Decision details

Windmill Lane Gypsy and Traveller Site

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Decision Notice D240029CAB)


(Reasons: LGA 1972 – Sch 12A Paragraph 5 – Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings)


Careful consideration was given to options in respect of the future management arrangement of the Windmill Lane Gypsy and Traveller site following transfer of the management of the site from Kent County Council to the Borough Council on 31 March 2024.




(1)        in principle, subject to a legal position being agreed, the management of the Windmill Lane Gypsy and Traveller site be carried out by Kent County Council during the 2024/25 financial year;


(2)        the one-year management cost for 2024/25 be funded from Budget Stabilisation;


(3)        authority be delegated to the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing, to conclude negotiations on the management agreement; and


(4)        it be noted that Kent County Council’s ongoing review of asset management meant that options for management beyond this 12-month period would need to be fully explored and presented to Members again in a timely manner to ensure that appropriate arrangements would be in place for management of the Windmill Lane site from 1 April 2025.

Publication date: 06/03/2024

Date of decision: 05/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 05/03/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/03/2024

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