Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 5 August 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 6 August to Friday 21 August 2020

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 6 Aug

Fri 7 Aug

Mon 10 Aug

Tue 11 Aug

Wed 12 Aug

10am

Planning Committee

Virtual – Online Meeting

Ian Senior

Thu 13 Aug

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee - CANCELLED

Fri 14 Aug

11am

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Virtual – Online Meeting

Victoria Wallace

 

Mon 17 Aug

Tue 18 Aug

11am

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Virtual – Online Meeting

Victoria Wallace

Wed 19 Aug

Thu 20 Aug

Fri 21 Aug

 

Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

2.

Planned road closures for Week Commencing 3 August - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for w/c 3 August, 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.

 

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.

3.

Home Improvement Agency (HIA( Annual Report pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Please find attached the Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency Annual Report. In 2019/20 the Agency completed £3.3m worth of adaptions in our client’s homes to ensure that disabled adults and children can remain living independently in their own homes.

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

29/07/2020

Cambridge News

Funding bid for a new rail station at Sawston

P8

Cllrs Heather Williams and Graham Cone pictured

29/07/2020

Cambridge Independent

New North East Cambridge district to offer low carbon life

P6 & P7

 

29/07/2020

Cambridge Independent

One week to enter awards

P42

SME Awards

29/07/2020

Cambridge Independent

Deadline looming for Cambridge Independent SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2020

Link

SME Awards

30/07/2020

Cambridge News

Joined-up thinking is the way forward for metro says mayor

P10 & P11

GCP / CA article

30/07/2020

TechRadar

Chinese ambassador warns UK could forfeit Huawei investment and 5G gains

Link

References SCDC planning application decision

30/07/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Firefighters tackle fire involving car port in Cambourne

Link

Cllr Ruth Betson quoted

30/07/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Visit Cambridge and Beyond closed down as tourist numbers plummet amid coronavirus pandemic

Link

 

31/07/2020

Cambridge News

Mayor outlines plan to bring GCP into Combined Authority

P10

GCP / CA article

31/07/2020

Cambridge Independent online

New North East Cambridge district of 8,000 homes to offer ‘low carbon lifestyles’

Link

 

31/07/2020

Cambridge News online

No running water and a baby on the way - Cambridge Traveller family tells what it's like facing eviction during lockdown

Link

References no Traveller evictions by SCDC during lockdown

01/08/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Devastating fire hits Duxford C of E Community Primary School

Link

Cllr Peter McDonald quoted from scene of fire

01/08/2020

Royston Crow online

Barrington councillor stands down from GCP to focus on winning mayoral election

Link

 

03/08/2020

Cambridge News

Regret' as city's tourism group is set to close down

P5

Visit Cambridge and Beyond closure

03/08/2020

Cambridge News

Councillor to run for Mayor

P11

 

03/08/2020

Cambridge News

Travellers' appeal to stay settled in lockdown

P12 & P13

References no Traveller evictions by SCDC during lockdown

03/08/2020

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Peter McDonald about Duxford Primary School fire

1'52'' into show

 

04/08/2020

Cambridge Network online

Last chance to enter Cambridge Independent SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards

Link

SME Awards

04/08/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Meadows Centre community hub and council flats approved

Link

JDCC decision referenced. Cllr Martin Cahn quoted

05/08/2020

Cambridge News

Investigation into cause of fire at village school

P5

Cllr Peter McDonald quoted

05/08/2020

Cambridge News

Work begins on building a modern new town

P12

Start of Urban Splash work at Inholm, Northstowe. Cllr Dr. Tumi Hawkins quoted

05/08/2020

Cambridge News

Letter: Political dig at Labour is just hypocrisy

P17

 

05/08/2020

Cambridge Independent

New road measures set to be introduced across the city

P4

GCP article

05/08/2020

Cambridge Independent

We'll recover from blaze' says head

P5

Cllr Peter McDonald quoted

05/08/2020

Cambridge Independent

Palmer seeks 'diplomatic' leader for metro plans

P6 & P7

 

05/08/2020

Cambridge Independent

How our mayor can help county fulfil its potential

P7

Column from Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

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 31 July, Times: Councils look to set up their own track and trace systems

Councils are said to be looking to launch their own track and trace operations amid concerns that the national system is missing too many cases.

 

Saturday 1 August, iNews: England’s “regional divide” over affordable homes revealed

Research by the House of Commons library has found large differences in the construction of affordable homes around the country.

 

Monday 3 August, Express: Local businesses face missing out on £1bn

Local businesses could miss out on more than £1 billion of emergency Covid-19 funding as the Government looks to end the Small Business Grants Funds, according to the Local Government Association.

 

Monday 3 August, BBC News: Thousands of homes to be built without full planning permission

The Government will this week unveil plans to overhaul England’s planning system.

 

Tuesday 4 August, Guardian: Planning reform

LGA housing spokesperson Cllr David Renard appeared on Talk Radio and Times Radio to discuss the Government’s proposed planning reforms.

 

Tuesday 4 August, Times: Drug dealers behind knife crime surge in the shires

An analysis published yesterday has shown that knife crime has surged in rural counties in the past decade.

 

Wednesday 5 August, Telegraph: Rishi Sunak could hike business rates for “most valuable properties”

The Chancellor has called for evidence on whether high end shops, offices and other larger premises should pay a new, high businesses rate, with responses due ahead of the Autumn Budget.

 

Wednesday 5 August, BBC Online: Rural crime in England reaches eight-year highs of £46m

Rural crime in England hit an eight-year peak last year, costing businesses around £46 million, according to a new report by the insurance and investment firm NFU Mutual.

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 Wednesday 29 July 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.

Waiver of Local Land Charge relating to Disabled Facilities Grants

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing AGREED to approve the request to waiver the local land charge of £6,959.14 relating to Disabled Facilities Grants.

 

This decision was first published on 30 July 2020, so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on 6 August 2020.

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 12 August

 

Decisions

·                      Waiver of Local Land Charge relating to Disabled Facilities Grants

 

Plans

·                      Forward Plan of Key Decisions

 

Issues

·                      Pre-application fees proposal

·                      Natural Capital Strategy

 

 

9.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Christine Luffman

Job title: Cleaner

Leaving date: 1 August 2020