Agenda and decisions

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To authorise the Leader to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 May 2019 as a correct record.




Public Questions


Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 118 KB


Report attached from the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee.


2018-19 Q4 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:


Cabinet noted the report and observed as follows:


·         There would be value in benchmarking performance of the Contact Centre with that of similar functions at other Councils, and in securing better sucession planning

·         There needed to be a tightening up of the process for paying invoices

·         Names within the In-flight tracker should be updated, and possibly replaced with job titles or service responsibilities


Strategic Risk Register pdf icon PDF 235 KB


Cabinet approved the draft Strategic Risk Register attached as Appendix A to the report from the Head of Shared Internal Audit.


Reappointment of Brexit Advisory Group pdf icon PDF 158 KB




(a)          Reappointed the Brexit Advisory Group in order to continue to provide the Cabinet with options for the effective management of any impact of Brexit on the economy of South Cambridgeshire;


(b)          noted that the terms of reference of the Brexit Advisory Group currently provided for that Group to consist of five Liberal Democrats, two Conservatives and one Labour or Independent Member, together with the Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council as an additional member and three co-opted Members from Cambridge City Council; and


(c)           appointed the following Members to serve on the Brexit Advisory Group:


Liberal Democrat Group: Councillors Philip Allen, Dr. Martin Cahn, Peter Fane, Geoff Harvey, Peter McDonald and Bridget Smith


Conservative Group: Councillor Peter Topping *


Labour Group: Councillor Nigel Cathcart


Independent Group: Councillor Deborah Roberts


(* The Conservative Group agreed to cede a seat to enable both the Independent and Labour Groups to serve on the Advisory Group)


Co-opted from Cambridge City Council: Councillors Rod Cantrill, Haf Davies and Anna Smith



Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) pdf icon PDF 118 KB


Appendices A, C and E have previously been printed as part of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee agenda dated 21 May 2019. They are available on the website by typing this short URL (case sensitive) into a web browser and pressing Enter


Appendices B and D are attached to the printed version of the agenda and also available online.

Additional documents:




(a)          Agreed the content of the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) attached at Appendix A to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development subject to the recommended changes set out in Appendix B to that report;


(b)          Approved the draft SPD for public consultation in accordance with for public consultation in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for a period of six weeks;


(c)           Approved the consultation arrangements set out in the Consultation Statement (Appendix C);


(d)          Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Deputy Leader (Statutory), to agree the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screenings Reports for consultation alongside the draft SPD, including with the three statutory bodies; and


(e)          Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Deputy Leader (Statutory), to make editorial changes to the draft Bourn Airfield SPD and supporting documents for consultation (to comprise minor amendments and factual updates and clarifications).



Date of next meeting


The next scheduled meeting will be on Monday 1 July 2019 starting at 9.30am.