Agenda and decisions

Council - Thursday, 21 July 2022 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  01954 713000 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive Apologies for Absence from Members.

2.

Declaration of Interest

To receive from Members any declarations of interest in items on this agenda.

3.

Register of Interests

Members are requested to inform Democratic Services of any changes in their Register of Members’ Financial and Other Interests form.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To authorise the Chair to sign the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 26 May 2022 as a correct record.

5.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair, Leader, the Executive or the Head of Paid Service.

6.

Questions From the Public

To answer any questions asked by the public.

 

The deadline for receipt of public questions is midnight on Friday 15 July 2022.

 

The Council’s scheme for public speaking at remote meetings may be inspected here:

 

Public Questions at physical Meetings 

6a

From Cambridge City Councillor Hannah Copley

a) Following Royal Assent of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (now the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022), what specific steps will South Cambridge District Council take to counteract, and prevent contributing to, the systemic racism that this act represents?

b) How many evictions of the members of the Gypsy, Roma or Traveller communities have taken place since July 2021 that South Cambridge District Council has been aware of (whether the eviction has been carried out by South Cambridge District Council, a Parish Council, the County Council, a private landowner or any other body), and could you provide the total number of known evictions based on who carried out the eviction?

7.

Petitions

To note all petitions received since the last Council meeting.

8.

To Consider the Following Recommendation:

8a

Northstowe - Update and Recommendations (Cabinet, 11 July 2022) pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Council agreed to

 

       I.    Approve additional funding for the Phase 1 community buildings of: 

 

a.      £1.53m for the Sports Pavilion (including an allocation of £300k from the Renewable Energy Reserve) 

 

b.      £6.5m for the Community Building funded from Capital Receipts. 

 

     II.    Approve an amendment to the Capital Programme to increase the allocation by £1.38m for the Phase 2 Civic Hub funded by the s106 to reflect the total allocation after indexation. 

 

    III.   Approve an additional £4.82m allocated to the Civic Hub programme funded from Capital Receipts.  

 

   IV.   Note that the Phase 2 Sports Pavilion is likely to be underfunded, but that delivery is not expected until 18 months after the 500th occupation on Phase 2.  Although an exact amount cannot be estimated at this time, it is proposed an additional allocation of £2m be made in the General Fund Capital Programme, funded from Capital Receipts, for this project.  

 

     V.    Create a further provision of £433,000 (£219,000 plus indexation) for the Phase 1 Section 106 shortfall.  

 

   VI.   Create a provision for Phase 2 Section 106 commitments of £1.6m 

 

  VII.    Request that officers undertake a further review of infrastructure prioritisation in the S106 agreement for phase 2 in light of this report and report the matter back to the Planning Committee for consideration.    

 

VIII.   Agree to the Community Centre and Local Centre being built on Parcel 6 via a Direct Delivery or Development Manager model.  

 

   IX.   Pause the wider Enterprise Zone development (on Parcels 1,2, 3 and 4) for an initial period of 12 months. A report to come back to Council in six months’ time.

 

     X.    Agree the approach to Parcel 5 taking into account the option agreement set out in the exempt section of this report 

9.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 450 KB

To discuss the work of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

Additional documents:

10.

Members of Committees and Outside Bodies

The purpose of this item is:

·         To note and endorse any changes in the membership of Committees which have been made in accordance with the wishes of the Leader of the political group to which the seat concerned has been allocated.

 

·         To agree any changes required in the membership of outside bodies.

 

Council is asked to note that Councillor Aidan Van de Weyer has replaced Councillor Sarah Cheung Johnson as substitute on the Employment and Staffing Committee.

 

Council is asked to appoint Councillor Richard Stobart as the Council’s Board Member on South Cambs Investment Partnership

 

Council is asked to appoint 1 Liberal Democrat and 1 Conservative to the Housing Engagement Board.

 

Council is asked to appoint a Liberal Democrat Substitute Member to the Police Crime Panel.

Decision:

Council agreed to appoint Councillor Richard Stobart as the Council’s Board Member on both the South Cambridgeshire Investment Partnership LLP and the South Cambridgeshire Projects LLP.

 

Council agreed to appoint Councillors Jose Hales and Councillor Mark Howell to the Housing Engagement Board.

 

Council agreed to appoint Councillor Helene Leeming as the Liberal Democrat Substitute member to the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel.

 

Council noted that Councillor Aidan Van de Weyer has replaced Councillor Sarah Cheung Johnson as substitute on the Employment and Staffing Committee.

11.

Questions From Councillors

A period of 30 minutes will be allocated for this item to include those questions where notice has been provided (as set out on the agenda below) and questions which may be asked without notice.

 

Members wishing to ask a question without notice should indicate this intention to the Interim Democratic Services Team Manager prior to the commencement of the item.  Members’ names will be drawn at random by the Chair until there are no further questions or until the expiration of the time period. 

11a

From Councillor Helene Leeming

What is the council currently doing to support Ukrainian refugees?

11b

From Councillor Stephen Drew

In what ways is South Cambridgeshire District Council promoting local markets across the district?

11c

From Councillor Dr Richard Williams

Can the Leader explain, to the residents and communities who would be severely and detrimentally impacted by the proposed new line, her decision to sign a letter backing East West Rail?

11d

From Councillor Dr Lisa Redrup

What are the revised savings from greening South Cambridgeshire Hall?

11e

From Councillor Daniel Lentell

What can my constituents in Over & Willingham expect in terms of tangible benefits following the appointment of a new, interim chief executive of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority?

11f

From Councillor Richard Stobart

Could the Leader please comment on the Council Tax collection rates for 2021-22, bearing in mind the very difficult economic circumstances?

12.

Notices of Motion

A period of 30 minutes will be allowed for each Motion to be moved, seconded and debated, including dealing with any amendments. At the expiry of the 30 minute period, debate shall cease immediately, the mover of the original Motion, or if the original Motion has been amended, the mover of that amendment now forming part of the substantive motion, will have the right of reply before it is put to the vote.

12a

Standing in the name of Councillor Heather Williams

South Cambs is a major growth area. We know that many of these new homes will attract young families and the number of young people in the District will rise. It is therefore hugely important that the voice of young people is heard in the development of the Council’s policies for the future of the District. This Council encourages youth engagement in local politics and supports the greater involvement of young people in decision-making at the Council and requests Cabinet to establish a cross-party Members’ Task & Finish Group to consider options for delivering this.

Decision:

Council agreed the following motion:

 

South Cambs is a major growth area. We know that many of these new homes will attract young families and the number of young people in the District will rise. It is therefore hugely important that the voice of young people is heard in the development of the Council’s policies for the future of the District. This Council encourages youth engagement in local politics and supports the greater involvement of young people in decision-making at the Council and requests Cabinet to establish a cross-party Members’ Task & Finish Group to consider options for delivering this.

13.

Chair's Engagements

To note the Chair’s engagements since the last Council meeting:

24.05.22

USAF Civic Leaders Information Day

RAF Molesworth Cambridge

Chair or Vice Chair TBD

10.30 to 16.00

RAF Molesworth

Declined  - Chair and Vice Chair did not attend

23.06.22

Cambridgeshire County Day | 23 June 2022 | Garden Party

July Course Newmarket

Chair

9.30 to 4pm

Julie Spence Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

Declined by Chair and Vice Chair  (existing meetings)

01.07.22

Annual

Independence Day Festivities RAF Alconbury

 

RAF Alconbury

Chair or Vice Chair

8pm

Sent on behalf of Colonel Martin

Declined – Chair and Vice Chair unable to attend  -

09.07.22

Speaking at Queen’s Baton Relay Stage at the Wellcome Campus

Genome Campus

Chair

 

Email request from Linda Prior Genome Campus

Accepted

 

 

14.

Date of Next Meeting

Thursday 22 September at 2 pm.