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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 18 March 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 18 March 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Peter Wakeling (Chairman)

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Lloyd

 

Mary Connolly

David Major

 

Graham Denman

Les Mead

 

Francis Durham

 

Tenants and Leaseholders’ Representative: Jacqui Grove

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

10 March 2008

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 26 February 2008 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 02 26 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.

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

08 03 18 SE i - (05) work prog (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (05) work prog-app (doc)

6.

THREE RIVERS CYCLE SCHEMES

 

To receive short presentations from Cycling England and Transport Initiatives on the review of the Three Rivers Cycling Strategy, together with a report on the “Cycling Demonstration Towns” funding bid and an updated proposal for cycle track construction in 2008/09.

08 03 18 SE i - (06) 3 rivers cycle schemes (doc)

7.

IMPLICATIONS OF BRINGING LONG TERM EMPTY PROPERTIES BACK INTO OCCUPATION

 

To advise Members on the feasibility and financial implications of using Empty Dwelling Management Orders to bring long term vacant properties back into occupation.

8.

STRATEGIC PLAN – PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES

 

To update Members on the work undertaken by the previous Scrutiny Panel on scrutinising the Strategic Plan for Prosperous Communities (to follow).

9.

PARKING SCHEMES, DISTRICT HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND CAR PARK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME 2008/09

 

To agree priorities for implementation

08 03 18 SE i - (09) parking highway cp impr (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (09) parking highway cp imp-app1 (xls)

08 03 18 SE i - (09) parking highway cp imp-app2 (doc)

10. 

PLANNING OBLIGATIONS TOOLKIT FOR HERTFORDSHIRE AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

 

This report updates Members on the Planning Obligation Toolkit for Hertfordshire and provides an overview of the Government’s proposed Community and Infrastructure Levy.

08 03 18 SE i - (10) planning obligations and cil report (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (10) planning obligations and cil report-app (pdf)

11.

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WASTE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

 

This report informs Members of the three Hertfordshire County Council consultation documents as part of the Waste Local Development Framework. It sets out the proposed Three Rivers response to the consultations.

08 03 18 SE i - (11) waste development report (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (11) waste minerals report app (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

12.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

To report on matters arising from the Executive Committee that are within the remit of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee

13.

SERVICE PLAN 2007/10 MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK

 

The purpose of reporting the service plans to the Committee is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance up to the end of Quarter 3 against a range of issues and to question the Heads of Service on these and other service-related matters

a) Building Control

b) Housing Needs and Strategy

c) Planning Policy and Administration

08 03 18 SE i - (13a) building control q3 report (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (13a) building control q3 report-app (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (13b) housing needs and strategy q3 report (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (13b) housing needs and strategy q3 report-app (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (13c) planning policy and admin q3 report (doc)

08 03 18 SE i - (13c) planning policy and admin q3 report-app (doc)

14.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

 

(Note: If other confidential business is approved under item 2, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items)

15.

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 items of business on the grounds that they involve 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.”

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3.