Declarations of interest
Councillor T Prater declared a voluntary announcement in respect of the presentation given by Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), as he has commercially worked with them. He remained in the working group during the presentation and discussions on this item.
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 February 2021.
The minutes of the meeting held on 10 February were submitted as a correct record.
Presentations by external speakers
· Holly Lewis, We Made That – Place Plan
· Michael Kill, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) – Licensing Policy Review
Lorraine Smith, Economic Development Senior Specialist, informed members that there had already been a successful public event on the place plan with a final event due to take place on Thursday 10 June 2021.
Presentation – We Made That
Holly Lewis, We Made That, presented members with an overview and update as to work done so far on the Place Plan to help shape the future of Folkestone Town Centre.
She covered a number of issues as follows which can be seen in more detail in the presentation slides which will be circulated to members following the meeting:
Public Engagement outcomes provided project team consultants with a number of key themes, listed below. Further detail can be found in the presentation slides.
· reflecting the needs of the community;
· more green spaces, with safe play areas;
· evening and night time uses;
· St Eanswythes as a key asset;
· Training needs;
· Vacant properties;
· Reasonable rent levels
Members paid particular attention to the following:
The need for the Place Plan action areas to be prioritised was discussed and We Made That confirmed this would form part of their project delivery.
The next steps will be to continue developing the place plan, further officer and member workshops are planned to continue work on the 6 missions, it is anticipated this work will continue until July 2021.
Presentation – Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) – Licensing Policy Review
Michael Kill from the NTIA presented members with the Licensing Policy Statement Overview.
A copy of the presentation slides will be sent out to members following the meeting.
The policy provides the rules ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
Strategic project update
Members will be updated on this item following the meeting.