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Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee - 10 March 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th March 2015

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member)

 

Martin Trevett (Lead Member)

 

Steve Drury

    

Debbie Morris

 

Peter Getkahn

 

Marie-Louise Nolan

 

Alex Hayward

 

Ralph Sangster

 

Paula Hiscocks

 

Alison Scarth

 

David Major

 

Alison Wall

Steven Halls, Chief Executive - 2 March 2015

Lead Member Responsibilities:

Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport -  Energy efficiency and Beat the Killer Cold; Economic Development; Sustainability – promoting energy efficiency and ‘green’ matters; Supporting public transport, better buses and cycling.

Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes – Council house allocations and lettings (transfers and Choice-Based Lettings bids; Homelessness and housing advice; Housing grants for improvement and adaptation; Private housing condition and Houses in Multiple Occupation (including stock condition surveys); Building Control; Car parking (provision, fines, permits); Highways and infrastructure schemes; Development Management; Heritage (i.e. conservation areas, listed buildings, tree protection); Land Charges; land Drainage; Local Plans (i.e. conservation areas, neighbourhood forums, local listing).

The Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport 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 Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting. 

In accordance with the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 

2. MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 November 2014 (circulated separately).

14 11 18 SD mins (doc)

3. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that 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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORT

5. BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 11 (FEBRUARY 2015)

This report seeks approval to changes in the Committee’s 2014-2017 medium-term financial plan. 

15 03 10 SD i (05) budget monitoring report (doc)

6. RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION BY HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ON CHANGES TO BUS POLICY

The Council has been consulted by Hertfordshire County Council on proposals to reduce or withdraw funding on bus services that are currently subsidised by the County Council. The consultation can be found at Appendix 1 and online at https://consult.hertsdirect.org/bus-services/.

15 03 10 SD i - (06) response to consultation by HCC to bus policy (doc)

7. GREEN EXPECTATIONS - SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

To seek Members’ approval to publish the Sustainability Strategy document, Green Expectations.

15 03 10 SD i - (07) Green Expectations Strategy post consulation to SDPTC (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (07) Green Expectations Strategy Appendix 1 (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (07) Green Expectations Strategy Appendix 2 (doc)

8. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-18

This report enables the Committee to comment on the Economic and Sustainable Development service plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015.

15 03 10 SD i - (08) service planning report (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (08) service planning appendix 1 (doc)

HOUSING, PLANNING AND STRATEGIC SCHEMES

9. CONSIDERATION OF AN ARTICLE 4 DIRECTION TO PREVENT PERMITTED OFFICE TO RESIDENTIAL CHANGES OF USE IN RICKMANSWORTH TOWN CENTRE

 This report considers the feasibility of making an application for an Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights in relation to the conversion of office space to residential units in Rickmansworth town centre. 

15 03 10 SD i - (09) article 4 direction report (doc)

10. TRDC PARKING MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME 2015-16

 To outline what on-street parking schemes will be undertaken during the 2015-16 financial year, and how the programme will be managed now and in future. 

15 03 10 SD i - (10) TRDC parking mgt programme report (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (10) TRDC parking mgt programme appendix (xls)

11. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-18

 This report enables the Committee to comment on the Community Services (Housing) and Regulatory Services service plans for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015.

15 03 10 SD i - (11) service planning report (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (11) service planning appendix 1 (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (11) service planning appendix 2 (doc)

 WORK PROGRAMME

 12. WORK PROGRAMME

To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme. 

15 03 10 SD i - (12) work prog (doc)

15 03 10 SD i - (12) work prog-app 1 (doc)

13. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

14.  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 it involves 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 above.