Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 15 January 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 16 January to Friday 31 January

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 16 Jan

Fri 17 Jan

Mon 20 Jan

Tue 21 Jan

4pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 22 Jan

Thu 23 Jan

10am

Employment & Staffing Committee

Swansley Room A

Patrick Adams

Fri 24 Jan

 

Mon 27 Jan

Tue 28 Jan

2pm

Climate & Environmental Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 29 Jan

Thu 30 Jan

Fri 31 Jan

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Road Closures Related to A14 Improvements for week commencing Monday 13 January pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To contact your A14 sections stakeholder manager, please use the email addresses below or the A14 helpline.

 

John Birchall has now left the project. For all queries in relation to Section 1 & 2: Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line & Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey, please email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

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.

Cambridgeshire Road Safety Survey

The Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership are undertaking a review of local Road Safety governance, strategy and delivery. To this end we are issuing a survey to gain insight into the concerns, needs and desires of the people of the county. The survey is open for a relatively short period of time and we would like as many people as possible to complete it. To help with this, can you please:

§  Complete the survey yourself

§  Promote the survey as widely and as often as possible via your social media channels

§  Promote the survey widely within your own organisation

§  Share the survey with your end users as much as possible

§  Forward this email on to anyone who can spread the survey even further

 

The link to the survey, which closes on 6th February, is below: 

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/33PW2/ 

4.

Stagecoach Drummer Street Station - stop changes

From Sunday 19 January 2020, there will be changes to some of our bus stops at Drummer Street Station, Cambridge.

 

Services affected are:

  • 9/X9
  • 19
  • 13/13a/X13
  • 206
  • 11/X11
  • 12
  • 16a
  • 18
  • Busway

 

Further details available on the Stagecoach website

 

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

08/01/20

Cambridge News

Tree scheme to help district reach its 'double nature' goal

P3

 

08/01/20

Cambridge News

Fractious county politics are a cause for concern'

P4 & P5

Interview with Peter Topping following resignation as member

08/01/20

Cambridge News

Consultation begins on new cycleway plans

P5

GCP article

08/01/20

Cambridge News online

South Cambridgeshire Conservative council leader stands down for touching 'personal' reason

Link

 

08/01/20

Cambridge Independent

By-election after Tory group leader steps down

P2

 

08/01/20

Cambridge Independent

Possible locations for sewage works to be revealed

P5

 

08/01/20

Cambridge Independent

Three saplings for every parish in South Cambridgeshire

P6 & P7

 

08/01/20

Cambridge Independent

New plans for 3,500 homes but congestion fears remain

P13

Article about amended proposals for Bourn Airfield development

08/01/20

Cambridge Independent

Consultation to launch on cycle plans

P19

GCP article

08/01/20

Cambridge Network

Three Free Trees on offer to encourage more planting in villages

Link

 

08/01/20

Cambridge Independent online

South Cambridgeshire District Council Conservative group leader Peter Topping steps down

Link

 

08/01/20

Housing Today

Countryside makes plan for 3,500 home greener

Link

 

09/01/20

Cambridge Network

New support service will benefit South Cambridgeshire businesses

Link

 

10/01/20

That's TV Cambridge

Report: New signs installed to challenge fly-tippers

Link

 

11/01/10

Cambridge Independent online

The Cambridge Independent's Plant a Tree Campaign: Help us get 10,000 trees planted across Cambs

Link

 

13/01/20

Cambridge Network online

Your ideas. Our future. Get involved now.

Link

 

13/01/20

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Tumi Hawkins interviewed on drive about start of Greater Cambridge Local Plan first conversation

1'20'' in

 

14/01/20

Cambridge Independent online

Three free trees offered to every parish council in South Cambridgeshire

Link

 

14/01/20

Cambridge News

What needs to be done to ensure region blossoms?

P14

Launch of Local Plan first conversation

14/01/20

The MJ

Council on course to meet investment target

Link

 

 

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.

 

Thursday 9 January, BBC Online: Housing benefit errors “making families homeless”

Some families are being pushed into homelessness due to problems in the housing benefits system, according to the Local Government Ombudsman which found some councils in England were miscalculating these payments.

 

Thursday 9 January, BBC Radio 4 You and Yours: Public health funerals

A small number

A small number of councils are not returning ashes to families by default after public health funerals, and are charging families to get them back, according to Freedom of Information figures obtained by Royal London insurance.

 

Friday 10 January, Independent Online: Housing Benefit

LGA Deputy Chairman Cllr John Fuller appeared live on the BBC News Channel to discuss a report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman which warned that families were being driven towards homelessness as a result of problems in the housing benefits system.

 

Saturday 11 January, Independent Online: Over 13,500 affordable homes “lost” to office conversions

More than 13,500 affordable homes could have been lost across England over the past four years because of rules allowing developers to dodge planning permission, council leaders have warned.

 

Saturday 11 January, Times: Revival of village halls

Village halls are enjoying a resurgence as many of England’s 10,000 village halls are now bustling hubs.

 

Sunday 12 January, Sunday Telegraph: Fly-tipping “farm-aggedon”

The District Councils Network is warning of a “fly-tipping farm-aggedon” after figures showed that annual incidents of fly-tipping in agricultural sports had increased from 888 to 1,473 since 2012/13.

 

Monday 13 January, Independent Online: Poll shows public support for accelerated cuts in carbon emissions

A poll for The Independent has found overwhelming support for radical change to end the UK’s net carbon emissions by the end of the decade.

 

Tuesday 14 January, Telegraph: Opinion: Countryside’s ‘second-class status’

Noreen Wainwright, a diary farmer in the Staffordshire Moorlands, writes about the contrast between urban and rural life and the countryside’s ‘second-class status’.

 

Wednesday 15 January, Independent Online: Protection for ancient woodlands

More than 1,000 ancient woods are at risk of being damaged or destroyed by property development, according to the Woodland Trust.

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 8 JANUARY 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.

Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) Grant Scheme

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance AGREED to the recommendations made by the Grants Advisory Committee on 20 December 2019.

 

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

9.

Increase funding to Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) Grants by £30,000

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance AGREED to increase the funding available for the Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme by £30,000 from £91,229 to £121,229.

 

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

10.

Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme Update

Cabinet

 

(a)          Noted the outturn position of a £2.742 million underspend for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme and that, of this, £1.124 million was at that time proposed for reprofiling into future years;

 

(b)          Consider the updated HRA capital programme at Appendix B which has been re-profiled in line with the expected timing of spend and amended in line with expected levels of spend where appropriate; 

 

(c)          Noted that, in order to finance the updated Capital Programme, borrowing of around £10 million was likely to be required during 2021/22;

 

(d)          noted that, following the abolition of the HRA debt cap, a local debt cap had been calculated as £250 million at 1st April 2019 rising to £300 million as at 31st March 2022;

 

(e)          Recommended to Full Council the revised HRA capital programme for the period 2019/2020 to 2024/2025, at Appendix B, to reflect amendments to, and the reprofiling of expenditure identified in the report.  

 

This decision was first published on Monday 13 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 20 January at 5pm.

11.

Collection Fund - Estimated Council Tax Surplus

Cabinet

 

(a)          approved an estimated surplus at 31 March 2020 in relation to the Council Tax element of the Collection Fund of £0.774 million be declared for 2019/2020 and shared between the Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Police & Crime Commissioner and the Cambridgeshire Fire Authority in proportion to their 2019/2020 precepts on the Collection Fund;

 

(b)          agreed that, in future financial years, the determination of the estimated Collection Fund surplus for distribution to precepting bodies be delegated to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 13 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 20 January at 5pm.

12.

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

Cabinet

 

a)     Considered the main issues raised in the public consultation; agree responses to the representations received and agreed consequential proposed changes to the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) as set out in the Consultation Statement and the tracked changed version of the SPD for adoption (See Appendices A and B);

 

b)     Subject to a), adopted the Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction SPD; and

 

c)     Delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, the authority to make any editing changes to the SPD prior to publication.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 13 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 20 January at 5pm.

13.

An Economic Action Plan and New Business Support Service for South Cambridgeshire

Cabinet

 

a)    Approved the Greater Cambridge Economic Action Plan;

 

b)    Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development to make minor typographical/factual changes or changes to improve legibility/understanding prior to the publication of the Economic Action Plan;

 

c)    Agreed the proposal for a new Business Support Service for South Cambridgeshire;

 

This decision was first published on Monday 13 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 20 January at 5pm.

14.

Response to Anglian Water

Cabinet:

 

a)    Noted the details of the proposed statement of community consultation

b)    Delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development the submission of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s response to the proposed statement of community consultation as set out in Appendix 2 to the confidential report, subject to

 

                                          i.    Anglian Water undertaking additional public consultation as proposed at the meeting; and

                                        ii.    Ensuring enough flexibility in the proposals to allow for amendment should there be a change in circumstances as discussed at the meeting.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 13 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 20 January at 5pm.

15.

Appointment of Substitute on Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Leader AGREED to appoint Councillor Heather Williams as substitute to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

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

16.

Caldecote Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document - adoption

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

 

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

17.

Papworth Everard Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document - adoption

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

 

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

18.

Sawston Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document - adoption

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

 

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

19.

Swavesey Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document - adoption

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

 

This decision was published on Wednesday 15 January and so the deadline for call-in is Wednesday 22 January 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

20.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 21 January

 

Decisions

·                      Increase funding to Zero Carbon Communities Grants by £30,000

·                      Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme

·                      Cabinet 8 January

·                      Appointment of Sub to Combined Authority Scrutiny Committee

·                      Caldecote Village Design Guide – Supplementary Planning Document

·                      Papworth Everard Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

·                      Sawston Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

·                      Swavesey Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

 

21.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

852339E7

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Jack Howe

Job Title: Waste Project Officer (Communications)

Date started: 6 January 2020