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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 4 November 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Peter Wakeling (Chairman)

Graham Denman

 

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

Mary Connolly

David Major

 

Kerron Cross

Les Mead

 

Harry Davies

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance

27 October 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.

From 6 – 7pm a presentation giving an overview of the new Housing Allocations Scheme will take place in the Penn Chamber. All Members are invited to attend the presentation.

1. 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 9 September 2008 and 6 October 2008 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 09 09 SE mins (doc)

08 10 06 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.

HERTFORDSHIRE INTALINK AND GREEN TRAVEL

 

To receive two presentations by Pauline Pownceby of Herts Intalink on: 

(i) Intalink’s potential for achieving better joined-up public transport and

(ii) Green Travel- opportunities for joint working between three Rivers and Watford Councils.

6.

STRATEGIC HOUSING LAND AVAILABILITY ASSESSMENT (SHLAA)

 

This report considers the findings of the consultants’ study and suggests a Council response to the identification of sites for future housing supply.

08 11 04 SE i - (06) shlaa (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (06) shlaa-app 1 (pdf)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE PLANNING

 

The purpose of this report is to:- 

a) enable Members to monitor performance up to the end of the second quarter of 2008/09,

b) receive the draft service plans for 2009-2012,

c) question heads of service on these and other service related matters and

d) recommend the contents of the service plans to the Executive Committee.

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) app 4 - service plan - building control (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - bc1 - report (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - bc2 - pi (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) app 4 - service plan - development control (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - dc1 - report (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - dc2 - pi (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) app 4 - service plan - development plans (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - dev plans - report (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) app 4 - service plan - housing needs and strategy (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - housing1 - report (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - housing2 - pi (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) app 4 - service plan - sustainability (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (07) perf mngt And service planning-app 4 - 2008-09 qtrs 1-2 - sustainability - report (doc)

8.

PRIORITIES FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2009/12

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for capital expenditure.

08 11 04 SE i - (08) priorities for capital exp 0912 (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (08) priorities for capital exp 0912-app 1 (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (08) priorities for capital exp 0912-app 2 (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (08) priorities for capital exp 0912-app 3 - sus env (xls)

9.

PRIORITIES FOR REVENUE EXPENDITURE 2009/12

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for revenue expenditure.

08 11 04 SE i - (09) priorities for revenue exp 0912 (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (09) priorities for revenue exp 0912-app 2 - sustainability (doc)

10. 

PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES MEMBERS’ WORKING GROUP’S REPORT ON THE PROVISION OF BENEFITS

 

To report on the outcome of the Prosperous Communities Members’ Working Group’s scrutiny of the provision of benefits within the timescale required by the Council’s Constitution.

08 11 04 SE i - (10) prosp comm - benefit section (doc)

11.

RICKMANSWORTH PARKING SCHEME

 

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

08 11 04 SE i - (11) rickmansworth parking scheme (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (11) rickmansworth parking scheme-app 1 (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (11) rickmansworth parking scheme-app 2 (doc)

12.

GREEN STREET CYCLE TRACK, CHORLEYWOOD

 

To agree a scheme for implementation. (Note– larger-scale plans will be circulated to Members of the Committee)

08 11 04 SE i - (12) green street cycle scheme (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (12) green street cycle track-app 1 (pdf)

13.

THREE RIVERS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK- ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT

 

This report sets out the Annual Monitoring Report 2007/08 prepared as part of the Local Development Framework and seeks the Committee’s approval for its submission to the Secretary of State.

08 11 04 SE i - (13) ldf annual monitoring (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (13) ldf annual monitoring-app1 (doc)

14.

HOUSING EQUALITIES MONITORING

 

To provide Members with ethnic monitoring data on the retained statutory and strategic housing service.

08 11 04 SE i - (14) housing equalities monitoring (doc)

15.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT AND BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – SEPTEMBER (MONTH 6)

 

This report gives an update of the medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 26 September 2008 (circulated separately).

 

WORK PROGRAMME

16.

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 11 04 SE i - (16) work prog (doc)

08 11 04 SE i - (16) work prog-app (doc)

17.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

18.

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.”

 

(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.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above