Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 2 September 2020 12.00 p.m.

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Meetings and events from Thursday 3 September to Friday 18 September 2020






Thu 3 Sep


Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Aaron Clarke

Fri 4 Sep

Mon 7 Sep

Tue 8 Sep


Civic Affairs Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Patrick Adams



Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Victoria Wallace

Wed 9 Sep


Planning Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Ian Senior

Thu 10 Sep

Fri 11 Sep


Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Victoria Wallace


Mon 14 Sep


Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Victoria Wallace

Tue 15 Sep

Wed 16 Sep

Thu 17 Sep


Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Online – Virtual Meeting

Victoria Wallace

Fri 18 Sep


Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils


Road Closure for the Week Beginning Monday 31 August Relating to the A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for the week commencing 31 August, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.


Changes to A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme social media pages


With the main A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme now open to traffic, the Facebook and twitter pages will change to become pages for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet scheme. We know many of you will also be affected by this upcoming scheme and we hope you find this a useful way to stay informed.


There is still finishing work to be completed on the A14 project and there is ongoing work to improve links in Huntingdon town centre, so updates on the A14 will continue to be shared. For general information about the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme, you can:


The new page details are:

          Twitter - @A428Cat

          Facebook - @A428BlackCat  


As well as the updated social media pages, you can also get further information about the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet scheme by:


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:


Section 6: Huntingdon town centre

Samantha Kedie


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.


Doubling Nature - Online Briefing and Q&A for District Councillors on 8 September, 5pm-6:30pm

District Councillors are invited to attend this online briefing, which will set out current work by the Council under the Doubling Nature agenda and how this fits within the wider landscape of work being done in this area by other organisations.


In July last year the Council acknowledged the ecological emergency and adopted a motion aiming to ‘double the area of rich wildlife habitats, tree cover and accessible green space in order for nature and people to thrive, and businesses to prosper’.   This motion can be seen here.  The Doubling Nature Vision for Cambridgeshire from the partnership organisation Natural Cambridgeshire can be seen here.


Please respond to the Outlook invitation which all Members should have received.  For queries contact:, Siobhan Mellon, Development Officer, Climate & Environment


General Information


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.






BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bill Handley interviewed about extension of the SCDC hot food scheme following new grant

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Cambridge News

Letter: Council must take stock over sewage works


Letter about wastewater treatment move and link to North East Cambridge plans


Let's Recycle online

Council groups defend pandemic waste measures




Cambridge News

Letter: Questions over move of waste treatment plant


North East Cambridge plans. Focus on sewage works move


Cambridge Network online

Swift community action to help ‘amazing’ birds in South Cambs




HI Hub online

Parking crisis looms as drivers face restrictions at the centre of the village




Cambridge News

Sewage works move would have 'a devastating impact'

P10 & P11

North East Cambridge plans. Focus on sewage works move


Cambridge News

Solar panel costs set to be reduced in council scheme


Solar Together Cambridgeshire scheme which we are part of. District Councils mentioned


BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Report on Over and Swavesey swift conservation group

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Cambridge News

Dad's disgust at maggot infestation


City-focussed article. Mentions Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service.



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 27 August, Times: Ministers to review planning formula

Ministers are reportedly set to review an algorithm at the centre of planning reforms following concerns from Conservative MPs.


Thursday 27 August, Mail: Government issues new 5G masts guide in bid to dispel coronavirus theories

A guide on 5G masts has been published by ministers in a bid to dispel theories that the new technology could harm people’s health.


Friday 28 August, BBC Online: CCN report on county unitaries

A report by the County Councils Network suggests that merging county and district councils into single unitary councils could save £3 billion over five years.


Saturday 29 August, Times: Planning algorithm may destroy suburbia, Tory MPs warn

A number of Tory MPs have warned the Prime Minister that an algorithm at the heart of his planning form.


Monday 31 August, Times: Pavement parking

An all-out ban on pavement parking across England will be considered by ministers under proposals published by the Department for Transport today.


Tuesday 1 September, Guardian: Recycling rates lower in poorest areas

Recycling rates for household waste are significantly lower in the most deprived areas of England, according to new analysis.


Wednesday 2 September, BBC News: Government urged not to merge English district councils

Merging some district and county councils in England risks “alienating” communities, the District Councils Network has warned.


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:

Other Information


Newly-Published Items on

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·                      Licensing Sub-Committee 8 September

·                      Planning Committee 9 September



·                      Planning Committee 26 August



·                      Licensing Sub-Committee 25 August




The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council


Name: Simeon Wright

Job title: Refuse & Recycling Operative

Date started: 17 August 2020