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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 11 October 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Alison Scarth (Chairman)

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

Peter Wakeling (Vice-Chairman)

David Major

 

Steve Drury

Les Mead

 

Paul Gordon

Brian Norman

 

Paula Hiscocks

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance

29 September 2011

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 19 July 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

11 07 19 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.

GROVE MILL LANE CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

 

To agree the draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Grove Mill Lane Conservation Area for consultation.

11 10 11 SE i - (05) grove mill lane cons area appraisal (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (05) grove mill lane-app 1 (pdf)

 

SCRUTINY

6.

CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES

 

This report provides an update on initiatives by the sustainability team to tackle climate change. It proposes a green electricity tariff, considers a proposal for use of the Council logo on a resident scheme for PVs (Photo Voltaics) and notes changes to carbon monitoring requirements, the auditing of ISO 14001, progress on insulation installations, carbon reduction measures and new real time reporting of energy use.

11 10 11 SE i - (06) climate change (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (06) climate change app1 (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (06) climate change app 2 (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (06) climate change app 3 (doc)

7.

REPORTS ON POLICY MATTERS – PROGRESS TOWARDS IDENTIFIED PERFORMANCE TARGETS

 

To facilitate the exercise by Policy and Scrutiny Committees of their function of scrutinising performance in achieving performance targets identified in reports made to committee.

11 10 11 SE i - (07) policy reports (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (07) policy reports-app 1 (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 10 11 SE i - (08) work prog (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (08) work prog-app 1 (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

11 10 11 SE i - (09) gade view gardens (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (09) gade view gardens-app1 (doc)

11 10 11 SE i - (09) gade view gardens-app2 (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 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.