Decisions

Decisions published

25/06/2020 - S/4418/19/RM - Linton (Land South of Wheatsheaf Barn, Horseheath Road) ref: 11379    For Determination

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

 

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    The Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Conditions associated with, and attached to, the Outline planning permission S/2553/16/OL;

2.    An Informative advising the applicant that, as part of any discharge of conditions application to condition 14 of outline consent S/2553/16/OL (survey for retention of existing trees and hedges), the hedgerow on the northern edge of the site adjacent to Horseheath Road should be retained where it is practicable to do so. precise wording to be agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee; and

3.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Wards affected: Linton;


25/06/2020 - 20/01004/FUL - Teversham (1-4 and 17-28 Ferndale) ref: 11366    

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

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

Councillors Rippeth, Roberts and Richard Williams were not present and did not form part of the affirmation.

Wards affected: Teversham;


25/06/2020 - S/0158/20/FL - Sawston (Former Spicers Site, Sawston Bypass) ref: 11380    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

Councillor Deborah Roberts proposed deferral on the grounds that the application was premature, would impact adversely on water supply, and should form part of a Masterplan. This proposal was seconded by Councillor Heather Williams and, upon a roll call being conducted, was lost by eight votes to three. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams aand Richard Williams voted for deferral. Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Rippeth and Wright voted against deferral.

 

Upon a second roll call being conducted, and by nine votes to one, the Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing mitigation measures relating to

a.    Transport

b.    Landscape and ecology

c.     Archaeology

d.    Section 106 monitoring fees

as referred to in more detail in paragraph 195 of the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development;

2.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development including specific additional wording to condition 6 to require consultation with Natural England, and additional wording to condition 25 to include mention of re-use and recycling.

 

(Councillors Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Milnes, Rippeth, Heather Williams, Richard Williams and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillor Roberts voted to refuse it. Councillor John Batchelor had missed several elements of the debate due to technical issues. Having taken advice from the Senior Planning Lawyer, Councillor Batchelor did not vote.)


25/06/2020 - S/2423/19/DC - Longstanton (Northstowe Phase 2) ref: 11368    For Determination

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: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

By nine votes to one with one abstention, the Committee discharged Condition 14 of Outline planning permission S/2011/14/OL requiring further detail of the early phases of the development of the town centre to ensure that services and facilities could be delivered. The discharge would include text in the following terms

 

1.    That the submitted Town Centre Strategy provided a suitable basis for the early delivery of community buildings (known as the Civic Hub) and the first commercial building (the Market Hall) and in particular Stage A of the submitted Strategy in accordance with the requirements of Condition 14 of S/2011/14/OL.

 

2.    That indicative floorspace figures provided an initial basis for consideration of the capacity of the town centre but with appropriate flexibility in the delivery to allow for changes in technology and new uses as well as delivering significant employment provision. The town centre would be capable of accommodating the level of comparison retail floorspace under planning reference S/3187/18/FL in a sustainable town centre location. The proposals would also deliver other aspects including community uses, residential, public realm, leisure and other commercial floorspace through promoting flexibility in uses. The town centre strategy was consistent with the creation of the education campus.

 

3.    The town centre strategy provided the opportunity to deliver a range of uses and temporary facilities to create new markets and provide innovation and enterprise, particularly to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise market.

 

4.    Discharge of the condition would  not grant Reserved Matters or detailed consent for any building but rather agreed a Strategy for early phases which would build on the approved outline planning permission, and should be read in conjunction with the Town Centre Strategy approved as part of outline planning permission reference S/2011/14/OL.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Faunton, Fane, HeylingsMilnes, Rippeth. Richard Williams and Wright voted to discharge the Condition. Councillor Heather Williams voted against discharge. Councillor Roberts abstained.)

Wards affected: Longstanton;


25/06/2020 - S/0185/20/FL - Gamlingay (Grays Road) ref: 11367    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions and Informative set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

Councillors Rippeth, Roberts and Richard Williams were not present and did not form part of the affirmation.

Wards affected: Gamlingay;


25/06/2020 - 20/01005/FUL - Fen Ditton (1-3 and 2-28, Musgrave Way) ref: 11365    

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

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

Councillors Rippeth, Roberts and Richard Williams were not present and did not form part of the affirmation.

Wards affected: The Wilbrahams;


25/06/2020 - S/2896/19/FL - Duxford (Imperial War Museum Royston Road, Duxford) ref: 11369    For Determination

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

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

By seven votes to two, the Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    Officers being satisfied that all appropriate public consultation had been carried out. If not so satisfied, then the consultation exercise would be carried out , and the application again presented to Committee for determination.

2.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing a commuted sum towards maintenance of the ‘keep clear’ markings on the M11 Junction 10 roundabout.

3.    The Conditions and Informatives referred to in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development plus additional wording added to the materials condition in relation to the use of toned down colours and the landscaping condition to secure a hedge along the eastern boundary adjacent to the M11 slip road.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillors Roberts and Heather Williams voted for refusal. Councillors Rippeth and Richard Williams were not present and did not vote.

Wards affected: Duxford;


29/06/2020 - Potential Property Acquisition ref: 11363    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020


29/06/2020 - Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme ref: 11375    Recommendations Approved

To propose changes to the Zero Carbon Communities Grant scheme in light of learning from the first year, to focus on 3 specific themes – cycling, community buildings, tree-planting and other nature-based solutions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Approved the changes to the Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme, as outlined in paragraph 11, which will result in a more focussed scheme providing funding to projects under three themes:

  • Cycling
  • Community buildings
  • Tree-planting and other nature-based solutions

(b) Delegated to the Head of Shared Waste Services and Environment the authority

to make minor changes to the scheme documents in Appendices A and B

(Information for Applicants for applications from questions) as necessary for clarity.

 

Lead officer: Siobhan Mellon


29/06/2020 - Quarter 4 Performance Report ref: 11377    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 29/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Reviewed and noted the Operational Key Performance Indicator (OKPI) results and

comments in the report at Appendix A.

 

Lead officer: Kevin Ledger


29/06/2020 - Establishment of Additional Liaison meetings ref: 11360    Recommendations Approved

Building on the Council’s existing engagement work on new strategic sites through community forums, by introducing new liaison meetings in existing villages where significant growth is expected. A trial in Cottenham has demonstrated these meetings are successful. The decision would be to roll this out with new meetings established in Caldecote, Hardwick, Barrington, Sawston and Swavesey.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the introduction of 5 new liaison meetings in Barrington, Caldecote, Hardwick, Swavesey and Sawston, bringing the total number of concurrent active liaison meetings to 6.

 

Lead officer: Ryan Coetsee


29/06/2020 - Update of Greater Cambridge Local Development Scheme ref: 11372    Recommendations Approved

To agree updates to the Local Development Scheme which sets out the timetable for plan making, including the Greater Cambridge Local Plan and the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Agreed to adopt the updated Local Development Scheme for Greater Cambridge included at Appendix 1 of the report, to take effect from 13 July 2020.

(b) Agreed to grant delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the South Cambridgeshire Lead Cabinet member for Planning and the Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, to make any minor editing changes and corrections identified prior to publication.

 

Lead officer: Jonathan Dixon


29/06/2020 - Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Issues and Options Feedback and Next Steps ref: 11371    Recommendations Approved

To receive an update on the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options consultation. To agree the process for plan making, moving forward and revisions to the timetable.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Noted the report on Initial Feedback from the First Conversation

consultation included at Appendix 1;

(b) Agreed additional informal member and stakeholder engagement and

Preferred Options stages be added to the Local Plan making process;

(c) Agreed the approach to addressing the Duty to Cooperate included as

Appendix 3 to the report, subject to any material changes necessary as

a result of consultation with Duty to Cooperate bodies.

 

Lead officer: Jonathan Dixon


29/06/2020 - Health and Wellbeing Strategy ref: 11373    Recommendations Approved

To approve a district wide Health and Wellbeing Strategy for public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Approved and adopted this Health & Wellbeing Strategy and Action Plan.

 

Lead officer: Lesley McFarlane


29/06/2020 - North East Cambridge Area Action Plan ref: 11370    Recommendations Approved

To approve the draft Plan report for public consultation. This is a joint AAP with Cambridge City Council for North East Cambridge. The issues and options consultation took place in Spring 2019. The draft plan report will outline the Councils’ proposed planning policy framework for the development of the area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a) Agreed the name of the Area Action Plan (AAP) be formally changed to the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan;

(b) Agreed the draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan (Appendix A); the

draft North East Cambridge Policies Map (including amended boundary)

(Appendix B) and Topic Papers (Appendix C) for a ten-week period of

public consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning

(Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and that this consultation will

also include the evidence documents (listed in the draft AAP with relevant

policy and published on the shared planning service website);

(c) Agreed the Statement of Consultation (Appendix D) including responses to

comments received to the Issues & Options (February 2019);

(d) Noted the findings of the updated Joint Equalities Impact Assessment, Draft

Sustainability Appraisal, Draft Habitats Regulation Assessment; and Duty to

Cooperate Statement (Appendices E, F, G and H respectively);

(e) Delegated authority to the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South

Cambridgeshire District Council and the Cambridge Executive Councillor for

Planning Policy and Open Spaces to agree the further Topic Papers as set

out at paragraph 4.17 ahead of public consultation.

(f) Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic

Development, in liaison with the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South

Cambridgeshire District Council and the Cambridge Executive Councillor for

Planning Policy and Open Spaces, to make editorial changes to the Draft

NEC AAP consultation report (including graphics) and supporting

documents (prior to the commencement of the consultation period) to

comprise minor amendments and factual updates and clarifications.

(g) Noted the update on the Fen Road access issues at paragraphs 4.19 and 4.20 in the report.  A separate report will be provided on this matter in due course.

 

Lead officer: Julian Sykes


29/06/2020 - Review of Barriers to Council Procurement for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Task and Finish Group ref: 11362    For Determination

To review the outcomes of the work undertaken as a result of Cabinet’s approval of recommendations from the Scrutiny task and finish group which reviewed the barriers to procurement from SMEs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 29/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Reviewed and noted the actions that have been undertaken over the past 12 months to reduce the barriers to council procurement for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) prior to the report going to Scrutiny and Overview Committee.

 

Lead officer: Johanna Davies


29/06/2020 - New Build Housing Strategy 2020 - 2025 ref: 11376    Recommmend Forward to Council

To agree the approach to achieving the Council Housing New Build ambitions for the next 5 years. The Council’s previous New Build Strategy for Council Housing has been updated to take account of national and local changes in policy, funding and context.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 29/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the New Build Council Housing Strategy, and recommended that it proceed to full Council for adoption.

 

Please note that recommendations to Council are not subject to call in.

 

 

Lead officer: Peter Campbell


29/06/2020 - Resident Involvement Strategy ref: 11374    Recommendations Approved

To approve the final Resident Involvement Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the Draft Resident Involvement Strategy 2020-2023 (Appendix 1) to go out to wider tenant consultation. Cabinet also agreed to delegate authority to the Lead Member for Housing to approve the final Strategy subject to any minor amendments arising from this consultation, from any new guidance issued by the Regulator for Social Housing or from guidance issued by Government if/when the issues within the Green Paper become law.

 

Lead officer: Jennifer Perry


29/06/2020 - Potential Property Investment ref: 11364    Item Called In

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020


23/06/2020 - Pay Award 2020-2021 ref: 11359    Recommendations Approved

Annual Pay Award for SCDC employees

 

South Cambridgeshire District Council has a local agreement with recognised trade unions which covers negotiation of local terms and conditions, pay scales and pay awards. In considering annual pay offers and agreements the council takes account of national pay negotiations, local job market forces and affordability.

 

The Local Government Association advised local government employers in April 2020, that a final pay offer had been made to Trade Unions and rejected. It was accepted that agreement was unlikely to be reached at the present time.  The impact of the COVID19 crisis and lockdown restrictions has also affected the progress of discussions.

 

Local pay discussions and negotiations with the recognised trade unions at SCDC (GMB and Unison) had commenced prior to CV19 lockdown but have been suspended for the reasons highlighted above. The trade unions submitted a pay claim which has been taken into account during discussions.

 

It was agreed by the council and trade unions that formal local negotiations would be suspended until such time that details of the terms of any national pay agreement were available.

 

The Covid19 crisis has meant that Trade Unions, staff and Members have been focused on delivering support and services to residents and businesses in a way which is safe for all.   Employees have been working to maintain services and deliver new ones and Members and Leadership Team felt that staff salaries should be increased by 2%, which was approved in the 2020/2021 budget.

 

Trade Unions have been consulted on this and have agreed to this increase. The caveat being that formal discussions are resumed once the national position is clear.

 

Considerations

 

1.   Trade Unions submitted a pay claim for 2020/2021 to the Council. The claim included the following:

-       A percentage across the board increase on all salary points and allowances that at a bare minimum matches the NJC award.

-       A minimum pay point of £10 per hour or similar ‘bottom loading’

-       A joint review on the causes of workplace stress (using the HSE management Stress Standards) 

-       Car-loan scheme to compensate staff who travel between sites (old Essential users)

-        A one day increase to the minimum paid annual leave entitlement

Cabinet were made aware of this pay claim.

 

2.   Other factors

·         The statutory National Living Wage is currently £8.21ph for 25year-olds and over. This will rise to £8.72.

·         The ‘Real Living Wage’ set by the Living Wage Foundation, at the time of the Council’s final pay offer to trade unions and union ballot was £9.30ph (outside of London).

·         Current policy is that South Cambridgeshire District Council should have regard to the Living Wage when reviewing annual pay awards for Council employees.

·         The 2020/2021 budget was agreed by Council in February 2020, this makes provision for a 2% increase on salaries for this financial year.

·         The Lead Cabinet Member can only approve a pay award within planned budget levels. Approval for a percentage increase above 2% would need to be considered and approved by Full Council.

·         It should be noted that Member allowances are increased by the equivalent percentage amount.

 

Implications

Financial modelling has been undertaken to assess the impact of the NJC pay deal and Living Wage:

·         The impact of applying a 2% increase on all SCDC pay points is within agreed budgets.

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Decision:

To approve a 2% increase on all pay points with effect from 1 April 2020.

Lead officer: Susan Gardner Craig