Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 6 October 2021 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 7 October to Friday 22 October

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 7 Oct

-

-

-

-

Fri 8 Oct

-

-

-

-

Mon 11 Oct

-

-

-

-

Tue 12 Oct

-

-

-

-

Wed 13 Oct

10 am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 14 Oct

2 pm

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Council Chamber

Aaron Clarke

 

5:20 pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Fri 15 Oct

10 am

Employment & Staffing Committee

Council Chamber

Patrick Adams

 

Mon 18 Oct

6 pm

Council – Extraordinary Meeting

Council Chamber

Patrick Adams

Tue 19 Oct

10 am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Jonathan Malton

Wed 20 Oct

-

-

-

-

Thu 21 Oct

-

-

-

-

Fri 22 Oct

-

-

-

-

 

Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

2.

"On Your Doorstep" - Promoting Local Businesses

South Cambridgeshire District Council have launched a ‘On your Doorstep’ social media campaign to help showcase local shops, hospitality, businesses, attractions and outdoor spaces- providing residents with inspiration for different activities and treats that can also help to support the local economy.

We would appreciate Parish Councils sharing this campaign on their own social media platforms to help promote our wonderful district.

If you follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter to find out what’s on in our local high streets and green spaces throughout the autumn, and in the run up to Christmas. Or search our hashtag #OnYourDoorstepSCDC 

For more information, please visit On your doorstep - South Cambs District Council (scambs.gov.uk)

General Information

3.

Media Monitoring

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The Council’s Communications Team produce a weekly summary of recent news items which is published in the Bulletin to help keep members informed of recent coverage of the Council.

Please contact the Communications Team for further information.

 

Date

Publication

Details

29/09/2021

Cambridge Network online

Council increases support for Afghanistan refugees

Link

-

29/09/2021

Cambridge News

This is straight out of the fake news playbook'

P4

Greater Cambridge Local Plan referenced

29/09/2021

Cambridge News

Financial crisis: Council is two weeks away from special measures

P5

-

29/09/2021

Cambridge Independent

Help needed to boost city water supply

P7

-

29/09/2021

Cambridge Independent

Five further homes found for refugees

P11

-

29/09/2021

Cambridge Independent

Judicial review call over plan for 55 homes

P21

-

29/09/2021

Cambridge Independent

Loan to speed up building of youth centre

P24

-

29/09/2021

Cambridge Independent

Letter: Where is the green belt in Local Plan?

P28

-

29/09/2021

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Report on breakfast show: Cambridge Online shortlisted for award for lockdown learning schemes

N/A

Reference to SCDC grant provided

29/09/2021

Cambridgeshire Live online

Row over new local plan prompts 'fake news' claims

Link

-

30/09/2021

Cambridge News

Homes to be found for 40 Afghan refugees

P12

-

30/09/2021

Cambridge News

Planning applications

P38

Latest planning applications submitted

30/09/2021

Royston Crow online

How you can help Afghan refugees seeking asylum

Link

-

30/09/2021

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Drive time show: Cllr John Batchelor interviewed about Council support for refugees

2'10'' into show

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02/10/2021

Cambridge News

Thousands more homes must be built in the area

P7

03/10/2021

Cambs Times online

Inquiry demand into housing ‘disaster’ and ‘fiasco’ under former mayor

Link

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

03/10/2021

Ely Standard online

Inquiry demand into housing ‘disaster’ and ‘fiasco’ under former mayor

Link

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

04/10/2021

Cambridge Network online

Local Plan consultation to start in November

Link

-

04/10/2021

Cambridge News

Celebrating our diversity

P9

SCDC Black History Month programme mentioned

04/10/2021

Cambridge News

Letter: Special measures could cost the Council dear

P17

-

04/10/2021

Royston Crow online

Have your say on first proposals for Local Plan

Link

-

04/10/2021

Cambridge Independent online

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to submit plans for Cranfield as it plots move away from Cambridge Airport

Link

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

05/10/2021

Cambridge News

Marshalls is set to quit county after more than a century

P5

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

05/10/2021

Cambridge News

Letter: Just how green are these plans for our county?

P19

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

05/10/2021

In Your Area online

Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire planning applications for week ending October 3

Link

-

05/10/2021

Cambridgeshire Live online

Cambridge City Council leader Lewis Herbert to step down from top job after seven years

Link

-

05/10/2021

Cambridge Independent online

Lewis Herbert says the time is right to stand down as Cambridge City Council leader after seven years

Link

-

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Huge growth potential - but can we cope?

P1

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4.

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

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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 30 September, BBC Online: £500m in new grants to help poorest households

The Government has announced £500 million of grants to help families struggling with living costs as other support schemes are withdrawn.

 

Thursday 30 September, Guardian: 100,000 renters in England “risk eviction” when universal credit is cut

According to the housing charity Crisis has warned that at least 100,000 renting households will be placed at risk of eviction when the Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to universal credit takes effect next week.

 

Saturday 2 October, The Metro: LGA warns council tax income cannot meet £8bn extra cost pressures by 2024/25

The LGA has warned that Council Tax income would need to rise by a quarter over the next three years to pay for the extra £8 billion cost and demand pressures to keep local services running at today’s levels.

 

Saturday 2 October, iNews: HGV driver shortage impacting waste collections

Waste collection delays are being experienced in 23 council areas as the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK continues.

 

Sunday 3 October, Sunday Telegraph: Proposals to make residents overseers of developments

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, is set to launch a paper, Trusting the People, that will make neighbourhood planning universal and put “public services and local assets into the hands of mutuals, social enterprises and charities which are run by local people.”

 

Monday 4 October, Times: Planning reforms will ban “ugly” new-builds

New laws to block “ugly” new homes have been pledged as ministers reverse plans to limit the power of local residents to veto development.

 

Monday 4 October, Times: All Britain’s electricity to be green by 2035

The Prime Minister will this week use his conference speech to announce that all of Britain’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2035 as he attempts to reduce the country’s dependence on gas and fossil fuels.

 

Tuesday 5 October, Times: Over half of England’s rivers polluted with sewage

More than half of England’s big rivers are polluted with sewage pumped out by water companies, prompting calls for new laws to properly regulate drainage.

 

Wednesday 6 October, Telegraph: Hydrogen boiler revolution “pretty much impossible”

A minister has described using hydrogen to replace natural gas as a green alternative in boilers is “pretty much impossible”, it has been reported.

5.

View Planning Applications

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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. 

 

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.

 

 

 

Executive Decisions Taken Since Wednesday 29 September 2021

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In accordance with the Access to Information Procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, any executive decision shall be published normally within five days of being made.  That record will bear the date on which it is published and will specify that the decision will come into force, and may then be implemented, on the expiry of 5 working days after the publication of the decision, unless called in for review by the Chairman of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or by any five other councillors.

 

 

A list of decisions currently within the call-in period is available on the Council’s website.

 

The call in procedure is set out in full in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, ‘Scrutiny and Overview Committee Procedure Rules’

6.

Community Chest: Funding Applications

The Lead Cabinet Member for finance agreed to accept the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee held on 24 September.

 

This decision was first published on 4 October and so the deadline for call-in is 5 pm on Monday 11 October.

7.

Creating a Vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc - response to consultation

Cabinet:

 

Agreed the joint response with Cambridge City Council to the Government’s Creating a Vision Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation as set out in Appendix 1 and giving delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and Delivery to make minor amendments.

 

This decision was first published on 1 October and so the deadline for call-in is Friday 8 October at 5 pm.

 

8.

Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Preferred Options (Regulation 18) - For consultation

Cabinet:

 

a)    Agreed the Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Proposals (preferred options) (Regulation 18) (Appendix A) for public consultation;

b)    Noted the First Proposals Sustainability Appraisal (Appendix B) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (Appendix C) and agree them as supporting documents to the First Proposals that will also be subject to public consultation;

c)    Agreed the following supporting documents to the public consultation:

·         Topic papers for each theme (Appendix D)

·         Statement of Consultation, including the Councils’ consideration of and responses to representations received to the Issues and Options consultation 2020 (Appendix E);

·         Duty to Cooperate Statement of Compliance (Appendix F);

·         Draft Duty to Cooperate Statement of Common Ground (attached at Appendix G)

·         Equalities Impact Assessment (Appendix H);

d)    Agreed the findings of the following background document that has informed the First Proposals and is proposed to accompany the public consultation:

·         Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (Appendix I and errata at appendix J);

e)    Noted the findings of the following background documents that have informed the First Proposals and are proposed to accompany the public consultation (see Background documents to this report):

·         Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Conversation (issues and options) (Regulation 18) data release published September 2020

·         Interim Evidence published in November 2020

·         New Evidence published August 2021;

f)     Agreed that any subsequent material amendments be made by the Lead Member for Planning Policy in Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, in consultation with respective Chairs and Spokes;

g)    Agreed that any subsequent minor amendments and editing changes that do not materially affect the content be delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in consultation with the Lead Member for Planning Policy in Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, in consultation with respective Chairs and Spokes.

 

This decision was first published on 1 October and so the deadline for call-in is 5 pm on Friday 8 October.

Decisions Made By Officers and Reported For Information

Please click on the link to find details of decisions made by officers under delegated authority.

Other Information

9.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

10.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Luke Rhenius

Job title: Refuse Driver

Date started: 28 September 2021