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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 17 September 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House17th September 2013

 NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 17 September 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

 

Dr Steven Halls, Chief Executive
6 September 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 16 July 2013.

13 07 16 SE min (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.

HOUSING ALLOCATIONS – NEW POLICY ON DISCHARGING REHOUSING DUTY INTO THE PRIVATELY RENTED SECTOR AND AMENDMENTS TO THE OVERCROWDING CRITERIA

 

(i)     To agree a policy governing the way in which we use the new power to discharge the main homelessness rehousing duty in the private rented sector.

 

(ii)    To agree minor changes to the way in which priority banding for overcrowding is awarded to those on the Housing Register.

13 09 17 SE i - (05) discharging rehousing duty (doc)

13 09 17 SE i - (05) discharging rehousing duty-app a (doc)

13 09 17 SE i - (05) discharging rehousing duty-app b (doc)

13 09 17 SE i - (05) discharging rehousing duty-app c (xls)

SCRUTINY

6.

SCHOOL PARKING ENFORCEMENT

 

To receive a presentation from Justin Bloomfield, Parking Services Manager

7.

THE COUNCIL’S TENANCY STRATEGY

 

To review the Council’s Tenancy Strategy as requested by the Executive Committee annually.

13 09 17 SE i - (07) tenancy strategy (doc)

13 09 17 SE i - (07) tenancy strategy-app 1 (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

13 09 17 SE i - (08) work prog (doc)

13 09 17 SE i - (08) work prog-app 1 (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

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 1-7 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.