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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 19 July 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th July 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Alison Scarth (Chairman)

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

Peter Wakeling (Vice-Chairman)

David Major

 

Steve Drury

Les Mead

 

Paul Gordon

Brian Norman

 

Paula Hiscocks

 

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
11 June 2011

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 14 June 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

11 06 14 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.

INTRODUCTION OF LOCAL VALIDATION CHECKLIST FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

This report is to inform Members that the Development Management section has created a new validation checklist for planning applications.  The purpose of the validation checklist is to provide applicants with clear guidance on the information required for the submission of planning applications.  The revised checklist has been produced in accordance with national guidance published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.  This guidance allows Local Planning Authorities to set their own ‘local’ lists for validation requirements.

11 07 19 SE i - (05) validation checklist (doc)

11 07 19 SE i - (05) validation checklist-app 1 (doc)

6.

REVISED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR THE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

 

To advise Members about proposed changes to the project timetable

for the Local Development Framework (LDF). This is set out in a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS).

11 07 19 SE i - (06) lds (doc)

11 07 19 SE i - (06) lds-app 1 (pdf)

11 07 19 SE i - (06) lds-app 2 (pdf)

SCRUTINY

7.

PRIVATE SECTOR STOCK CONDITION SURVEY

 

To report on the findings of the private sector stock condition survey undertaken by Consultants during 2010/11.

11 07 19 SE i - (07) stock condition (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 07 19 SE i - (08) work prog (doc)

11 07 19 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 paragraph 4 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.

PROGRESS REPORT OF BUILDING CONTROL SERVICE AS A SHARED SERVICE

 

This report updates Members on current collaborative working between Three Rivers and Watford, specifically around the Building Control service and proposes options for a way forward via a shared service or lead authority.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.