Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 27 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 28 November to Friday 13 December 2019

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 28 Nov

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 29 Nov

10am

Grants Advisory Committee – POSTPONED TO 16/12/19

Mon 2 Dec

Tue 3 Dec

10am

Civic Affairs Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 4 Dec

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 5 Dec

Fri 6 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee – POSTPONED TO 16/12/19

Mon 9 Dec

Tue 10 Dec

Wed 11 Dec

10am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 12 Dec

Fri 13 Dec

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures for this week - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Please find attached road closures information for the week commencing Monday25 November, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

Upcoming changes at Bar Hill junction:

 

Overnight on Monday, ready for Tuesday 26 November morning, we will be making changes at the Bar Hill and Oakington junctions.

 

We will open the new eastbound exit slip to Bar Hill J29 (green line on picture attached) which will take drivers from the A14 onto the new Bar Hill roundabout.

At the same time the current eastbound exit slip to Bar Hill just after Lolworth bridge will close and eastbound traffic exiting will no longer need to come along the long exit slip and turn left up the loop round to Bar Hill  (red crosses on picture attached)

 

The eastbound Bar Hill entry slip off the roundabout will join as the lane gain rather than merging into the existing lane one as it does at the moment.

This means we can then close the Oakington J30 eastbound entry slip.

 

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

 

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.

Additional documents:

INFORMATION FOR OFFICERS

3.

Consultation on New Senior Management Structure

Message from Liz Watts, Chief Executive:

Following approval by Cabinet on 18th November, I started the formal 30 day consultation on the new senior management structure on 26th November.  I have offered group briefings to all groups, and have already briefed two political groups on the proposals, but if you would like an update (either as a group or an individual member) please do not hesitate to contact me.  The outline timetable is as follows:

  • 14 November – Employment & Staffing Committee (complete)
  • 18 November – Cabinet (complete)
  • 26 November – start of 30 day consultation
  • January – internal appointments
  • February – external appointments (if necessary)

As always, happy to answer any questions you may have.

GENERAL INFORMATION

4.

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

20/11/2019

Cambridge News

Building plan meets high demand for new houses

P15

 

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

City centre 'should open to electric vehicles only

P1 & P14

GCP article

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

South Cambs 'is now a housebuilding capital'

P8 & P9

Political article featuring election candidates

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

Authority could face £5.7m gap

P14

 

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

Fighting transport project that could 'dissect green belt'

P17

GCP article

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

Shop and flats plan for former pub

P17

Planning application submitted

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

Cyclists 'face safety risks' by new busway

P21

GCP article

20/11/2019

Cambridge Independent

Dismay over 'flood site' homes

P23

 

20/11/2019

pbctoday online

The modular homes leading the way in the UK

Link

 

21/11/2019

Haverhill Echo online

Decision to give green light for 55 new homes in Linton comes under fire

Link

 

21/11/2019

Room 151 online

Council service spending grows by 1.9%

Link

Highlights that SCDC did not submit revenue expenditure to MHCLG in time

21/11/2019

LGiU podcast

Liz Watts interviewed about place-making across the district

Link

 

23/11/2019

Daily Mail Online

Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford swaps his £10million estate for a four-bedroom home
 in Dundee to be closer to his ex-wife six years after they split following his £148million win (SCDC retrospective planning application mentioned)

Link

 

25/11/2019

Cambs Times online

Councils spend on emergency fuel tanks for Brexit

Link

 

 

5.

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 21 November, Guardian Online: Affordable Housing

A total of 37,825 new homes were built to be let at discounted rents last year, official figures show.

 

Thursday 21 November, Times: Hedges can halve pollution in playgrounds

Planting a hedge around a park can halve the amount of traffic pollution that reaches children as they play, a study has found.

 

Tuesday 26 November, Sky New Online: More than a million register to vote as deadline looms

More than a million people have applied to vote in the General Election, or updated their details in the last week, with just hours to until the deadline expires.

 

Tuesday 26 November, BBC Online: Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records

Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases once again reached new highs in 2018.

6.

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 20 NOVEMBER 2019

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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’

7.

Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document additional editing changes post adoption

The Deputy Leader of Council (statutory) agreed to finalise the adopted Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for publication.

 

This decision was first published on 21 November 2019 and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Thursday 28 November.

8.

Designation of Horseheath Neighbourhood Area

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed to approve the designation of a Neighbourhood Area for Horseheath as proposed by the Parish Council.

 

This decision was first published on 25 November and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Monday 2 December.

9.

Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options consultation content and participation and engagement activities

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed to confirm the proposed content of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options document and update the Local Development Scheme, as set out in the documents appended to this decision.

 

This decision was first published on 26 November and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Tuesday 3 December.

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/

10.

Setting of the Council Tax Base for 2020-21

The Chief Officer has agreed to set the tax base for South Cambridgeshire District Council at £63,6176 band D equivalents for 2020/21, and the tax base for each parish be set as shown in Appendix A to the report.

OTHER INFORMATION

11.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Council 28 November

·                      Civic Affairs Committee 3 December

 

Decisions

·                      Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document

·                      Designation of Horseheath Neighbourhood Area

·                      Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options consultation

·                      Setting of Council Tax base (Officer Decision)

 

Minutes

·                      Civic Affairs Committee 29 October