Infrastructure, Housing & Economic Development Committee - 11 October 2022

11 October 2022
Infrastructure, Housing & Economic Development Committee - Agenda and reports



For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL on Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 7.30pm.

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

Councillors:-    Paul Rainbow (Lead Member Transport and Economic Development) (Co Chair)

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member Infrastructure and Planning Policy) (Co Chair)

Andrew Scarth (Lead Member for Housing) (Co Chair)

Dominic Sokalski

Philip Hearn

Lisa Hudson

Abbas Merali

Reena Ranger

Khalid Hussain

Kevin Raeburn

Joan King

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

3 October 2022

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 Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to aid discussions on agenda items at the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meetings. Details of the procedure are provided below:

For those wishing to speak:

Members of the public are entitled to register and identify which item(s) they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting.  Those who wish to register to speak are asked to register on the night of the meeting from 7pm.

Please note that contributions will be limited to no more than three minutes.

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 Committee.

Those wishing to observe the meeting are requested to arrive on the night of the meeting from 7pm.

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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The meeting will not be broadcast/livestreamed but an audio recording of the meeting will be made.



To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held on 22 March 2022.



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.


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This report covers this Committees financial position over the medium term (2022 – 2025) as at Period 4 (end of July)

The Period 4 comprehensive Budget Management report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 12 September 2022 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2022 - 2025 medium-term financial plan



This report seeks approval for public consultation on the proposed Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) to take place ahead of reporting back to the IHED committee followed by the Policy & Resources Committee before expected adoption by the Full Council.

The LCWIP is a new, strategic approach to planning sustainable active travel networks, developed to support the aims and objectives of the National Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and required to enable the local Highway, Traffic and Transport Authority, the County Council, to apply for national funding for these routes.

The LCWIP process enables the identification of cycling and walking improvements required at the local level. The process enables a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks over a ten-year period and is a vital component of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made by both forms of active travel.

The LCWIP has been developed jointly with the County Council (a requirement) and Watford Borough Council (a logical partner given the distribution of settlements in the District around the Watford conurbation, and a partner which was required by the County Council). Other neighbouring Local Authorities have been consulted as part of the LCWIP process as were a range of relevant stakeholders, including all District Council (and other partner Local Authority) Members.


To agree the Committee’s work programme.


8          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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