Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 4 September 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 5 September to Friday 20 September

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 5 Sep

Fri 6 Sep

Mon 9 Sep

Tue 10 Sep

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 11 Sep

Please note that Planning Committee is on Thursday

Thu 12 Sep

12:45pm

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Fri 13 Sep

 

Mon 16 Sep

11:59pm

Deadline for Motions and Questions for Council on 26 September

Tue 17 Sep

Wed 18 Sep

Thu 19 Sep

Fri 20 Sep

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

2.

Stagecoach Bus: Changes in Service

The following services will be altered from Saturday 31 August:

  • Citi 5
  • Guided Busway
  • Babarham Park and Ride
  • Newmarket Park and Ride

 

Temporary Changes

 

  • Citi 5: The A14 is closed at Bar Hill this weekend (Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September). The Citi 5 is therefore running on a temporary diversion
  • Guided Busway: The Busway track closure between Orchard Park and Histon has been extended until November 2019 due to additional maintenance requirements

 

Permanent Changes

 

  • Barbarham Park and Ride: This service will now stop at Hills Road for all journeys and in both directions

Newmarket Park and Ride: This service will now stop at Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium for all journeys in both directions.

3.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme: Road Closures this week pdf icon PDF 982 KB

Please find attached road closures information for the week commencing 2 September, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

To contact your A14 sections stakeholder manager, please use the email addresses below or the A14 helpline.

 

Section 1 & 2:Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Section 4 & 5: Swavesey to Milton

John Akester - John.Akester@thea14.com

 

Section 6: Huntingdon town centre

Liam Heath liam.heath@thea14.com

 

A14 helpline 0800 270 0114 - This will be answered by a team member during site hours 8am - 5pm and messages can be left at other times. Further updates as the scheme progresses can be found on the website.

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.

4.

Briefing on Bourn Airfield SPD: Fri 6 Sep 3pm-5pm

Date: Friday 6 September

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Venue: Council Chamber

5.

Presentation on A14 on Tue 10 Sep at 3:30pm

Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Time: 3:30pm

Venue: Council Chamber

The presentation will cover:

·         General scheme overview

·         Swavesey to Girton interchange overview

·         Girton to Milton overview

·         Time for questions

 

More information available from Katherine.Southwood@scambs.gov.uk

6.

Member Briefing on the Local Transport Plan: Thu 26 Sep at 9:30am

Date: Thursday 26 September

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Venue: Council Chamber

 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will be updating District Councillors on public consultation on the Local Transport Plan. It will also be an opportunity for members to discuss any outstanding issues and make comments on the draft Local Transport Plan.

GENERAL INFORMATION

7.

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

28/08/19

Cambridge Independent

Have your say on transport plans

P5

GCP article

28/08/19

Cambridge Independent

Skating its way to success

P6 & P7

Cambridge Ice Arena opening

28/08/19

Cambridge Independent

How Cambourne High Street could look under bold new plans

P20

 

29/08/19

Cambridge Independent online

How Cambourne High Street could look under Newcrest's plans for new homes and shops

Link

 

30/08/19

Cambridge Independent online

Plans for hotel at Imperial War Musuem in Duxford

Link

Mentions IWM planning application

30/08/19

Cambridge News

Letter: Boris showing he is the man to lead the country

P19

Letter from Cllr Deborah Roberts

30/08/19

Cambridge News

Application to build hotel on site of Imperial War Museum

P3

Mentions IWM planning application

02/09/19

Cambridge News online

Air pollution in Cambridge City Centre 'probably killing people', residents lament

Link

 

02/09/19

Cambridge News

Plans for town centre branded 'too commercial'

P10

Newcrest plans for Cambourne. Mentions previous SCDC involvement

02/09/19

Planning Resource online

Consent for plans to build 238 homes on edge of Cambridge

Link

Behind paywall. Unable to read full article. About Wing development.

02/09/19

Cambridge Independent online

Histon Road will close to traffic heading into Cambridge for 'up to a year'

Link

GCP article

02/09/19

Cambridge News online

Vital Cambridge road could be closed city-bound for 'up to a year'

Link

GCP article

04/09/19

Cambridge News

Histon Road disruption could last a whole year during work

P8

GCP article

 

8.

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 29 August: ITV Online: East Anglian businesses and councils prepare for a no-deal Brexit

Businesses and councils in the East of England have stepped up their planning for leaving the European Union without an agreement.

 

Friday 30 August: ITV Tonight: Housing crisis: What next for the elderly?

An investigation by ITV explores the issue of the lack of homes suitable for our growing ageing population.

 

Friday 30 August: Mail Online: Blue Badges

A study by Confused.com suggests there is one council-operated parking bay per 30 existing Blue Badge owners.

 

Saturday 31 August: ITV Online: Councils call for new powers to tackle lorry scourge

Councils have called for more powers to tackle lorries causing “havoc and mayhem” in towns and villages in England.

 

Saturday 31 August: i news: Supermarket town hall

Morrisons is opening up all of its cafes to residents and community groups in need of free meeting spaces.

 

Sunday 1 September: BBC Online: Council installs red lights to protect bats

Bat-friendly street lights that glow red in the dark are to be installed for the first time in Warndon Wood in Worcestershire this month.

 

Monday 2 September: Guardian: UK funding to tackle climate crisis needs to increase significantly, government warned

Britain’s biggest environmental groups have warned the Government that funding to tackle the climate emergency needs to increase from roughly £17 billion a year at present to at least £42 billion over the next three years.

9.

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.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2019

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’

10.

Sale of land to the rear of 1 Westfield Road, Fowlmere SG8 7SN for Self Build

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing agreed to sale land at Fowlmere at 1 Westfield Road.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 29 August and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 5 September at 5pm.

11.

Community Chest: Funding Applications

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance agreed to award grants to the Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme, Duxford Preschool and Sustainable Cottenham, in line with the recommendations made by the Grants Advisory Committee.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 2 September and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 9 September at 5pm.

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

12.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

 

 

Agendas

·                      Planning Committee 12 Sep 2019

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 10 Sep 2019

Decisions

·                      Sale of Land 1 Westfield Road, Fowlmere

·                      Community Chest: Funding Applications

 

Minutes

·                      Planning Committee 14 Aug 2019

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 20 Aug 2019

Issues

·                      Potential property acquisition decision

·                      Shared Payroll Service

·                      Consultation on draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning document

·                      North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

·                      Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options

·                      Greater Cambridge Economic Action Plan

 

13.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

Staff who have left

 

Name: Alison Twyford

Job title: Senior Planning Officer

Date left: 1 September 2019