Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12.00 p.m.

Contact: Patrick Adams  01954 713408 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

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1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 14 October to Friday 29 October 2021

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 14 Oct

2 pm

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee

Council Chamber

Aaron Clarke

 

5:20 pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Fri 15 Oct

10 am

Employment & Staffing Committee

Council Chamber

Patrick Adams

Mon 18 Oct

6 pm

Council (Extraordinary Meeting)

Council Chamber

Patrick Adams

Tue 19 Oct

10 am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Jonathan Malton

Wed 20 Oct

-

-

-

-

Thu 21 Oct

-

-

-

-

Fri 22 Oct

-

-

-

-

 

Mon 25 Oct

-

-

-

-

Tue 26 Oct

-

-

-

-

Wed 27 Oct

-

-

-

-

Thu 28 Oct

-

-

-

-

Fri 29 Oct

2 pm

Grants Advisory Committee - CANCELLED

-

-

 

Information for District Councillors

2.

Update on M11 Junctions 8 to 10 Bridge Repairs pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Highways England have provided us with the following details regarding the bridge repairs between Junctions 8 and 10 of the M11.

 

Northbound closures   

M11 junction 8 to 10 northbound full closure 

·         Friday 15 October - Monday 18 October – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

·         Friday 29 October - Monday 01 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

·         Sunday 21 November – 9pm to 5am 

·         Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

 

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8 onto the A120, A10 and the A505 before re-joining M11 at junction 10. (Diagram 1)

 

M11 junction 9 to 10 northbound single lane closure 

·         Monday 4 October to Friday 15 October – 9pm to 5am   

·         Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November – 9pm to 5am   

 

Southbound closures 
M11 junction 10 to 8 southbound full closure 

·         Sunday 17 October – 9pm to 5am

 

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A10 and A120 to re-join the M11 at junction 8. (Diagram 1)

 

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound full closure

·         Friday 12 November to Monday 15 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

·         Friday 19 November to Monday 22 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

·         Friday 3 December to Monday 6 December – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

 

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A11, to re-join the M11 at junction 9. (Diagram 2)

 

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound single lane closure  

·         Monday 1 November to Friday 12 November – 9pm to 5am  

·         Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November – 9pm to 5am  

 

Maps of the diversions are included in the attachment.

 

Details of this project can also be found on our website here - https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/east/east-road-maintenance-work/

 

How to find out more

To find out more about roadworks being carried out across the East of England, visit www.highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/east/ to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by email to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

General Information

3.

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

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Huge growth potential - but can we cope?

P1

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

It's time to transform, not to tinker, with public transport'

P8 & P9

GCP article. Cllr Neil Gough quoted in GCP role

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Opinion: Transport plans are simply irresponsible

P10

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Your views on 49,000 homes plan sought

P10

 

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Letter: Plan must address effects on green belt

P28 & P29

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Opinion: Net zero aspects of plan are a breath of fresh air

P29

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Column from Cllr Bridget Smith: The big ticket items facing our district

P28 & P29

 

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

20 must-see places to visit in South Cambridgeshire

P34 & P35

Feature on new Visit South Cambs website

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Marshall ADG to submit plans for Cranfield as it plots move

P44

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

06/10/2021

Spark Magazine

Explore, discover, enjoy South Cambridgeshire

P24

 

06/10/2021

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridge ‘will be destroyed by supersizing plans’, says University of Oxford professor

Link

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

07/10/2021

Cambridge News

Planning applications

P38

Latest planning applications submitted

08/10/2021

Cambridge Network online

New grant scheme opens for local organisations working with children and young people

Link

 

08/10/2021

Cambridge Independent online

20 quirky places to visit in South Cambridgeshire

Link

 

08/10/2021

Cambridge Independent online

Huge growth potential – but can Cambridge cope?

Link

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

08/10/2021

Royston Crow online

Leave us alone, MP’s junior aide tells councillor who quizzed him on Kabul 

Link

 

08/10/2021

Cambs Times online

Leave us alone, MP’s junior aide tells councillor who quizzed him on Kabul 

Link

 

13/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Opinion: Growth requires sustainable infrastructure

P10

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

13/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Work starts on draining allotments

P13

 

13/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

MP's office in email blunder

P17

 

13/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Drop in to get business advice

P22

 

13/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Opinion from South Cambridgeshire MP: 'OxCam Arc must be visionary, not an excuse for more homes'

P24

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

13/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Safeguard our green belt' urges Trumpington Residents' Association

P24

Reference to Greater Cambridge Local Plan

 

4.

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

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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 7 October, BBC Online: Council tax may need to rise by up to 5% a year for the next three years, says think tank

Council tax may need to rise by up to 5 per cent a year for the next three years to meet government spending plans and an expected substantial increase in the cost of living, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

 

Thursday 7 October, Telegraph: Boris Johnson pledges no homes will be built on green fields

Boris Johnson has said houses should not be built on “green fields” as ministers abandoned proposals for a major overhaul of planning rules.

 

Sunday 10 October, Sunday Telegraph: Whitehall urged to focus on “equality of opportunity” not quotas

Whitehall and private firms have been too focused on using targets and quotas to boost the fortunes of people from poorer backgrounds rather than promoting “equality of opportunity”, according to Liz Truss.

 

Sunday 10 October, Observer: Pledge to build 300,000 houses a year now “almost impossible”

The Prime Minister’s election pledge to build 300,000 new houses a year it in serious jeopardy following labour and material shortages which are causing major disruption across the economy, industry figures have warned.

 

Sunday 10 October, Sunday Telegraph: Sunak urged to cut business rates to boost high street recovery

Retail leaders and landlords have demanded a cut to business rates amid concerns the tax is affecting the recovery on the high street.

 

Sunday 10 October, BBC Online: Biodiversity loss risks “ecological meltdown”

The UK is one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries, in the bottom 10 per cent globally and last among the G7 groups of nations, new data shows.

 

Monday 11 October, GB News: Fly-tipping

Cllr David Renard, LGA environment spokesperson, appeared on GB News to discuss the rise in fly-tipping, following an Environment Agency report which says it is costing the economy £1 billion a year.

 

Monday 11 October, iNews: £220m levelling-up fund has not been given out by ministers 7 months on

A £220 million fund to boost deprived communities as part of the Government’s levelling-up strategy has not yet been allocated to councils.

 

Monday 11 October, FT: Michael Gove urged to address loss of half a million social homes in England

Homelessness campaigners are calling on the Housing Secretary Michael Gove to urgently address the lack of social housing to England.

 

Monday 11 October, The Times: Opinion – planning reforms

An editorial piece says abandon the Government’s flagship planning reforms is not just bad economics, but over time is likely to prove to be bad politics too.

 

Monday 11 October, Telegraph: House builders urged to install rainwater toilets to stop river pollution

Campaigners have said developers should install rainwater toilets when building new homes to stop river pollution.

 

Tuesday 12 October, Telegraph: Nearly 6,000 new homes will be built on  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

5.

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 ...

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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’

6.

Creating a Vision Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning Agreed the Council’s response to the Creating a Vision Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation.

 

This decision was first published on 7 October and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Thursday 14 October.

7.

Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) Grant Scheme

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance Agreed to accept the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee of 24 September 2021.

 

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

Decisions Made By Officers and Reported For Information

Please click on the link to find details of decisions made by officers under delegated authority.

Other Information

8.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

9.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Jason Hunter

Job title: Refuse and Recycling Operative

Date started: 11 October 2021

 

Name: Clare Lomer-Hill

Job title: HR Advisor

Date started: 11 October 2021

 

Name: Eddie Spicer

Job title: Property Services Manager

Date started: 11 October 2021

 

Name: Natalie Thomas

Job title: Temp Shared Waste and Environment

Date started: 11 October 2021