Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee - 17 March 2020

17 March 2020
Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee - Agenda and Reports



For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee:-


Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member                    Margaret Hofman

Transport and Economic Development)                    Tony Humphreys

Steve Drury (Lead Member Infrastructure                Joan King

and Planning Policy)                                               Reena Ranger

Andrew Scarth (Lead Member for Housing)              David Raw

Peter Getkahn                                                       Stephanie Singer

Joanna Clemens

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

9 March 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 Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development 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 Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development 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.

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To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held on 7 January 2020.



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.


To receive any declarations of interest.




5.  TO RECEIVE TWO PETITIONS UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 18 - the petition rule is provided below

a) Proposed Controlled Parking Zone – Dickinson Avenue, Croxley Green

To receive a petition signed by 56 residents which states:

‘to stop the introduction of the permit parking proposals in our road. We note that adjoining roads, Yorke Road and Dickinson Square, are no longer to be included in a permit parking zone. We therefore declare that we, too, do not want our road to be included in a permit parking zone.'

b) To receive a petition with 31 signatures which highlights the following:

'restrictions had been added by Hillingdon Council in the surrounding roads of Moor Park Road and Grove Road to discourage people who wish to avoid paying station car park charges parking there.  This has impacted on Sandy Lodge Way and some of the surrounding roads with regard to road safety and has raised accident and traffic risks in Sandy Lodge Way.'


(1)     Any member of the public may ask to present a petition, either electronically or in paper form, signed by at least 25 residents other than Members of the Council. It must be relevant to some matter in relation to which the Authority has functions, or which affects the area of the Authority or part of it, or the inhabitants of that area or some of them. Subject to the provisions of the Petitions Scheme governing responses to ordinary petitions, the Group Leaders shall determine which ordinary petitions shall be presented to a Committee or to Council. A petition which asks for the Chief Executive or a Director to give evidence to a public meeting of a Committee must have a minimum of 100 signatures. A planning or licensing objection signed by more than 25 residents should not be deemed a petition for the purpose of this Rule. The Chairman and Spokespersons of Planning or Licensing Committee (as appropriate) shall be notified of its receipt and can exercise their right to require the matter to be determined by the appropriate Committee.

(2)     The terms of the petition and signatures shall be submitted in writing by noon on the Monday of the week prior to the meeting.

(3)     A maximum of three petitions shall be received at any meeting. Petitions shall be taken in the order of receipt.

(4)     The Group Leaders will determine which petitions should be presented to a Committee and will have discretion over where a petition should go, to ensure that it goes to the most appropriate committee. Exceptionally, a petition might be referred to Council. The title and subject matter of every petition received will be included on the agenda for the relevant Committee. The agenda will also indicate how petitions not being received at that meeting will be progressed.

(5)     One representative of the petitioners shall be allowed to address the meeting for not more than three minutes.

(6)     After the petition has been presented, the appropriate Member shall have the right to respond. The response shall be limited to no more than three minutes.

(7)     Except in extraordinary circumstances notified to the Chairman prior to the meeting, members of the public may not ask questions or make statements in relation to the subject matter of the petition. No member of the public may speak more than once and no speech shall last longer than three minutes.

(8)     A decision will be made on how to respond to the petition and a written reply with details of any action proposed will be sent to the representative of the petitioners.

(9)     No petition shall be considered within six months of a petition with the same or likewise objective.


This report covers this Committees financial position over the medium term (2019 – 2023) as at Period 10 (end of January)

The Period 10 comprehensive Budget Management report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 9 March 2020 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2019 - 2023 medium-term financial plan


7.  SERVICE PLANNING 2020/2023

That the Committee considers and recommends the following service plans:That the Committee considers and recommends the following service plans:

  • Regulatory Services (Please note only the unshaded areas of Performance Indicators)
  • Economic and Sustainable Development (Please note only the unshaded areas of the Performance Indicators)
  • Housing Services

8.  Work Programme

To agree the Committee’s work programme



9.  OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.


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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