Medway Elects
Rochester Airport: Masterplan

23 January 2014


A report presented to council provided details of the outcome of consultation on a draft masterplan to guide development on land at and bordering Rochester Airport. It was noted that details of the objectives and content of the draft masterplan had been set out in previous reports between July-November 2013 including cabinet on 9 July 2013 and 26 November 2013 and regeneration, community and culture overview and scrutiny committee on 14 August 2013 and 3 October 2013.

The council received 908 responses to the consultation held from 22 July 2013 to 20 September 2013. The report provided details to the background of the consultation responses, the concerns raised and the council's response to those concerns including any proposed amendments to the masterplan.

The portfolio holder for finance and deputy leader, Councillor Jarrett, supported by the portfolio holder for strategic development and economic growth, Councillor Chitty, proposed the following:

That council approves the Rochester Airport masterplan, as set out in appendix G to the report subject to the reduction to the annual cap on aircraft movements from 40,000 to 38,000, and authorises the director of regeneration, community & culture, in consultation with the portfolio holders for finance and strategic development & economic growth, to make any final minor amendments to the masterplan, on the basis set out in paragraph 7.2 of the report.

On being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 32

The following councillors voted in favour of the motion:

Against Against Against 18

The following councillors voted against the motion:

Abstain Abstain Abstain 1

The following councillors abstained from voting on the motion:

Absent Absent Absent 4

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

To view the list of councillors who voted in favour or against the motion, those who abstained and those who were absent, click on the appropriate heading.

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