Agenda and decisions

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior  03450 450 500 Email:

Link: Link to an urgency notice relating to item 13 (Response to Anglian Water)

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To authorise the Leader to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2019 as a correct record.




Public Questions


Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 131 KB


Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 272 KB

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(a)          Noted the outturn position of a £2.742 million underspend for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme and that, of this, £1.124 million was at that time proposed for reprofiling into future years;


(b)          Consider the updated HRA capital programme at Appendix B which has been re-profiled in line with the expected timing of spend and amended in line with expected levels of spend where appropriate; 


(c)          Noted that, in order to finance the updated Capital Programme, borrowing of around £10 million was likely to be required during 2021/22;


(d)          noted that, following the abolition of the HRA debt cap, a local debt cap had been calculated as £250 million at 1st April 2019 rising to £300 million as at 31st March 2022;


(e)          Recommended to Full Council the revised HRA capital programme for the period 2019/2020 to 2024/2025, at Appendix B, to reflect amendments to, and the reprofiling of expenditure identified in the report.  


Collection Fund - Estimated Council Tax Surplus pdf icon PDF 250 KB




(a)          approved an estimated surplus at 31 March 2020 in relation to the Council Tax element of the Collection Fund of £0.774 million be declared for 2019/2020 and shared between the Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Police & Crime Commissioner and the Cambridgeshire Fire Authority in proportion to their 2019/2020 precepts on the Collection Fund;


(b)          agreed that, in future financial years, the determination of the estimated Collection Fund surplus for distribution to precepting bodies be delegated to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance.


Adoption of the Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 219 KB

The appendices are available online at Click or tap Your Council and Democracy > Meetings and Councillor Information > Browse meetings > Cabinet > 8 January 2020

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a)     Considered the main issues raised in the public consultation; agree responses to the representations received and agreed consequential proposed changes to the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) as set out in the Consultation Statement and the tracked changed version of the SPD for adoption (See Appendices A and B);


b)     Subject to a), adopted the Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction SPD; and


c)     Delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, the authority to make any editing changes to the SPD prior to publication.


An Economic Action Plan and new Business Support Service for South Cambridgeshire pdf icon PDF 555 KB

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a)    Approved the Greater Cambridge Economic Action Plan;


b)    Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development to make minor typographical/factual changes or changes to improve legibility/understanding prior to the publication of the Economic Action Plan;


c)    Agreed the proposal for a new Business Support Service for South Cambridgeshire;


Date of next meeting

Wednesday 5 February 2019 at 9.30am


Exclusion of Press and Public

The Appendices forming part of Agenda item 13 contain exempt information.  The main covering report is public.


The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present.  Typically, such issues relate to personal details, financial and business affairs, legal privilege and so on.  In every case, the public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them.  The following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 


"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item number 12 in accordance with Section 100(A) (3) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”


If exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, and Cabinet chooses to discuss that information, the Press and public will not be able to view it, or be present while it is being discussed. 


There will be an explanation on the website however as to why the information is exempt.


Response to Anglian Water pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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a)    Noted the details of the proposed statement of community consultation

b)    Delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development the submission of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s response to the proposed statement of community consultation as set out in Appendix 2 to the confidential report, subject to


                                          i.    Anglian Water undertaking additional public consultation as proposed at the meeting; and

                                        ii.    Ensuring enough flexibility in the proposals to allow for amendment should there be a change in circumstances as discussed at the meeting.