Policy and Resources Committee - 19 July 2021
Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL19th July 2021
POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held on Monday 19 July 2021 at 7.30pm in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers, Northway, Rickmansworth.
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-
Sarah Nelmes (Chair)
Chris Lloyd (Leisure)
Dominic Sokalski (Vice-Chair)
(Resources & Shared Services)
Andrew Scarth (Housing)
(Infrastructure & Planning Policy)
(Community Safety & Partnerships)
(Transport & Economic Development)
Climate Change &
Joanne Wagstaffe Chief Executive
9 July 2021
The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to aid discussions on agenda items at the Policy and Resources Committee meetings. Details of the procedure are provided below:
For those wishing to speak:
Members of the public will be entitled to register and identify which report(s) they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting. Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee team by e-mail (CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk) 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register on any report (one for and one against) will be sent details on the requirements for attending the meeting. Registering 48 hours before the meeting will allow the Committee Team time to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the meeting.
Please note that contributions will be limited to no 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 be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee.
For those wishing to observe the meeting:
Due to Coronavirus restrictions the Council are limited on the number of people who can attend the meetings in person. To secure one of the limited places as an observer, please contact the Committee Team by email at CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk 48 hours in advance of the meeting taking place. Owing to the need to make Covid/Health and Safety preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept registrations to observe the meeting after 2pm on the day of the meeting (Monday 14 June 2021).
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.
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 Legislation and the laws of libel and defamation.
The Policy and Resources Committee meeting will not being broadcast/livestreamed but a recording of the meeting will be made.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee meeting held on 14 June 2021.
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
5. MEMBER TRAINING
The purpose of the report is to recommend a framework for Member Training for 2021/22 to the P&R Committee.
To determine that the Council do not sign up to the Member Charter but look to work towards achieving its standards.
6. HOUSING DELIVERY TEST ACTION PLAN
This report is to update Members on the Housing Delivery Test that was published in January 2021, and for Members to approve the revised Action Plan.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Councils to prepare an action plan where housing delivery has fallen below the housing requirement.
The Action Plan analyses the reasons for the under-delivery of new homes and sets out actions to improve housing delivery within the District.
7. MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11
Under Rule 11(6) of the Council Constitution it was agreed by the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Chair of Council that the following motion be referred to the Policy and Resources Committee. The proposer and seconder of the motion will be invited to the meeting to present the motion under new Rule 11(11).
Proposer: Cllr Alex Hayward, seconded by Councillor Ciaran Reed
In order to maximise transparency and electoral accountability this Council believes that the residents of Three Rivers should all be able to access the meetings of this Council via live streaming and that this Council looks to implement this facility as soon as possible.
A report has been provided as background information to the motion.
8. WORK PROGRAMME
To receive the Committee’s work programme.
9. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under Item 3 above
10. 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 items 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.
For any enquires on the agenda please email the Committee Team at firstname.lastname@example.org