Agenda and decisions

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 2 - The Forum. View directions

Contact: Michelle Anderson 

No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on  ********* 201*.



The minutes of the meeting held on 19th September 2017 were agreed by the members present and signed by the Chairman.



Apologies for Absence


To receive any apologies for absence.



There were no apologies for absence.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -


(i)            must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent


and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal interest which is also prejudicial


(ii)            may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.


A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members


[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting]



None submitted.


Public Participation

An opportunity for members of the public to make statements and ask questions in accordance with the rules as to Public Participation.




Mr Bright, of Grove Fields Residents Association, addressed the Cabinet, and was given responses to the questions he submitted. The text of his statement/questions and the responses will appear in the full minutes.


Referrals to Cabinet

There were no referrals to Cabinet




Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 68 KB


The Cabinet Forward Plan was noted.


Local Plan Review pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:


1.    Agree the following for consultation (included in the reports to Cabinet):

a)    Issues and Options consultation document (Annex 1)

b)    Draft Schedule of Site Appraisals (Annex 2)

c)    Sustainability Appraisal Working Note – Issues and Options document (Annex 3).

d)    Sustainability Appraisal Working Note – Schedule of Site Appraisals (Annex 4)


2.  Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Planning and Regeneration, in consultation with the Planning and Regeneration Portfolio Holder, to:

a)     agree detailed consultation arrangements; and

b)    Make any minor changes to the documents referred to above before they are finally published.



Statements/Questions regarding the Local Plan Item pdf icon PDF 53 KB


See CA/098/17 Public Participation.



New build update pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:


1.    Notes the progress of the Council New Build Programme.


2.    Agrees that the shared ownership element of the Wood House development be changed to social rent, and that there be a reprofiling of planned capital expenditure to accommodate resultant changes to the cashflow.


3.    Approves an additional grant funding payment for affordable housing development in the Borough of £32,767.00 to Watford Community Housing Trustfor a development known as Goldcroft garage site, Hemel Hempstead bring the total funding for this project up to £845,000.00.


The Bury - Feasibility and Way Forward pdf icon PDF 115 KB


1.    That designs, reports and costs for the Bury Museum project are prepared for a first round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Grants programme, based on the scope as set out in the content of the report to Cabinet.

2.    That authority is delegated to the Assistant Director (Planning, Development and Regeneration) for the appointment of consultants and contractors to prepare a first round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Grants programme.

3.    That the detail of the draft first round bid is reported to Cabinet for approval prior to submission to take the project forward through the Heritage Lottery Fund process.



Brownfield Land Register pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:


Resolved to recommend:


1.    To approve the sites listed in Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register (BLR) as drafted in Appendix 1 of the report to Cabinet and delegate authority to the Assistant Director (Planning, Development and Regeneration) to finalise the site specific information before publication noting that there will be no sites in Part 2 on first publication.


2.    Delegate authority to the Solicitor to the Council to amend the constitution to give effect to the following procedures and authorisations for administering the BLR:


(a)  “That the Assistant Director (Planning, Development and Regeneration) will be responsible for considering which sites go onto the BLR (Part 1 and 2)  for consultation, carrying out required consultation, and reporting the BLR to Cabinet and Council for final approval.


(b)  That applications for Technical Details Consent be dealt with in accordance with the existing scheme of delegation for all planning applications.”



Member Employee Code of Practice and Planning Code of Practice pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:


Resolved to recommend:


  1. to approve the Planning Code of Practice.

2.    to approve the Protocol for Member Officer Relations


Strategic Risk Register pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:


That the content of this report be noted.


Award of Parking Contract pdf icon PDF 118 KB


1.    Note the progress of the replacement Parking Enforcement contract process, in particular the introduction of newer technology to improve the enforcement service.

2.    Subject to submitted tender costs falling within the approved budget, delegate authority to the Assistant Director (Finance & Resources) in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources to award the contracts for an initial 5 year period.

3.    Subject to satisfactory performance, delegate authority to the Assistant Director (Finance & Resources) in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources to extend the contracts in such a period or periods as deemed appropriate up to a maximum of five (5) years, providing a total possible Contract Period of ten (10) years.


Business Rates Pooling Pilot pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Report to follow.


1.    Cabinet support the principle of the Council being a part of a Hertfordshire wide bid to take part in the Government’s proposed 100% Business Rates Pooling Pilot commencing 1 April 2018; and,


2.    Cabinet delegate authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to approve the final application subject to final details being agreed between prospective pool members.



Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing a resolution in the following terms:


That, under s.100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A Part 1 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 the public be excluded during the items in Part 2 of the Agenda for this meeting, because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that, if members of the public were present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations.


Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3.