Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 9 October 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 10 October to Friday 25 October

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 10 Oct

Fri 11 Oct

Mon 14 Oct

Tue 15 Oct

Wed 16 Oct

Thu 17 Oct

3pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Fri 18 Oct

 

Mon 21 Oct

Tue 22 Oct

Wed 23 Oct

Thu 24 Oct

10am

Planning Committee – Extraordinary Meeting

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Fri 25 Oct

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Cambridgeshire Local Councils Conference 2019 (For Parish Councils and District Councillors)- Fri 8 Nov 9am-3:45pm pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Please find attached the agenda for the Cambridgeshire Local Council’s Conference 2019, which will be held at the Marriot Hotel in Huntingdon on Friday 8 November from 9am to 3:45pm.

 

This event is for councillors and clerks from parish, town, District and County councils and will provide an opportunity to develop a new approach to put communities first and build on the existing strengths of local places and people.

 

The event is being organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE in association with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils, the Society of Local Council Clerks Cambridgeshire branch, the County’s District Council’s and Cambridgeshire County Council.

 

To book your place, please click on the link below: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/conf19/

3.

Newsletter: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme September to October 2019 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The attached newsletter provides you with updates from September to October, 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 & 3:Alconbury 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.

4.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing Monday 30 September - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 446 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 30 September, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

5.

Thermal Imaging Camera for Hire

With winter fast approaching and increased heating required it is surprising what savings can be made by putting in simple insulation measures to reduce heat losses and draughts. A Thermal imaging camera will help identify these heat losses and can be borrowed for free by emailingThermal.Imagery@scambs.gov.uk  or contacting the call centre on  03450 450 063. For more information visit: www.scambs.gov.uk/thermal-imaging-cameras 

GENERAL INFORMATION

6.

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

02/10/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Bourn SPD approved: Bulletins at 4pm and 5pm and Aidan interview at 5.20pm

Link

 

02/10/19

Cambridge News

£141 million for new town facilities

P1, 4, 5

 

02/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Plan to create 650 jobs at new offices

P12

References planning application submitted to SCDC

02/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Five schools part of £141m new town deal

P13

 

02/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Councillors pass rule change that boosts their allowances

P19

 

02/10/19

Cambridge Independent

The most important plan many have never heard of

P31

Bridget's column

02/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Funding will help district clothes swap

P21

 

02/10/19

Cambridge independent

Residents praised for recycling

P19

 

03/10/19

Cambridge Network online

Vision for new village at Bourn Airfield agreed

Link

 

03/10/19

Heart Radio

£141 million for new town facilities

 

 

04/10/19

Cambridge News

Access concerns over plans for airfield homes

P5

 

04/10/19

Cambridge News online

Lack of access between 3,500-home development and major road sparks fear local villages will be used as 'rat-runs'

Link

 

06/10/19

Cambridge Independent online

Ice hockey arrives in Cambridge with official opening of the Ice Arena and Gattiker Ice Rink

Link

 

07/10/19

Cambridge News

Closure of major route delayed until after A14 works have been completed

P3

GCP article

07/10/19

Local Gov Online

Cambridge’s pioneering cohousing scheme

Link

 

07/10/19

Cambridge Independent

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen joins Liberal Democrats

Link

 

08/10/19

Cambridge News

Have your say on Fulbourn plan tonight

P19

Letter

08/10/19

Cambridge News online

South Cambridgeshire becoming thriving place for business

Link

 

08/10/19

Cambridge News online

Police have shut down two houses home to 'drug use, abuse and intimidation'

Link

 

08/10/19

Ely Standard online

Closure order for two Waterbeach homes targeted by anti-social behaviour

Link

 

08/10/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed about Heidi Allen joining Lib Dems

2'50'' in

 

09/10/19

Cambridge News

Here's how to unclog our roads, deliver clean air and improve public transport

P3

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

09/10/19

Cambridge News

Two homes shut due to drug use and intimidation

P7

 

09/10/19

Cambridge News

Business booms in South Cambridgeshire - and the council benefits

P16

 

09/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Support for moves to close city roads to cars

P1 & P7

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

09/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Year-long closure of southbound Histon Road delayed

P4

GCP article

09/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Closure orders for two village homes

P5

 

09/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Eco living or congestion hell?

P14

Article about Bourn SPD adoption

09/10/19

Cambridge Independent

Citizens lead the way with a new approach

P28 & P29

Column from Cllr Aidan Van dey Weyer in GCP role

09/10/19

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7.

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.

 

3 October 2019: The Times: Driverless taxis on streets of London for the first time

Driverless cars have hit the streets of London before a full roll-out next year in which autonomous taxis will become common in the capital.

 

4 October 2019: Sky News Online: Social homes in rural England

The number of social homes being build in rural England has fallen by more than 90% in the last six years.

 

5 October 2019: The Times: Report with designs on beauty will encourage more traditional houses

A design guide issued to councils explains how to make sure new houses and developments inspire “a sense of delight” rather than objections, in an effort to boost housebuilding.

8.

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 2 OCTOBER 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’

9.

Corporate Asset Plan

Cabinet approved and adopted the Corporate Asset Plan 2020-2024 attached as Appendix A attached to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

 

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

10.

Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document

Cabinet:

 

(a)  considered the main issues raised in the public consultation, and the comments of Scrutiny and Overview Committee;

(b)  agreed responses to the representations received and agreed consequential proposed changes to the SPD as set out in the Consultation Statement and Schedule of SPD Changes (attached as Appendices A and B to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development);

(c)  subject to (a), adopted the amended Bourn Airfield New Village SPD; and

(d)  delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Deputy Leader, the authority to make any necessary editing changes to the SPD prior to publication including to the figures and spatial framework diagram to ensure consistency with the agreed text of the SPD.

 

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

11.

Councillor appointment to A505 Royston to Granta Park Strategic Growth and Transport Study Steering Group

Cabinet:

 

a.    appointed Councillors Peter McDonald (Liberal Democrat). Peter Topping (Conservative) and Aidan Van de Weyer (Liberal Democrat) to the A505 Royston to Granta Park Strategic Growth and Transport Study Member Steering Group and:

b.    appointed Councillors Henry Batchelor and Brian Milnes (both Liberal Democrats) as substitutes;

c.    at Councillor Peter Topping’s request, declined to appoint a Conservative substitute; and

d.    requested that officers ask Cambridgeshire County Council whether meetings of the Steering Group would be held in public.

 

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

12.

Community Chest Funding Applications (September 2019)

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance concurred with the recommendations made by the Grants Advisory Committee regarding three Community Chest Grant Applications and AGREED to award the following grants:

·         £1,000 to Coton Village Hall

·         £1,000 to 1st Papworth Scouts Group

·         £495 to Gamlingay School’s Out Club

 

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

13.

Council Grants Programme

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance concurred with the recommendations made by the Grants Advisory Committee on 27 September 2019 and:

 

AGREED that

 

(a)  Existing funding from the Elite Athletes Award Scheme be transferred to the Community Chest Grant, namely for 2018/19 and 2019/20 holding a value of £20,000, and a decision on the permanent allocation of this fund, be made before the end of the financial year.

 

(b)  6-monthly reporting by funded organisations of the Service Support Grants Programme be limited to organisations that are funded in excess of £15,000 per year, or by request of the GAC.

 

This decision was first published on Tuesday 8 October and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Tuesday 15 October.

14.

Appointment of Business Champion

The Leader appointed Councillor Peter McDonald as the Council’s Business Champion.

 

This decision is an appointment by the Leader and so cannot be called in.

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

15.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Decisions

·                      Community Chest Grants

·                      Cabinet 2 October

·                      Appointment of Business Champion

·                      Council Grants Programme

 

Plans

·                      Forward Plan of Key Decisions

 

Issues

·                      Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Licensing Policy

·                      Future use of Communal Room at Limes Close

·                      Health and Wellbeing Strategy