Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 21 February to Friday 8 March

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 21 Feb

2pm

Extraordinary Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

 

3pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 22 Feb

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Ian Senior

Mon 25 Feb

Tue 26 Feb

Wed 27 Feb

2pm

Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly

Council Chamber

Democratic Services

Thu 28 Feb

9:30am

Extraordinary Planning Committee- POSTPONED

Fri 1 Mar

10:30am

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Monkfield Room

Victoria Wallace

 

Mon 4 Mar

Tue 5 Mar

10am

Civic Affairs Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 6 Mar

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 7 Mar

Fri 8 Mar

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value - Waggon & Horses Pub in Steeple Morden

The Council has received the following nomination:

 

In Steeple Morden - The Waggon & Horses Public House

The Council will make its decision by 9th April 2019.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage:

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-right-bid

3.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value - Blue Ball, Green Man and Red Lion pubs in Grantchester

The Council has received the following nomination:

 

In Grantchester - The Blue Ball Public House, The Green Man Public House and The Red Lion Public House and Restaurant

The Council will make its decision by 8th April 2019.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage:

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-right-bid

4.

A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet - Preferred Route Announcement

Highways England announced the Preferred Route for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Scheme on Monday 18 February. Highways England has prepared a short booklet explaining the preferred route for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet scheme, the reasons for our decision and the results of the public consultation we held in spring 2017. It also gives details of what will happen next.

 

The booklet can be viewed:https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a428-black-cat-to-caxton-gibbet/results/a428blackcattocaxtongibbetwebpra.pdf

UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCILLOR TRAINING

Unless otherwise specified, please confirm your availability to attend any of the following briefing or training events by contacting Patrick Adams on 01954 713408. This will ensure your training records are kept up to date and suitable venue and catering booking can be made. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

5.

Member Workshop - Improving Homes

On Monday, 4th March 2019 at 4.00pm in the Council Chamber a Member workshop is being held to explore the role the Council can play in improving homes across the District.  We know the importance that housing can play in promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as its role in terms of making South Cambridgeshire a 'greener' sustainable place to live; and we want to ensure that the resources we have available are targeted appropriately.  With a new county-wide Repairs and Adaptations Policy being considered by Cabinet in April, this will give us flexiblity to be more creative with the funding we have available.  The workshop will be interactive, where you will have the chance to hear what we currently do, the role of the Home Improvement Agency and discuss opportunities for new projects.

 

Also, as part of the workshop and in the context of improving homes, we want to introduce the work beginning on refocusing our improvement plans for our own council stock.  This will be a short session at the end of the workshop as a kickstart to developing a new Asset Management Strategy.  It is envisaged that a further more detailed workshop will be held following this to help develop the Strategy.

 

If you wish to attend, please could you email julie.fletcher@scambs.gov.uk

GENERAL INFORMATION

6.

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

13/02/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Neil Gough interviewed on breakfast about Government taxi licensing proposals

Scroll to 1'10'' in

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Search begins for local plan land

P10

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Have your say on city's new district

P10

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Vision for new Waterbeach town wins approval

P10

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Double tax charge on empty homes

P11

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

High Court injunction orders travellers to go

P16

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Shops, schools and play areas planned for Cambourne West

P19

 

13/02/2019

Hunts Post online

New railway could link town to major cities

Link

 

13/02/2019

Ely Standard online

Councillors go behind close doors to discuss mystery absence of chief executive Beverly Agass - public told they must wait eight days to hear more

Link

 

13/02/2019

The MJ online

Chief's future hangs in balance

Link

Behind paywall. Unable to read full article.

13/02/2019

Local Government Chronicle

Chief's future at district in doubt

Link

 

13/02/2019

Cambs Times online

Councillors go behind close doors to discuss mystery absence of chief executive Beverly Agass - public told they must wait eight days to hear more

Link

 

13/02/2019

Cambridge News online

Mystery surrounds South Cambridgeshire chief executive's employment

Link

 

14/02/2019

Cambridge News

Primary school for 400 children planned as part of Wing project

P3

 

14/02/2019

Local Government Chronicle

Further friction as CA begins reform review

Link

CA-focussed article about local Government review. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted.

14/02/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridge taxi driver banned from the business

Link

 

15/02/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Pippa Heylings interviewed about Council climate change aspirations

Scroll to 1'10'' in

 

15/02/2019

Cambridge News

Council's secret meetings to 'discuss' chief exec's employment

P2

 

15/02/2019

Cambridge News

Proposals for speed reductions an safer junctions put forward

P15

GCP article

16/02/2019

Cambridge Independent online

South Cambridgeshire District Council plan double tax charge on empty homes

Link

 

18/02/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council boosts green credentials with waste depot solar panels

Link

 

18/02/2019

Cambridge News

Letter: Confused by Lib Dem's policy on recycling

P19

 

18/02/2019

Cambridge News online

Brand new 10-mile dual carriageway will bring joy to frustrated A428 commuters

Link

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

19/02/2019

Cambridge News

New 10-mile dual carriageway will unclog the A428

P10

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

19/02/2019

Cambridge Network online

Route unveiled for major new road and junction at Black Cat

Link

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

 

7.

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.

 

Thursday 14 February, BBC Online: Most English local authorities “plan to raise council tax”

Nearly all local authorities in England are planning to raise council tax in the coming year while vital services remain under pressure, according to a survey.

 

Thursday 14 February, Independent: Government warned lack of Brexit planning risks unrest

More needs to be done by government to prevent panic-buying and civil unrest over Brexit, officials have warned.

 

Friday 15 February, Mail: Recycling rates have stagnated

Recycling rates in the UK have stagnated for the fifth year in a row, with 45.7 per cent of waste recycled in 2017 – an increase of 1.6 per cent in 2013.

 

Saturday 16 February, Mail: Gove to unveil bottle deposit scheme

The Environmental Secretary Michael Gove will next week unveil plans for “a recycling revolution” that includes a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

 

Sunday 17 February, Sunday Telegraph: Waste and recycling overhaul

The Government is to set out plans this week for a major overhaul of waste and recycling in England.

 

Sunday 17 February, Sunday Telegraph: Tree planting

Housebuilders are avoiding their duty to plant trees as part of new housing developments, prompting calls for planning rules to be changed.

 

Tuesday 19 February, Huffington Post: Council job losses

The Huffington Post is exploring the impact of council job losses on community services and the local economy.

8.

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.

 

 

 

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/the-council/access-to-information/access-to-information-summary/

OTHER INFORMATION

9.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Council 21 Feb at 2pm

·                      Council 21 Feb at 3pm

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 22 Feb

·                      Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 27 Feb

·                      Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee 1 Mar

 

10.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Bradley Perry

Job title: Business Support Officer (Ermine Street Housing)

Date started: 13 February 2019

 

Name: Kathryn Roberts

Job title: Executive Support Assistant (Planning)

Date started: 28 January 2019

 

Name: Marie Roseaman

Job title: Trainee Planner

Date started: 7 February 2019