Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee - 25 June 2019
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th June 2019
INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 25 June 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
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
17 June 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.
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1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held on 19 March 2019.
3. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
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.
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
TRANSPORT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
5. TO RECEIVE A PETITION UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 18
To receive a petition signed by 61 residents, which states:
"We are deeply concerned about drivers parking their vehicle on Astons Road, causing danger to public safety and obstructing the passage of other vehicles, particularly those of public services.
We support Moor Park (1958) Ltd, which represents all residents of the estate, in requesting the statutory local authorities to urgently consider measures to prevent parking on Astons Road.”
6. THREE RIVERS CROXLEY GREEN PARKING REVIEW - STAGE 2 CONSULTATION OUTCOMES
This report asks the Committee to determine which streets will be included in the final scheme area for this review, following the stage 2 consultation in late 2018. It is brought at the Committee’s express request following the receipt of petitions in January this year relating to the roads to be included.
7. INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS TO ENHANCE RETAIL CENTRES IN THE THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
This report recommends that the Council introduces publicly accessible ‘rapid’ electric vehicle charging points in car parks around the District. These would be delivered under the Retail Parades Enhancement programme to improve the attractiveness of local retail centres for business users and visitors, as well as providing an opportunity for local residents (and potentially taxi firms) who have no private opportunity to charge their cars. Vehicle charging would be provided at a cost to the user and would be located at the main retail centres in the District. This proposal does not interfere or overlap with other proposals to introduce electric car charging points for purposes other than retail parade enhancement.
8. PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO PARKING OPTIONS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
This report details the outcomes of investigations required to support the proposal agreed in outline by the August 2018 meeting of this Committee, to address the required review of business permits and to introduce a solution that will make better use of unused parking capacity in Rickmansworth and Chorleywood.by addressing parking needs of local businesses and employees who require regular, cost-effective parking near their workplace, while safeguarding the parking needs of local residents and other existing permit holders.
The proposal creates new permits available to people who are not residents but are working at local addresses, to enable them to park in on-street permit bays and in designated permit bays in off-street car parks. Under this option, only a limited number of permits would be available and they would be allocated on a strict quota-based system to ensure that permits can only be used in specific streets where spare, unused parking capacity has been evidenced.
This will ensure that parking pressures are kept at a sustainable level and to ensure this, a proportion of parking bays (set here as 20%) in each street would be excluded from the scheme, to ensure that legitimate eligible permit holders (other than resident permit holders, who have already been accounted for) find it easy to park.
9. WORK PROGRAMME
To agree the Committee’s work programme.
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.”
(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. INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS TO ENHANCE RETAIL CENTRES IN THE THREE RIVERS DISTRICT - APPENDIX C
To consider the Appendix.
2. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above
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