Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee - 24 September 2019

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th September 2019




For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7.30pm.


Members of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee:-



Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member                   Margaret Hofman

Transport and Economic Development)                   Tony Humphreys

Phil Williams (Lead Member Infrastructure              Joan King

and Planning Policy)                                              Reena Ranger

Andrew Scarth (Lead Member for Housing)             David Raw

Peter Getkahn                                                      Stephanie Singer

Alex Hayward                         


David Hill, Interim Chief Executive

16 September 2019


Lead Member Responsibilities:


Transport and Economic Development – Community Toilet Schemes, Cycling Policy and Cycleway Provision, Economic Development, Highways, Parking, Public Transport, Rivertech, Town and Village Centre Improvements


Infrastructure and Planning Policy – Brownfield Register, Building Control, Conservation Areas and Local Listing, Community Infrastructure Levy, Development Management Policy, Heritage, Infrastructure Schemes, Land Charges, Land Drainage, Listed Buildings, Neighbourhood Planning, Right to Build Register, Tree Protection

Housing – Housing Policy, Homelessness and Housing Advice, Housing and Disabled Facilities Grants, Management of Traveller Sites, Private Housing and Houses in Multiple Occupation, Residential Environmental Health, Temporary Accommodation.


The Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development 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 Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee.   Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.


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To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held on 25 June 2019.




Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 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.



To receive any declarations of interest.






Petition 1 - To receive a petition signed by 55 residents which states:

Remove Talbot Road from any proposed plan to allow local businesses to grant permits to their employees to park in Talbot Road between 8.30 and 18.30.

Why is this important?

Because Talbot Road is so central, inevitably anyone granted a permit will gravitate to this road, particularly the western end at the junction with Church Street, which is already lacking in enough road parking for residents and particularly in the day, their visitors.


Petition 2 – To receive a petition signed by 111 residents which states:

We as local residents of Cedars Avenue, Nightingale Road and Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth are submitting this petition to stop the introduction of the parking proposal. We believe the proposal is based on a flawed survey, is unclear on where the demand has arisen, lacks detail on how it will be managed and implemented and does not consider the impact on local residents.


Petition 3 – To receive a petition signed by 60 residents which states:

We the residents of Money Hill Road are submitting this petition to object to the Permit Parking proposal for Local Employees in our road. We believe the proposal is based on incorrect data in the number of permit parking spaces, does not take into account safety concerns for this road which is a ‘Rat Run’ and does not consider the effect on the residents of the road. We are also greatly concerned that the Council Officials are aware that the 46 car parking spaces in the report include the parking across dropped kerbs preventing access to resident’s driveways.


Petition 4 – To receive a petition signed by 53 residents which states:

We the undersigned residents of Park Way wish to formally record our objection to the parking management proposals for Park Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 7AT. This includes objecting to the parking management proposals for West Rickmansworth and the proposals for parking bays for local workers.

We ask that the current arrangement (single yellow line parking restrictions 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday) remain unchanged.


Petition 5 – To receive a petition signed by 69 residents which states:

We the undersigned, wish to be removed from any proposal for a permit parking scheme in Dickinson Square for the following key reasons:

The introduction of yellow lines would dramatically reduce the available space for residents to park and would significantly speed up the flow of traffic through the Square making it more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists,

Markings on the road would be detrimental to the appearance of Dickinson Square which is a Conservation Area.


Petition 6 – To receive a petition signed by 122 residents which states:

In the Stage 2 consultation over Nov/ Dec 2018, the majority of Frankland Road residents who responded said that they Did Not Want a CPZ in Frankland Road.

We, the undersigned, reiterate that we Do Not Want a CPZ as currently proposed, and we Do Not Want our road split ‘East/ West’ with CPZ at one end.



Attached is the comprehensive period 4 budget monitoring report for the all the Council’s Committees.

This report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 2 September 2019 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2019 - 2023 medium-term financial plan.





To agree the Committee’s work programme.

 19-09-24-i-ihed-work-prog-cover.pdf (pdf)

19-09-24-ihed-i-work-programme.pdf (pdf)


8.  OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.



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.”

(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.

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