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Policy and Resources Committee - 2 September 2019

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House01st September 2019

POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 2 September 2019 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-

 

Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman)

Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman) (Leisure)

Matthew Bedford (Resources and Shared Services)

Phil Williams (Environmental Services and Sustainability)

David Sansom

 

Stephen Cox

Andrew Scarth (Housing)

 

Steve Drury (Infrastructure & Planning Policy)

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Transport and Economic Development)

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety and Partnerships)

Alison Wall

 

Alex Hayward

Reena Ranger

 

 

David Hill, Interim Chief Executive

22 August 2019

 

The Policy and Resources 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 Policy and Resources 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.

 

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.

 

1.         APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2.         MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee meeting held on 22 July 2019.

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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.

 

POLICY

5.         HOUSING DELIVERY 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.

The Action Plan reviews Government policy and guidance, considers the views of relevant stakeholders and analyses existing data in order to identify a series of actions to help increase housing delivery.

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6.         HEATHROW EXPANSION PROPOSAL - THIRD STAGE OF CONSULTATION

The proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport has progressed into consultation stage and there have been a number of consultations covering to different areas. The two areas are the Airport Expansion and the other is the Airspace and Future Operations. 

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7.         CORPORATE PEER CHALLENGE FEEDBACK REPORT AND RESPONSE TO KEY RECOMMENDATIONS

A Corporate Peer Challenge was completed at Three Rivers Council between the12 and 15 March 2019. The conclusion of the week of challenge and investigation is a plenary meeting, where the Peer Team provide their considered feedback and opinions of the Council, our structures, performance and policies.

Following the Corporate Peer Challenge, the Peer team compile a report for the Council with their findings and recommendations for improvements.

This report provides the full feedback report from the Peer team (Appendix 1). Additionally, Management Board have collated a high level action plan in response to the recommendations (Appendix 2) which is seeking approval.

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8.         COUNCIL CALENDAR OF MEETINGS 2021/22

To consider the draft Calendar of Meetings for the Local Government Year 2021/22.

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9.         APPOINTMENT TO THE HERTFORDSHIRE BUILDING CONTROL BOARD AND THREE RIVERS COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD

The purpose of the report is to appoint the Interim Head of Paid Service/CEO as a Director on Three Rivers Commercial Services Ltd and Hertfordshire Building Control Ltd.

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RESOURCES

10.       BUDGET MONITORING REPORT

Budget monitoring report is a key tool in scrutinising the Council’s financial performance and is designed to provide an overview to all relevant stakeholders. It is essential that the council monitors its budgets throughout the year to ensure that it is meeting its strategic objectives within its resource limits and, where necessary, corrective action is taken. A key principle of budgetary control is to align the budget holders’ financial responsibilities and their management responsibilities.

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11.      STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2020- 2023

The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to the process whereby the Council will determine its three-year medium-term strategic plan for 2020-2023, the related service plans, and the allocation of financial resources to achieve them.

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12.      LOCAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE

To note that Councillor Steve Drury has been appointed to the vacancy on the sub-committee.

 

13.     WORK PROGRAMME

To receive the Committee’s work programme.

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14.     OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under Item 3 above

 

15.     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.      LOCAL PLAN

To receive a report.

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2.      OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.