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Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 9 September 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House09th September 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 9 September 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
1 September 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 5 August 2008 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 08 05 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.

HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY

 

To receive the final Strategy document for recommendation to the Executive Committee for approval.

08 09 09 SE i - (05) homelessness strategy (doc)

08 09 09 SE i - (05) homelessness strategy - app (doc)

6.

SUSTAINABILITY – PROGRESS UPDATE AND FUTURE INITIATIVES

 

This report updates the Committee on the work currently under way on the sustainable agenda, proposes a possible large scale insulation initiative to help meet the requirements of NI 186, and generally considers the developing national climate change framework.

08 09 09 SE i - (06) sustainability prog (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT AND BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – JULY 2008 (MONTH 4)

 

This report gives an update of the three-year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 27 July 2008 (report circulated separately).

 

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

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

08 09 09 SE i - (08) work prog-app (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

10.

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 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.”

 

(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.

GADE VIEW GARDENS – UPDATE

 

To formally announce the result of the “Certificate of Immunity in all but name” application to English Heritage and update Members on the current position and redevelopment issues for the Gade View Gardens site.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.