Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Monday, 29 June 2020 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Virtual meeting - Online. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Malton  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Leader's Announcements

2.

Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 

3.

Declarations of Interest

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To authorise the Leader to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 May 2020 as a correct record.

5.

Public Questions

6.

Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 151 KB

7.

North East Cambridge Area Action Plan pdf icon PDF 472 KB

Appendices B to K are available on South Cambridgeshire District Council’s website by visiting www.scambs.gov.uk > Your Council and Democracy and following the links from Meetings and Councillor Information.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Agreed the name of the Area Action Plan (AAP) be formally changed to the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan;

(b) Agreed the draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan (Appendix A); the

draft North East Cambridge Policies Map (including amended boundary)

(Appendix B) and Topic Papers (Appendix C) for a ten-week period of

public consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning

(Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and that this consultation will

also include the evidence documents (listed in the draft AAP with relevant

policy and published on the shared planning service website);

(c) Agreed the Statement of Consultation (Appendix D) including responses to

comments received to the Issues & Options (February 2019);

(d) Noted the findings of the updated Joint Equalities Impact Assessment, Draft

Sustainability Appraisal, Draft Habitats Regulation Assessment; and Duty to

Cooperate Statement (Appendices E, F, G and H respectively);

(e) Delegated authority to the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South

Cambridgeshire District Council and the Cambridge Executive Councillor for

Planning Policy and Open Spaces to agree the further Topic Papers as set

out at paragraph 4.17 ahead of public consultation.

(f) Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic

Development, in liaison with the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South

Cambridgeshire District Council and the Cambridge Executive Councillor for

Planning Policy and Open Spaces, to make editorial changes to the Draft

NEC AAP consultation report (including graphics) and supporting

documents (prior to the commencement of the consultation period) to

comprise minor amendments and factual updates and clarifications.

(g) Noted the update on the Fen Road access issues at paragraphs 4.19 and 4.20 in the report.  A separate report will be provided on this matter in due course.

 

8.

Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Issues and Options Feedback and Next Steps pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Noted the report on Initial Feedback from the First Conversation

consultation included at Appendix 1;

(b) Agreed additional informal member and stakeholder engagement and

Preferred Options stages be added to the Local Plan making process;

(c) Agreed the approach to addressing the Duty to Cooperate included as

Appendix 3 to the report, subject to any material changes necessary as

a result of consultation with Duty to Cooperate bodies.

 

9.

Update of Greater Cambridge Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Agreed to adopt the updated Local Development Scheme for Greater Cambridge included at Appendix 1 of the report, to take effect from 13 July 2020.

(b) Agreed to grant delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the South Cambridgeshire Lead Cabinet member for Planning and the Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, to make any minor editing changes and corrections identified prior to publication.

 

10.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Approved and adopted this Health & Wellbeing Strategy and Action Plan.

 

11.

Establishment of Additional Liaison Meetings pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the introduction of 5 new liaison meetings in Barrington, Caldecote, Hardwick, Swavesey and Sawston, bringing the total number of concurrent active liaison meetings to 6.

 

12.

Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme pdf icon PDF 435 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Approved the changes to the Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme, as outlined in paragraph 11, which will result in a more focussed scheme providing funding to projects under three themes:

  • Cycling
  • Community buildings
  • Tree-planting and other nature-based solutions

(b) Delegated to the Head of Shared Waste Services and Environment the authority

to make minor changes to the scheme documents in Appendices A and B

(Information for Applicants for applications from questions) as necessary for clarity.

 

13.

Resident Involvement Strategy pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the Draft Resident Involvement Strategy 2020-2023 (Appendix 1) to go out to wider tenant consultation. Cabinet also agreed to delegate authority to the Lead Member for Housing to approve the final Strategy subject to any minor amendments arising from this consultation, from any new guidance issued by the Regulator for Social Housing or from guidance issued by Government if/when the issues within the Green Paper become law.

 

14.

New Build Housing Strategy 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the New Build Council Housing Strategy, and recommended that it proceed to full Council for adoption.

 

Please note that recommendations to Council are not subject to call in.

 

 

15.

Quarter 4 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Reviewed and noted the Operational Key Performance Indicator (OKPI) results and

comments in the report at Appendix A.

 

16.

Review of Barriers to Council Procurement for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Reviewed and noted the actions that have been undertaken over the past 12 months to reduce the barriers to council procurement for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) prior to the report going to Scrutiny and Overview Committee.

 

17.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act). Paragraph 3 relates to information about the financial or business affairs of any person, including the Authority holding that information.

18.

Confidential issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee

19.

Potential Property Acquisition

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the investment detailed in the exempt report of the Head of Finance as a single-let commercial investment in accordance with the approved Investment Strategy.

 

20.

Potential Property Investment

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the investment detailed in the exempt report of the Head of Finance as a multi-let commercial investment in accordance with the approved Investment Strategy.

 

21.

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

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