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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 8 March 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House08th March 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 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
28 February 2011

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 11 January 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

11 01 11 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.

THE SETTING OF LOCAL PLANNING APPLICATION FEES

 

This report deals with the setting of local planning application fees in the Development Management section. The Government has recently set out proposals to allow Local Planning Authorities to set their own planning fees as opposed to using a national fee system. The proposal is based on a principle of cost recovery, allowing the Council to set a fee that better reflects the costs involved in determining a planning application. This report seeks confirmation of the introduction of new local fees and the process for doing so.

11 03 08 SE i - (05) plan fees (doc)

6.

PLUGGED IN PLACES PROJECT

 

To agree locations for electric vehicle charging points and match funding.

11 03 08 SE i - (06) plug in places (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (06) plug in places-app 1 (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (06) plug in places-app 2 (doc)

SCRUTINY

7.

DRAFT SERVICE PLANNING FOR 2011 - 2014

 

The purpose of this report is to:-

 

(a)

Receive the Strategic Plan 2011 – 2014

 

(b)

Receive the draft service plans for 2011 - 2014, including Equality Impact Assessments relevant to the service

 

(c)

Recommend the contents of the service plans to the Executive Committee.

 

11 03 08 SE i - (07) service plans 2011-14 (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (07) service plans 2011-14-app 1 (strategic plan) (doc)

11 03 08 LC i - (07) service plans-app 2a (bc) (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (07) service plans-app 2b (dev man) (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (07) service plans-app 2c (dev plans) (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (07) service plans-app 2d (hsg) (doc)

11 03 08 SE i - (07) service plans-app 2e (sust) (doc)

8.

HS2 – THE PROPOSED HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK

 

To consider the implications of the proposed high speed rail link for Three Rivers District.

11 03 08 SE i - (08) HS2 (doc)

11 03 08 SE i (08) HS2-app1 (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

9.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 03 08 SE i - (09) work prog (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

11.

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 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 above.