining at 30 as in the deposit local plan and with no
amendment to the site boundary to include the property known as
Searchlight as recommended by the Inspector.
d) Reference to residential development, rear of compass close and
The Tideway, Rochester be deleted from the plan.
121/2002 The report, encompassing the views of the Cabinet, be
referred to Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee for
consideration, to allow Cabinet to make recommendations to Council
in September 2002.
Award of Waste Contract(s): Street Cleansing by Parish Councils
137/2002 That the Parishes of Cuxton, High
Halstow and the Isle of Grain be offered the option to clean their
138/2002 That the allocation of funding to the three Parish
councils be at the level of the lower of the bid price by the
alternative service provider or the Parishes.
Award of Waste Contract
132/2002 A contract for the provision of a
service for the collection and disposal of abandoned vehicles be
awarded to the tenderer identified in 6.1.1 of the report.
133/2002 The tenderer identified in 6.1.2 of the report be awarded
a contract for the provision of the remainder of the waste services
subject to the decision at 134/2002 below.
134/2002 The contract awarded to the tenderer, identified in
paragraph 6.1.2 of the report, embracing street cleansing services
excludes the parishes of Cuxton, High Halstow and Isle of
135/2002 Cabinet noted that the services contained within these
contracts came into effect on 29 September 2002 and would be for a
period of 7 years with an option to extend the contract for up to
another 2 years.
136/2002 Officers require the tenderer, identified in paragraph
6.1.2 of the report, to ensure that their normal vehicle fleet in
Medway under 3.5 tonnes is capable of operating on 'alternative'
fuel and officers investigate further options for alternative fuel
usage in the future for heavier vehicles in the fleet.
Local Transport Plan Annual Progress report
122/2002 The director of development and
environment was authorised to produce the Annual Progress Report in
accordance with the details set out in the report and Government
guidance and submit it to Government within the statutory
123/2002 The consultation arrangements set out in paragraph 4.10 of
the report were supported.
124/2002 The Cabinet agreed that funds received from Government
into the single capital pot through the LTP/APR bidding process
would be ring-fenced for transport expenditure.
Annual Housing Submission
119/2002 The Cabinet agreed to refer the draft
Housing Strategy Statement to the Health Overview and Scrutiny
Committee for comment and for the feedback from other consultation
events to be incorporated into the final draft of the HRA Business
Plan and Strategy Statement for consideration by Cabinet on 9
Medway Light Rapid Transit Proposals
125/2002 The findings of the report were
126/2002 The Cabinet agreed that further feasibility work be
undertaken, to be funded from the £250,000 included in the
2002/3 local transport plan settlement. Specifically this work
should focus on: (a) developing a comprehensive review of transport
patterns and future strategy; (b) assessing in greater detail the
financial viability of a rapid transit scheme, including further
work on the cost projections and more detailed analysis of funding
opportunities. This exercise should also include a risk assessment;
(c) conducting the necessary technical and operational studies to
enable this appraisal to occur; and (d) consulting all necessary
stakeholders and partners.
127/2002 The Cabinet agreed that any decision to implement a
transit system for Medway be dependent on the outcome of these
studies and a further report be submitted to Cabinet