Agenda, decisions and minutes

New Communities Portfolio Holder's Meeting
Tuesday, 8 March 2011 11.15 a.m.

Venue: Monkfield Room, First Floor. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior  03450 450 500

Items
No. Item

39.

Declarations of Interest

40.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

The Portfolio Holder is asked to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2011 as a correct record.

41.

Service Plans 2011/12

Decision:

The New Communities Portfolio Holder noted, approved and adopted the New Communities aspects of the Planning and New Communities Service Plan.

42.

ORCHARD PARK: Adoption of Supplementary Planning Document

Appendices are on CD and the website. 

Decision:

The New Communities Portfolio Holder:

(a)          Endorsed the Council’s responses (as included in Appendix 1);

(b)          adopted the Orchard Park Design Guidance SPD (as included in Appendix 2)

43.

Residential Travel Plan - Supplementary Planning Document

Decision:

The New Communities Portfolio Holder:

(a)          agreed that the draft Residential Travel Plan Guidance (Appendix 1) be issued for consultation.

(b)            noted the consultation plan in Appendix 2.

44.

SHLAA (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment)

Decision:

The New Communities Portfolio Holder agreed

(a)          The methodology for the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (as included at Appendix 1)

(b)          Setting up of a Housing Market Partnership

(c)          Issuing of a ‘call for sites’

45.

Health Impact Assessment Supplementary Planning Document (SPD): Adoption

Decision:

The New Communities Portfolio Holder agreed the adoption of the Health Impact Assessment SPD (the amended page of the consultation draft SPD is included in Appendix 3) and proceed in accordance with Regulations 18 and 19 (for ease of reference, Appendix 1 details the change made to the draft SPD following the consultation process).

46.

FEN DRAYTON: Land Settlement Association (LSA) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Appendices 1, 2 and 3 are on CD and the Council’s website. 

Decision:

 The New Communities Portfolio Holder considered the representations received on the draft Fen Drayton Former LSA Estate SPD and agreed provisionally the Council’s responses (as included in Appendix 2); and the adoption of the Fen Drayton Former LSA Estate SPD (as included in Appendix 3) subject to further consideration of footprint issues relating to 54 Park Lane and 33 Cootes Lane.

47.

Informal planning policy guidance for foodstore provision in North West Cambridge

Appendices A and B are on CD and the website. 

Decision:

The New Communities Portfolio Holder

 

1.     Agreed provisionally the responses to the representations received to the Options Report on Foodstore Provision in North West Cambridge provided in Appendix A.

2.     gave authority to the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities) to make minor amendments / changes to the ‘Informal Planning Policy Guidance on Foodstore Provision in North West Cambridge’ which may arise when the Cambridge City Council Members consider the informal retail guidance at the Environment Scrutiny Committee on 15th March 2011.  Any material changes to be brought back to the next Portfolio Holder meeting for consideration.

3.     Adopted provisionally the ‘Informal Planning Policy Guidance on Foodstore Provision in North West Cambridge’, provided in Appendix B, as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

 

Subjected to the views of Cambridge City Council.

48.

Carry forward of uncommitted grant balances to 2011-12

Decision:

That the New Communities Portfolio Holder resolves that the following balances be carried forward into 2011-12 financial year:

§      Community Facilities Grant, £32,922

§      Village Sports Facilities Grant, £29,069

§      Arts Capital Grants, £14,940

49.

South Cambridgeshire Local Development Scheme 2011-2014

Decision:

1.              The New Communities Portfolio Holder agreed that a single South Cambridgeshire Development Plan be prepared incorporating a review of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD), Site Specific Policies DPD and the Development Control Policies DPD as a single document to the timetable set out in Appendix 1, Tables 1 and 4 and that the Gypsies and Travellers DPD will continue to be prepared separately (Appendix 1, Table 3).

 

2.             That authority be delegated to the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities) to complete a new Local Development Scheme on this basis.

 

The New Communities Portfolio Holder to sign off the Scheme at a future date.

50.

Gypsy and Traveller Issues and Options 3: Approval for Consultation

51.

Forward Plan

The Portfolio Holder will maintain, for agreement at each meeting, a Forward Plan identifying all matters relevant to the Portfolio which it is believed are likely to be the subject of consideration and / or decision by the Portfolio Holder, or recommendation to, or referral by, the Portfolio Holder to Cabinet, Council, or any other constituent part of the Council.   The plan will be updated as necessary.  The Portfolio Holder will be responsible for the content and accuracy of the forward plan. 

Minutes:

Those present noted the Forward Plan for the New Communities Portfolio included in the agenda.  Papworth Everard West Central SPD would not now go to the meeting on 19 May 2011, but would be considered instead at a meeting during 2011-12.

52.

Date of Next Meeting

19 May 2011 at 11.15am or upon conclusion of the Planning Portfolio Holder meeting, whichever is later. 

Minutes:

Those present noted that the next scheduled New Communities Portfolio Holder meeting would be on Tuesday 19 May 2011 starting at 11.15am or upon completion of the Planning Portfolio Holder meeting, whichever was the later.

 

There was likely to be a Special New Communities Portfolio Holder meeting on Thursday 31 March 2011 starting at 5.30pm.  This meeting  would be solely to consider capital grants.