Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 11 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 12 September to Friday 27 September 2019

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 12 Sep

12:45pm

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

 

2pm

Employment & Staffing Committee

 

 

Fri 13 Sep

Mon 16 Sep

11:59pm

Deadline for Questions and Motions to Council

Tue 17 Sep

Wed 18 Sep

Thu 19 Sep

Fri Sep 20

 

Mon 23 Sep

Tue 24 Sep

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

 

2pm

Climate & Environment Advisory Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 25 Sep

Thu 26 Sep

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 27 Sep

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures week commencing 9 September related to A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 697 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 9 September, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

Please note that work will also be carried out on the A14 eastbound between Thrapston, junction 13 and Ellington, junction 20. This will be combined with works between Ellington and Brampton Hut. This will be Monday 9th to Friday 13th, for five nights.

 

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.

3.

Newsletter on A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 889 KB

The attached newsletter provides you with updates from Augustto September, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.

4.

Busway Track Closure (Fen Drayton Lakes) - 14 & 15 September 2019

The Busway stops at Fen Drayton Lakes will not be in operation over the weekend of 14-15 September. Please see link below for more details:

Stagecoach busway update

5.

The EU Settlement Scheme - Raising Awareness

We would like your help in encouraging EU nationals who live and work in South Cambridgeshire to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

Nationally it is estimated only 30% of EU Nationals had applied for Settled Status by June 2019.

 

Raising the awareness of the scheme and the support that is available to help eligible residents to apply will help ensure that we do not lose valued members of the South Cambridgeshire community and workforce.

 

You can direct them towards our website: www.scambs.gov.uk/housing/brexit-information-for-residents/

 

You can retweet: https://twitter.com/SouthCambs/status/1169531996013563905

 

Or share our Facebook post.

 

For more information contact Johanna Davies (johanna.davies@scambs.gov.uk)

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.

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

04/09/2019

Cambridge News

Histon Road disruption could last a whole year during work

P8

GCP article

04/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Histon Road year-long lane closure shock

P1 & P4

GCP article

04/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Villagers warn of 'horrific' impact of busway plans

P5

GCP article

04/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Are we prepared for a no-deal Brexit?

P6

 

04/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Warning of legal action over fire risk to residents

P14

City Council article. Includes quote from Stephen Kelly

04/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Hotel plans get lift off at IWM

P23

Mentions IWM planning application

04/09/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council staff with premature or unwell babies entitled to more paid leave

Link

 

05/09/2019

ITV News Anglia online

Council gives extra leave to premature babies' parents

Link

 

05/09/2019

Cambridge News

Cycle lane upgrades on Madingley Road could take up to two years

P6

GCP article

05/09/2019

Cambridge News

Letter from Cllr Philip Allen: Ongoing concerns of cars driven on busway

P25

 

05/09/2019

Urban Splash online

New investment in Northstowe announced

Link

 

05/09/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Hardwick villagers warn of ‘horrific’ impact of busway plans

Link

Reference to SCDC not giving TPO because land belongs to highways

06/09/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council makes multi-million-pound investment in 81 new Council homes in Northstowe

Link

 

06/09/2019

Housing Today online

Homes on Urban Splash scheme being built for local council

Link

 

06/09/2019

Cambridge News

Housing scheme 'will promote active lifestyles'

P15

 

06/09/2019

Planning, BIM & Construction today

81 modular homes on Northstowe scheme to be built for local council

Link

 

07/09/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

AM bulletins: Cllr Bridget Smith on Council's new neonatal policy for staff

N/A

 

09/09/2019

Cambridge News

Council's new neonatal policy

P7

 

09/09/2019

Gov.uk

Council homes to form part of Homes England's first neighbourhood at Northstowe

Link

 

10/09/2019

Development Finance Today online

Urban Splash to deliver 81 modular Council homes in Northstowe

Link

 

11/09/2019

Cambridge Network online

Local groups open Community Chest

Link

 

11/09/2019

Cambridge News online

The latest update on plans to replace Cambridge's main police station

Link

Covers planning application process

11/09/2019

Cambridge News

Residents taking part in talks to improve our infrastructure

P12

GCP article. Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted in GCP role

 

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 5 September: Guardian: Westminster and Sheffield trial upcycled electric bin lorries

Electric bin lorries powered by energy from the household rubbish they collect are being piloted in Sheffield and Westminster, in what councils say is a world first for local authorities.

 

Friday 6 September: Independent Online: Property firms sitting on enough land for 470,000 homes

The 10 biggest housing developers are said to hold planning permission for more than 470,000 new homes which have not been built.

 

Tuesday 10 September: Guardian: Green belt earmarked for homes ‘that may never be needed’

Swathes of the green belt across England has been earmarked for new homes for people who may never exist, in a drive to double the number of homes built annually, campaigners have warned.

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 4 SEPTEMBER

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.

Appointment of Member to the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group

1.    That Councillors Dr. Tumi Hawkins (Lead Cabinet Member for Planning) and Dr. Aidan Van de Weyer (Deputy Leader (Statutory)) be appointed to represent the Liberal Democrat Group and Councillor Tom Bygott be appointed to represent the Conservative Group on the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group; and

2.    That the Interim Chief Executive be authorised to appoint substitute members for the Advisory Group in accordance with the nominations by the Liberal Democrat and Conservative Groups.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 16 September.

11.

Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory, Five Year Housing Land Supply Calculations for Greater Cambridge and Housing Delivery Action Plan for South Cambridgeshire

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed

a.    to the publication of, and consultation on, the Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Housing Land Supply – Main Document and Annex (which are Appendices 1 and 2 of this decision);

b.    that the five year housing land supply calculation of 5.3 years for 2019-2024 should be used when making planning decisions from 16 September 2019; and

c.    to the publication of the Housing Delivery Test Action Plan for South Cambridgeshire (which is Appendix 1 of this decision), including a Statement of Common Ground with Cambridge City Council.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 6 September and so the deadline for call-in is Friday 13 September at 5pm.

12.

2019-20 Performance Reporting Arrangements and Quarter 1 Operational Key Performance Indicator Results

Cabinet

 

a)    Endorsed the approach to reporting to be adopted for the 2019-20 financial year, as set out at paragraph 7 and Appendix A to the report from the Director of Corporate Services; and

 

b)    Noted the list of emerging Business Plan Indicators as set out and mapped against Business Plan focusses at Appendix B and currently being considered and shaped for reporting at the end of Quarter 2.

 

c)    Reviewed the Operational Key Performance Indicator results as set out in Appendices C and Ci to the report.

 

This decision was first published on 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 16 September.

13.

Strategic Risk Register

Cabinet approved the amended draft Strategic Risk Register attached as Appendix A to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

 

This decision was first published on 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 16 September.

14.

Draft Local Transport Plan - Consultation Response

Cabinet

 

1.            Agreed in principle the draft joint response from South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council to the Local Transport Plan consultation as attached to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, subject to the addition, either as part of the joint response or of a separate South Cambridgeshire District Council response, of comments relating to

 

(i)            the A428 between the Interchange at Girton and the Caxton Gibbet roundabout

(ii)           transport links between South Cambridgeshire villages

(iii)          the specific provision of charging points for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles

 

2.            Agreed to delegate the wording of the final joint response and any individual response to the consultation to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 

This decision was first published on 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 16 September.

15.

Motions to Full Council

Regarding the Motions referred to it from Full Council, Cabinet

 

1.    Noted the Motion from Councillor Sarah Cheung Johnson about domestic violence and the White Ribbon Campaign, and asked officers to present a report to a future meeting on the implications for South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 

2.    Noted the Motion from Councillor Alex Malyon about single-use plastics and plastic pollution and requested the Lead Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Licensing and the Waste Policy, Change and Innovation Manager to take forward work to promote the Plastic Free Communities scheme to parishes and community groups in the District.

 

3.    Noted the Motion from Councillor Nick Wright and:

 

a.    Agreed, in principle, that the Council should embrace, as far as possible, a pragmatic approach to a transition to paperless meetings:

b.    Requested officers to present a report to a future meeting on the options and cost implications; and

c.    Supported the proposal for Cabinet to pilot the concept with a view to providing leadership and identifying any issues.

 

4.    Noted the  Motion from Councillor Gavin Clayton about Safe Spaces, the further comments from Councillor Clayton tabled at the meeting, and agreed that officers be requested:

 

a.    Tto present a report to Cabinet on an annual basis on the Council’s work in respect of equality and diversity.

b.    To investigate the concerns and issues that the LGBT+ community experiences in South Cambridgeshire by engaging with representatives of the community and any actions the Council could undertake to address those issues both within the organisation and within the wider community.

c.     To explore how the Council can promote equality and diversity policies through working with partners and engaging with our communities, including encouraging community groups to consider equality and diversity issues when applying to the District Council for grant aid.

 

This decision was first published on 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 16 September.

16.

Value for Money Strategy

Cabinet approved the adoption of the Value for Money Strategy attached at Appendix A to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

 

This decision was first published on 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 16 September.

17.

Options around maternity, premature birth and neo-natal leave

Cabinet agreed:

 

1.    To support the introduction of a premature birth and neo-natal policy, as set out in the appendix to the report; and

2.    To approve option 4, at 100% of normal salary, in respect of paid leave for employees on premature or neo-natal leave

 

This decision was first published on 9 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 16 September.

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

18.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Cabinet 4 September

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee 12 September

 

Decisions

·                      Appointment of Member to the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group

·                      Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory, Five Year Housing Land Supply Calculations

 

19.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Doug Clarke

Job title: Surveyor

Date started: 2 September 2019

 

Name: Lauren Crossley

Job title: Business Improvement Officer

Date started: 2 September 2019

 

Name: Coral Martin

Job title: HR Administrator

Date started: 19 August 2019

 

Name: Jennifer Perry

Job title: Resident Involvement Team Leader

Date started: 2 September 2019

 

 

Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Emma Carruthers

Job title: HR Advisor

Date left: 16 August 2019

 

Name: Lucy Savage

Job title: Housing Services Officer

Date left: 6 September 2019

 

Name: Alison Twyford

Job title: Senior Planning Officer

Date left: 30 August 2019

 

Name: Diogo Viera

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date leaving: 27 September 2019