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Meetings and events from Thursday 14 October to Friday 29 October 2021
Information for District Councillors
Highways England have provided us with the following details regarding the bridge repairs between Junctions 8 and 10 of the M11.
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
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)
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.
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Executive Decisions Taken Since Wednesday ...
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’.
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.
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.
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