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Full Council - 10 July 2012

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House09th July 2012

To:       ALL MEMBERS OF THE THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL

You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of the Council to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 10 July 2012 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the under-mentioned business:-

A G E N D A


1.         APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.         MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 22 May 2012 (pages A1 to A18).

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3.         CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

4.         LEADER’S REPORT
 

5.         QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 16

(None received.)

6.         PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 19

A petition in the following terms has been received signed by over 100 residents in the District:

We, the undersigned, residents of the Foxgrove Path/Heysham Drive and surrounding areas, object to the plans for housing development on the land off Heysham Drive and adjacent to Foxgrove Path, formerly known as “Playing Fields” and currently used for grazing horses.

We call upon the Council to:

1.  Reject this proposed plan.

2.  Consider alternative site(s) for additional housing that do not impact on Greenbelt, recreational land or are likely to have a detrimental outlook for existing residents.

 3.   Fully consult with local residents on any future proposals at the outset.


7.         DISCUSSION TOPIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 17

(None received.)


8.         MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11

(1)   Councillor Ralph Sangster, seconded by Councillor Chris Hayward to move under Notice duly given as follows:

This Council recognises that it needs to retain the trust and support of its residents by guarding against the misuse of due process in Governance by the Administration that can arise from the arrogance of power.


9.         RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

To consider the recommendations of the Executive Committee at its meeting held on 25 June 2012.

EX07/12 – Development Management Policies Local Development Document

EX10/12 - Consideration of Recommendations from the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Member Working Group

EX11/12 - Consideration of Recommendations from the Audit Committee - Audit & Internal Control – Fraud Annual Report and Revised Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy


10.       REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE LEADER, CABINET AND CHAIRMEN OF THE POLICY AND SCRUTINY, AUDIT, PLANNING, LICENSING, SHARED SERVICES AND REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEES


LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

The following question has been received from Councillor Paul Gordon to the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ann Shaw:-

The Council would like to install a play area in Ashridge Ward, South Oxhey.  One of the sites put forward is within Prestwick Meadows North.  Can you assure residents that if a play area is put in at this site, it will not lead to any further development or loss of green space in the Meadows?


SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Environment (Cllr Martin Trevett), Cabinet Member for Sustainability (Cllr Sara Bedford) and the Chairman of the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Alison Scarth) and questions.

 
LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community (Cllr Keith Williams), Cabinet Member for Community Safety (Cllr Roger Seabourne) and the Chairman of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Steve Drury) and questions.



PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Public Services and Health (Cllr Phil Brading) and the Chairman of the Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst) and questions.



RESOURCES

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Resources (Cllr Matthew Bedford) and the Chairman of the Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Sarah Nelmes) and questions.



SHARED SERVICES

Report from and questions to the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Shared Services Committee (Cllr Brian White)

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Audit Committee (Cllr Sarah Nelmes)

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Planning Committee (Cllr Chris Whately-Smith)



LICENSING

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Licensing Committee (Cllr Pam Hames)



REGULATORY SERVICES


Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee (Cllr Pam Hames)



11.       RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE

To consider the recommendations of the Standards Committee at its meeting held on 28 June 2012.

             SC05/12 – The Localism Act 2011 – The Amended Standards Regime

            SC06/12 – Standards Committee Hearing Panel – Councillor Guy Davis   

 

12.       CHANGES TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

To note the following changes to the Committee Membership:

Audit Committee – Councillor Guy Davis to replace Councillor Kemal Butt.

Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee – Councillor Terry Dos Ramos to replace Councillor Guy Davis.

13.       REPORTS OF MEETINGS

With the exception of the Executive, Regulatory, Licensing, and Audit Committees recommendations to Council, the following reports are submitted for information only:-

Audit Committee

14 June 2012

 

 

Executive Committee

25 June 2012

 

25 June 2012 (Appendix

Joint Shared Services Committee

28 May 2012

 

 

Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee

30 May 2012

 

 

Licensing Committee

13 June 2012

 

 

Planning Committee

24 May 2012

 

 

Planning Committee

21 June 2012

 

 

Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee

31 May 2012

 

 

Regulatory Services Committee

13 June 2012

 

 

Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee

14 June 2012

 

 

Standards Committee

28 June 2012

 

 

Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee

29 May 2012

 Geof Muggeridge
Director of Community and Environmental Services
2 July 2012

Three Rivers House
Northway
Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 1RL

NOTE AS TO PRAYERS: The Reverend Canon Pamela Wise MBE, All Saints Church, South Oxhey, will read prayers at 7.25pm.  Members who are not already in their places are requested to refrain from entering the Chamber during the reading of prayers.  Sufficient time will be allowed for Members to do so after the close of prayers in order that the business of the meeting may begin at 7.30pm.