Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 12.00 p.m.

Contact: Patrick Adams  01954 713408 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 27 June to Friday 12 July

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 27 Jun

Fri 28 Jun

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Swansley Room

Aaron Clarke

11am

Extraordinary Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Mon 1 Jul

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Tue 2 Jul

10am

Employment & Staffing Committee

Jeavons Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 3 Jul

Thu 4 Jul

9:30am

Extraordinary Council

No Questions or Motions

Council Chamber

Democratic Services

Fri 5 Jul

 

Mon 8 Jul

10am

Climate and Environment Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

 

11:59pm

Deadline for Questions and Motions for Council on 18 July

Tue 9 Jul

Wed 10 Jul

10am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 11 Jul

Fri 12 Jul

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing Monday 24 June - A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 573 KB

Please find attached road closures information for the week commencing Monday 24 June, 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.

 

Section 1 & 2:Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Section 4 & 5: Swavesey to Milton

John Akester - John.Akester@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

In Bartlow:

The Three Hills Public House - The council has approved the listing of The Three Hills Public House as an Asset of Community Value until 18 June 2024.

 

The Council will update the asset register accordingly.

 

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

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/acv

 

UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCILLOR TRAINING

Unless otherwise specified, please confirm your availability to attend any of the following briefing or training events by contacting Patrick Adams on 01954 713408. This will ensure your training records are kept up to date and suitable venue and catering booking can be made. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

4.

Member briefing on the Draft Local Transport Plan - Fri 28 June at 2pm

Event: Briefing on the draft Local Transport Plan

Date: Friday 28 June

Time: 2pm

Venue: Council Chamber

 

The draft Local Transport Plan (LTP) is being consulted on by the Combined Authority over the summer. Officers of the Combined Authority, and from their consultants Steer, will provide a briefing for members on the objectives, overarching strategy,  policies and transport schemes in the draft plan.

 

Please note that the draft LTP was approved for consultation by the Combined Authority Board on 29 May. Papers can be viewed by clicking this link.

 

Consultation begins on June 17, running for 15 weeks until September 27.

5.

Rural Exception Sites Tour - Thu 4 July at 10:30am

One of the Council’s key priorities is to provide affordable housing for local people. District Councillors are invited to attend this coach tour of Rural Exception Sites, which will provide a better understanding of how these sites are delivered and how they can benefit our villages.

 

Date: Thursday 4 July

Time: 10:30am ending with buffet lunch at 1:30pm

Venue: Starts in the Council Chamber

 

More details are available in the attached flyer.

 

If you wish to attend, please contact either Uzma.Ali@scambs.gov.uk or Gina.Manderson@scambs.gov.uk by 27 June 2019.

GENERAL INFORMATION

6.

Media Monitoring

Arising from the results of the Member Communication Needs Survey, many members highlighted the fact that residents found out about SCDC matters through the media.

 

The Council’s Communications Team will produce a weekly summary of recent news items to be published in the Bulletin to help keep members informed of recent coverage of SCDC.

 

Contact the Communications Team for further information.

 

 

Date

Publication

Details

19/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

All aboard: Taking metro to the next stop

Page 6

SCDC mentioned as one of the councils involved in the GCP Cam Metro project

19/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

Help guide plans for airfield homes

Page 14

 

19/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

Porsche and Aston Martin showroom move is rejected

Page 17

Cllr Henry Batchelor quoted

20/06/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Tumi on breakfast show re. Agri-Tech Inquiry

Link 7.30am

 

20/06/2019

Cambridge Network online

Councils investigate when electric could power up to 26 tonne bin lorries for zero emission collections

Link

 

23/06/2019

Cambridge Independent online

All aboard: Taking CAM Metro to the new stop

Link

CA article

24/06/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Opening of Northstowe Secondary College delayed

Link

 

24/06/2019

Facts magazine

Councils investigate the potential of electric power, zero-emission bin lorries

Link

 

24/06/2019

Cambridge News

Going green with electric bin collection lorries

P13

 

25/06/2019

Circular Online

Councils investigate the potential of electric-powered waste fleet

Link

 

25/06/2019

LAPV online

Councils demonstrate the potential for electric RCV technology

Link

 

25/06/2019

Fleet Manager Online

Councils investigate the potential of electric power for 26-tonne RCVs for zero-emission collections

Link

 

 

7.

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 20 June, Times: Homeless ‘let down’ by welfare state

The Local Government Homelessness Commission has warned that a dysfunctional housing market, inadequate welfare regime and increasing poverty are to blame for rising homelessness.

 

Saturday 22 June, Telegraph Online: Supermarket packaging ‘fails recycling test’

According to an investigation by Which?, almost half the packaging used by supermarkets cannot be easily recycled.

 

Tuesday 25 June, Sky News Online: Sick pay and housing overhaul planned to help disabled workers

An overhaul of sick pay and accessible, adaptable homes are among measures announced by Theresa May to support the one in five working age people with a disability.

 

Wednesday 26 June, Independent: May calls for new home building standards

New design standards for house builders have been called for by Theresa May to ensure future owners and tenants do not have to live in “tiny” homes with inadequate storage space.

 

Wednesday 26 June, Guardian: Action on air pollution works but far more is needed, study says

Government action can cut air pollution with early deaths linked to dirty air in the UK falling by half between 1970 and 2010, a long-term study has shown.

 

Wednesday 26 June, Guardian: Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK

Homebuyers in a town where properties typically cost almost 12 times local salaries may soon have a low-cost option from Ikea after a council agreed to work with an affordable housing developer co-owned by the retailer.

 

Wednesday 26 June, Guardian: British firm exported ‘offensive’ waste including used nappes

Biffa Waste Services Ltd, one of the UK’s biggest waste firms, has been convicted of illegally sending used nappies and other contaminated materials to China.

8.

View Planning Applications

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.  Once the page has loaded, you can use the Search option to set your own criteria of parish, area and date range.

 

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/the-council/access-to-information/access-to-information-summary/

OTHER INFORMATION

9.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 28 June

·                      Planning Committee 28 June

·                      Cabinet 1 July

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee 2 July

 

Minutes

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 31 May

·                      Cabinet 5 June