Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 13 November 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 14 November to Friday 29 November

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 14 Nov

2pm

Employment & Staffing Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

 

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Fri 15 Nov

1pm

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Monkfield Room

Victoria Wallace

Mon 18 Nov

10am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

 

11:59pm

Deadline for Motions and Questions for Council

 

 

Tue 19 Nov

2pm

Climate & Environment Advisory Committee

Monkfield

Patrick Adams

Wed 20 Nov

2pm

Employment & Staffing Committee

Swansley Room A

Patrick Adams

Thu 21 Nov

Fri 22 Nov

 

Mon 25 Nov

Tue 26 Nov

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 27 Nov

Thu 28 Nov

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 29 Nov

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures this week - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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Please find attached road closures information for the week commencing11 November, 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 -

 

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

 

Section 6: Huntingdon town centre

Liam Heath liam.heath@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

The Council has received the following nomination:

 

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In Toft – Toft People’s Hall

The Council will make its decision by 31 December 2019.

 

 

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

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-right-bid

4.

Procurement Workshop 27 November 2019

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District Councillors and Parish Councils are invited to let your local businesses know about the next South Cambridgeshire District Council procurement workshop on 27 November 2019. It will provide them with a chance to:

·         talk to our Procurement Officer;

·         hear from him what makes a good tender;

·         understand how social value can add value; and

·         work through our forms to help you to successfully quote for work in future.

 

The workshop will be at 10 am at South Cambridgeshire District Council's offices in Cambourne. If a local business would like to attend they can let us know at openforbusiness@scambs.gov.uk.

 

Information on the workshops can be found at: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/business/latest-business-news-and-events/

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

06/11/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Clip of Trevor Nicoll in RECAP role on mid morning show about recycling rates

10 mins in

RECAP story

06/11/19

Cambridge Independent online

General Election 2019: South Cambridgeshire Tory candidate describes Liberal Democrats as ‘omnishambles’

Link

 

06/11/19

Cambridge Independent

Roundabout truck stop is 'full of litter and a health hazard'

P15

 

06/11/19

Cambridge Independent

Election will delay busway extension plan

P18

GCP article

06/11/19

Cambridge Independent

Committee heads for South Cambs

P28

County Council Children's Committee meeting at SCDC

06/11/19

Cambridge Independent

Cllr Bridget Smith column: Shaping the district's policies to include all age groups

P30 & P31

 

08/11/19

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridge roundabout truck stop is 'full of litter and a health hazard'

Link

 

08/11/19

The Independent online

Majority of asylum seekers and refugees housed in poorer areas while dozens of councils support none

Link

 

08/11/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Trevor Nicoll interviewed on breakfast show about how Council tackle's fly-tipping

2'10'' in

 

08/11/19

Resource online

CIWM appoints new president and board of trustees

Link

Trevor Nicoll appointed CIWM President

11/11/19

Cambridge Network online

Debate on homes, jobs and the environment in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire to begin in January

Link

 

12/11/19

Cambridge News

Consultation to be held over new joint Local Plan

P12

 

12/11/19

Peterborough Telegraph online

£1.6m funding for new affordable homes in Peterborough approved despite concerns they will be 'substandard'

Link

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

13/11/19

Cambridge Independent

Social media exchange led to downfall of county's PCC

P4

Cllr Claire Daunton quoted

13/11/19

Cambridge Independent

New year date for Local Plan debate

P5

 

13/11/19

Cambridge Independent

Water crisis forum divided on issue of development

P19

Cllr Graham Cone quoted

 

6.

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 8 November, Telegraph: Fly-tipping hits 10-year high

Fly-tipping has reached a 10-year high in England with councils reporting 1,072,000 incidents of illegal dumping in 2018/19 – the highest level since 2008/09, official figures show.

 

Sunday 10 November, Sunday Telegraph: GCHQ warns polling staff

Polling staff involved in the General Election have been warned by GCHQ officials that they could be targeted by state-sponsored hackers.

 

Tuesday 12 November, iNews: Food charity calls for restrictions on fast food shops

A food campaign group has called on the next government to introduce planning policies which would restrict fast food outlets nears schools.

 

Wednesday 13 November, BBC Online: Plastic pollution: Grass ‘could be used for packaging’

Grass, straw and maize stalks could provide alternatives to plastic packaging, according to scientists at Bangor University.

7.

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 6 NOVEMBER

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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.

Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options

Cabinet

 

a.  Noted the Lessons Learned and Good Practice review (Appendix A);

 

b.  Noted the Statement of Consultation – Report on Local Plan Workshops (Appendix B – chapters 2-5);

 

c.  Noted the feedback from the Joint Local Plan Advisory Group (Appendix I);

 

d.  Approved the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E), supporting documents (at Appendices F, G and H) and consultation process (at Section VIII and Appendix B, chapter 6);

 

e.  Delegated authority to the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, in liaison with Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, and in consultation with members of the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group, to consider and agree, as is consistent with this Council’s corporate objectives, any material changes to the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E) and supporting documents (at Appendices A, B (chapter 6), F, G and H) prior to the commencement of the consultation period, including any proposed by Cambridge City Council, and

 

f.   Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning and Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, and in consultation with members of the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group, to make editorial changes to the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E) and supporting documents (at Appendices A, B (chapter 6), F, G and H)  prior to the commencement of the consultation period (to comprise minor amendments and factual updates and clarifications).

 

g.  Delegates authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning and Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, to update the Local Development Scheme to reflect the amended consultation period.

 

This decision was first published on 11 November and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 18 November at 5pm.

9.

2019-20 Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring

Cabinet

 

1.    Acknowledged the 2019-2020 revenue budget position as at 30 September 2019 against the approved revenue budget shown in Appendices A, B(1) and B(2) to the report, the major variances with reasons for these variances and the action being taken to address the underlying issues; and

 

2.    Acknowledged the position as at 30 September 2019 in respect of the Capital Programme for 2019-2020 and the variances as shown in Appendices C(1) and C(2).

 

This decision was first published on 11 November and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 18 November at 5pm.

10.

Public Space Protection Order - Proposed gating of Setchel Drove, Cottenham

Cabinet agreed

 

a.    A three-step “education, enforcement & engineering” approach to reducing incidences of illegal fly-tipping of waste at Setchel Drove, Cottenham;

 

b.    That, as part of that approach, some combination of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to restrict access to Setchel Drove, Cottenham and surveillance of Setchel Drove and the surrounding areas be justified to reduce the incidence of illegal fly-tipping of waste, and increase the likelihood of successful prosecution when incidents do occur;

 

c.    That the task of liaising with local interested parties be delegated to the Director of Housing, Health and Environmental Services in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Licensing and the local Ward Members to determine the optimal combination and location of physical barriers and surveillance equipment to achieve the desired results; and

 

d.    the Public Space Protection Order and the effectiveness of the solution be reviewed after two years of operation.

 

This decision was first published on 11 November and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 18 November at 5pm.

11.

Potential Property Investment Decision - Colmworth Trading Estate - St Neots

Cabinet

 

1.    approved the investment and purchaser’s costs outlined in the confidential report from the Interim Director of Finance;

 

2.    agreed that the acquisition of the property at Colmworth Trading Estate, St. Neots should be funded by the approved capital programme and be used as a multi-let trade counter investment in accordance with the approved Investment Strategy.

 

This decision was first published on 11 November and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 18 November 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

12.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee 15 November

·                      Cabinet 18 November

·                      Climate & Environment Advisory Committee 19 November

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee 20 November

 

Decisions

·                      Cabinet 6 November

 

Plans

·                      Forward Plan of Key Decisions - November

 

Issues

·                      Adoption of Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Document

 

13.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: David Gleisten

Job title: Refuse Driver

Date starting: 25 November 2019

 

Name: Vinny Rayner

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 11 November 2019

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Staff who have left

 

Name: James Kaymak

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date leaving: 24 November 2019