Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 12 January 2022 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from 13 January to 28 January 2022

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 13 Jan

-

-

-

-

Fri 14 Jan

10 am

Employment and Staffing Committee

Council Chamber

Laurence Damary-Homan

Mon 17 Jan

-

-

-

-

Tue 18 Jan

5.20 pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Wed 19 Jan

10 am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Laurence Damary-Homan

Thu 20 Jan

-

-

-

-

Fri 21 Jan

10 am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Council Chamber

Patrick Adams

 

Mon 24 Jan

-

-

-

-

Tue 25 Jan

-

-

-

-

Wed 26 Jan

-

-

-

-

Thu 27 Jan

-

-

-

-

Fri 28 Jan

10 am

Planning Committee (Northstowe Applications)

Council Chamber

Laurence Damary-Homan

 

Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

Upcoming District Councillor Training

Unless otherwise specified, please confirm your availability to attend any of the following briefing or training events by contacting Jonathan Malton. This will ensure your training records are kept up to date and suitable venue and catering booking can be made. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

2.

Important roadworks information: M11 junction 10 to 13 pdf icon PDF 605 KB

Please see message below from National Highways:

“Essential drainage replacement work will take place on the M11 between junctions 10 and 13. Once complete, the road will be able to better disperse surface water and will be less prone to flooding.

 

“We plan to complete this work over 4 weeks from Wednesday 12 January to Tuesday 8 February, weather conditions permitting.

 

Closures and diversions

“To carry out this work safely, we will close the M11 between junctions 10 and 13 in four phases, and divert drivers via a well signed diversion route as set out in the table below:

 

Closure

Dates & Time

Diversion route

M11 junction 10 to 11 northbound

Wednesday 12 January to Friday 14 January between 10pm and 5am

 

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505 and A10 before re-joining the M11 at junction 11. (Diagram 1)

M11 junction 11 to 10

southbound

Friday 14 January to Monday 17 January - 10pm Fri to 5am Mon

 

(Full weekend closure)

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 11 onto the A10 and A505 before re-joining the M11 at junction 10. (Diagram 1)

M11 junction 11 to 12 northbound

Friday 21 January to Monday 24 January - 10pm Fri to 5am Mon

 

(Full weekend closure)

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 11 onto the A1309, A1134, The Fen Causeway and A603 before re-joining the M11 at junction 12. (Diagram 2)

 

M11 junction 12 to 13 northbound

Friday 28 January to Monday 31 January - 10pm Fri to 5am Mon

 

Friday 4 February to Monday 7 February - 10pm Fri to 5am Mon

 

(Full weekend closure’s)

 

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 12 onto to the A603, A1134, A1303 and the A428 before re-joining the M11 at junction 14. (Diagram 3)

 

“A map of the diversions are attached to this email.

 

How to find out more

“To find out more about road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website at https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/

“If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at  info@highwaysengland.co.uk.”

3.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

 

The Council has received the following nominations:

 

In Thriplow:

-       Thriplow Village Hall, Middle Street, Thriplow

-       Thriplow Recreation Ground, Fowlmere Road, Thriplow

-       Thriplow Smithy, The Village Green, Thriplow

-       Thriplow Cricket Ground, Fowlmere Road, Thriplow

-       Thriplow Village Green, The Green, Thriplow

 

The Council will make its decision on all of these nominations by 23rd February 2022.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage.

4.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

The Council has made the following decision and will amend the asset register accordingly:

 

Gamlingay First School Playing Field and Scout Hut, Gamlingay  – The Council has approved the listing of Gamlingay First School Playing Field and Scout Hut as an Asset of Community Value until 05 January 2027.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage.

5.

ZCC Green Connect Event - 13 Jan 7:30 pm

We would like to remind you that the third instalment of the Zero Carbon Communities team’s monthly networking event - Zero Carbon Communities Green Connect?is taking place on Thursday 13th January from 7.30 pm-9 pm. These sessions aim to bring South Cambridgeshire's residents and community groups together to discuss a different theme each month. The theme of this month’s event is “Food, Sustainability and Community” and will feature a talk by previous ZCC Grant awardee, Cambridge Sustainable Food. After this will follow a Q+A, before attendees are split into small break-out rooms to share inspiration, challenges and ideas. Tickets can be found here or on our website. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

General Information

6.

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

06/01/2022

Cambridge News

Plot for new police HQ on green-belt land is secured

P11

References planning permission from SCDC

07/01/2022

Cambridge Independent online

Biodiversity net gain of 20% to be encouraged on new developments in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire

Link

-

07/01/2022

Local Government Chronicle online

Paul Frainer and Emma Davies: Planning gives councils significant net zero tools

Link

-

07/01/2022

ENDS Report online

New developments in Cambridge set to have 20% biodiversity net gain encouraged

Link

-

09/01/2022

Cambridge Independent online

Objection to Cambridge South railway station due to be lodged by South Cambridgeshire District Council

Link

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10/01/2022

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Hawkins interviewed as part of item on A10 cycle path near Waterbeach improvement plans

Approx 1'52'' into show

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10/01/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

New Cambridge South railway station must meet 'high ambitions' on biodiversity, council chief warns

Link

-

10/01/2022

Cambridge Independent online

Green bin collections to restart in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire but some properties could be missed

Link

-

10/01/2022

Cambridge Independent online

8,350-home North East Cambridge plan will protect villages and be an ‘exemplar’ development, say council leader

Link

-

10/01/2022

BBC News online

Cambridge South railway station biodiversity scrutinised

Link

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10/01/2022

Ely Standard online

Station will be 'game-changer' but needs to meet 'high ambition'

Link

-

10/01/2022

In Your Area online

Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire planning applications for week ending January 10

Link

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10/01/2022

Rail News online

Councillors advised to object over new Cambridge station plan

Link

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11/01/2022

Cambridge News

Green ambition for new railway station

P1 & P6

-

11/01/2022

Cambridge News

New homes plan will protect villages, says Council Leader

P5

-

11/01/2022

Cambridge News

Council's green bin collection resumes

P7

-

11/01/2022

Cambridge Network online

Council backs Cambridge South but calls for more environmental protection

Link

-

11/01/2022

Rail Technology Magazine online

South Cambridgeshire District Council call for new Cambridge South station

Link

-

11/01/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

North East Cambridge plan for 8,000 new homes will 'protect villages from development'

Link

-

11/01/2022

Star Radio online

Have Your Say On Protecting Cambridgeshire's Heritage

Link

-

11/01/2022

Star Radio online

Thumbs Up For New Cambridge South Station From Councillors

Link

-

11/01/2022

New Civil Engineer online

Network Rail told to improve biodiversity plans for proposed Cambridge South station

Link

-

12/01/2022

Cambridge Independent online

‘Game-changing’ Cambridge South railway station must meet high standards on biodiversity, says council

Link

-

12/01/2022

Cambridge Independent

8,350 homes coming, but concerns rise over leisure plans

P8 & P9

References North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

12/01/2022

Cambridge Independent

An 'exemplar' of low carbon living that will protect our villages - or a threat to Milton Country Park?

P8 & P9

References North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

12/01/2022

Cambridge Independent

Greens challenge environmental  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

7.

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 6 January, Daily Express: Waste collection disruption

Waste collection services from parts of England are being disrupted as a result of staff absences due to increases in the number of Covid-19 cases.

 

Thursday 6 January, FT: Firm fined over local authority audit

An audit, accounting and consulting firm, Mazars, has been fined £250,000 by the UK accounting regulator for failings in an audit of a local government authority.

 

Thursday 7 January, Guardian: Plea for return of online council meetings

The LGA has called on the Government to urgently bring forward legislation, saying the gathering of up to 200 people in one room is an “unnecessary public health risk”.

 

Monday 10 January, Mail: Too many people living in expensive, unsuitable, poor quality homes

The Lords Built Environmental Committee has said barriers to housebuilders must be removed urgently as too many people are living in expensive, unsuitable and poor quality properties.

 

Monday 10 January, Times: Homeowners can object to new builds

Homeowners will still be able to object to individual planning applications, after ministers had previously planned to replace the planning application process with a zonal system and mandatory housebuilding targets.

 

Monday 10 January, BBC Online: Scrap business rates due to energy costs – Labour

Labour is calling for business rates to be scrapped to help companies struggling to cope with increasing energy prices.

 

Tuesday 11 January, Telegraph: Council tax rise cancellation call

Conservative MPs and low tax campaigners have called for planned council tax rises in April to be cancelled, after an economic think tank’s research found that local authorities experienced a smaller financial hit from the pandemic than initially believed.

8.

View Planning Applications

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An outline floor plan for a large building.

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 5 January 2022

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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’

9.

Cambridge South Infrastructure Enhancements

Cabinet:

 

Confirmed the Council’s position as set out in the Statement of Case for the Public Inquiry (Appendix A), and noted the delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development to approve and submit the Proof of Evidence and Statement of Common Ground on behalf of the Council.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 10 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 17 January at 5 pm.

10.

North East Cambridge Area Action Plan: Proposed Submission (Regulation 19)

Cabinet:

 

a)    Agreed the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan: Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) (Appendix A1) and Proposed Submission Policies Map (Appendix A2) for future public consultation, contingent upon the separate Development Control Order being undertaken by Anglian Water for the relocation of the Waste Water Treatment Plant being approved; 

b)    Noted the Draft Final Sustainability Report (Appendix B), and Habitats Regulation Assessment (Appendix C) and agree them as supporting documents to the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan: Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) that will also be subject to future public consultation; 

c)    Agreed the following supporting documents to future public consultation: 

a.    Statement of Consultation, including the Councils’ consideration of and responses to representations received to the draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan (Regulation 18) consultation 2020 (Appendix D); 

b.    Duty to Cooperate Compliance Statement (Appendix E); 

c.    Draft Duty to Cooperate Statement of Common Ground (Appendix F); 

d.    Equalities Impact Assessment (Appendix G); 

e.    Topic papers (Appendix H). 

d)    Agreed the findings of the following background evidence documents prepared by the Councils that have informed the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan: Proposed Submission and are proposed to accompany future public consultation: 

a.    Typologies Study and Development Capacity Assessment (Appendix I1); 

b.    Surface Water Drainage Core Principles (Appendix I2); 

c.    Chronology of the feasibility investigations of redevelopment of the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant (Appendix I3).

e)      Noted the findings of the background evidence documents that have informed the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan: Proposed Submission and are proposed to accompany the public consultation (see Background documents to this report); 

f)     Agreed that any subsequent material amendments be made by the Cambridge Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport in consultation with Chair and Spokes, and by the South Cambridgeshire Lead Member for Planning, both in consultation with the JLPAG; 

g)    Agreed that any subsequent minor amendments and editing changes be delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic in consultation with Cambridge Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport and by the South Cambridgeshire Lead Cabinet Member for Planning.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 10 January and so the deadline for call-in is 5 pm on Monday 17 January.

11.

Community Trigger Procedure

The Lead Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Licensing agreed to support the Community Trigger guidance document.

 

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

12.

Fulbourn Neighbourhood Plan - response to consultation on the submission plan

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning agreed the Council’s response, as set out in Appendix 1.

 

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

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

13.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

14.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Michael Hammond

Job title: Principal Planner

Date starting: 31 January 2022

 

Name: Niall Morrow

Job title: Temp Shared Waste and Environment

Date starting: 10 January 2022

 

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Yole Medeiros

Leaving date: 7 January 2022