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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 29 June 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House29th June 2010

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Alison Scarth (Chairman)

Les Mead

 

Peter Wakeling (Vice-Chairman)

Amrit Mediratta

 

Malcolm Butwick

Brian Norman

 

Steve Drury

Ron Spellen

 

David Major

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
21 June 2010

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 9 March 2010 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

10 03 09 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.

CHORLEYWOOD COMMON ARTICLE 4 DIRECTION

 

To confirm the Chorleywood Common Article 4(2) Direction following the statutory 28 day consultation period in order to restrict permitted development rights in the Chorleywood Common Conservation Area by requiring planning permission for alterations to windows, chimneys, front boundary treatments and hardstanding.

10 06 29 SE i - (05) chorleywood common (doc)

10 06 29 SE i - (05) chorleywood common-app (article 4) (pdf)

6.

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES – PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE UPDATE

 

This report details progress to date on a range of schemes and performance indicators previously identified to the Committee, and makes suggestions for future initiatives.

10 06 29 SE i - (06) sustainability initiatives (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

POVERTY ACTION GROUP AND PROSPERITY AND EMPLOYMENT GROUP UPDATE

 

This report updates members with the work being developed by the Local Strategic Partnership’s Poverty Action Group and Prosperity and Employment Group.

10 06 29 SE i - (07) pag peg update (doc)

8.

THRIVE HOMES PERFORMANCE AGAINST OFFER DOCUMENT PROMISES 2009/10

 

To report Thrive Homes’ progress in delivering the Year II 2009/10 ‘Transfer Promises’ and meeting the terms of the Transfer Agreement with the Council.

10 06 29 SE i - (08) thrive homes rpt (doc)

10 06 29 SE i - (08) thrive homes-app 1 (doc)

10 06 29 SE i - (08) thrive homes-app 2 (doc)

9.

SERVICE PLAN 2009/12 MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK

 

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

 

(a) Building Control

10 06 29 SE i - (9a) building control mon rpt (doc)

 

(b) Development Management

10 06 29 SE i - (9b) dev mngt mon rpt (doc)

 

(c) Development Plans

10 06 29 SE i - (9c) dev plans mon rpt (doc)

 

(d) Housing Needs and Strategy

10 06 29 SE i - (9d) housing mon rpt (doc)

 

(e) Sustainability

10 06 29 SE i - (9e) sustainability mon rpt (doc)

10.

HERTS CHOICE HOMES – CHOICE BASED LETTING UPDATE

 

To update Members on the Herts Choices Homes – Choice Based Lettings.

10 06 29 SE i - (10) choice based lettings (doc)

11.

HOUSING NEEDS AND OPTIONS

 

To update Members on the progress made against the Action Plan contained in the Homelessness Strategy 2008-2013 for the period April 2009 – March 2010.

10 06 29 SE i - (11) housing needs and options (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

12.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

10 06 29 SE i - (12) work prog (doc)

10 06 29 SE i - (12) work prog-app 1 (doc)

13.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

14.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

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) and 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 to 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.”

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above