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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 15 September 2009

Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House15th September 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Peter Wakeling (Chairman)

David Major

 

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

Les Mead

 

Harry Davies

Keith Williams

 

Graham Denman

1 vacancy

 

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
7 September  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 23 June 2009 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 06 23 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.

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK- CORE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENT: FURTHER ‘PREFERRED OPTIONS’ STAGE

 

This report sets out details of the latest stage in the preparation of the Core Strategy, as part of the Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF). The Committee is recommended to agree the contents of the Further ‘Preferred Options’ document, appended to this report, and that it be the subject of full public consultation.

09 09 15 SE i - (05) ldf pref options (doc)

09 09 15 SE i - (05) ldf pref options-app (pdf)

6.

CHORLEYWOOD COMMON CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

 

To agree the Draft Chorleywood Common Conservation Area Appraisal for consultation.

09 09 15 SE i - (06) chorleywood common conservation area (doc)

09 09 15 SE i (06) chorleywood common conservation area-app 1 (pdf)

7.

NEW PARKING SCHEMES

 

To report the results of consultation on new parking schemes (Station Approach car park, South Oxhey, Nuttfield Close, Croxley, Eastbury Avenue, Moor Park, Winton Drive and Baldwins Lane, Croxley, Hazelwood Road and Beechcroft Avenue, Croxley, and Cherwell Close and Dulwich Way, Croxley).

09 09 15 SE i - (07) new parking schemes (doc)

09 09 15 SE i - (07) new parking schemes-app 1 (doc)

09 09 15 SE i - (07)new parking schemes-app 2 (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

8.

NATIONAL PLACE SURVEY RESULTS - PRESENTATION

 

To receive a presentation on the National Place Survey Results.

9.

LOCAL LAND CHARGE FEE

 

To update Members on the current Local Land Charge (LLC) fee for full searches on residential properties.

09 09 15 SE i - (09) land charges fees (doc)

10.

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WINTER MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME – AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CURRENT ARRANGEMENTS

 

The Council has reviewed a report on the above issue and the relevant document is attached at Appendix 1.

09 09 15 SE i - (10) winter maintenance (doc)

09 09 15 SE i - (10) winter maintenance-app 1 (doc)

11.

HOUSING STRATEGY  UPDATE

 

To provide an update on the Housing Strategy Action Plan 2006-2011 and set out proposals and timetable for a new Housing Strategy and action plan.

09 09 15 SE i - (11) housing strategy (doc)

12.

HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY ACTION PLAN 2008-13

 

To provide an update on the Housing Strategy Action Plan 2008-2013.

09 09 15 SE i - (12) homelessness strategy (doc)

13.

HOUSING EQUALITIES MONITORING

 

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

09 09 15 SE i - (13) housing equalities (doc)

14.

SUSTAINABILITY - PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE UPDATE

 

This report details progress to date on various initiatives and schemes previously identified.

09 09 15 SE i - (14) sust progress (doc)

15.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORTS – MAY 2009 (MONTH 2) AND JULY 2009 (MONTH 4)

 

These reports seek approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the Financial Position Statement for the period ending on 31 May 2009 (Month 2) and 31 July 2009 (Month 4) (circulated separately).

 

WORK PROGRAMME

16.

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

09 09 15 SE i - (16) work prog (doc)

09 09 15 SE i - (16) work prog-app (doc)

17.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

18.

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.