Issue details

Land to the East of Northdane Way, Lordswood

Summary

This report will provide details of the proposed residential redevelopment of land at Gibraltar Farm and seeks a decision whether to delegate authority for officers to dispose of or grant rights over the Council’s land to allow the completion of the proposed development, or not.

 

Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email democratic.services@medway.gov.uk If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.  

 

It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.

 

On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide this 28 clear days’ notice and therefore Section 10 (general exception) of the above regulations have been complied with. It was not possible to include this report on the Forward Plan with 28 days’ notice because the Cabinet agreed at their meeting on 10 July 2018 to defer consideration of this matter to the Cabinet meeting on 7 August so that officers may present further financial information (decision no. 95/2018 refers).

 

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

This report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email democratic.services@medway.gov.uk

 

It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of a Cabinet meeting to be held in private. On this occasion it has not been possible to provide this 28 clear days’ notice. The Chairman of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed, in accordance with Section 5 (procedures prior to private meetings) of the above regulations, that this matter is both urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 4 September 2018 to enable the Cabinet to consider the proposals at the earliest opportunity taking into account that consideration of the matter was deferred by the Cabinet on 10 July 2018.

 

The Cabinet’s response to any representations will be published on 30 July 2018 within the Cabinet Agenda. A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.

 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/06/2018

Decision due: 7 Aug 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Adrian Gulvin, Portfolio Holder for Resources adrian.gulvin@medway.gov.uk

Lead director: Perry Holmes

Department: Business Support Department

Contact: Noel Filmer, Head of Valuation and Asset Management Email: noel.filmer@medway.gov.uk Tel: 01634 332415.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Business Support

Agenda items