Infrastructure, Housing & Economic Development Committee - 17 November 2020
Virtual meeting with remote access17th November 2020
INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a virtual/remote meeting to be held on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee:-
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member Joy Mann
Transport and Economic Development) Reena Ranger
Steve Drury (Lead Member Infrastructure David Sansom
and Planning Policy) Stephanie Singer
Andrew Scarth (Lead Member for Housing) Dominic Sokalski
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive
9 November 2020
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 Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 enable Council/Committee meetings to be held in a virtual format and enables remote attendance.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will be virtual/remote meeting in that it will be conducted at no specific location and all participants are at various locations, communicating via audio and online.
The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part I agenda items at Committee meetings. 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 Committee. Details of the procedure are provided below:
Members of the public wishing to speak will be entitled to register and identify which Part I report they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the remote meeting. Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee Team by e-mail 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register (1 for and 1 against) will be sent a link so that they can join the meeting to exercise that right. This will also allow the Committee Team to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the remote meeting to forward to the Chair of the meeting.
In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part 1 business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.
Recording and reporting the Council's meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.
Please note that the meeting is being held virtually. The business of the meeting will be live streamed at: (Link archived)
The virtual/remote committee meeting protocol is provided below:
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held 22 September 2020.
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 98 residents which states:
“This petition calls for the pedestrianisation of Rickmansworth High Street from Church Street/Northway to Parsonage Road. This would create a traffic free, people friendly, “piazza” style zone where shoppers can move more freely, linger and wonder freely without fear of pollution or being the victim of traffic accidents. The High Street needs to be transformed after the Covid crisis if it is to remain the vibrant heart of the community. Pedestrianisation will promote vitality and variety and bring a new lease of life to the whole area.”
6. BUDGET MONITORING – PERIOD 6
This report covers this Committees financial position over the medium term (2020 – 2023) as at Period 6 (end of September)
The Period 6 comprehensive Budget Management report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 2 November 2020 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2020 - 2023 medium-term financial plan
7. DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT (PLANNING), LOCAL LAND CHARGES SEARCHES, STREET NAMING AND NUMBERING AND PARKING SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES
This report provides an overview of all discretionary charges for Development Management, Local Land Charges Searches, Street Naming and Numbering and Parking
8. STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2021-2024
This report enables the Committee to comment on its draft service plans and the growth bids from the Service Committees.
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(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs 1 to 7 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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