Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport Committee – 17 January 2017
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 17 January 2017 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
9 January 2017
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 15 November 2016.16 11 15 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
HOUSING, PLANNING AND STRATEGIC SCHEMES
5. PROCUREMENT OF NEW PARKING ENFORCEMENT CONTRACT – ONGOING INVESTIGATION
This report asks the Committee to consider a number of options 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 2017.17 01 17 SD i (05) Report on Parking Enforcement Contract17 01 17 SD i (05) Appendix A17 01 17 SD i (05) Appendix B17 01 17 SD i (05) Appendix C
6. REVIEW OF LOCAL LAND CHARGES FEES
To report the current situation regarding Local Land Charges Fees as directed by Committee.17 01 17 SD i (06) Land Charges Report January 2016
7. GROVE MILL CONSERVATION APPRAISAL CHARACTER APPRAISAL
To consider the adoption of an updated Grove Mill Lane Conservation Area Character Appraisal as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.17 01 17 SD i (07) The Grove Mill Lane Conservation Area Character AppraisalAppendix 1 Grove Mill Lane CA Character Appraisal
8. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.17 01 17 SD i (08) report work programme17 01 17 SD i (08) Appendix 1 - Work Programme
9. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.
10. 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.)