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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 23 October 2007

REVISED NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 23 October 2007 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Panel:-

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

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services

18 October 2007

The Panel 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 Panel. 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 4 September 2007 (copy enclosed for Members of the Panel).
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.

 

GENERAL

5.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – AUGUST 2007 (MONTH 5)

 

This report gives an update of the three- year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 26 August 2007 (circulated separately).

6.

HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

7.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

To report on matters arising from the Executive Committee that are within the remit of the Policy Panel.

 

STRATEGIC HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

8.

RENT ARREARS

 

The consolidated arrears report updates the Housing and Environment Policy Panel on the rent arrears figures as at the end of quarter one which, covers the period 2 July 2007 to 30 September 2007. Included in this report is the commercial arrears report and information relating to former tenant arrears and temporary accommodation arrears.

9.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TENANTS’ AND LEASEHOLDERS’ FORUM

 

To receive the recommendations of the Tenants’ and Leaseholders’ Forum held on 12 September 2007 in relation to the Voids Recharge Procedure.

10. 

REGIONAL ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR THE EAST OF ENGLAND: DRAFT STRATEGY FOR CONSULTATION, SEPTEMBER 2007

 

To comment on the Strategy.
11.

THREE RIVERS CYCLE SCHEMES – IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ROUTES

 

To undertake a review of the Three Rivers Cycling Strategy, to include an appraisal of feasible routes and the development of a programme for implementation.

12.

THREE RIVERS PARKING SCHEME – NEW PARKING RESTRICTIONS

 

To report the results of local consultation.
13.

RICKMANSWORTH PARKING SCHEME REVIEW

 

To receive the results of local consultation.
14.

REVIEW OF THE PARKING BUSINESS CASE

 

To report the budgetary position for 2007/8 and consider options for improving the viability of the scheme and longer-term risk management, together with possible implications of new contractual arrangements from February 2008, and the effect of changes resulting from the Traffic Management Act.

15.

ADVISORY DISABLED PARKING BAYS

 

To agree installation of advisory disabled parking bays.
16.

PARKING ENFORCEMENT SERVICE

 

To review and agree terms for inclusion in a revised agreement with Watford Borough Council for the provision of the parking enforcement service

17.

OXHEY HALL CONSERVATION AREA DRAFT APPRAISAL – REPORT ON CONSULTATION

 

To agree Oxhey Hall Conservation Area Appraisal following consultation.
18.

HOUSING STOCK TRANSFER – MEMBER WORKING GROUP MINUTES

 

To receive the minutes of the Housing Stock Transfer – Member Working Group held on 5 June 2007
19.

TENANTS AND LEASEHOLDER FORUM MINUTES

 

To receive the minutes of the Tenants and Leaseholder Forum held on 18 July 2007
20.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

21.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Panel 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 (4) 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 3 of Part 1 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.

 

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).

22.

TRANSFER OF LAND, COMMUNITY HALL AND PROPERITES IN CLITHEROE GARDENS

 

To seek in principle approval for the transfer of the Clitheroe Community Hall and a number of properties in Clitheroe Gardens South Oxhey to Sanctuary Housing Association with the final approval being delegated to the Housing Portfolio-Holder in conjunction with the Director of Corporate Resources.

2. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3.