Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 8 January 2020 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 9 January to Friday 24 January 2020

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 9 Jan

Fri 10 Jan

Mon 13 Jan

Tue 14 Jan

Wed 15 Jan

11am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 16 Jan

Fri 17 Jan

 

Mon 20 Jan

Tue 21 Jan

4pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 22 Jan

Thu 23 Jan

10am

Employment & Staffing Committee

Swansley Room A

Patrick Adams

Fri 24 Jan

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing 6 January - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Please find attached details of this week’s road closures.

 

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

 

John Birchall has now left the project. For all queries in relation to Section 1 & 2: Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line & Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey, please email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

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.

Northstowe Community Forum on Wed 22 Jan at 6pm pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Please note that the Northstowe Community Forum will be held on Wednesday 22 January at the Northstowe Community Wing, Pathfinder Way CB24 1AA. This is an opportunity for the public to talk to the planners, developers and decision makers of Northstowe. The event will commence with a drop-in at 6pm, with presentations starting at 7pm.

GENERAL INFORMATION

4.

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

03/01/2020

Cambridge News

E-permits for van users to recycle

P25

Letter from Cllr Bill Handley

04/01/2020

The Guardian online

Tougher penalties needed to curb surge in fly-tipping, say Councils

Link

National article. Mentions our new fly-tipping warning signs

06/01/2020

Heart Cambs radio

PM bulletins: Thermal imaging cameras available to borrow from Council

N/A

 

07/01/2020

Planning Resource online

Developer submits revised plans for 3,500 home Cambs airfield scheme

Link

Behind paywall. Unable to read full article

07/01/2020

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed on drive time about new #ThreeFreeTrees scheme

1'40" in

 

07/01/2020

ITV News Anglia

Report on evening news: Launch of #ThreeFreeTrees scheme

N/A

 

08/01/2020

Cambridge News

Tree scheme to help district reach its 'double nature' goal

P3

 

08/01/2020

Cambridge News

Fractious county politics are a cause for concern'

P4 & P5

Interview with Peter Topping following resignation as member

08/01/2020

Cambridge News

Consultation begins on new cycleway plans

P5

GCP article

08/01/2020

Cambridge News online

South Cambridgeshire Conservative council leader stands down for touching 'personal' reason

Link

 

08/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

By-election after Tory group leader steps down

P2

 

08/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Possible locations for sewage works to be revealed

P5

 

08/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Three saplings for every parish in South Cambridgeshire

P6 & P7

 

08/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

New plans for 3,500 homes but congestion fears remain

P13

Article about amended proposals for Bourn Airfield development

08/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Consultation to launch on cycle plans

P19

GCP article

08/01/2020

Cambridge Network

Three Free Trees on offer to encourage more planting in villages

Link

 

 

5.

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.

 

Friday 3 January, Telegraph: Cash for councils to tackle rogue landlords

The Government has announced more than 100 councils across England will share £4 million to tackle poor standards in the private rented sector, including using technology to identify homes with inadequate heating and forcing landlords to take action.

 

Saturday 4 January, Mail: Fly-tipping cases soar at councils demand courts hit offenders with bigger fines

The LGA is calling on the courts to issue fly-tippers with bigger fines after figures showed that fly-tipping incidents have risen by more than half in six years.

 

Sunday 5 January, Sunday Telegraph: Almshouses built at fastest rate since the Victorian era

Charitable almshouses are being built at their fastest rate since the Victorian era and are being touted as a possible solution to Britain’s social housing shortage.

 

Sunday 5 January, Sunday Times: Built-up Britain: Green land gobbled up by urban sprawl

Britain’s green and pleasant land is turning grey, with land occupied by buildings growing by more than 11 per cent in a decade.

 

Wednesday 8 January, Times: Thousands build properties without planning permission

Forty planning applications are being made every day for building work that has already started or been completed, with homeowners risking being forced to tear down home extensions.

 

Wednesday 8 January, Mail Online:Public health funerals

Freedom of Information requests by Royal London suggests relatives of people given a pauper’s funerals face being barred from the service and charged for the ashes, as the cost to councils last year hit £6.3m.

 

Wednesday 8 January, Independent Online: Net zero carbon plans

The Government’s strategy to reach the net zero carbon target by 2050 will be released to the public by December, more than a year after the commitment was enshrined into law.

6.

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 THURSDAY 2 JANUARY 2020

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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’

7.

Appointment of Representative on GCP Joint Assembly

The Leader agreed to appoint Councillor Heather Williams onto the Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly.

 

This decision was first published on Tuesday 7 January and so the deadline for calling in the decision is 5pm on Tuesday 14 January.

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/your-council-and-democracy/access-to-information/

OTHER INFORMATION

8.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Planning Committee 15 January

 

Decisions

·                      Appointment to GCP Joint Assembly

 

Minutes

·                      Planning Committee 11 December

 

9.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Marc Turner

Job Title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 02/01/2020

 

Name: John Watters

Job Title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 02/01/2020