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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 15 January 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House15th January 2013

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 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

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
7 January 2013

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 6 November 2012.

12 11 06 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.

BATCHWORTH HEATH CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

STOCKER’S LOCK AND FARM CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

 

To consider the adoption of the Batchworth Heath Conservation Area Appraisal to be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

To consider the adoption of the Stocker’s Lock and Farm Conservation Area Appraisal to be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

13 01 15 SE i - (05) batchworth h And stockers l cons areas (doc)

13 01 15 SE i - (05) batchworth h And stockers l cons areas-app 1 (pdf)

13 01 15 SE i - (05) batchworth h And stockers l cons areas-app 2 (pdf)

13 01 15 SE i - (05) batchworth h And stockers l cons areas-app 3 (pdf)

13 01 15 SE i - (05) batchworth h And siockers l cons areas app 4 (doc)

6.

LOUDWATER ESTATE CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

 

To approve for consultation the draft Loudwater Estate Conservation Area Appraisal.

13 01 15 SE i - (06) loudwater cons area appraisal (doc)

13 01 15 SE i (06) loudwater cons area-app 1 (pdf)

7.

DRAFT HOUSING STRATEGY 2012 – 2015

 

The Housing Strategy sets out the housing issues within the district and our plans for tackling them.

It is an overarching strategy which should be considered within the context of related documents which address more specific housing matters, particularly the Local Plan (and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document) the Local Investment Plan, the Homelessness Strategy and the Tenancy Strategy.

Even though the Council disposed of its housing stock in 2008, it retains a strategic role across all tenures.  Some of the key responsibilities involved in this include assessing and planning for current and future housing needs, facilitating new supply and developing effective partnerships which ensure that best use is made of the existing housing stock.

13 01 15 SE i - (07) housing strategy (doc)

13 01 15 SE i - (07) housing strategy-app a (doc)

8.

THREE RIVERS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

 

Following consideration of the draft Economic and Sustainable Development Service Plan and the associated growth bid for an economic development strategy at SEPSC on 6 November 2012, this report sets out revised details for the strategy and growth bid.  It is recommended that they are taken forward as part of the Council’s service planning and budget setting process.

13 01 15 SE i - (08) econ devt (doc)

13 01 15 SE i - (08) econ devt-app 1 (doc)

13 01 15 SE i - (08) econ devt-app 2 (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

 

 None.

 

WORK PROGRAMME

9.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

13 01 15 SE i - (09) work prog (doc)

13 01 15 SE i - (09) work prog-app-1 (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

11.

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.