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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 10 November 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th November 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Peter Wakeling (Chairman)

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

David Major

 

Harry Davies

Les Mead

 

Graham Denman

Keith Williams

 

Stephen King

 


David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
2 November 2009

 

The Policy and Scrutiny 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 Policy and Scrutiny 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 meeting held on 15 September 2009 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 09 15 SE 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 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.

POLICY

5. ALL SAINTS LANE AND LAVROCK LANE, CROXLEY HALL WOODS
 
To consider proposals for safe and sustainable traffic management and for surfacing.

09 11 10 SE i - (05) all saints lane (doc)

6. NEW PARKING SCHEMES
 
To review a programme of proposed new parking restrictions following consultation (Malvern Way/Girton Way, Harvey Road/Frankland Close/Frankland Road/Watford Road, and Sycamore Approach, Croxley Green).

09 11 10 SE i - (06) new parking schemes (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (06) new parking schemes-app 1 (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (06) new parking schemes-app 2 (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (06) new parking schemes-app 3 (doc)
 
7. NEW PARKING BAYS
 
To agree the construction of new parking bays for Manor House Gardens, Kindersley Way and Follett Drive, Abbots Langley and Ashford Green and Mundesley Close, South Oxhey, following consultation.

09 11 10 SE i - (07) new parking bays (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (07) new parking bays-app 1 (follett drive) (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (07) new parking bays-app 2 (kindersley way) (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (07) new parking bays-app 3 (manor house gardens) (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (07) new parking bays-app 4 (ashford green) (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (07) new parking bays-app 5 (mundesley close) (doc)

 

8. THREE RIVERS SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN

To agree a draft Sustainability Action Plan for consultation.

09 11 10 SE i - (08) sustainability action plan (doc)

 
9. EAST OF ENGLAND PLAN REVIEW - 2011-2031
 
The existing East of England Plan runs from 2001–2021. The East of England Plan Review (2011–2031) sets out scenarios for housing and economic growth which will have significant implications for future growth in the District and for Three Rivers Local Development Framework. The East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) has invited comments on four scenarios for housing growth 2011 to 2031. The consultation also focuses on a limited number of supporting policies where they are affected by growth or need updating. The report sets out the implications for Three Rivers and a suggested response to EERA.

09 11 10 SE i - (09) east of england plan review (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (09) east of england plan-app 1 (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (09) east of england plan-app 2 (doc)

SCRUTINY

10. BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – (MONTH 5)
 
This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the Financial Position Statement for the period ending August 2009 (Month 5) (circulated separately).
 
11. MEASURES TO SECURE RESIDENTIAL USE OF LONG TERM EMPTY PROPERTIES
 
To advise Members on measures taken to bring long term empty properties back into residential occupation.

09 11 10 SE i - (11) empty properties (doc)

 
12. TRDC RESPONSE TO CLG CONSULTATION -“FAIR AND FLEXIBLE: DRAFT STATUTORY GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL HOUSING ALLOCATIONS FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND”
 
To apprise Members of the consultation document “Fair and Flexible: Draft Statutory Guidance on Social Housing Allocations for Local Authorities in England”

09 11 10 SE i - (12) housing fair and flexible (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (12) housing fair and flexible-app 1 (doc)
 
13. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK - ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT
 
This report sets out the Annual Monitoring Report 2008/09 prepared as part of the Local Development Framework and seeks the committee’s approval for its submission to the Secretary of State.

09 11 10 SE i - (13) ldf monitoring (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (13) ldf monitoring-app 1 (pdf)

15. PRIORITIES FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2010-2013
 
The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for capital expenditure.

09 11 10 SE i - (15) capital priorities (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (15) capital priorities-app 3 (xls)

16. PRIORITIES FOR REVENUE EXPENDITURE 2010-2013
 
The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for revenue expenditure.

09 11 10 SE i - (16) revenue priorities (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

17. WORK PROGRAMME
 
To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 11 10 SE i - (17) work prog (doc)

09 11 10 SE i - (17) work prog-appendix (doc)


18. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.
 
19. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
 
 If any confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and 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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1 to 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.