Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 1 July 2019 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To authorise the Chairman of the meeting to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2019 as a correct record.

4.

Announcements

5.

Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 224 KB

6.

Public Questions

As the report on the Compulsory Purchase Order of The Tree is exempt due to commercial sensitivity, the Chairman of the meeting has agreed to allow any representions to be made at this point in the meeting.

8.

Compulsory Purchase Order of The Tree, Stapleford

Decision:

Cabinet agreed not to progress The Tree Community Limited’s request for the Council to use compulsory purchase powers in relation to the acquisition of The Tree, 9 Bar Lane, Stapleford.

9.

Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed

 

(a)          to adopt the Statement of Community Involvement (2019) for Greater Cambridge, prepared jointly with Cambridge City Council; and

 

(b)          that the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development is granted delegated authority, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, to make any editing changes identified prior to publication.

10.

Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 421 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

a)            Agreed the content of the Draft Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction SPD (Appendix A);

 

b)            Approved the draft SPD for public consultation in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulation 2012 for the period between the 15th July to the 23rd September 2019;

 

c)            Approved the consultation arrangements set out in paragraphs 12 and 13 of the report;

 

d)            Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, to agree the Statement of Consultation and draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screenings Reports for consultation alongside the draft SPD;

 

e)            Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning to make editorial changes to the Draft Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction SPD and supporting documents prior to the commencement of the consultation period regarding minor amendments and factual updates.

 

11.

Establishment of Joint Planning and Transport Advisory Group pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

(a)          noted information regarding the inception of the Local Plan; and;

 

(b)          agreed the terms of reference for the proposed Joint Planning & Transport Advisory Group; and

 

(c)           agreed that South Cambridgeshire representation on the Joint Planning & Transport Advisory Group should comprise two nominations from the Liberal Democrat group and one from the Conservative group.

12.

A428 Preferred Route Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet consultation response pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Decision:

Cabinet

 

(a)          Discussed and agree broad points to make in response to the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Preferred Route consultation; and

 

(b)          Agreed to delegate the wording of the final joint response and any individual response to the consultation to the Strategy and Economy Manager, in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

13.

Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency (CHIA) Shared Service Agreement pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the renewal of the Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency shared service agreement for a further three years up to 31st March 2022 (Appendix A).

14.

Shared Services Annual Report pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

 

(a)  Noted the 3C Shared Services Annual Report attached at Appendix A;

 

(b)  Noted the Greater Cambridge Shared Services Annual Report attached at Appendix B;

 

(c)   Agreed that relevant Officers engage in discussions with Cambridge City Council and Huntingdonshire District Council regarding the potential extension of the original Shared Services Agreement for Legal, Building Control and ICT services beyond the expiry date of 30 September 2020;

 

(d)  (d) Agreed, as part of the discussions identified in 3(c) above, that prompt attention be given to the outstanding milestones and actions identified in the original Shared Services Partnership Agreement and to ensuring that the quality standards, performance levels and benefits from the integrated services are defined, understood, clearly documented and effectively monitored and measured; and

 

(e)  Agreed to consider the establishment of a joint Scrutiny and Overview Committee with Cambridge City Council and Huntingdonshire District Council as part of ongoing negotiations.

15.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items 16 and 17 (Investment Strategy) in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act). Paragraph 3 relates to  information about the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information.

16.

Investment Strategy Stream 3 - Investment Partnerships

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the confidential report from the Interim Director of Finance.

17.

Investment Strategy Core Staffing Establishment

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the confidential report from the Interim Director of Finance.