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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 17 March 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House17th March 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 17 March 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Peter Wakeling (Chairman)

Graham Denman

 

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

Mary Connolly

David Major

 

Kerron Cross

Les Mead

 

Harry Davies

 

 

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
9 March 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 13 January 2009 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 01 13 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 review a programme of new parking restrictions for implementation, following consultation.

09 03 17 SE i - (05) parking schemes (doc)

09 03 17 SE i - (05) parking schemes app 1 (doc)

09 03 17 SE i - (05) parking schemes app 2 (pdf)

6.

CONSIDERATION OF ‘PUMP-PRIMING’ MEASURES IN RELATION TO THE DELIVERY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THREE RIVERS

 

The current downturn in the housing market and wider economy highlights the pressing need for the Council to explore all possible avenues to help ‘pump-prime’ development that can deliver affordable housing. This report explores ways of helping to deliver more affordable housing in the District, particularly in relation to the Council’s role. This ranges from the Council directly promoting land and buildings in its ownership for affordable housing to working with others as part of a partnership approach towards provision. It also looks at the Council’s role as a ‘facilitator’ for development in the widest sense. The report is essentially a scoping report that identifies ideas for further exploration. The Committee is asked to consider these.

09 03 17 SE i - (06) pump-priming (doc)

09 03 17 SE i - (06) pump-priming-app 2 (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION – NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN

 

To advise Members on Environmental Health and Planning powers and any actions taken to date in respect of High Rise Scaffolding.

09 03 17 SE i - (07) councillor call for action (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

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 03 17 SE i - (08) work prog (doc)

09 03 17 SE i - (08) work prog-app (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

10.

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