Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 20 October 2021 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 21 October to Friday 5 November

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 21 Oct

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Fri 22 Oct

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Mon 25 Oct

-

-

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Tue 26 Oct

-

-

-

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Wed 27 Oct

-

-

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Thu 28 Oct

-

-

-

-

Fri 29 Oct

2 pm

Grants Advisory Committee - CANCELLED

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-

 

Mon 1 Nov

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-

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Tue 2 Nov

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Wed 3 Nov

-

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Thu 4 Nov

-

-

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Fri 5 Nov

-

-

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-

 

Information for District Councillors

2.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

Following an Internal Review, the Council has made the following decision and will amend the asset register accordingly:

 

Sluice Woods, Little Abington – as of 13 October 2021, Sluice Woods has been removed from the list of Assets of Community Value.

3.

Post-Covid Community Support Workshop 22 Nov 6-7 pm

We are keen to support, facilitate and enable all parishes and community groups to continue their work Post-Covid.

 

Our online workshop will provide an opportunity to find out more about the Post-Covid Community support we are providing to all Community groups and parish councils within South Cambridgeshire. Included in the session will be local case studies, information on how to start a Community Led Plan as well as a Q&A session.

 

Details of the agenda and how to book a place will be circulated in the coming week. Please contact us on CLP@scambs.gov.uk with any questions related to Community-led plans.

4.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing 18 October - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for week commencing Monday 18 October in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

For all queries relating to the scheme, please email: A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

Further updateson scheme progress can be found on their 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

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

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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

14/10/2021

Cambridge News

Massive' flooding concerns halt scheme for 110 homes

P5

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14/10/2021

Cambridge News

Anna takes on 'best job in the country'

P6

-

14/10/2021

Cambridge News

Grant scheme for projects for the young

P11

-

14/10/2021

Cambridge News

Planning applications

P38

Latest planning applications submitted

14/10/2021

HI Hub online

‘No flies on us’ says composting firm

Link

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14/10/2021

Cambs Times online

Envar deny responsibility for county's fly invasion

Link

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14/10/2021

Hunts Post online

Envar deny responsibility for county's fly invasion

Link

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15/10/2021

Cambridgeshire Live online

New town in South Cambs gets final sign off on hundreds of homes

Link

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16/10/2021

Cambridge News

It's a yes to 300 homes

P10

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18/10/2021

Cambridge News

Most uncertain times' for council

P12

Report from recent Scrutiny and Overview Committee

18/10/2021

Cambridge News

Councils spend £1.7m in extra housing funds

P13

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19/10/2021

Cambridge News

Councillors say abuse has worsened in recent years

P5

-

19/10/2021

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Brian Milnes interviewed on breakfast show about HGV driver recruitment at Greater Cambridge Shared Waste

1'24'' into show

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19/10/2021

Cambridgeshire Live online

I don't think I'm immune to someone turning up on my doorstep and doing something awful'

Link

-

19/10/2021

In Your Area online

Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire planning applications for week ending October 18

Link

-

19/10/2021

Ely Standard online

New figures reveal sharp fall in GPs per person in Cambridgeshire

Link

Cllr Ian Sollom quoted

19/10/2021

Cambridgeshire Live online

Council's money audit still not signed off after nearly three years... now questions are being asked

Link

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19/10/2021

In Your Area online

Carbon capture at More’s Meadow in Great Shelford

Link

-

19/10/2021

Cambs Times online

New figures reveal sharp fall in GPs per person in Cambridgeshire

Link

Cllr Ian Sollom quoted

20/10/2021

Cambridge News

Concerns over delay of 2018/19 accounts

P12

-

20/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Act now or face terrible climate change impact'

P1

Greater Cambridge Local Plan referenced

20/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Stark vision of 'devastating' climate impact laid bare

P8 & P9

Greater Cambridge Local Plan referenced

20/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

Homes proposal rejected due to 'flooding issues'

P15

-

20/10/2021

Cambridge Independent

300 new homes win approval

P18

-

20/10/2021

Cambridge  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

6.

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 14 October, Guardian: Rishi Sunak urged to cut businesses rates to unlock billions in investment

Employers’ groups representing more than a quarter of jobs in Britain have called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut business rates in the Budget to unlock billions of pounds of investment in the economy.

 

Thursday 14 October, BBC Online: Lords return Environment Bill to the Commons with big changes

The Environment Bill is heading back to the House of Commons after peers made 14 amendments to the Bill, including a demand for Government to declare a biodiversity and climate change emergency, improve protection for ancient woodland and to eliminate sewage discharges into rivers.

 

Friday 15 October, Telegraph: Households pushed to scrap gas boilers with £5,000 grant

New gas boilers could be banned from 2035 and families are set to be offered £5,000 grants to buy heat pumps for their home, according to reports.

 

Saturday 16 October, Times: Pledge to slash cost of green heat pump

Ministers are expected to commit to bringing down the cost of a heat pump to that of a new gas boiler by the end of the decade, under plans to decarbonise home heating.

 

Sunday 17 October, Sunday Times: New boilers will be banned by 2035

New gas boilers are set to be banned in British homes from 2035 under plans due to be unveiled tomorrow.

 

Monday 18 October, Guardian: Thousands of affordable homes “won’t be built because of safety crisis”

Builders have said plans for thousand of affordable homes face being scrapped as billions of pounds are diverted to fixing the building safety crisis.

 

Tuesday 19 October, BBC Online: Households to get £5,000 to help buy heat pumps

Homeowners in England and Wales will be offered subsidies of £5,000 from April to help them replace old gas boilers with low-carbon heat pumps.

 

Wednesday 20 October, BBC Online: Net zero strategy published

The Government has published its Net-Zero Strategy in a bid to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach a target of net zero by 2050.

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 13 October 2021

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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.

Cambridgeshire Council Tax Compliance and Counter-Fraud Initiative

Cabinet:

 

a)    Approved the business case shown in Appendix A, providing agreement to proceed with the project.

b)    Delegated authority for signing any required agreements as part of this project to the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance.

 

This decision was first published on 19 October and so the deadline for call-in is 5 pm on Tuesday 26 October.

9.

North East Cambridge "In Principle" Commitment to Delivery of AAP

Cabinet:

 

a)    Noted that the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan is contingent upon the separate Development Control Order being undertaken by Anglian Water for the relocation of the Waste Water Treatment Plant being approved;

b)    Agreed that the Council is committed to the delivery of the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan, including land disposal or assembly, and subject to formal adoption of the Area Action Plan in due course, to use its Compulsory Purchase Orders powers if required.

 

This decision was first published on 19 October and so the deadline for call-in is Tuesday 26 October at 5 pm.

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

10.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

11.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name Marc Auger

Job title: Refuse & Recycling Operative

Date started: 13 October 2021

 

Name: Samantha Davies

Job title: VAT Accountant

Date started: 11 October 2021

 

Name: Nigel Gardiner

Job title: Refuse and Recycling Operative

Date started: 15 October 2021

 

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Jonathan Hurst

Date leaving: 31 October 2021

 

Name: Emma-Clare Togher

Date left: 14 October 2021