Agenda and decisions

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Professor Phil Allmendinger.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from members of the Executive Board.


There were no declarations of interests other than those already recorded in Members’ Declaration of Interest forms.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 391 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 26th July 2017 as a correct record.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 26th July 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairperson.


Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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The Executive Board RECEIVED and responded to public questions as part of item 6.


Reports and Recommendations from the Joint Assembly


The Executive Board RECEIVED a report on decisions made at the meeting of the Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly held on Wednesday 13th September 2017. 


Cambourne to Cambridge Better Bus Journeys Scheme - approach to public consultation informing full outline business case development pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report.


The Executive Board AGREED unanimously to:


(a)          Agree, based on the considerations in the report, to undertake further public consultation on the Park and Ride options and route alignments identified in Appendix 4 for the Cambourne to Cambridge Better Bus Journey scheme as part of the ongoing development of the Full Outline Business Case, subject to a further meeting with the LLF Technical Group to further refine option 6; and the consultation including further detail on the connectivity to key employment sites and on the connection to the M11 subject to work with Highways England; and


(b)          Agree the timetable in the report.



Western Orbital pdf icon PDF 839 KB

To consider the attached report.


The Executive Board AGREED unanimously to:


(a)          Note the progress to date;


(b)          Delegate to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Chairperson a response to Highways England (HE) supporting:


·         the inclusion of an M11 Smart Motorway upgrade within the next Highways England Route Investment Strategy whilst ensuring that local impacts are fully assessed through the business case development process; and

·         the upgrade of the functionality and the ‘all movement’ accessibility of the Girton Interchange subject to full impact assessment;


(c)          Agree to increase the number of spaces at the Trumpington Park and Ride site subject to necessary planning permissions being obtained;


(d)          Agree to undertake a more detailed business case analysis as set out in this report in relation to medium term Park and Ride expansion and Park and Cycle options and associated junction improvements; and


(e)          Agree the next steps/ timetable detailed in the report.



Developing a 10 year (2020 - 2030) Future Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 448 KB

To consider the attached report.


The Executive Board AGREED unanimously to:


(a)          Develop a 10 year Future Investment Strategy (FIS) and the process set out in paragraphs 11-15 of the report for agreeing priorities; and


(b)          Undertake a significant engagement exercise (called Our Big Conversation) in order that the views of stakeholders, residents and businesses can be included in the development of the FIS.



Skills Developing the Greater Cambridge Partnership Ambition pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider the attached report.


The Executive Board AGREED unanimously:


(a)          To refocus the skills workstream in order to facilitate the delivery of the up to 420 apprenticeship target agreed with Government as part of the City Deal agreement;


(b)          To do this by establishing a GCP apprenticeship matching/brokerage service that has a focus on STEM apprenticeships;


(c)          That officers should work with and commission, where necessary, external organisations to support this work;


(d)          To work with the LEP, the Combined Authority and delivery organisations in the development of a skills strategy, including evaluating this new service to determine whether it would be suitable, in the medium to long term, for roll out across a wider geography; and


(e)          That in doing the above to take account of the active involvement of the Skills Working Group.




GCP Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 785 KB

To consider the attached report.


The Executive Board AGREED unanimously to:


(a)          Note the quarterly progress report and its appendices;


(b)          To redefine the target completion date for Chisholm Trail cycle links Phase 2, to reflect experience of the planning process for Phase 1 [see para. 17of the report]; and


(c)          Endorse the scope and key objectives of the Greenways and Rural Travel Hubs schemes [see Appendix 2 of the report].



Date of Future Meetings

To note the following:


4.00 p.m. Wednesday 22nd November 2017, Council Chamber, The Guildhall Cambridge #

4.00 p.m. Thursday 8th February 2018, Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne

4.00 p.m. Wednesday 21st March 2018, Kreis Viersen Room, Shire Hall, Cambridge

Thursday 5th July 2018 *

Thursday 11th October 2018 *

Thursday 6th December 2018 *


# venue likely to change

* time and venue to be confirmed


The Executive Board AGREED the programme of dates for future meetings.


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