Agenda, decisions and minutes

Communities and Housing Advisory Board - Monday, 16th July, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling

Contact: Committee Services  Email:

No. Item


CH 18/15

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 12 KB


There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.  However, in the interest of transparency, Councillor N Heslop advised that he was a member of the Board of The Bridge Trust.

CH 18/16

Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Communities and Housing Advisory Board held on 29 May 2018


RESOLVED:  That the notes of the meeting of the Communities and Housing Advisory Board held on 29 May 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

CH 18/17

Presentation on the One You Service pdf icon PDF 16 KB

Additional documents:


Claire McAfee, Health Improvement Manager, gave a detailed presentation of the work undertaken by the new One You Service and answered questions on the range of services available to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. 

Matters for recommendation to the Cabinet

CH 18/18

Leybourne Lakes Country Park - Development Opportunities pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Update on proposed facility development and potential outsourcing of management at Leybourne Lakes Country Park


Decision Notice D180047MEM


The report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services provided an update on the investigation of development opportunities at Leybourne Lakes Country Park (LLCP) linked to capital investment.  Attention was drawn to the proposed Tender Evaluation Criteria with particular reference to the time frame for procurement and the proposal that the evaluation would be based on the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) with a Price/Quality split of 40% and 60% respectively.  It was noted that the Tender process did not commit the Borough Council to outsourcing the management of the country park.




(1)          the Evaluation Criteria, as detailed in the report be approved;


(2)          the timeframe, as outlined in the report, be approved; and


(3)          Dartford Borough Council be commissioned to administer and support the procurement of the contract. 

CH 18/19

Housing Needs Survey pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report outlines proposal to commission detailed housing needs research


Decision Notice D180048MEM


The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health outlined a proposal to commission detailed housing needs research to inform the Council’s strategic approach to housing provision and development management and to assist the consideration of planning applications and liaison with developers and Housing Associations.  It was anticipated that the research would provide an insight into the housing needs and aspirations of the Borough’s population and show the Council where pressures and local variations of need arose. 


RECOMMENDED:  That a Housing Needs Research and Survey, as detailed in the report, be commissioned from Arc4.

Matters submitted for Information

CH 18/20

Leisure Trust Update pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The report reviews the recent performance of Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust

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The Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services presented the latest Annual Service Delivery Plan – Cumulative Quarterly Monitoring Report for the period 1 January to 31 March 2018 (Quarter 4) in respect of the performance of the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust.

CH 18/21

Update from the Community Safety Partnership pdf icon PDF 60 KB

The report provides an update on recent work of the Partnership


The report of the Director of Central Services provided an update on the recent work of the Community Safety Partnership.

Matters for consideration in Private

CH 18/22

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 28 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.


There were no items considered in private.