Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 16 December 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 17 December to Friday 1 January 2021

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 17 Dec

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Online

Victoria Wallace

Fri 18 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Online

Aaron Clarke

Fri 18 Dec

10am

Planning Committee (Bourn airfield) - Postponed

-

-

Mon 21 Dec

-

-

-

-

Tue 22 Dec

-

-

-

-

Wed 23 Dec

-

-

-

-

Thu 24 Dec

-

-

-

-

Fri 25 Dec

-

Christmas Day – Office Closed

-

 

Mon 28 Dec

-

Boxing Day – Office Closed

-

Tue 29 Dec

-

-

-

-

Wed 30 Dec

-

-

-

-

Thu 31 Dec

-

-

-

-

Fri 1 Jan

-

New Year’s Day – Office Closed

-

 

Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

2.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing 14 December - A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for week commencing 14 December 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.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value: Re-nomination

The Council has received the following re-nomination:

 

In Hardwick -  The Blue Lion Pubic House, Hardwick

The Council will make its decision by 4th February 2021.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage.

4.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value: - Decision

Community Right to Bid – Assets of Community Value

 

The Council has made the following decision and will amend the asset register accordingly:

 

The White Lion Public House, Sawston – The Council has approved the listing of The White Lion as an Asset of Community Value until 12 December 2025.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage

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

09/12/2020

Cambridge Network online

New town proposals to be considered alongside 650 other suggested locations for new homes and jobs

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 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge News

New 25,000 home eco-town proposal

P1, P4, P5 & P6

 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge News

Council to continue providing homes for refugee families

P9

 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge Independent

25,000-home development plan sparks fury

P1 & P5

 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge Independent

Refugees to be housed in South Cambs

P13

 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge Independent

New parish created for Northstowe

P14

 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge Independent

Caravans dumped in a ditch

P26

 -

09/12/2020

Cambridge Independent

Letter: We're already living with urbanisation

P34

Regarding Greater Cambridge Local Plan evidence recently released

09/12/2020

Cambridge Independent

IED adds Paul to board of directors

P55

GCSP Assistant Director, Strategy and Economy, Paul Frainer appointed to IED board

09/12/2020

Daily Mail online

Outrage after brazen fly-tippers dump SEVEN CARAVANS in a ditch in the countryside

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 -

09/12/2020

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Tumi Hawkins interviewed on drive time show about Thakeham's new town plans

3'27'' into show

 -

10/12/2020

Cambridge News

Feeling of stress and anger' over busway proposal

P5

GCP article

10/12/2020

Cambridge News

Lib Dems 'had prior knowledge' of new town plan

P17

 -

10/12/2020

In Your Area online

More refugees to be offered homes in south Cambridgeshire

-

 -

10/12/2020

Cambridge News online

Far too early' to say if the proposal for a new town in south west Cambs will go ahead

-

-

10/12/2020

Ely Standard online

Work begins on removal of seven fly-tipped static caravans dumped in countryside

-

-

10/12/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Why Thakeham’s plans for 25,000 homes in South Cambridgeshire will still be considered for the Local Plan

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-

10/12/2020

In Your Area online

A directory of local businesses in South Cambs has been set up

-

-

11/12/2020

LGIU online

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed on LGIU fortnightly podcast

-

-

11/12/2020

Cambridge Independent online

South Cambridgeshire District Council commits to £10 per hour minimum wage

-

-

12/12/2020

Cambridge News

Audit review as £160m busway is back on track

P13

GCP article

12/12/2020

Cambridge News

Unite in helping local businesses for Christmas

P14

-

13/12/2020

Cambridge Network online

Tree planted to commemorate 75th anniversary of end of World War Two

Link

-

13/12/2020

Cambridge News online

Cambourne to Cambridge busway plans to be independently reviewed

Link

GCP article

14/12/2020

Cambridge News

Busway critics fear waste of money as review takes place

P5

GCP article

14/12/2020

Cambridge News

Greenways 'puzzle' is solved

P12

GCP article

14/12/2020

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed on drive time about Coronavirus numbers and shop local directory

3'25'' into show

 -

15/12/2020

Cambridge Network online

‘Shop local’ directory helps South Cambridgeshire shoppers stay safe

-

 -

15/12/2020

Cambridge News

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6.

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

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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 10 December, Financial Times: Council funding

An article analysing the Spending Review says that an onus on councils to fund more of their services from council tax revenues rather than central government grants will exacerbate a continuous squeeze on local budgets and taxpayers since 2010.

 

Thursday 10 December, Telegraph: One in ten councillors sign letter calling for rethink of planning reforms

One in 10 councillors in England has written to the Government to object to a planning “algorithm” to set house-building targets and to urge a rethink on reforms they say limits local oversight of housing developments and allocates new housing to areas based on affordability.

 

Friday 11 December, Guardian: Planning system overhaul causes backlash

More than 2,000 councillors and campaigners from across England have signed an open letter to the Housing Secretary, urging him to rethink proposals to overhaul the English planning system.

 

Sunday 13 December, Sunday Telegraph: Councils accused of breaking pollution laws

Councils have been accused of breaking pollution laws while enforcing road closures, by leaving vehicles parked up with their engine running to power CCTV cameras.

 

Sunday 13 December, Sunday Telegraph: Multibillion-pound bail-out for farmers and factories

A multibillion-pound bail-out package to support industries hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit is reportedly being drawn up by cabinet ministers.

 

Monday 14 December, Guardian: Universal Credit

A report by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee is urging the Government to make permanent an increase in the value of Universal Credit benefits to tackle poverty and job losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Wednesday 16 December, Times: U-turn on government’s planning proposals

The Government will change plans to housebuilding today with England’s 20 biggest cities instead taking a larger share of new homes under revised plans following concerns from some Conservative MPs.

 

Wednesday 16 December, Times: Flood warnings for January from Met Office

Dry and bright conditions over Christmas will give way to milder weather and potentially floods in the new year, forecasters from the Met Office have warned.

7.

View Planning Applications

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An outline floor plan for a large building.

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 9 December 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.

Provision of 9 no. Affordable Dwellings off Orchard Gardens, Melbourn

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing agreed that the Council should enter into Heads of Terms followed thereafter by a JCT contract for the building of nine affordable homes at Orchard Gardens, Melbourn.

 

This decision was first published on 15 December and so the deadline for call-in is 22 December at 5pm.

9.

Response to West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 18) Issues and Options

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed the response to the West Suffolk Local Plan.

 

This decision was first published on 14 December and so the deadline for call-in is 21 December at 5pm.

10.

2020/24 Equality Scheme

Cabinet agreed to approve the Equality Scheme, as laid out in Appendix A of the report.

 

This decision was first published on 9 December and so the deadline for call-in is 16 December at 5pm.

11.

Fees and Charges

Cabinet agreed to approve the fees and charges as detailed in Appendix A of the report.

 

This decision was first published on 9 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on 16 December.

12.

Refugee Support

Cabinet:

 

Agreed to accept up to 4 refugee families per year within the District as part of the national commitment for the next three years, subject to;

  • Government providing ongoing funding and developing future schemes, and,
  • having access to support services that are currently offered by Cambridge City Council or equivalent.

 

This decision was first published on 9 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on 16 December.

Decisions Made By Officers and Reported For Information

Please click on the link to find details of decisions made by officers under delegated authority.

Other Information

13.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

14.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Peter Gibson

Job title: Principal Environment Officer

Date started: 1 December 2020

 

Name: Jonathan Hall

Job title: Service manager – Commercial & Licencing

Date started: 23 November 2020

 

Name: Gary Holiday

Job title: Refuse & Recycling Operative

Date started: 30 November 2020

 

Name: Rachna Leveque

Job title: Programme Manager

Date started: 30 November 2020

 

Name: Emma Pearson

Job title: Websites Content Officer

Date started: 30 November 2020

 

Name: Natalie Silgram

Job title: VAT Accountant

Date started: 9 December 2020

 

Name: Mihaela Stan

Job title: Business Support Officer

Date started: 7 December 2020

 

Name: Emma Weston

Job title: HR Coordinator

Date started: 30 November 2020