Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 9 September 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 10 September to Friday 25 September 2020

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 10 Sep

2pm

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Virtual Meeting Online

Aaron Clarke

Fri 11 Sep

10:30am

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Virtual Meeting Online

Victoria Wallace

Mon 14 Sep

10:30am

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Virtual Meeting Online

Victoria Wallace

Tue 15 Sep

Wed 16 Sep

Thu 17 Sep

5:20pm

Scrutiny and Overview Committee

Virtual Meeting Online

Victoria Wallace

Fri 18 Sep

 

Mon 21 Sep

Tue 22 Sep

Wed 23 Sep

Thu 24 Sep

2pm

Council

Virtual Meeting Online

Patrick Adams

Fri 25 Sep

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Virtual Meeting Online

Aaron Clarke

 

Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

2.

Road Closures Due to A14 Improvement for Week Beginning Monday 7 September pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for week commencing Monday 7 September 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, its Facebook and Twitter pages have changed to become pages for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet scheme.

 

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 useful updates on the A14 will be displayed on the social media pages. 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: 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

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Swift work praised at fire-hit Duxford Community Primary

P7

Cllr Peter McDonald quoted

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

8,000 homes and 20,000 jobs - in a small corner of city

P10

Opinion piece on draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Road closures: GCP pledges that 'ugly' barriers will change

P10

GCP article

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Villagers say waste water plans stink

P11

North East Cambridge plans. Focus on sewage works move. Cllr Hazel Smith quoted

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Mayoral rival questions public accountability of company

P19

CA article. Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Mayor hails new Cambourne to Cambridge bus services

P21

Cllr Shrobona Bhattacharya pictured & Cllr Gavin Clayton quoted

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Group buying scheme offers solar discount

P22

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

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Cllr Bridget Smith column: 'A super response but we must remain safe'

P35 & P35

 

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

2 x letters from Cllrs Ian Sollom and Aidan Van de Weyer

P35 & P35

 

02/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Travellers evicted from Coldham’s Common call for local transit camp in Cambridge

Link

 

04/09/2020

Cambridge News

Solar panel installation offer for households

P3

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

04/09/2020

Cambridge News

Living with antisemitism in a diverse city

P10 & P11

Feature including Cllr Martin Cahn

04/09/2020

Cambridge News

Letter: Reasons for the relocation of waste water site

P17

Letter from Anglian Water. Includes North East Cambridge plans

04/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Grant aid gives Histon a boost as new Isthmian League season looms

Link

 

07/09/2020

Cambridge News

Letter: Invest money to solve issue of sewage works

P12 & P13

North East Cambridge / Sewage works move

07/09/2020

Cambridge Network online

‘Lifeline’ meal schemes extended for vulnerable residents

Link

 

08/09/2020

Cambridge News

Orchard Park flats passed by planners despite objections

P10

 

08/09/2020

Wisbech Standard online

Combined Authority accused of ‘artificially inflating’ affordable homes figures

Link

CA-focused article. Council mentions as part of Northstowe development

08/09/2020

Cambridge News online

Controversial flats in Cambridge's Orchard Park given the go ahead

Link

 

08/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

South Cambridgeshire ‘lifeline’ meal schemes extended for vulnerable residents

Link

 

08/09/2020

Ely Standard online

Combined Authority accused of ‘artificially inflating’ affordable homes figures

Link

CA-focused article. Council mentions as part of Northstowe development

08/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridge Independent SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards reopen for nominations as event postponed

Link

SCDC sponsorship of Green Award

08/09/2020

Cambridge Network online

New website showcases Cambridge North plans

Link

 

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Grant extends free meals

P13

 

08/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

80 new flats approved for rental market

P18

 

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

North East area webinar event

P18

 

08/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Column from Cllr Gavin Clayton: New  ...  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 3 September, Financial Times: Planning shake-up provides few affordable housing guarantees

A range of housing experts, developers and campaigners warn that the Government’s proposed planning shake-up will strip away the existing mechanism for supplying affordable housing without putting forward a clear alternative.

 

Sunday 6 September, Sunday Telegraph: Shapps criticises use of green transport fund

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested he might need to step in to scrap some local schemes set up by councils using a £250 million fund meant for a green transport revolution.

 

Monday 7 September, Telegraph: MPs to meet with housing minister over planning shake-up

Conservative MPs are to meet with ministers this week over proposals to reform the country’s planning system, amid concerns that housing decisions will be taken by an algorithm.

 

Tuesday 8 September, Times: Jenrick promises to build 180,000 discounted homes for new buyers

The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced £11.5 billion to build up to 180,000 discounted homes over the next five years to help first time buyers purchase their own home.

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.

 

 

 

Executive Decisions Taken Since Wednesday ...

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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’

6.

Histon & Impington Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document - adoption

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed to adopt the Supplementary Planning Document.

 

This decision was first published on 8 September and so the deadline for call-in is 15 September at 5pm.

7.

Response to Anglian Water consultation on the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant Relocation Project - Phase One Consultation

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed to confirm that the response set out in Appendix 1 of this decision should be made to Anglian Water on their Phase 1 consultation on the relocation of Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant.

 

This decision was first published on 4 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on 11 September.

8.

2019/2020 Provisional General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn

Cabinet:

 

(a)       Acknowledged the 2019/2020 general fund revenue outturn position and the net underspend (after income from Taxation and Government Grants) in the year of £4.665m and the explanations provided for the variances compared to the approved 2019/2020 revenue budget;

(b)       Acknowledged the consequent increase in the General Fund as of 31 March 2020 of £4.665m to around £16.5m;

(c)       Recommended to Full Council a General Fund Revenue Carry Forward in the sum of £30,000.

(d)       In relation to the Capital Programme:

(i) Noted the 2019/2020 capital budget outturn of £42,302 million;

(ii) Recommended to Full Council the carry forwards of £2.081 million in relation to General Fund capital projects due mainly to slippage.

(iii) Recommended to Full Council additional funding of £105,000 from earmarked reserves to meet the expected cost of the Lighting renewal programme.

(iv) Noted that a full review of the Capital Programme will be submitted to Cabinet at its October 2020 meeting to include rephasing of the existing programme and new Capital bids for the next budget cycle.

 

This decision was first published on 4 September and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on 11 September.

9.

2020/2021 Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring

Cabinet:

 

(a)       Acknowledged the forecast 2020/2021 revenue outturn position against the approved revenue budget shown in Appendix C, the projected major variances with reasons for these variances and the action being taken to address the underlying issues;

(b)       Acknowledged the latest Capital Programme 2020/2021 to 2024/2025 position [and variances, if any] as shown in Appendix D.

 

This decision was first published on 4 September and so the deadline for call-in is 11 September at 5pm.

10.

Housing Revenue Account (HRA), General Fund, Revenue and Capital Budget Provisional Outturn 2019/2020

Cabinet:

 

(a)       Noted the 2019/2020 revenue outturn position and the net underspend in the year of £2.001 million, and the explanations provided for the variances compared to the approved 2019/2020 revenue budget;

(b)       Noted the overall reduction in the Housing Revenue Account balance as at 31 March 2020 to £5.358 million;

(c)        Recommended to Full Council the Housing Revenue Account Revenue Budget Carry Forwards in the sum of £0.020 million, in relation to tenant participation;

(d)       In relation to the Capital Programme:

(i) Noted the 2019/2020 capital budget outturn of £22,647 million;

(ii) Recommended to Full Council the carry forwards to 2020/21 of £1.611 million in relation to HRA Housing improvements due mainly to slippage.

(iii) Recommended to Council the bringing forward of £1.530 million from 2020/21 in relation to HRA housebuilding during 2019/20, due to works being ahead of expectations.

(iv) Noted that a full review of the Capital Programme will be submitted to Cabinet at its October 2020 meeting to include re-phasing of the existing programme and new Capital bids for the next budget cycle.

 

This decision was first published on 4 September and so the deadline for call-in is 11 September 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

11.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Licensing Sub-Committee 10 September

·                      Licensing Sub-Committee 11 September

·                      Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee 14 September

 

Reports

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Decisions

·                      Response to location of Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant

·                      Cabinet 2 September

·                      Histon & Impington Village Design Guide

 

Minutes

·                       

 

Plans

·                       

 

Issues

·                       

 

Library Items

·                       

 

Parish Council Items

·                       

 

Meetings Added / Postponed / Cancelled

·                       

 

 

12.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Tilly Baker

Job title: Customer Services Apprentice (Benefits)

Date started: 1 September 2020

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Anna Cappai

Job title: Commercial Waste Business Support Officer

Date leaving: 11 September 2020

 

Name: Beth Jessop

Job title: Visiting Support Officer

Date leaving: 25 September 2020

 

Name: Coral Martin

Job title: HR Administrator

Date leaving: 25 September 2020

 

Name: Frits Rinkel

Job title: Refuse Driver

Date left: 3 September 2020