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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 14 June 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House14th June 2011

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 14 June 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
6 June 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 8 March 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

11 03 08 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.

NEW PARKING SCHEMES

 

To consider the results of consultations at various locations.

11 06 14 SE i - (05) new parking schemes (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (05) new parking schemes-app 1 (doc)

6.

CROXLEY RAIL LINK PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

To submit this Council’s comments on the scheme.

11 06 14 SE i - (06) croxley rail link (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (06) croxley rail link-app1 (pdf)

11 06 14 SE i - (06) croxley rail link-app2 (pdf)

11 06 14 SE i - (06) croxley rail link-app3a (pdf)

11 06 14 SE i - (06) croxley rail link-app3b (pdf)

7.

LOCALISM BILL – HOUSING REFORM

 

To ensure Members are aware of the introduction of the new Affordable Rent product and other housing reforms contained in the Localism Bill and to set out how the Council proposes to prepare for Implementation of the new statutory duties set out in the Bill.

11 06 14 SE i - (07) localism bill (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (07) localism bill-app a (pdf)

11 06 14 SE i - (07) localism bill-app b (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (07) localism bill-app c (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (07) localism bill-app d (doc)

SCRUTINY

8.

THRIVE HOMES PERFORMANCE AGAINST OFFER DOCUMENT PROMISES 2010/11

 

To report Thrive Homes’ progress in delivering the Year III 2010/11 ‘Transfer Promises’ and meeting the terms of the Transfer Agreement with the Council.

11 06 14 SE i - (08) thrive homes (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (08) thrive homes-app 1 (pdf)

11 06 14 SE i - (08) thrive homes-app 2 (pdf)

9.

SERVICE PLAN 2010/13 MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK – YEAR END 2010/11

 

The purpose of reporting the Service Plans to the Policy and Scrutiny Committees is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance against a range of issues and to question the Head of Service on these and other service related matters.

 

Monitoring reports are as follows:

(i)     Building Control

11 06 14 SE i - (9i) build cont mon rpt (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (9ii) dev man mon rpt (doc)

(iii)   Development Plans

11 06 14 SE i - (9iii) dev plans mon rpt (doc)

(v)    Sustainability

11 06 14 SE i - (9v) sustainability mon rpt (doc)

10.

HERTFORDSHIRE’S DRAFT BUS STRATEGY AND INTALINK STRATEGY CONSULTATION

 

To make representations to Hertfordshire County Council on the draft strategies.

11 06 14 SE i - (10) bus strategy (doc)

11.

TRANSPORT PROGRAMME

 

To agree a programme for implementation.

11 06 14 SE i - (11) transport prog (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (11) transport prog-app 1 (xls)

11 06 14 SE i - (11) transport prog-app 2 (doc)

12.

HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY UPDATE

 

To update Members on the progress made against the Action Plan contained in the Homelessness Strategy 2008-2013 for the period April 2010 – March 2011.

11 06 14 SE i - (12) homelessness strategy (doc)

13.

HOUSING MONITORING EQUALITY STATISTICS 2010/11

 

To provide Members with ethnic monitoring data on the retained statutory and strategic housing service.

11 06 14 SE i - (13) housing equality stats (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

14.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 06 14 SE i - (14) work prog (doc)

11 06 14 SE i - (14) work prog-app1 (doc)

15.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

16.

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 paragraph 3 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.