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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 6 November 2012

Colne Room, Watersmeet, Rickmansworth06th November 2012

 NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Colne Room, Watersmeet, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Alison Scarth (Chairman)

Peter Wakeling (Vice-Chairman)

 

Ana Bakshi

Marie-Louise Nolan

 

Paula Hiscocks

Brian Norman

 

Barbara Lamb MBE

Sue Stibbs

 

David Major

 

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
29 October 2012

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 18 September 2012 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

12 09 18 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.

AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL VALIDATION CHECKLIST FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

The adopted Development Management validation checklist was produced in accordance with national guidance published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.  This checklist sets out national and local validation requirements for planning applications.  The NPPF requires such lists to be reviewed on a frequent basis.  This report is to inform Members that the adopted validation checklist has been updated accordingly.

12 11 06 SE i - (05) validation checklist (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (05) validation checklist-app 1 (doc)

6.

GREEN EXPECTATIONS – SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

Green Expectations is a draft Sustainability Strategy for Three Rivers District Council which sets out how the authority aims to continue to reduce its impact on the local and global environments.  This report requests approval to consult on the draft strategy with key stakeholders and the general public in December 2012 and January 2013.

12 11 06 SE i - (06) sustainability strategy (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (06) app 1 (pdf)

12 11 06 SE i - (06) app 2 (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

STRATEGIC, FINANCIAL AND SERVICE PLANNING 2013-2016 AND QUARTER 2 PERFORMANCE 2012/13 

 

This report enables the Committee to monitor performance for the first  six months of the current financial year and comment to the Executive Committee on the Strategic Plan, the Committee's service plans, and the budgets to support them for the  three years commencing on 1 April 2013.

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning report and appendices 7,8 and 9 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning app1 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning app2 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning app3 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning app4 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning app5 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (07) strategic and financial planning app6 (doc)

8.

REVISED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR THE LOCAL PLAN

 

To advise the Committee about proposed changes to the project timetable for the Local Plan (previously known as the Local Development Framework). This is set out in a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS).

12 11 06 SE i - (08) local devt scheme (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (08) local devt scheme-app 1 (pdf)

12 11 06 SE i - (08) local devt scheme-app 2 (pdf)

9.

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

 

This report updates the sustainability elements of the authority’s Procurement Strategy, aiming to embed sustainability considerations throughout the process.  The Executive Committee on 15 October resolved that the changes to the Procurement Strategy as set out in Appendix 1 are agreed subject to consultation with the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee.  The Committee is requested to consider and note the report.

12 11 06 SE i - (09) sustainable procurement (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (09) sustainable procurement-app 1 (doc)

10.

THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 2011-12

 

Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Council for 2011-12 show a decrease of 7.6%.

12 11 06 SE i - (10) ghg emissions (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (10) ghg emissions-app 1 (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (10) ghg emissions-app 2 (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

11.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

12 11 06 SE i - (11) work prog (doc)

12 11 06 SE i - (11) work prog-app 1 (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

13.

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 paragraphs 1-7 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.