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Executive Committee - 19 May 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th May 2009

REVISED
NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 19 May 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

To be appointed at Annual Council on 12 May 2009.

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
11 May 2009

The Executive Committee welcomes contributions from Members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 6 April 2009.

09 04 06 EX mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

5.

REVISED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

 

To advise the Committee about proposed changes to the project timetable for the Local Development Framework (LDF). This is set out in a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS).

09 05 19 EX i - (05) lds report (doc)

09 05 19 EX i - (05) lds report-apps 1 to 6 (pdf)

6.

EAST OF ENGLAND REGIONAL PLAN - SINGLE ISSUE REVIEW ON TRAVELLER AND GYPSY ACCOMMODATION: THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO POLICY

 

This report provides an update on regional planning policy covering Gypsies and Travellers.  The Government published its ‘Proposed Changes’ to the East of England policy and this has been out for public consultation (27 March – 22 May 2009). This includes the numbers and distribution of pitches across the region.  This report assesses the implications for Three Rivers and sets out a proposed response to the consultation document.

09 05 19 EX i - (06) govt proposed changes (doc)

 

PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH

7.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FOOD LAW AND HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE PLANS

 

To recommend referral of both the Food Law and the Health and Safety Law Enforcement Plans to the Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee for detailed consideration in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework requirements of the Council Constitution.

09 05 19 EX i - (07) annual review of enf service plans (doc)

 

GENERAL

8.

APPOINTMENTS TO BODIES WITH EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS

 

To determine appointments to the following bodies exercising executive functions: Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership Board and Co-ordinating Group; Three Rivers District Local Strategic Partnership; Three Rivers District Children’s Trust Partnership and District Children’s Trust Partnership Planning Group; Housing and Regeneration Initiative (HARI) and Supporting People Members Overview Group.

09 05 19 EX i - (08) appts outside bodies (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS -  if approved under item 3 above.

9a.

REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 (RIPA)

 

The report requests the Committee to respond to the letter from the Local Government Association seeking views on the RIPA consultation.  An update report on the RIPA activities undertaken by this Council will be presented to the Regulatory Committee in June, but tonight's report is brought as an urgent item because the Local Government Association wishes to receive our comments by the end of May.

09 05 19 EX i (9a) - ripa report (doc)

9b.

MORTGAGE ADVANCES - INTEREST RATE

 

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to the rate of interest charged on mortgages granted by the Council.

09 05 19 EX i (9b) - mortgage advances (doc)

09 05 19 EX i (9b) - mortgage advances-app (doc)

9c.

CCTV – SINGLE TENDER APPROVAL REQUEST

 

To request approval for purchasing new CCTV equipment using a single tender.

09 05 19 EX i (9c) - CCTV (doc)

10.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-
“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs (1-7) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

(Note:  If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.