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Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee - 8 September 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House07th September 2015

REVISED

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 at 7.30pm.

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

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member)  

Martin Trevett (Lead Member)

 

Rupert Barnes

Steve Drury

David Major

Debbie Morris

 

Peter Getkahn

Marie-Louise Nolan

 

Ty Harris

Ralph Sangster

 

Paula Hiscocks

Alison Scarth

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

28 August 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 9 June 2015 (circulated separately).

15 06 09 SD mins

 

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 4 (JULY 2015)                                     

The Budget Monitoring report is the Council’s key tool for monitoring the financial performance of the organisation. It is designed to be used by Members and officers and to provide an overview to relevant stakeholders.

15 09 08 SD i (05) Budget Monitoring Report

15 09 08 SD i (05) Budget Monitoring Appendices

 

6. THREE RIVERS BUS SERVICES REVIEW 2015/16

This report seeks approval from the Committee for Officers to consult Local Ward Councillors, in order to review and propose revisions to local public bus services that are currently supported by the Council. The outcome of this review would be reported to this committee in November this year.

15 09 08 SD i (06) Bus Services Review

                       

7. HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY (HECA) PROGRESS REPORT 2015-17

 A report has been drafted for approval which sets out how Three Rivers District Council has progressed since the last HECA report in 2013 and also sets out actions and priorities for 2015-17 for home energy conservation.

15 09 08 SD i (07) HECA Report

15 09 08 SD i (07) HECA Appendix

           

8. REVIEW OF TRDC CYCLING STRATEGY: PROPOSED THREE RIVERS CYCLING AND INTEGRATED TRAVEL STRATEGY

This report seeks approval for public consultation to be carried out on proposed revisions to the current District Cycling Strategy (which was adopted in 2003).

15 09 08 SD i (08) Review of TRDC Cycling Strategy

 

8a. UPDATE ON THE WORK HUB PROJECT       

This report provides an update on the work hub, a project to create a shared work space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and homeworkers from Rickmansworth and the surrounding area. It follows on from agreement at the Sustainable Development Planning & Transport Committee on the 9 June 2015 to undertake further work on the feasibility and viability of taking this project forward.

15 09 08 SD i (8a) work hub report

15 09 08 SD i (08a) Appendix 1

15 09 08 SD i (08a) Appendix 1a

 

HOUSING, PLANNING AND STRATEGIC SCHEMES

 

9. REPORT ON PARKING SERVICES CHARGING AND INCOME - Item withdrawn

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10. WORK PROGRAMME

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

15 09 08 SD i (10) report work programme

15 09 08 SD i (10) appendix work programme

 

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

 

12. 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 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.