Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee 10 March 2016
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 10 March 2016 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee:-
Councillors:- Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lead Member) Martin Trevett (Lead Member)
Steve Drury David Major
Peter Getkahn Marie-Louise Nolan
Ty Harris Ralph Sangster
Paula Hiscocks Alison Scarth
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
2 March 2016
Lead Member Responsibilities:
Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport - Energy efficiency and Beat the Killer Cold; Economic Development; Sustainability – promoting energy efficiency and ‘green’ matters; Supporting public transport, better buses and cycling.
Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes – Council house allocations and lettings (transfers and Choice-Based Lettings bids; Homelessness and housing advice; Housing grants for improvement and adaptation; Private housing condition and Houses in Multiple Occupation (including stock condition surveys); Building Control; Car parking (provision, fines, permits); Highways and infrastructure schemes; Development Management; Heritage (i.e. conservation areas, listed buildings, tree protection); Land Charges; land Drainage; Local Plans (i.e. conservation areas, neighbourhood forums, local listing).
The Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport 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 Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.
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1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2015 (circulated separately).15 11 10 SD mins
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.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORT
5. WORK HUB UPDATE
This report provides an update on the Work Hub, a project to create a shared work space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and homeworkers from Rickmansworth and the surrounding area. It sets out further details of the proposal from ‘Wimbletech’, a Community Interest Company, to run and manage the Hub within Basing House and part of the basement of Three Rivers House.16 03 10 SD i (05) Work Hub Report16 03 10 SD i (05) Work Hub Appendix 1- Project timetable16 03 10 SD i (05) Work Hub Appendix 2- Project costs16 03 10 SD i (05) Work Hub Appendix 3- Operational costs
6. SERVICE PLANNING 2016-2019
This report enables the Committee to comment on the Economic and Sustainable Development plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2016.16 03 10 SD i (06) Cover Report 16 03 10 SD i (06) Appendix 1 - Economic Sustainable Development Service Plan 2016-19
HOUSING, PLANNING AND STRATEGIC SCHEMES
7. REVIEW OF PROGRAMME FOR CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS
To seek approval for the Conservation Area Appraisal Programme.16 03 10 SD i (07) CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL PROGRAMME REPORT16 03 10 SD i (07) Appendix 116 03 10 SD i (07) Appendix 2
8. PARKING SERVICES WORKING PARTY REPORT
The report sets out some options and recommendations for bridging the gap between income and expenditure for the Council’s parking services following the request made at the December 2015 Policy and Resources Committee.16 03 10 SD i (08) Report
9. SERVICE PLANS
This report enables the Committee to comment on the Regulatory Services plan and the Community Services (Housing) plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2016.16 03 10 SD i (09) Cover Report16 03 10 SD i (09) Appendix 1a Regulatory Services 2016-201916 03 10 SD i (09) Appendix 1b Housing Service Plan 2016-19
10. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.16 03 10 SD i (10) report work programmeSD Work Programme March 2016
11. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.
11a. PURCHASE OF INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY
This report requests authorisation to purchase an individual property in Mill End, Rickmansworth.16 03 10 SD i purchase-of-property
12. 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(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1 -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.)