Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 1 July 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 2 July to Friday 17 July 2020

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 2 Jul

10:30am

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee - CANCELLED

Fri 3 Jul

Mon 6 Jul

Tue 7 Jul

Wed 8 Jul

10am

Planning Committee

Virtual meeting – Online

Ian Senior

Thu 9 Jul

3pm

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Virtual meeting – Online

Patrick Adams

Fri 10 Jul

 

Mon 13 Jul

Tue 14 Jul

2pm

Council

Virtual – Online Meeting

Kathrin John

Wed 15 Jul

Thu 16 Jul

5.20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Virtual – Online Meeting

Victoria Wallace

Fri 17 Jul

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

2.

Planned Road Closures Week Commencing 29 June - A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for the week commencing 29 June, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

The closure of B1040 St Ives Road/Potton Road has been postponed to this coming weekend.

 

Please note, that the Highways Agency are aware of the current works being undertaken on Stukeley Road, Huntingdon by Cadent Gas

 

The main carriageway closures are mapped along with the diversion routes here: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-roadworks/

 

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

 

For all queries in relation to the main scheme Section 1 & 2: Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line, Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey & Section 4 & 5: Swavesey to Milton, please email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

Section 6: Huntingdon town centre

Samantha Kedie samantha.kedie@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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

3.

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

24/06/2020

Peterborough Telegraph online

Stumbling block for ambitious 'homes for £100,000' scheme in Peterborough

Link

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

24/06/2020

Cambridge News

Anger in the USA

P1 & P5

Preview of upcoming Planning Committee decision on Huawei R&D centre

24/06/2020

Cambridge Independent

Cambridge South Station 'could open in 2025' as station site chosen

P4

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted in GCP role

24/06/2020

Cambridge Independent

Memorial garden for village's fallen

P4

 

24/06/2020

Cambridge Independent

Huawei R&D plans set for approval

P5

Preview of upcoming Planning Committee decision on Huawei R&D centre

24/06/2020

Cambridge Independent

Countryside grant puts hot meals on tables of day centre users

P30

 

24/06/2020

Cambridge Independent

Whittlesford

P30

Mentions successful appeal against SCDC planning decision S/1458/19/FL

24/06/2020

Hunts Post online

£100k homes allocation policy put on hold after fears speculators might move in and snap them up

Link

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

24/06/2020

Ely Standard online

£100k homes allocation policy put on hold after fears speculators might move in and snap them up

Link

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

25/06/2020

Cambridge News

Neglected land turned into tranquil hub

P14

 

25/06/2020

Cambridge News

Letters: What price the countryside around the city & there are better options than a busway

P21

Letters reacting to GCP Babraham and Cambridge public transport plans

25/06/2020

Cambridge News online

Huwei Cambridge: Live updates as council vote on plans for £400m research centre in Sawston

Link

 

25/06/2020

The Spectator online

Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

Link

Preview of upcoming Planning Committee decision on Huawei R&D centre

25/06/2020

Cambridge News online

If you have one of these 69 surnames you could be entitled to an unclaimed estate in Cambridgeshire

Link

 

25/06/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Huawei's plans for £400m Cambridge R&D centre in Sawston approved - despite warning from Trump administration

Link

 

25/06/2020

BBC News online

Huawei's £1bn research centre near Cambridge approved

Link

 

25/06/2020

ITV News Anglia online

Controversial Huawei research centre given green light by Cambridgeshire Councillors

Link

 

25/06/2020

The Guardian online

Huawei gets permission for £1bn UK research centre

Link

 

25/06/2020

E and T online

Huawei to build £1bn optoelectronics centre in Cambridgeshire

Link

 

25/06/2020

Business Weekly online

Huawei commits £1bn to first phase of Cambridge optoelectronics nerve centre

Link

 

25/06/2020

Bloomberg online

Huawei gets planning approval for £1.2 billion R&D site in UK

Link

 

25/06/2020

The Times online

Approval for £1bn Huawei hub triggers Washington backlash

Link

 

25/06/2020

CGTN online

Huawei given approval for £1.2bn research base in the UK

Link

 

25/06/2020

Cambridge News online

Huawei gets approval for controversial £1bn development near Cambridge

Link

 

25/06/2020

The Telegraph online

Cambridge local Council approves £1bn Huawei facility despite security row

Link

 

25/06/2020

BBC Look East

Report in late bulletins: Huawei  ...  view the full agenda text for item 3.

4.

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 25 June: Councils face financial crisis amid Covid-19 costs

Five councils have warned that they may be subject to section 114 notices unless the Government provides further financial support, analysis by the BBC shows.

 

Thursday 25 June: Government to tear up red tape to allow more outdoor drinking and dining

Planning and licensing laws will be relaxed to help the hospitality industry recover from the coronavirus lockdown, the Government has announced.

 

Thursday 25 June: “Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to speed up climate action

The Government must seize the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to deliver a pandemic recovery that speeds up the fight against climate change, its advisers have urged.

 

Friday 26 June, Independent: Planning reforms “on hold” after Jenrick row

Plans to relax the planning system in England and remove decision-making powers from councils are said to be “on hold” after the controversy surrounding a planning decision granted by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.

 

Saturday 27 June, Express: Council tax debt

According to Citizens Advice research more than 1.3 million households are likely to have built up council tax arrears during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Monday 29 June, BBC Online: Extra £14bn needed a year for climate, report says.

According to a report by the Green Alliance think tank, an extra £14 billion is needed each year to help the UK meet its climate commitments.

 

Tuesday 30 June, Guardian: Coronavirus slump could delay building of 300,000 homes

Research from Shelter predicts more than 300,000 planned new homes may remain on the drawing board over the next five years, as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

5.

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.

 

 

 

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

6.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Audit & Corporate Governance Committee 9 July

 

Minutes

·                      Council 21 May

·                      Licensing Sub-Committee Appeals Thursday 18 June

·                      Licensing Sub-Committee 29 June