Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee - 15 November 2016
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday,15 November 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 Angela Killick
Peter Getkahn David Major
Ty Harris Reena Ranger
Paula Hiscocks Kate Turner
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
7 November 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); To purchase any property for use as temporary accommodation.
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 6 September 2016.16 09 06 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.
5. SERVICE PRESENTATION – HOUSING
HOUSING, PLANNING AND STRATEGIC SCHEMES
6. BUDGET MONITORING – PERIOD 6 (SEPTEMBER)
The Budget Monitoring report is a key tool in scrutinising the Council’s financial performance. It is designed to provide an overview to all relevant stakeholders. It is essential that the Council monitors its budgets throughout the year to ensure that it is meeting its strategic objectives and that corrective action is taken where necessary.
This report seeks approval to a change in the Committee’s 2016 - 2019 medium-term financial plan.16 11 15 SD i (06) Period 6 (September 2016)
7. REPORT ON PARKING SERVICE CHARGING AND INCOME
The report sets out some further 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 and the Council’s budget-setting meeting on 23 February 2016.16 11 15 SD i (07) Report on Parking Services Costs
8. PROCUREMENT OF NEW PARKING ENFORCEMENT CONTRACT – INITIAL INVESTIGATION
This report asks the Committee to consider a variety of possible arrangements for the provision of the parking enforcement service, as the existing contract expires in Spring 2018. This results from a requirement by Watford BC that the District Council determines and commits whether to progress a joint procurement process in early 2017.16 11 15 SD i (08) Report on Parking Enforcement ContractAppendix AAppendix BAppendix C
9. REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, LOCAL LAND CHARGES SEARCHES AND PARKING SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES
This report provides an overview of all discretionary charges for Development Management, Local Land Charges Searches and Parking.16 11 15 SD i (09) Fees and chargesAppendix A - Pre application fee table April 2016Appendix B - Planning Fees and pre Application fee comparison table Oct 2016Appendix C - Management Board Report
10. HIGH ELMS LANE TRAFFIC PROPOSALS (please note that this item has been withdrawn and deferred to a future meeting)
This report provides a summary of the development of parking control proposals on High Elms Lane, Garston as part of the current parking management work programme, and makes recommendations for how the scheme will be progressed.
11. STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2017-2020 – COMMUNITY SERVICES (HOUSING) SERVICE PLAN
This report enables the Committee to comment to the Policy and Resources Committee on the Strategic Plan, the Committee’s service plans, and the growth bids to support them for the three years commencing on 1 April 2017.16 11 15 SD i (11) Service Plans Report Appendix 1 - Strategic Plan 2017-20 DRAFTAppendix 2 - Housing Service Plan 2017-20 draftAppendix 3 - Trend and Performance Report 2016
12. COPPERMILL LOCK DRAFT CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL REPORT
To approve for consultation the draft Coppermill Lock Conservation Area Appraisal.16 11 15 SD i (12) Coppermill Lock Draft AppraisalAppendix 1 - Draft Coppermill Lock Conservation Area Appraisal
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORT
13. STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2017-2020 – ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PLAN AND REGULATORY SERVICES SERVICE PLAN
This report enables the Committee to comment to the Policy and Resources Committee on the Strategic Plan, the Committee’s service plans, and the growth bids to support them for the three years commencing on 1 April 2017.16 11 15 SD i (13) Service Plans Report
Appendix 1 - please see agenda item 11Appendix 2 - Economic Sustainable Development Service Plan (Draft)  2017-20Appendix 2 - Regulatory Services Service Plan 2017-20 (Draft)
Appendix 3 - please see agenda item 11
14. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.16 11 15 SD i (14) report work programme Appendix - Work Programme
15. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.
16. 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.)