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Executive Committee - 2 September 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House01st September 2013

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth on Monday 2 September 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Philip Brading (Vice-Chairman) (Public Services and Health)

Matthew Bedford (Resources)

Ralph Sangster

Sara Bedford (Sustainability)

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)

Stephen Cox

Martin Trevett (Environment)

Ty Harris

Keith Williams (Leisure and Community)


Steven Halls, Chief Executive, 22 August 2013

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 correct records the Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 24 June 2013 and of the Extraordinary meeting held on 22 July 2013.

13 06 24 EX mins (doc)

13 07 22 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.

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

5.

BUDGET MONITORING – PERIOD 4 (JULY 2013)



This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the budget monitoring reports.

13 09 02 EX i - (05) budget monitoring month 4 - (july 2013) (doc)

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

6.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE



To receive the recommendations of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 17 July 2013 in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 2 September 2013.

13 09 02 EX i - (06) leisure recs (doc)

6a.

LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL GRANTS APPLICATIONS

 

The Committee is asked to consider one funding application for a Leisure Grant of £500 from Rickmansworth Town Team.

13 09 02 EX i - (6a) grants applications 2013 (doc)

6b.

2013/14 PLAY AREA CAPITAL PROGRAMME CONSULTATION OUTCOMES, ASHRIDGE PLAY AREA PETITION AND UPDATE REPORT



The purpose of this report is to update members on the results of the recent consultation for the 2013/14 play area capital programme, Ashridge play area petition and an update on the other play area capital projects.

13 09 02 EX i - (6b) play area capital prog cons results (doc)

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

7.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE



To receive the recommendations of the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 16 July 2013 in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 2 September 2013.

13 09 02 EX i - (07) sepsc recs (doc)

7a.

DRAFT HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY 2013 – 2015



The Council is statutorily obliged to carry out a review of homelessness in the area and to produce a strategy based on the results of that review. This must occur at least once every five years.



This report details the results of the Homelessness Review and proposes a set of four strategic objectives which have emerged on which the strategy should be based.

13 09 02 EX i - (7a) homelessness strategy (doc)

13 09 02 EX i - (7a) homelessness strategy-app a (doc)

7b.

REVIEW OF CHARGING FOR PRE-APPLICATION ADVICE IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT



This report deals with a review of the formal pre-application service offered by the Development Management Section, and the charges for this advice.

13 09 02 EX i - (7b) pre app fees (doc)

13 09 02 EX i - (7b) pre-app fees-app a (xls)

8.

LOCAL PLAN SITE ALLOCATIONS



The purpose of this report is to advise the Committee about the Inspector’s initial concerns about the Site Allocations LDD that was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in June 2013.

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev (doc)

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev-app 1 (inspector ltr 10 07 13) (pdf)

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev-app 2 (inspector ltr 30 07 13) (pdf)

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev-app 3 (trdc response to inspector ltrs-10 and 30 07 13) (pdf)

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev-app 4 (inspector ltr 02 08 13) (pdf)

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev-app 5 (trdc response to inspector ltr 02 08 13) (pdf)

13 09 02 EX i - (08) local plan - site allocs local dev-app 6 (inspector ltr 12 08 13) (pdf)

GENERAL

9.

ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES – SCRUTINY OF WILLIAM PENN PROJECT

 

To consider the allocation of resources to enable the scrutiny of the William Penn Project.

13 09 02 EX i - (09) scrutiny of william penn project (doc)

13 09 02 EX i - (09) scrutiny of william penn project-app d (doc)

10.

STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2014-2017



The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to the process whereby the Council will determine its three-year medium-term strategic plan for 2014-2017 its related service its service plans, and the allocation of financial resources to achieve them.

13 09 02 EX i - (10) strategic service and financial planning 2014-17 (doc)

11.     LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT 2014/15 AND 2015/16 - TECHNICAL CONSULTATION
 

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a consultation paper on 25 July 2013 concerning 2014/15 and 2015/16 Local Government Finance Settlements.  This report provides the opportunity for members to respond.

13 09 02 EX i - (11) fin settlement response 2014-16 (doc)

13 09 02 EX i - (11) fin settlement response 2014-16-app (technical) (pdf)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

13.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining items 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 items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 3 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.)

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

1.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE



To receive the recommendations of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 17 July 2013 in relation to the following item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 2 September 2013.

1a.

WATERSMEET BUSINESS PLAN

 

This report describes a new outline business plan for the community hire and the pantomime operation at Watersmeet.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.