Agenda/Speakers:

1.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.    MINUTES

  • To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Policy and
  • Resources Committee meeting held on 25 January 2021.
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  • 21-01-25-pr-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.   ADOPTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION MODEL COUNCILLOR CODE OF CONDUCT 2020

  • The Local Government Association (LGA) has developed a Model
  • Councillor Code of Conduct 2020, in association with key partners and after
  • extensive consultation with the sector. This is part of its work on supporting
  • all tiers of local government to continue to aspire to high standards of
  • leadership and performance. It is a template for Councils to adopt in whole and/or
  • with local amendments. All Councils are required to have a local Councillor
  • Code of Conduct. It is not mandatory for all Councils to have the same code.
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  •  -05-21-03-08-pr-i-code-of-conduct-cover-report
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  • -05i-21-03-08-pr-i-model-councillor-code-of-conduct-2020-v2
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  • -05ii-21-03-08-pr-i-lga-summary-of-consultation-responses
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  • -05iii-21-03-08-pr-i-current-member-code-of-conduct

6.   NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK AND NATIONAL MODEL DESIGN CODE - DRAFT REPSPONSE TO CONSULTATION PROPOSALS

  • The Government is undertaking a consultation on proposed
  • changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Model
  • Design Guide. This is a technical consultation seeking views on:
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  • Proposed changes to the NPPF based on the recommendations of
  • the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission
  • Proposed changes to the NPPF to strengthen environmental
  • policies, including those arising from the government’s review of flood risk
  • with Defra
  • Proposed minor changes to the NPPF to clarify policy in
  • order to address legal issues
  • Proposed changes to remove or amend out of date material
  • A proposed update to reflect a recent change made in a
  • Written Ministerial Statement about retaining and explaining statues
  • Clarification on the use of Article 4 Directions
  • The new National Model Design Code
  • This report provides a summary of the proposed changes and
  • seeks Members’ views on the draft response set out in Appendix 1.
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  •  -06-21-03-08-pr-i-changes-to-nppf-national-model-design-code-report
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  • -06i-21-03-08-pr-i-appendix-1-draft-consultation-response

7.   CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY 2021-2026

  • Three Rivers District Council heard the climate change
  • motion on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at Council, which was put forward by the Leader,
  • Cllr Sara Bedford and Councillors: Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Chris Lloyd, Alex
  • Michaels, Sarah Nelmes, Andrew Scarth and Dominic Sokalski.
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  • The motion asked for the details of the strategy to be
  • brought for consideration by the Council. It requested the Council to work with
  • partners in the public and private sectors and engage with residents and
  • businesses to gain their input and support when developing the strategy.
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  • The motion commits the Council to use all practical means to
  • reduce the impact of council services on the environment and use planning
  • regulations and the Local Plan to cut carbon emissions. It also calls for help
  • from the Government to provide the support and resources needed to progress the
  • action plan.
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  • A draft Climate Change Strategy was presented to the LEC
  • Committee on 7 October 2020 which was recommended by the Committee for public
  • consultation. The Consultation was formally completed on 30 November 2020.
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  • This report presents the revised Climate Emergency and
  • Sustainability Strategy, (attached at Appendix A) which includes new ambitions
  • in relation to climate change and sustainability, our achievements so far, and
  • how we can lead, enable and engage individuals and businesses to adopt
  • pro-environmental behaviours to reduce their environmental impacts. The
  • associated action plan will be developed and used by officers to deliver the
  • strategy once agreed.
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  •  -07i-21-03-08-pr-i-trdc-climate-change-strategy-document-final
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  • -07ii-21-03-08-pr-i-trdc-climate-change-strategy-supplementary-document
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  • -07iii-21-03-08-pr-i-trdc-climate-change-consultation-report

8.   GREATER LONDON BOUNDARY CHARGE

  • This report is presented to Members providing details on the
  • possible implementation of a Greater London Boundary Charge, based on the
  • current information being reported.
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  •  -08-21-03-08-pr-i-greater-london-boundary-charge-report

9.  CORPORATE PLAN AND FINAL SERIVCE PLANS 2021-2024

  • To receive the Corporate Plan
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  • 21-03-08-pr-i-corporate-framework-2021-22-report
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  • 21-03-08-pr-i-corporate-action-plan-2021_final
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  • and the following final service plans for recommendation to
  • Council:
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  • Legal
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  • Committee
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  • -09-committee-services-final-service-plan-2021-24
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  • Elections
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  • -09-elections-service-plan-2021-2024_final
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  • Finance
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  •  -09-finance-service-plan-2021-24_final-version
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  • Corporate Services
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  • -09-corporate-services-service-plan-2021-2024_final
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  • Customer Service Centre
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  • -09-customer-services-centre-service-plan-2021-24_final
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  •  Revenue and Benefits
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  • -09-revs-and-bens-service-plan-2021-24_final
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  • Property Services
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  • -09-property-services-service-plan-2021-24_final
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  • Economic Development and Sustainability (only with regard to
  • the Local Plan)
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  • -09-economic-and-sustainable-development-service-plan-2021-24_final

10.   BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 10 (January)

  • 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.
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  • This report seeks approval to a change in the Committee’s
  • 2020 - 2024 medium-term revenue financial plan. The report shows the Council’s
  • overall consolidated medium term financial plan for both revenue and capital.
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  •  -10-21-03-08-pr-i-budget-monitoring-period-10-cover-report
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  • -10-21-03-08-pr-i-budget-management-report-app

11.   WORK PROGRAMME

  • To receive the Committee’s work programme.
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  •  -11-21-03-08-pr-i-work-programme-report
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  • -11-21-03-08-pr-i-work-programme-app

12.   OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under Item 3 above

13.   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:-
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  • “that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972
  • the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of
  • business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt
  • information as defined under paragraph 3 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.”
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  • (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.)