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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 26 February 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 26 February 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

18 February 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 22 January 2008 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 01 22 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 02 26 SE i - (05) work prog (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (05) work prog (doc)

6.

HOUSING NEEDS AND STRATEGY

 

This report describes the Housing Needs and Strategy Team’s responsibilities and staffing resources.

08 02 26 SE i - (06) hsg needs and strategy (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (06) hsg needs and strategy app a (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (06) hsg needs and strategy-app b (xls)

7.

THREE RIVERS CHOICE HOMES INCLUSION POLICY AND VULNERABILITY COMPACT

 

This report asks Members to consider and approve the Three Rivers Choice Homes Inclusion Policy and Vulnerability Compact for consultation.

08 02 26 SE i - (07) inclusion policy (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (07) inclusion policy-app a (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (07) inclusion policy-app b (doc)

8.

THREE RIVERS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK - CORE STRATEGY: SELECTION OF PREFERRED OPTIONS HOUSING AREAS

 

This report sets out for consideration the criteria to be used as a basis for the selection of housing areas which will be needed to meet the District’s future housing supply.

08 02 26 SE i - (08) hsg criteria (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (08) hsg criteria-app a (doc)

9.

UPDATE ON REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR GADE VIEW GARDENS

 

To seek approval to increase the number of affordable units on the Gade View Gardens site and reduced capital receipt for the transfer of land at Gade View Gardens to Home Group Housing Association.

08 02 26 se i - (09) gade view gardens (doc)

10. 

RICKMANSWORTH PARKING SCHEME

 

To confirm a programme of new parking restrictions for implementation, following consultation.

08 02 26 SE i - (10) rickmansworth parking scheme (doc)

11.

THREE RIVERS PARKING SCHEME – NEW PARKING RESTRICTIONS

 

To confirm a programme of new parking restrictions for implementation, following consultation.

08 02 26 SE i - (11) 3 rivers parking scheme (doc)

12.

HERTFORDSHIRE DRAFT SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY STRATEGY

 

Hertfordshire Forward, the County Strategic Partnership has issued its draft Sustainable Community Strategy, ”Hertfordshire 2021 – A brighter Future” for consultation. This report provides members with officers’ analysis and comments on the draft for recommendation to the Executive Committee.

08 02 26 SE i - (12) herts sust comm strat (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (12) herts sust comm strat app a (pdf)

 

SCRUTINY

13.

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.

08 02 26 SE i - (13) matters arising from exec (doc)

14.

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 Head of Service on these and other service-related matters.

a) Development Plans and Transportation

b) Development Control

08 02 26 SE i - (14a) dev plans and transport (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (14a) dev plans and transport-app a (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (14b) dev control (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (14b) dev control-app a (doc)

15.

TENANTS AND LEASEHOLDER FORUM MINUTES

 

To receive the minutes of the Tenants and Leaseholder Forum held on 15 January 2008.

08 02 26 SE i - (15) 08 01 15 TL mins (doc)

08 02 26 SE i - (15) 08 01 15 TL mins-app (doc)

16.

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)

17.

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.