Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12.00 p.m.

Contact: Patrick Adams  01954 713408 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 20 December to Friday 4 January 2019

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 20 Dec

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee - POSTPONED

Fri 21 Dec

Mon 24 Dec

Tue 25 Dec

Christmas Day – Office Closed

Wed 26 Dec

Boxing Day – Office Closed

Thu 27 Dec

Fri 28 Dec

 

Mon 31 Dec

Tue 1 Jan

New Year’s Day – Office Closed

Wed 2 Jan

Thu 3 Jan

Fri 4 Jan

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy

We are pleased to launch the consultation of the Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy which has been developed in collaboration with Cambridge City Council.  The proposed Strategy details how the two authorities will meet the housing challenges over the next five years and will help to guide the future planning of new homes, as well as ensuring existing homes are fit for purpose. 

 

Details of the strategy and consultation can be found athttps://www.scambs.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategy-consultation/.  Some of you may have already fed into the draft Strategy as part of the Members' workshop but please do complete the online survey if you have further comments, or if you prefer email direct with specific comments at gchs@scambs.gov.uk

 

The closing date of the consultation is: Friday, 25th January 2019.  Once all feedback has been considered, the Strategy will then need to be formally approved through both councils' formal decision making processes in March/April 2019 before it can be adopted.

3.

Planned Road Closures for this week: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Please find attached road closures information for week commencing 17 December, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

To contact your A14 sections stakeholder manager, please use the email addresses below or the A14 helpline.

 

Section 1 & 2:Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

Jon Lewell - jon.lewell@thea14.com

 

Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Section 4 & 5: Swavesey to Milton

Bob Pettipher - bob.pettipher@thea14.com

 

A14 helpline 0800 270 0114 - This will be answered by a team member during site hours 8am - 5pm and messages can be left at other times. Further updates as the scheme progresses can be found on the website.

GENERAL INFORMATION

4.

Media Monitoring

Arising from the results of the Member Communication Needs Survey, many members highlighted the fact that residents found out about SCDC matters through the media.

 

The Council’s Communications Team will produce a weekly summary of recent news items to be published in the Bulletin to help keep members informed of recent coverage of SCDC.

 

Contact the Communications Team for further information.

 

 

Date

Publication

Details

12/12/2018

Cambridge News

How can we beat city congestion

P11

GCP article

12/12/2018

Cambridge News

Anger as new junction causes big tailbacks

P14

Cllr Bunty Waters quoted

12/12/2018

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bunty Waters interviewed about congestion issues in Bar Hill following A14 junction change by Highways England as part of road upgrade

Scroll to 1'20'' in

 

12/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Genome campus expansion could create 4,300 jobs

P5

 

12/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

£6m Histon Road revamp approved after revisions

P11

GCP article

12/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Cambridge and Cambourne busway moves forward

P11

GCP article: Cllr Gavin Clayton mentioned

12/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Low-carbon living scheme for major brownfield site

P13

Cambridge Northern Fringe Area Action Plan

12/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Council's self-build plot

P20

 

12/12/2018

Cambridge News online

Cambridge and South Cambs Christmas bin collection dates 2018

Link

 

12/12/2018

Business Weekly online

4,300 new jobs and 1,500 homes proposed for Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Link

 

12/12/2018

Cambridge Independent Online

Final £6m Histon Road plans given green light

GCP article

13/12/2018

Cambridge News

Review will put spotlight on Combined Authority spending

P7

CA article

13/12/2018

Cambridge News

End year on a recycling high, urges Councillor

P13

 

13/12/2018

Cambridge Network

Barrington chimney blow-down makes way for new homes

Link

 

13/12/2018

Cambridge Independent Online

Residents treated to how Cambridge metro and transport system could look in future

Link

GCP article

13/12/2018

BBC News Online

Cambridge vision includes self-driving buses and metro

Link

GCP article

13/12/2018

Cambridge News online

Rats come out of' ditch at end of family's garden and mum says council won't help

Link

 

14/12/2018

Cambridge News

Revealed: vision of the future of transport around the city

P1 & P4 & P5

GCP article

16/12/2018

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridgeshire council aiming for right-to-build scheme

Link

 

18/12/2018

Cambridge Independent online

A new low-carbon community could be developed on a major brownfield site

Link

 

 

5.

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

 

The Local Government Association provides a list of news headlines relevant to its members. Please click the headlines below for more details.

 

Saturday 15 December: Mail: Food waste collections to be collected separately

Food waste is due to be collected separately by councils under the Government’s Waste Strategy due to be announced next week.

 

Wednesday 19 December: Guardian: Put Universal Credit on hold to project disabled claimants, say MPs

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has called on the Government to put the next phase of Universal Credit on hold until ministers can show that disabled claimants will be properly protected when moving on to the new system.

 

6.

View Planning Applications

To view the list of planning applications that have recently been submitted to the Council, please visit the authority’s on-line Planning Application Search.  Once the page has loaded, you can use the Search option to set your own criteria of parish, area and date range.

 

The system will provide a range of information on current and decided applications since 1948, including a brief description of the development, reference number, decision and the date of decision.  More recent applications show the name and telephone number of the council officer who is dealing with the application.

 

Search results are presented in a collection of pages, the number of which depends on the number of results your search produces.  There are navigation tools to allow you to browse your results.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE 12 DECEMBER 2018

In accordance with the Access to Information Procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, any executive decision shall be published normally within five days of being made.  That record will bear the date on which it is published and will specify that the decision will come into force, and may then be implemented, on the expiry of 5 working days after the publication of the decision, unless called in for review by the Chairman of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or by any five other councillors.

 

A list of decisions currently within the call-in period is available on the Council’s website.

 

The call in procedure is set out in full in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, ‘Scrutiny and Overview Committee Procedure Rules’

7.

Community Chest Grants - December 2018

Following consideration of the applications by the Grants Advisory Committee, the Finance Portfolio Holder AGREED the following:

 

 

Applicant

Village(s) affected

Description

Total applied for (£)

Total recomm-

ended (£)

Additional conditions/ comments

 

1

The Countryside Restoration Trust

Barton and Comberton

Purchase of pitchforks, hay rakes and scythes to manage hay meadows

1,000.00

1,000.00

Invite schools to take part in education days to learn traditional methods

 

2

Disability Cambridgeshire

Multiple

Upgrade IT

1,020.00

1,000.00

 

 

3

Linton Action for Youth

Linton

Roof repairs

460.00

460.00

 

 

4

Northstowe Sports and Wellbeing Group

Northstowe, Willingham

Longstanton

Community development – fitness and wellbeing

988.00

528.00

Equipment only

 

5

Bethel Baptist Church

Swavesey

Replace disabled  access ramp to church hall

1,000.00

Deferred

More info needed

 

6

Friends of Duxford School

Duxford

Equipment for airday events held for fundraising purposes

622.91

Nil

No benefit to the wider community

 

7

Save Linton Heights Swimming Pool Fund-raising Committee

Linton

Repair of Linton Heights’ decommissioned swimming pool

1,000.00

Deferred

More info needed

 

 

DECISIONS MADE BY OFFICERS AND REPORTED FOR INFORMATION

Please click on the link below to find details of decisions made by officers under delegated authority:

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/access-information

8.

Setting of the Council Tax Base 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

The Chief Financial Officer set the tax base for South Cambridgeshire District Council at 62,576.3 band D equivalents for 2019/20, and the tax base for each parish be set as shown in the Appendix to the attached report.

OTHER INFORMATION

9.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Decisions

·                      Setting of the Council Tax Base 2019-20

·                      Community Chest Grants – December 2018

·                      Planning Committee 12 December

 

10.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

 

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Kenny Plummer

Job title: Refuse Driver

Date started: 10 December 2018

Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Caroline Dennington

Job title: PSL Administrator

Date leaving: 6 January 2019

 

Name: Alexandra Ellwood

Job title: Project Services

Date leaving: 13 January 2019

 

Name: Anita Goddard

Job title: Head of Service: Housing and Repairs

Date leaving: 12 January 2019

 

Name: Katie Parry

Job title: Principal Planning Officer

Date leaving: 12 January 2019

 

Name: Chelsea Wade

Job title: Housing Advice Assistant

Date leaving: 2 January 2019