Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 16 September 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 September to Friday 2 October 2020

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 17 Sep

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee - POSTPONED

Fri 18 Sep

Mon 21 Sep

Tue 22 Sep

Wed 23 Sep

Thu 24 Sep

2pm

Council

Virtual Meeting - Online

Patrick Adams

Fri 25 Sep

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Virtual Meeting - Online

Aaron Clarke

 

Mon 28 Sep

10:30am

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Virtual Meeting – Online

Victoria Wallace

Tue 29 Sep

10:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Virtual Meeting – Online

Patrick Adams

Wed 30 Sep

Thu 1 Oct

Fri 2 Oct

 

Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

2.

Sustainability Master Planning for Village Communities

Janet Hall from Swaffham Prior is keen to hear from communities to wanting to produce; a sustainability focussed neighbourhood plan, a carbon reduction plan (as asset improvements / changing patterns of use / management plans / communication plan to village); or a simple resource plan of villages for use in procuring further funding or sustainability development. If you think you could benefit from assistance, please contact ZCC@scambs.gov.uk

3.

Do you have a site in your parish/ward which would be suitable for installation of one or more electric vehicle charge-points for taxis?

The Council has funding for a limited number of these through the government ‘s ULEV scheme. The charge-points would be available exclusively by taxis for a maximum of three years, after which this restriction would be removed and they would be available to all.

 

To be suitable the site needs to be:

·         In a car park, or already-established parking area (so as to limit ground works requirements)

·         Accessible 24 hours a day

·         Close to local amenities suitable for taxi drivers to stop for up to one hour for breaks and vehicle recharging

 

Preferably it would also be:

·         Close to areas which are likely drop off and pick up points for the taxi trade

·         On council owned land (parish, district or county - to reduce any potential delays over site ownership)

 

Any potential sites will be subject to a feasibility study to establish scope of works, including electrical connections and costs, which will be carried out by the Council and will determine whether a site can proceed to installation.

 

Please contact jane.jackson@scambs.gov.uk with details of potential sites as soon as possible and by 7 October latest.

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

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Grant extends free meals

P13

 

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

North East area webinar event

P18

 

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

SME Business Awards reopen

P49

SCDC sponsorship of Green Award

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Being green to our core - and helping businesses do the same

P50

 

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

700 homes, hotel, office space and shops promised as Cambridge North website goes live

Link

Brookgate (developer) press release

09/09/2020

Cambridge News online

Fears South Cambs is heading for new phase of speculative development

Link

 

09/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

700 homes, hotel, office space and shops promised as Cambridge North website goes live

Link

New Chesterton Partnership website

10/09/2020

Cambridge News

Unique' school for autistic children set to open in 2021

P10 & P11

 

10/09/2020

Carter Jonas online

South Cambridgeshire District Council acquires 296 Cambridge Science Park

Link

 

10/09/2020

HI Hub online

School for autistic children granted permission at IVC

Link

 

11/09/2020

Cambridge Network online

‘Vital’ role of Council grants for voluntary groups highlighted

Link

 

11/09/2020

Cambridge Network online

GCP proposes Babraham Park and Ride extension

Link

GCP article

11/09/2020

Cambridge News

Unbearable' consequences of speculative development

P10

 

11/09/2020

Cambridge News

Plans submitted for 86 new homes

P11

Planning application submitted in Whittlesford

11/09/2020

Cambridge News

Letter: Democracy is a myth in local government

P19

Letter concerning Northstowe development

11/09/2020

Property Funds World online

South Cambridgeshire District Council acquires 296 Cambridge Science Park

Link

 

11/09/2020

Cambridge News online

Row as councillors vote on planning applications before consultations end

Link

 

11/09/2020

Cambridge News online

First of its kind school for children with autism to open in Cambs next year

Link

 

11/09/2020

Cambridge News online

Plans submitted for 86 homes in Cambridgeshire village

Link

Planning application submitted in Whittlesford

11/09/2020

Flightline UK online

Duxford Battle of Britain Proms and Air show weekend cancelled

Link

SCDC mentioned in IWM statement

11/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Specialist school for children with autism could open next year in South Cambridgeshire

Link

 

12/09/2020

Royston Crow online

Royston and South Cambs community groups receive 'vital' grant funding

Link

 

13/09/2020

Peterborough Telegraph online

Are there too many organisations planning the region's transport links?

Link

CA article

14/09/2020

Business Weekly online

Council pays £7.2m for Cambridge Science Park building

Link

 

14/09/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Histon financial prudence helps profit long-term future

Link

 

16/09/2020

Cambridge News

Criteria announced for place on list for subsidised homes

P9

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

16/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Moving the earth to start work on Waterbeach site

P11

 

16/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Autism school is a first for UK

P13

 

16/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Airfield site gets transport guarantees

P14

 

16/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Cambridge North area to be transformed with 700 homes

P18

 

16/09/2020

Cambridge Independent

Opinion: Too many jobs and simply not enough houses

P22

References  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

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.

 

Saturday 12 September, BBC Online: Coronavirus: Who are the COVID-19 marshals and what powers will they have?

BBC Online looks at what a Covid-secure marshal is and what powers they will have.

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 Wednesday 9 September 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’

7.

English Tree Strategy - Response to UK Gov Consultation

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning AGREED to approve the council’s response to the England Tree Strategy.

 

Please note that with the agreement of the Chair of Council and the Chair of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee this decision was taken as an urgent decision and so cannot be called-in.

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

8.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Decisions

·                      English Tree Strategy – Response to Government Consultation

·                      Planning Committee 9 September

Minutes

·                      Licensing Sub-Committee 8 September

·                      Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee 11 September

·                      Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee 14 September

Plans

·                      Forward Plan of Key Decisions

Issues

·                      Pay Award

·                      Compulsory Purchase Policy

·                      Response to Government Consultation: Planning for the White Paper

·                      Update on Cambridge Ice Rink