Executive Committee - 26 November 2007
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 26 November 2007 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Committee (portfolio responsibility in brackets):-
Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Housing)
Sara Bedford Richard Struck (Resources)
Phil Brading (Public Services & Health) Martin Trevett (Environment)
Kerron Cross Chris Whately-Smith (Leisure & Community)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety) Conservative (no appointment)
Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services, 15 November 2007
The Executive 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 Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.
1.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 29 October 2007.07 10 29 EX mins.doc (doc)
3.NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which 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.
5.FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – AUGUST 2007 (MONTH 7)
This report gives an update of the three- year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 28 October 2007.07 11 26 EX i - (5) financial monitoring (doc)
6.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE RESOURCES POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
To receive the recommendations of the Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 November 2007 in relation to following Items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 26 October 2007.07 11 26 EX i - (06) resources recs (doc)
6a.DEBT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
The purpose of this report is to provide further information requested to allow the Committee to consider the Debt Management Strategy and to recommend it to the Council’s Executive Committee.07 11 26 EX i - (6a) debt management strategy (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (6a) debt management strategy-app a (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (6a) debt management strategy-app b (pdf)
6b.STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2008-2011
The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to receive the draft service plans and to recommend their contents to the Executive Committee.07 11 26 EX i - (6b 10b) service plans (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (6b 10b) service plans-app 2 (doc)
This report reviews the Council’s general and special expenses.07 11 26 EX i - (07) special expenses (doc)
PUBLIC SERVICES & HEALTH
8.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICES & HEALTH POLICY & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
To receive the recommendation of the Public Services & Health Policy & Scrutiny Committee held on 8 November in relation to following Item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 26 November 2007.07 11 26 EX i - (08) psh recs (doc)
8a PUBLIC SERVICES & HEALTH CAPITAL BUDGET 2007/08
To obtain members’ approval to bring forward capital schemes utilising under-spends elsewhere.07 11 26 EX i - (8a) capital budget 2007-08 (doc)
8bENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FEES AND CHARGES 2008/09
The Policy and Scrutiny Committee is requested to agree the fees and charges set out in Appendix 1 for the identified Environmental Health activities and to request approval from Executive Committee.07 11 26 EX i - (8b) fees and charges 2008-09 (doc)
9. EAST OF ENGLAND NHS STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY CONSULTATION – “IMPROVING LIVES: SAVING LIVES”.
To report and comment on the East of England NHS Strategic Health Authority Consultation – “Improving Lives; Saving Lives”.07 11 26 EX i - (09) consultation nhs (doc)
10. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
To receive the recommendation of the Sustainable and Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee to be held on 13 November 2007 in relation to following Items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 26 November 2007.07 11 26 EX i - (10) se recs (doc)
10aADVISORY DISABLED PARKING BAY
To agree revised consultation and delegation procedures for the installation of advisory disabled parking bays07 11 26 EX i - (10a) disabled parking bays (doc)
10bSTRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2008-2011
The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to receive the draft service plans and to recommend their contents to the Executive Committee. – Please refer to report 6b.
11.THREE RIVERS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME - APPROVAL OF SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENTS FOLLOWING CONSULTATION
To approve the following Supplementary Planning Documents: -
Sustainable Communities Amenity and Children’s Play Space in New Residential Developments – Hard copies of the appendix are available on request from Three Rivers House07 11 26 EX i - (11) supplementary plng docs (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (11) supplementary plng docs-app 1 ctd (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (11) supplementary plng docs-app 1 (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (11) supplementary plng docs-app 2 (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (11) supplementary plng docs-app 3 (doc)
12.THREE RIVERS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK- ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT
This report sets out the Annual Monitoring Report 2006/07 prepared as part of the Local Development Framework and seeks the committee’s approval for its submission to the Secretary of State. Hard copies of the appendix are available on request from Three Rivers House07 11 26 EX i - (12) amr rpt (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (12) amr rpt-app (pdf)
13.THREE RIVERS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK- REPORT OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CORE STRATEGY; SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES AND OPTIONS
This report sets out the results of the public consultation carried out on the Core Strategy: Supplementary Issues and Options Paper (‘Planning Your Future’) during the Summer and Autumn of 2007. It also sets out how the Core Strategy will be progressed to the next stage of its development (the ‘Preferred Options’ stage). Hard copies of the appendix are available on request from Three Rivers House07 11 26 EX i - (13) tr local dev - core strategy (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (13) tr local dev - core strategy-app (doc)
14.FRITH WOOD CONSERVATION AREA
To consider the designation of an area situated between Watford Road and Sandy Lane, to be known as Frith Wood, as a Conservation Area.07 11 26 EX i - (14) frith wood cons area (doc)07 11 26 EX i - (14) frith wood cons area-app 1 (pdf)07 11 26 EX i - (14) frith wood cons area-app 2 (doc)
15.LOCAL FILTERING FOR CODE OF CONDUCT COMPLAINTS – IMPACT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES
To discuss the implications of local Standards Committees dealing with the sieving of Member conduct complaints with effect from April 2008 and to consider whether membership of the Standards Committee needs to be increased in the future or joint working arrangements put in place.07 11 26 EX i - (15) local filtering code of conduct (doc)
16.OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above
17.EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining items 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 they involve 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.RENT ARREARS WRITE OFF
To seek authority to write off one tenants' arrears which arose on a former tenancy.
2.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE MEMBERS WORKING GROUP – HOUSING STOCK TRANSFER
To receive the recommendation of the Members Working Group – Housing Stock Transfer.
3.OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above