Executive Committee - 27 November 2006
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday, 27 November 2006 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Committee (portfolio responsibility in brackets):-
Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Housing)
Phil Brading (Public Services & Health) Chris Whately-Smith (Leisure & Community)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety) Conservative (no appointment)
Richard Struck (Resources) Conservative (no appointment)
Martin Trevett (Environment) Labour (no appointment)
Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services - 16 November 2006
Please note that Chief Constable Frank Whitely will be giving a presentation on policing in the County before the Executive Committee. All Members are invited to attend. The Presentation will start at 6.30pm.
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 30 October 200606 10 30 EX mins (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 – OCTOBER 2006 (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 29 October 2006.06 11 27 EX i - (5) budget monitoring (doc)
6. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM RESOURCES POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Resources Policy Panel held on 9 November 2006 in relation to items 6a to 6c of the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 2006 as detailed.06 11 27 EX i - (06) rpp recs (doc)
6a GAS SPARE PARTS
The purpose of this report is to seek permission to enter into one or more Corporate Framework Agreements for the provision of materials for the Gas Servicing section.06 11 27 EX i - (6a) gas spares (doc)
6b TEMPORARY STAFF
The purpose of this report is to seek the Panels agreement to recommend to the Executive Committee that we examine the options to reduce our costs on temporary staff, through a joint procurement exercise with Stevenage Borough Council.06 11 27 EX i - (6b) temp staff report (doc)
6cPUBLIC ACCESS TO WEB BASED DATA FOR PLANNING SERVICES
A report setting out recommendations to
(a) Install software to enable improved and additional interactive web access facilities, for the public, to access and respond to Local Development Framework (LDF) proposals, held in map and written format, and for managing the preparation of the LDF.
(b) Install software to enable electronic statutory consultations on Planning Applications and the LDF proposals to be carried out.
(c) Install software to enable public access to limited Building Control data.06 11 27 EX i - (6c) web access planning (doc)
7.2007/08 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT INFORMATION
The purpose of this item is to report orally any information received prior to the meeting from the Department for Communities & Local Government concerning the 2007/08 Local Government Finance Settlement.
8. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC SERVICES & HEALTH POLICY PANEL & RESOURCES POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Public Services and Health Policy Panel held on 2 November 2006 and the Resources Policy Panel held on 9 November 2006 in relation to item 8a of the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 2006 as detailed.06 11 27 EX i - (08) pshpp and rpp rec (doc)
8aDEPOT SHARE – ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
This report advises the Panel on the alternative options which have been explored in relation to relocating the Environmental Protection team from Batchworth depot to an alternative site.06 11 27 EX i - (8a) depot options (doc)
9.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC SERVICES & HEALTH POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Public Services & Health Policy Panel held on 2 November 2006 in relation to items 9a to 9c of the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 2006.06 11 27 EX i - (09) ps and h recs (doc)
9aRECYCLING CONTAMINATION ISSUES
To advise Members of the contamination taking place in various recycling schemes.06 11 27 EX i - (9a) contamination issues (doc)
9b UPDATE ON THE RECYCLING OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
To update members on the beverage container recycling trial, which commenced in June 2006.06 11 27 EX i - (9b) tetra bank (doc)
9cREVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FEES & CHARGES 2007/08
This report makes recommendations for increases to various fees and charges for services within Environmental Protection.06 11 27 EX i - (9c) fees and charges (doc)
10. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LEISURE AND COMMUNITY POLICY PANEL AND PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Leisure and Community Policy Panel and the Public Services and Health Policy Panel held on 31 October 2006 and 2 November 2006, respectively in relation to the following item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 200606 11 27 EX i - (10) ls and ps and h recs (doc)
10a LEAVESDEN SECTION 106 AGREEMENT
At the September meeting of the Leisure and Community Policy Panel members requested a report on the Leavesden Section 106 agreement with the Health Authority.06 11 27 EX i - (10a) sec 106 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (10a) sec 106-app b (pdf)06 11 27 EX i - (10a) sec 106-app c (doc)
11. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LEISURE AND COMMUNITY POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Leisure and Community Policy Panel held on 31 October 2006, in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 2006.06 11 27 EX i - (11) ls recs (doc)
11a TO ADVISE MEMBERS OF THE DRAFT WOODLAND MANAGEMENT PLAN AND TO SEEK APPROVAL FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE DOCUMENT INCLUDING QUESTIONNAIRE
The draft Woodland Management Plans (WMP) have been drawn up in order to identify the key management priorities to be addressed by the Council for a period up to 2026 and to identify specific areas that are likely to require further resources.06 11 27 EX i - (11a) woodland mgt (doc)
11b LEISURE AND COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS
The Policy Panel is asked to consider the third round of applications from groups and organisations for grant support from the Leisure and Community Grants 2006/07 revenue provision and to recommend accordingly to the Executive Committee.06 11 27 EX i - (11b) leis grants (doc)
11cCAPITAL GRANT, CHORLEYWOOD YOUTH CENTRE
To consider a grant application from the management committee of the Chorleywood Youth Centre.06 11 27 EX i - (11c) cap grant (doc)
12. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Housing & Environment Policy Panel held on 7 November 2006 in relation to items 12a of the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 2006.06 11 27 EX i - (12) housing referrals (doc)
12a SUPPORTING PEOPLE
This report proposes that a growth bid of £138,120 be included in the 2007-2010 Housing Service Plan for the year 2008/09 in order that the Council can maintain the Supporting People sheltered housing services.06 11 27 EX i - (12a) suppt people (doc)
13. SHADOW BOARD – THRIVE HOMES
To seek a replacement Council representative on the Thrive Homes Shadow Board.06 11 27 EX i - (13) shadow board - thrive homes (doc)
14. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Housing & Environment Policy Panel held on 7 November in relation to items 14a to 14d of the agenda for the Executive Committee on 27 November 2006.06 11 27 EX i - (14) environment referrals (doc)
14a MOOR PARK CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL
To adopt the Moor Park Conservation Area Appraisal (October 2006) as a statement of Council Policy for it to be used as a material consideration when assessing applications for alteration, demolition of and construction of dwellings in the Moor Park Conservation Area.06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 1 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 2 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 3 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 4 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 5 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 6 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14a) moor park cons area appr-app 7 (doc)
14b LOUDWATER OUTER CONSERVATION AREA
To approve a draft Conservation Area Appraisal including a suggested Article 4 Direction, for public consultation.06 11 27 EX i - (14b) outer loudwater appr (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14b) outer loudwater cac (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14b) outer loudwater cac-app 1 (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14b) outer loudwater cac-app 2 (doc)
14c LDF CORE STRATEGY: ISSUES AND OPTIONS CONSULTATION
This report sets out the results of the public consultation carried out on the Core Strategy: Issues and Options Paper during the Spring and Summer of 2006. It also sets out how Core Strategy will be progressed to the next stage of its development (the ‘Preferred Options’ stage).06 11 27 EX i - (14c) ldf core strat (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14c) ldf core strat-app 1 (doc)
14d ENHANCEMENT OF SHOPPING PARADES
To agree a programme for future refurbishments.06 11 27 EX i - (14d) retail parades (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (14d) retail parades-app 1 (doc)
15. ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT
This report sets out the Annual Monitoring Report 2005/06 prepared as part of the Local Development Framework and seeks the committee’s approval for it’s submission to the Secretary of State. (AMR – circulated separately)06 11 27 EX i - (15) AMR report (doc)06 11 27 EX i - (15) AMR report appendix (doc)
16.COMMUNITY STRATEGY 2006-2012
This report presents the revised Community Strategy 2006-2012 to the Executive Committee for approval and recommendation to the Council.06 11 27 EX i - (16) community strategy (doc)
17. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HERTFORDSHIRE CHILDREN’S TRUST PARTNERSHIP – POSSIBLE GRANT TO HOME-START
At the Executive Committee meeting on 4 September 2006 it was resolved that (Minute EX65/06 refers): -
(1) The Committee agrees to the release of the funds budgeted as a contribution to Hertfordshire Children’s Trust Partnership Development Fund, and
(2) That a further report be submitted to this Committee on the possibilities of this Council’s benefit of £5,500 as a grant towards “Home-Start” in the District.06 11 27 EX i - (17) homestart draft (doc)
18. HERTFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS – CONSULTATION ON RELEVANT AREAS FOR 2008/09 ADMISSIONS
To consider making a response to consultation by Herts County Council on Relevant Areas for 2008-2009 Admissions.06 11 27 EX i - (18) herts schools (doc)
19. CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
To consider the draft Calendar of Meetings for the Local Government Year 2007/2008.06 11 27 EX i - (19) calendar 2007-2008 (doc)
20. OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above
21.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 paragraphs 3 and 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.OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.
2. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Housing and Environment Policy Panel held on 7 November 2006 in relation to Item 2a on the Executive Committee agenda.
2aAPPOINTMENT OF CONSULTANT TO MANAGE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT PROJECTS
To recommend a process for the appointment of a consultant to manage the Council’s programme of highways and transport schemes.
3.RENT ARREARS WRITE OFFS
To seek authority to write off two tenants' arrears where the arrears arose on former tenancies.