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 20 July 2020 and the Minutes of the Extraordinary Policy and Resources Committee meetings held on 24 August 2020 and 1 September 2020.

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

5 .  LOCAL PLAN

  • The Local Plan Sub Committee (LPSC) has considered a number of reports on draft policies for inclusion in the new Local Plan. This report brings together the recommendations from the LPSC meeting of the 25 September 2019 and 2 July 2020 for approval by the Policy and Resources Committee.

 6 . LOCAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE

  • To receive the recommendation from the Local Plan sub-committee meeting held on 27 August 2020 on the Local Plan Update: Local Development Scheme.  The recommendation from the Local Plan sub-committee meeting will be provided after the meeting.

7 .   CHORLEYWOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN: PROGRESS TO REFERENDUM

  • The purpose of this report is to enable the Policy and Resources Committee to consider recommending to Full Council that the Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan, as modified by the Examiner, proceed to public referendum on 6 May 2021.

8 . COUNCIL CALENDAR OF MEETINGS 2022/23 

9 . REFUGEE MOTION FUNDING

  • If Full Council agree the motion for the Council to accept more refugees, there is a requirement for an additional £20,000 per year to be provided to Housing Services. If agreed, it is requested that this resource is provided by way of a part-time resource.

10 .  REVISED TERMS OF REFERENCE – THREE RIVERS LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

  • This report seeks the adoption of the revised terms of reference for the Three Rivers Local Strategic Partnership Board by Policy and Resources Committee

11 . EXEMPTION FROM PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE – REVIEW OF BUILDING CONTROL STATUTORY SIGNOFF PROCEDURES

  • To advise Members that an exemption to the procurement process was approved by the Director of Community and Environmental Services under the Limited Market exemption as permitted by the Council’s Constitution for the provision of services by Capita to undertake a review of the Building Control statutory sign off procedures.

12 . COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT

  • The community focussed partnership work that is taking place in response to Covid-19 has developed a good working relationship between the District Council and local voluntary organisations, places of worship and Covid-mutual aid groups.As part of Three Rivers District Council recovery plan, the Reassurance strand was identified to tackle a number of issues as a result of Covid-19. This includes two areas of work, Community Protection and Community Engagement.Subsequently, this formed part of the service restoration plan and was identified as a priority 1 area of work. Priorities 1, 2 and 3 were agreed at the Covid-19 sub-committee 21 July 2020, however, resource is required for this strand of work.Therefore we are now proposing to develop a longer term Service Level Agreement (SLA) between Three Rivers District Council and Watford and Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) to continue to progress this line of work to deliver and support our recovery plans as a priority 1 area.A long term agreement will strengthen partnership working across the district, identify continuing and emerging needs as well as provide reach to local communities and vulnerable residents during local outbreaks or a second wave of Covid-19 over the next 6 months.

13 .  COVID-19 RESPONSE SUB-COMMITTEE

14 .  CORPORATE FRAMEWORK, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2021- 2024

  • The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to the process whereby the Council will determine its three-year medium-term strategic plan for 2021-2024, the related service plans, and the allocation of financial resources to achieve them.

15 . BUDGET MONITORING – PERIOD 4 (JULY)

  • 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 2020 - 2023 medium-term revenue financial plan. The report shows the Council’s overall consolidated medium term financial plan for both revenue and capital.

16 . WEST HERTS CREMATORIUM JOINT COMMITTEE – LOAN AGREEMENT

17 . WORK PROGRAMME

18 . OTHER BUSINESS

19 .  EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC