Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12.00 p.m.

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

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1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 19 March to Friday 3 April

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 19 Mar

Fri 20 Mar

Mon 23 Mar

Tue 24 Mar

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

 

2pm

Climate and Environment Advisory Committee – Postponed to 22 April

 

 

Wed 25 Mar

Thu 26 Mar

Fri 27 Mar

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

Mon 30 Mar

Tue 31 Mar

Wed 1 Apr

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 2 Apr

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 3 Apr

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

NHS Clinical Commissioning Group: Big Conversation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Big Conversation was launched on 27 September 2019 and ran until 20 December 2019. It was designed to help the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to better understand what matters most to the local community. Details of this are attached.

3.

Cambridgeshire ACRE: Community Facilities Study

The ACRE national survey takes place every 10 years.  Information regarding this has been posted on their website:

https://cambscommunitybuildings.wordpress.com/2020/02/10/survey-of-rural-englands-community-buildings-is-launched-this-week/ so, far around 25 community facilities in Cambridgeshire have completed the national survey and we are sending regular reminders round to the network.

 

You can download a list of the questions here: https://acre.org.uk/cms/resources/national-village-and-community-hall-survey-2020.pdf  You will note it is a very in-depth survey, this will enable ACRE to continue to lobby government on behalf of the network, which has proved very successful in previous years.

 

Once the survey has closed we expect to get a copy of the Cambridgeshire results as well as the national picture but this won’t be until later in the year.  The survey closes on the 31st March but may be extended especially due to the circumstances and uncertainty we find ourselves in at the moment.

 

Since 2016 the Cambridgeshire survey has been carried out annually and the results of these surveys can be downloaded here (scroll down to the bottom of the page) https://cambscommunitybuildings.wordpress.com/publications/community-building-survey-2017/

4.

Planned Road Closures for this week - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for week commencing Monday 16 March, 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.

 

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.

UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCILLOR TRAINING

Unless notified otherwise, please assume that due to the current situation, all training has been postponed.

GENERAL INFORMATION

5.

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

11/03/20

Cambridge Independent

More buses instead of busway, but is it just a sticking plaster?

P11

CA article. Cllr Gavin Clayton quoted

11/03/20

Cambridge Independent

Viability of Bourn Airfield development 'may be affected'

P11

CA / GCP article. Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

11/03/20

Cambridge Independent

Taking control of how our city is developed

P19

References Greater Cambridge Local Plan

12/03/20

Local Government Lawyer online

District Council hit by fourth judicial review claim from campaign group

Link

 

14/03/20

Cambridge Independent online

More buses proposed instead of Cambourne to Cambridge busway - but is it just a sticking plaster?

Link

CA article. Cllr Gavin Clayton quoted

16/03/20

Cambridge News online

Cambourne to Cambridge busway changes threaten South Cambs land supply, deputy leader says

Link

 

17/03/20

Accent Housing online

Accent unveils affordable new homes in Cambridge

Link

 

17/03/20

Cambridge News

Major development to take off by airport

P4

JDCC article on land north of Cherry Hinton

 

6.

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 12 March, BBC Online: Budget 2020: Business rates suspended for shops and cafes

Companies with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will not pay any business rates this year, the Chancellor announced in the Budget.

 

Thursday 12 March, BBC Online: Budget 2020: Affordable housing boost

The Chancellor announced a five-year extension of the Affordable Housing Programme with funding to increase by a third to just over £12 billion.

 

Friday 13 March, BBC Online: Coronavirus: May elections “should be postponed to autumn”

The Electoral Commission has recommended delaying May’s local elections until the autumn to “mitigate” the impact of coronavirus.

 

Friday 13 March, Guardian: Flat owners to get right to build upwards without planning permission

Property owners are to be able to install extra storeys on housing blocks without planning permission, under plans announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jennick.

7.

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 11 MARCH 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’

8.

Amendment of Head Lease for existing transfer of land at Paddock Row Elsworth

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing AGREED to approve Clarion’s request to grant an overriding lease relating to the properties at Paddock Row, Elsworth.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 13 March and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 20 March.

9.

Council Grants Programme

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance AGREED the Grants Advisory Committee’s recommendation regarding the allocation of £10,000 of uncommitted funds to the Mobile Warden Schemes for 2020/21 and Community Chest Grant 2020/21.

 

This decision was first published on Tuesday 17 March and so the deadline for call-in is Tuesday 24 March 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/your-council-and-democracy/access-to-information/

OTHER INFORMATION

10.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Audit & Corporate Governance Committee 24 March

 

Decisions

·                      Amendment of lease for land at Paddock Row, Elsworth

·                      Council Grants Programme

 

Minutes

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 28 February

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 13 February

 

11.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Caetlin Cartwright-Wilson

Job title: Executive Support Officer (PA)

Date started: 16 March 2020

 

Name: Adam Drewry

Job title: Commercial Waste Account Manager

Date started: 12 March 2020

 

Name: Adam Wright

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 11 March 2020

 

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Christine German

Job title: Customer Insight Officer

Date leaving: 20 March 2020