Decisions

Decisions published

11/10/2021 - Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) Grant Scheme ref: 11727    Recommendations Approved

On 24th September 2021, the Grants Advisory Committee and Climate and Environment Advisory Committee reviewed all Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) applications that were received between 10th May and 30th July 2021. 

 

Following consideration of the applications, the Grants Advisory Committee made the following recommendations for funding to the Finance Portfolio Holder:

 

Applicant

Type of Project

Amount applied for (£)

Amount Awarded (£)

Further Notes or Caveats

Shepreth Parish Council with Shepreth Village Hall Committee

Community Building

9,495

 

9,495

 

Subject to agreement from recipient to include energy saving data* in their project report.  

Tithe Barn Trust

 

Community Building

15,000

15,000

 

Girton Parish Council

Community Building

15,000

15,000

 

Foxton Village Hall

 

Community Building

4,000

 

4,000

 

Subject to agreement from recipient to include energy saving data in their project report.  

West Wickham Village Hall

Community Building

9,000

 

9,000

 

 

Willingham Parish Council

 

Nature

4,161

 

4,161

 

 

Cambridge Past Present and Future

Nature

3,521

 

3,521

 

 

Little Shelford Community Orchard and Woodland Project

Nature

1,780

 

1,780

 

 

Great Shelford Parochial Charities

 

Nature

4,610

 

4,610

 

 

Fen Ditton Parish Council

 

Nature

3,000

 

3,000

 

 

Headway Cambridgeshire

Nature

5,000

 

5,000

 

 

Linton Parish Council

 

Nature

2,828

 

2,828

 

 

Cambridge Sustainable Food CIC

Other

8,541

8,541

 

Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth Climate Emergency Group

Other

 

2,860

 

2,860

 

 

Northstowe Horticultural Association

 

Other

10,000

10,000

Subject to further investigation** by officers and confirmation by the Chair and Vice Chair of the GAC.

Total

98,796

98,796

 

 

 

 

Following consideration of the applications, the Grants Advisory Committee has not recommended funding to the Finance Portfolio Holder:

 

Applicant

Type of Project

Amount applied for (£)

Amount Awarded (£)

Landbeach Village Hall Charitable Trust

Community Building

12,708

 

0

Cambridge Gurdwara (Cambridge Sikh Society Ltd)

Community Building

14,298

 

0

Gamlingay Community Centre

Community Building

2,921

 

0

Harston Parish Council

Nature

3,200

0

Fowlmere Parish Council

Nature

2,985

0

Milton Parish Council

Nature

15,000

0

Cambridgeshire County Council c/o Smart Journeys

Other

14,840

 

0

Eversdens Village Hall

Other

1,440

0

Cambourne Town Council

Other

10,000

0

Barton Parish Council

Other

5,000

0

 

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

To accept the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee (see above).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eleanor Haines


07/10/2021 - Creating a Vision Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation ref: 11726    Recommendations Approved

Purpose

This decision relates to specific delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and Delivery endorsed by Cabinet on 1st October 2021. 

 

The recommendation relating to this item was as follows:

 

1.    a)   To agree a joint response with Cambridge City Council to the Government’s Creating a Vision Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation as set out in Appendix 1.

 

The purpose of this decision is to approve the final response to the Government’s Creating a Vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (Spatial Framework) Consultation.The deadline for comments is 12th October.

 

A copy of the report considered by the Cabinet on 1st October and all associated documents can be viewed at the link below:

 

Agenda for Cabinet on Friday, 1 October 2021, 10.00 a.m. (moderngov.co.uk)

 

The deadline for comments is 12th October 2021.

 

Background

 

This decision seeks to finalise the response for submission to government. The response was considered by the Cabinet and no amendments or refinements were made. However there were a number of questions identified in the meeting which were originally omitted from the report which are now included and detailed below;

 

·         Homes in your area (Section 5.3 under Placemaking).

 

·         Question: Ensuring the right types of housing are delivered in the right locations to meet the needs of both renters and buyers. For example, family houses, first-time buyers, specialist housing, student accommodation and opportunities for people to build their own homes. [Not important/ Less important/ Neutral/ Important/ Very Important] 4. Increasing the amount and availability of affordable homes within the Arc

 

·         Answer: Very Important

 

·         Question 8 in the Sustainability Appraisal

 

·         Question 1: To what extent do you agree with the key strategic issues and opportunities in the proposed scope for the Sustainability Appraisal of the Spatial Framework?

·         Answer: Strongly agree

 

·         Question 2: Are there any other strategic issues and/or opportunities that need to be considered in the appraisal?

 

·         Answer: Not enough detail at this stage to provide comment we would urge the Vision to align and consider all issues identified in out own SA which is detailed here. Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Proposals (greatercambridgeplanning.org)

 

·         3. Are you aware of any additional strategic data that we should take into account as part of the sustainability appraisal?

 

·         Answer: Not enough detail at this stage to provide comment we would urge the Vision to align and consider all issues identified in out own SA which is detailed here. Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Proposals (greatercambridgeplanning.org)

 

·         Question 4: Are you aware of any additional plans or programmes you think will be important to consider within the sustainability appraisal?

 

·         Answer: Not enough detail at this stage to provide comment we would urge the Vision to align and consider all issues identified in out own SA which is detailed here. Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Proposals (greatercambridgeplanning.org)

 

·         Question 5: To what extent do you agree with our approach to the Sustainability Appraisal?

 

·         Answer: Neutral

 

The response has also been considered by Cambridge City Planning and Transport Committee, and the response attached is proposed to be joint.

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Planning

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

That the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development and Lead Member for Planning Policy and Delivery agree the proposed response to the Consultation.

 

A parallel decision is being considered by Cambridge City Council to be agreed by 11th October.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Spencer


04/10/2021 - Community Chest: Funding Applications ref: 11725    Recommendations Approved

On 24 September 2021 the Grants Advisory Committee reviewed all Community Chest applications received between 16 August 2021 and 15 September 2021, to the Community Chest funding scheme during 2020/21. 

There was one deferral to be considered from the previous month.  

 

Two applications were brought forward in ‘Appendix A’ of the meeting’s reports pack: Grants Advisory Committee Meeting reports and papers

 

After consideration of these applications, the Committee recommended to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance that:

 

  1. Shelford Feast (RMHPJVWZ), for officers to contact the group again and request a further projection of costs for any future event.  If officers are satisfied that non provision of this grant will cause detriment to a future event, they can agree to award the grant and fund full amount requested of £1,000
  2. Duxford Bowls Club (ZRSLNWWW), initial decision at committee was to defer to ascertain who owns the building and who should be responsible for building repairs - however please see Further Information Section below. 
  3. Little Shelford Bowls Club (FVZSLLWF) to be approved and funded at the full amount requested of £1000
  4. Sustainable Northstowe (ZNBMXQNR), to be approved and funded at the full amount requested of £216

 

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

To accept the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee (see above).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vicky Hoover


29/09/2021 - Tree Preservation Order: To Revoke a TPO at 10 Burton End, West Wickham ref: 11724    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee revoked the Tree Preservation Order at 10 Burton End, West Wickham, as detailed in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.


29/09/2021 - S/2553/16/CONDH - Linton (Land off Horseheath Road) ref: 11720    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

Upon a proposal from Councillor Pippa Heylings, seconded by Councillor Heather Williams, and by affirmation, the Planning Committee deferred the application so that it could be determined in due course at the meeting at which would be considered the submission of details required by Condition of surface water drainage on the same site.


29/09/2021 - 21/00629/S73 - Linton (Land to the North and South of Bartlow Road) ref: 11723    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

By seven votes to three, the Planning Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reason for refusal as being that the proposed alternative connection to the foul  water drainage system was not suitable, contrary to policies CC/7 (Water Quality), CC/8 (Sustainable Drainage Systems) and CC/9 (Managing flood risk) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.


29/09/2021 - S/1963/15/CONDG - Linton (Land North and South of Bartlow Road) ref: 11722    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

By seven votes to two, with one abstention, the Planning Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reason for refusal as being the absence of any evidence that a satisfactory method of surface water drainage could be provided, contrary to policies CC/7 (Water Quality), CC/8 (Sustainable Drainage Systems) and CC/9 (Managing flood risk) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.


29/09/2021 - 20/05101/FUL - Longstanton (Land at The Retreat, Fews Lane) ref: 11721    Recommendations Approved

All planning applications for Longstanton considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the `Meetings’ tab above. For further details on all Longstanton planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Longstanton from the drop-down list of parishes.

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

1.       By eight votes to three, the Planning Committee resolved that, had it still the authority to determine the application then it would have been Minded to Approve the application subject to the Conditions and informative set out in the report dated 8 September 2021from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development and reproduced in identical terms for the meeting on 29 September 2021; and

 

2.       By seven votes to three with one abstention, the Planning Committee gave officers delegated authority to submit a response to the Planning Inspectorate in relation to the costs application dated 23 September 2021 made against the Local Highways Authority by Fews Lane Consortium for consideration on behalf of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Wards affected: Longstanton;


01/10/2021 - Creating a Vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc - response to consultation ref: 11716    For Determination

To agree a joint response to the government consultation ‘Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc’ with Cambridge City Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 09/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Agreed the joint response with Cambridge City Council to the Government’s Creating a Vision Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation as set out in Appendix 1 and giving delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and Delivery to make minor amendments.

Lead officer: Caroline Hunt


01/10/2021 - Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Preferred Options (Regulation 19) - For consultation ref: 11717    For Determination

To agree the Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Preferred Options and supporting documents, topic papers and evidence for public consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 01/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 09/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a)    Agreed the Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Proposals (preferred options) (Regulation 18) (Appendix A) for public consultation;

b)    Noted the First Proposals Sustainability Appraisal (Appendix B) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (Appendix C) and agree them as supporting documents to the First Proposals that will also be subject to public consultation;

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

·       Topic papers for each theme (Appendix D)

·       Statement of Consultation, including the Councils’ consideration of and responses to representations received to the Issues and Options consultation 2020 (Appendix E);

·       Duty to Cooperate Statement of Compliance (Appendix F);

·       Draft Duty to Cooperate Statement of Common Ground (attached at Appendix G)

·       Equalities Impact Assessment (Appendix H);

d)    Agreed the findings of the following background document that has informed the First Proposals and is proposed to accompany the public consultation:

·       Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (Appendix I and errata at appendix J);

e)    Noted the findings of the following background documents that have informed the First Proposals and are proposed to accompany the public consultation (see Background documents to this report):

·       Greater Cambridge Local Plan: First Conversation (issues and options) (Regulation 18) data release published September 2020

·       Interim Evidence published in November 2020

·       New Evidence published August 2021;

f)      Agreed that any subsequent material amendments be made by the Lead Member for Planning Policy in Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, in consultation with respective Chairs and Spokes;

g)    Agreed that any subsequent minor amendments and editing changes that do not materially affect the content be delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in consultation with the Lead Member for Planning Policy in Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, in consultation with respective Chairs and Spokes.

Lead officer: Jonathan Dixon