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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 14 January 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House14th January 2014

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Alison Scarth (Chairman)

Peter Wakeling (Vice-Chairman)

 

Ana Bakshi

Marie-Louise Nolan

 

Paula Hiscocks

Brian Norman

 

Barbara Lamb MBE

Sue Stibbs

 

David Major

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
6 January 2014

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 12 November 2013.

13 11 12 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.

ABBOTS LANGLEY CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

 

To approve the Draft Abbots Langley Conservation Area Appraisal for public consultation.  The centre of Abbots Langley was designated as a Conservation Area in 1969. A Conservation Area Appraisal was undertaken by BEAMS on behalf of Three Rivers District Council in 1994.  An updated draft Appraisal has been completed which builds on and updates the 1994 document.

14 01 14 SE i - (05) abbots langley cons area (doc)

14 01 14 SE i - (05) abbots langley c a-app 1 (pdf)

SCRUTINY

6.

WATFORD CREDIT UNION GRANT FUNDING

 

This report provides feedback on the Loan Agreement through the Watford Credit Union after one year of operation and asks the Committee to consider an amendment to the Agreement.

14 01 14 SE i - (06) watford credit union (doc)

14 01 14 SE i - (06) watford credit union-app a (doc)

7.

HOUSING UPDATE

 

This report provides a summary of some current housing issues with particular emphasis on the effects of the Government’s Welfare Reform measures.  Periodic reports of this nature were requested by the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee.

14 01 14 SE i - (07) housing update (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

14 01 14 SE i - (08) work prog (doc)

14 01 14 SE i - (08) work prog-app 1 (doc)

9.

9a.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

DICKINSON SQUARE CONSERVATION AREA DRAFT APPRAISAL

To consider the adoption of the Dickinson Square Conservation Area Appraisal to be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications and to approve the attached Draft Appraisal for public consultation.

14 01 14 SE i - (09a ) dickinson square c a (doc)

14 01 14 SE i - (09a) app 1 dickinson square c a (pdf)

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 1-7of 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.