Decisions

Decisions published

04/12/2019 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 11220    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019


04/12/2019 - Applications for Council Tax Reduction under Section 13a of The Local Government Finance Act 1992 - Delegation of Authority for Decision Making ref: 11219    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 14/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to delegate Council Tax reduction decision-making to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance, as outlined in Option 1 pending a review of the policy.

                                   


04/12/2019 - Communal Room Review Project - Decision required regarding the future use of The Limes/Limes Close Sheltered Communal Room in Bassingbourn ref: 11213    For Determination

Part of a review of communal rooms. Consultation has taken place with sheltered residents of The Limes/Limes Close, Bassingbourn, who no longer wish to use the building as their communal room. The Parish Council is keen to take on the long lease on the building and to invest in the interior to make it a useable village hall.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Lead officer: Kate Swan


04/12/2019 - Potential property acquisition decision ref: 11214    For Determination

Provisional decision item relating to acquisition of property.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 14/12/2019

Lead officer: Kirstin Donaldson


04/12/2019 - Shared Payroll Service ref: 11218    For Determination

To provide an update on the performance of the shared Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council payroll service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 14/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet

 

1.    noted that the Payroll Shared Service Agreement had been extended and would be reviewed in line with other Greater Cambridge shared services arrangements; and

 

2.    asked officers to explore the feasibility of appointing a payroll apprentice to support the team and invest in the future of the service.

Lead officer: Susan Gardner Craig


04/12/2019 - Street lighting Policy and LED upgrade program ref: 11217    For Determination

To consider a policy for the Council’s street lighting service, including LED upgrades.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved the South Cambridgeshire District Council Streetlighting Policy document to be included on the Council’s website and inform the communications plan.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Trevor Nicoll


04/12/2019 - Medium Term Financial Strategy ref: 11215    For Determination

To consider the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 14/12/2019

Decision:

Not for call-in

 

Cabinet

 

(a)          Acknowledged the projected changes in service spending and the overall resources available to the Council over the medium term; and

 

(b)          Recommended to Full Council the Medium Term Financial Strategy attached as Appendix A and the updated financial forecast attached as Appendix B to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

 

Lead officer: Trevor Roff


04/12/2019 - 2019-20 Quarter 2 Performance Report ref: 11216    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet received and noted the Operational Key Performance Indicator (OKPI) results as detailed in the report from the Director of Corporate Services.


04/12/2019 - Service Transformation Programme: Savings Proposals ref: 11212    For Determination

To consider savings proposals for the next four year period for consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 14/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered the proposed objectives and intentions in relation to the review of Council services as part of a coordinated Council-wide transformation programme,  and

 

(a)       Noted the considerable challenges facing the Council given the financial outlook, including Government announcements in respect of local government funding, and the expectation that future cost pressures will exceed the resources available;

 

(b)       Noted the revenue budget guiding principles, outlined at paragraph 21 of the Chief Executive’s report, providing the context for the planning of the 2020 / 2021 revenue budget and the formulation of proposals to achieve service efficiency savings;

 

(c)       Noted the growth bids, detailed at Appendix A to the Chief Executive’s report, for inclusion in the Budget Setting Report in February 2020;

 

(d)       Noted the proposed range of service efficiency savings / policy options detailed in Appendix B of the report and that these would undergo further refinement and consultation with employees and other stakeholders prior to forming part of the Budget Setting Report in February 2020; and

 

(e)       Noted that some of the savings proposals would require a detailed equality analysis.

 

Lead officer: Trevor Roff


28/11/2019 - Standing in the name of Councillor Peter Topping ref: 11202    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

The following motion was LOST:

 

This Council agrees that all budget holding “lead cabinet members” should hold at least 3 public meetings per calendar year.


28/11/2019 - Standing in the name of Councillor Mark Howell ref: 11201    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council AGREED  the following motion:

 

South Cambridgeshire District Council believes all sectors of the community should be able to access its services. This Council asks the Disability Task and Finish Group to examine the British Deaf Association Charter which is designed as a vehicle to remove direct and indirect discrimination, empower local deaf communities and improve dialogue between South Cambridgeshire District Council and Deaf people.


28/11/2019 - Appointment to the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) ref: 11199    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council

 

AGREED

 

1.    That a letter be sent to Simon Harris thanking him, on behalf of the Council, for his work as a member of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

 

2.    That Jane Phillips be appointed as an interim Member of the Independent Remuneration Panel until a permanent member can be appointed.

 

3.    That the Interim Member be paid an allowance, pro rata of the annual rate of £200, for the months served on the Panel.

 

4.    That the Interim Director of Corporate Services, in consultation with the Chairman of the IRP, be authorised to undertake a recruitment and selection process to identify a permanent member of the panel and to recommend a candidate for appointment.

 


28/11/2019 - Membership of Committees and Outside Bodies ref: 11204    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council NOTED and ENDORSED the following changes in Committee membership and substitute appointments:

 

(a)   Scrutiny and Overview Committee

                     (i)          Councillor Ruth Betson replaced by Councillor Dr. Shrobona Bhattacharya as a member of the committee; and

                    (ii)          Councillor Dr. Shrobona Bhattacharya replaced by Councillor Ruth Betson as a substitute member of the committee.

 

(b)   Cambridge Fringes Joint Development Control Committee

                     (i)          Councillor Steve Hunt replaced by Councillor Dr. Claire Daunton as a member of the joint committee; and

                    (ii)          Councillor Dr. Claire Daunton replaced by Councillor Steve Hunt as a substitute member of the joint committee.

 

 


28/11/2019 - Potential Property Acquisition - Cambridge Science Park ref: 11205    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019


28/11/2019 - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy and Conditions (Licensing Committee - 11 November 2019) ref: 11198    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council

 

AGREED

 

To defer Agenda Item 8(f) (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy) to allow for a further period of consultation and consideration, as appropriate.


28/11/2019 - General Fund Capital Programme Update and New Bids (Cabinet - 6 November 2019) ref: 11197    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council

 

AGREED

 

1.             The allocation of additional funding of £545,000 from the Renewables Reserve to complete the footpath lighting upgrades given the environmental benefits, acknowledging that a full report would be submitted to Cabinet for approval that outlines the programme of work, timescales, costs and payback period;

 

2.             The allocation of funding of £1,300,000 from the Renewables Reserve for a range of energy efficiency and green energy measures at South Cambridgeshire Hall, acknowledging that a full report would be submitted to Cabinet for approval that outlines the range of modifications and enhancements proposed, costs and payback period;

 

3.             The revised General Fund capital programme for the period 2019/2020 to 2024/2025, reproduced at Appendix C of the report of the Head of Finance, to reflect the new scheme bids, amendments to the programme and the reprofiling of expenditure identified in the report.  


28/11/2019 - Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue and Capital Provisional Outturn 2018/19 (Cabinet - 2 October 2019) ref: 11195    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council

 

AGREED

 

1.             The Housing Revenue Account Revenue Budget Carry Forwards from 2018/2019 to 2019/2020 in the sum of £0.739 million, identified at Appendix A to the report of the Head of Finance;

 

2.             The Housing Revenue Account Capital Budget Carry Forwards from 2018/2019 to 2019/2020 of £1.124 million, identified at Appendix B.


28/11/2019 - General Fund Revenue and Capital Provisional Outturn 2018/19 (Cabinet - 2 October 2019) ref: 11194    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council

 

AGREED

 

1.    The re-designation of the established Business Efficiency Reserve as the Transformation Reserve and that the sum of £3 million be appropriated from the unallocated General Fund Reserve to the Transformation Reserve to enable the service transformation and organisational change programme to be resourced, noting that the General Fund unallocated reserve would then be £14.446 million.

 

2.    The General Fund Revenue Budget Carry Forwards in the sum of £1.227 million, as outlined in Appendix A to the report of the Head of Finance.

 

3.    The General Fund Capital Budget carry forwards of £6.464 million due mainly to the slippage of capital projects, as outlined in the report.


28/11/2019 - Investment Strategy (Cabinet - 2 October 2019) ref: 11193    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Council

 

AGREED

 

1.    The updated Investment Strategy attached at Appendix A to the report of the Interim Director of Finance (subject to the re-ordering of paragraphs 6.2 and 6.3), which includes (i) a range of investment indicators to comply with the Statutory Guidance on Local Government Investments and (ii) the governance arrangements that enable the Council to seek approval for priority investments in a timely manner in response to market conditions.

 

2.    The consequent changes to the Scheme of Delegation to enable the Head of Commercial Development and Investment to progress investment opportunities, including due diligence checks, and to authorise the S151 Officer to submit non-binding offers in line with market practice.


28/11/2019 - Register of Interests ref: 11208    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

The Chairman referred to the email sent from Democratic Services to all Members requesting that they review their Register of Interests form to ensure that it was up to date prior to the commencement of the audit of the Statement of Accounts.  He accordingly requested that Members inform Democratic Services of any changes to their registered interests as soon as possible.


29/10/2019 - Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places ref: 11172    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Civic Affairs Committee

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - Civic Affairs Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Electoral Services Manager presented this report, which provided the Committee with the results of the statutory review of the Council’s polling districts and polling places and asked the Committee to recommend to Council that the existing polling arrangements be retained.

 

Consultation

The Electoral Services Manager explained that there had only been two responses received as a result of the consultation. The concerns of Camsight related to the actual voting process and could only be addressed nationally. Waterbeach Parish Council had expressed concerns over parking, but as their polling station was located centrally, most voters walked to it.

 

Accessibility

It was noted that Cambourne had three polling stations within the one building. In response to concerns regarding accessibility for visual impaired voters, the Electoral Services Manager stated that he would review the arrangements for Cambourne, to ensure that all voters could be easily directed to the correct polling station.

 

In response to questioning, the Electoral Services Manager explained that the only polling station which was not wheelchair accessible was in Conington, but residents expressed a preference of continuing to vote there. He explained that if necessary the presiding officer could take a ballot paper to a voter who was unable to access the local polling station.

 

Alternative venues

The Electoral Services Manager explained that the Council might need to seek alternative venues at short notice. For example, in the event of a General Election in December, many venues might be booked for Christmas related events. It was also noted that the polling station for the polling district of Impington South would have to be moved in the future, as the Meadows Community Centre was due to be developed for housing. Councillor Martin Cahn stated that the rebuilt community centre would be within the City’s boundary. The Electoral Services Manager said that officers would evaluate the alternatives and present them to the Committee. The Council used caravans as temporary polling stations. These had proper awnings, which would provide shelter for voters in the event of inclement weather.

 

Displaying polling places on the website

The Electoral Services Manager agreed to investigate the possibility of displaying the list of polling stations on the website, providing there was no objection from any residents to the publicising of their home address.

 

The Committee

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL      that current schedule of polling districts and polling places be retained with no changes.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

Council AGREED that the current schedule of polling districts and polling places be retained with no changes.


27/11/2019 - Setting of the Council Tax Base for 2020-21 ref: 11192    Recommendations Approved

To report the calculation of the Council Tax base for 2020/21 and to request the Chief Financial Officer exercise the delegated power to formally set the Council’s Council Tax base for 2020/21.

 

Decision Maker: Chief Finance Officer

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katie Kelly


26/11/2019 - Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options consultation content and participation and engagement activities ref: 11191    Recommendations Approved

This decision relates to specific delegations to the Cabinet Member for Planning agreed by Cabinet at its meeting held on 6 November 2019.

 

The Local Plan is being prepared jointly for the Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council authority areas, the proposed content of, and the participation and communication strategy for the Issues & Options consultation was considered by the following meetings:

  • Joint Local Plan Advisory Group 1 October 2019
  • South Cambridgeshire District Council Cabinet, 6 November 2019
  • South Cambridgeshire District Council Scrutiny & Overview, 17 October 2019
  • Cambridge Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee, 7 November 2019

 

Content of the Issues and Options Report

 

Cabinet on 6 November- Approved the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E), supporting documents (at Appendices F, G and H) and consultation process (at Section VIII and Appendix B, chapter 6)’.

 

Cabinet also: ‘Delegated authority to the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, in liaison with Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, and in consultation with members of the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group, to consider and agree, as is consistent with this Council’s corporate objectives, any material changes to the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E) and supporting documents (at Appendices A, B (chapter 6), F, G and H) prior to the commencement of the consultation period, including any proposed by Cambridge City Council’

 

Following the meetings, and in liaison with JLPAG members, amendments have been identified to the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (Appendix E of the cabinet agenda) responding to issues raised at the meetings, making further corrections and addressing typographical errors, and finalising the structure of the document e.g. footnotes and weblinks. These amendments are highlighted in the version appended to this decision as appendix 1.

 

The purpose of this decision is to approve these amendments.

 

Local Development Scheme

 

Consultation on the Local Plan Issues and Options will now take place in January 2020, not Autumn 2019 as previously stated in the adopted Local Development Scheme.

 

Cabinet on 6 November – ‘Delegates authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning and Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, to update the Local Development Scheme to reflect the amended consultation period.’

 

Amendments to the Greater Cambridge Local Development Scheme 2018 to reflect the change in consultation dates have been made in the version attached as appendix 2 to this decision.

 

The purpose of this decision is to approve these amendments.

 

Note:

 

To ensure an aligned agreement on these documents between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, the Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning Policy & Open Spaces is also taking an out of cycle decision on them at the same time.

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Planning

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

To confirm the proposed content of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options document, and update the Local Development Scheme, as set out in the documents appended to this decision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Dixon


25/11/2019 - Designation of Horseheath Neighbourhood Area ref: 11190    Recommendations Approved

1.              The purpose of this decision is to agree on the proposed designation of the parish of Horseheath as a Neighbourhood Area (NA). (See Appendix A – the application submitted by Horseheath Parish Council (PC)).

 

Background

 

2.              A Neighbourhood Area must be designated before a Parish Council can prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. There are national regulations guiding how an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area should be considered.

 

3.              The regulations state that a local planning authority must designate a Neighbourhood Area if it receives a valid application and some or all of the area has not yet been designated. The regulations also state that a local planning authority must designate the whole of the area applied for in certain circumstances, and this includes if a Parish Council applies for the whole of their parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area.

 

4.              A valid neighbourhood area application is one where a ‘relevant body[1]’ has submitted an application to the local planning authority that must include:

 

·       a map which identifies the area to which the area application relates

·       a statement explaining why this area is considered appropriate to be designated as a neighbourhood area; and

·       a statement that the organisation or body making the area application is a relevant body for the purposes of section 61G of the 1990 Act

 

The application from Horseheath Parish Council

 

5.              The application from Horseheath Parish Council is for the whole of their parish to be designated as a neighbourhood area. None of this area has been previously designated for neighbourhood planning purposes and the application includes all the information required.

 

6.              The Parish Council has undertaken consultation with its community to determine whether to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Consideration by South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

7.              South Cambridgeshire District Council is supportive of Horseheath PC preparing a NP for its parish and keen for the two councils to work together in considering the future development of the area.

 

8.              South Cambridgeshire District Council considers that the application submitted by Horseheath Parish Council is valid and therefore that the parish of Horseheath should be designated as a neighbourhood area. As the whole of the parish has been proposed as a Neighbourhood Area, South Cambridgeshire District Council must designate the Neighbourhood Area.

 

Local Development Scheme

 

9.              The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the planning policy documents that South Cambridgeshire District Council intends to prepare for the next three years and tends to be updated annually. The LDS agreed in October 2018 is for the Greater Cambridge Area and includes a section that lists the Neighbourhood Areas designated in and therefore the Neighbourhood Plans that are being prepared within the Greater Cambridge area. When the LDS is next reviewed, this section of the LDS will be updated to include the Horseheath Neighbourhood Area. In the interim, the complete list of Neighbourhood Areas designated is available to view on the Council’s website: www.scambs.gov.uk/content/neighbourhood-areas, and Horseheath Neighbourhood Area will be added to this list.

 

 



[1]  In South Cambridgeshire the relevant body this is a parish council

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Planning

Decision published: 25/11/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Decision:

It is recommended that the Planning Portfolio Holder approves the designation of a Neighbourhood Area for Horseheath as proposed by the Parish Council.

 

Wards affected: Balsham;

Lead officer: Alison Talkington


29/10/2019 - Consideration of a Community Governance Review of the Parishes of Longstanton and Oakington & Westwick, Prompted by the Development at Northstowe ref: 11173    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Civic Affairs Committee

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - Civic Affairs Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Northstowe Healthy New Town Programme Lead presented this report, which invited the Committee to consider a Community Governance Review, in recognition of the emergent new community of Northstowe within the parishes of Longstanton and Oakington & Westwick.

 

Increases in Northstowe electorate

It was noted that by April 2021 it was estimated that Northstowe would have 1,164 electors, compared to 1,174 in Oakington and 2,567 in Longstanton (current figures). The Review had been delayed by a year to allow the population of Northstowe to develop. They had been represented in the meantime by Longstanton Parish Council, an experienced parish council, which had addressed the concerns of the new community.

 

Amending parish and ward boundaries

It was noted that a small number of residents of Westwick lived in the affected area and that any alteration of the parish boundaries could be contentious. The Electoral Services Manager explained that this Community Governance Review was likely to result in the alteration of ward boundaries which would necessitate the involvement of the Boundary Commission for England. Northstowe had an urban design, which was distinct from the surrounding villages.

 

Timetable of the Review

It was understood that the Community Governance Review needed to be concluded within a year.

 

The affected parish councils had been consulted and supported the instigation of the Review. The Northstowe Healthy New Town Programme Lead explained that the views of Longstanton Parish Council had just been received. They supported the review and wanted input with regards to the timetable.

 

It was hoped that the results of the consultation would be considered by the Committee at its meeting in March.

 

The Committee

 

AGREED

 

A)        To commence with a Community Governance Review of the parishes of Longstanton and Oakington & Westwick based on the draft terms of reference in Appendix A.

 

B)        That officers should take into consideration the views of the parish councils when determining the timing of the review.


29/10/2019 - Community Governance Review of Thriplow Parish Council ref: 11174    For Determination

Decision Maker: Civic Affairs Committee

Made at meeting: 29/10/2019 - Civic Affairs Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Development Officer presented this report, which invited the Committee to consider a request from Thriplow Parish Council for a Community Governance Review to change the number of parish councillors representing each ward from 7 to 5 for Thriplow and 2 to 4 for Heathfield.

 

Other warded parishes

It was noted that there had not been a recent review of the other warded parishes in the District.

 

Numbers of parish councillors the two wards

Members of the Committee recognised the logic of the proposed change, as the number of people living in Heathfield had increased. However, concern was expressed at the fact that Thriplow had a lower number of electorate (385) than Heathfield (512), but would still have more parish councillors. It was noted that the total number of parish councillors representing the whole parish council was not being considered as part of this Review. The Committee recognised that these issues could be considered as part of the consultation.

 

Number of candidates willing to stand

The Electoral Services Manager explained that Thriplow Parish Council last had a contested election in 2016 and that residents of one ward could stand for election in the other ward, providing they lived within five kilometres of that ward.

 

The Committee

 

AGREED

 

A)        The request from Thriplow Parish Council for a Community Governance Review to consider changing the number of parish councillors representing each of the parish wards.

 

B)        The draft terms of reference, as laid out in Appendix A.

 

C)        The proposed timetable set out in the draft terms of reference.


21/11/2019 - Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document additional editing changes post adoption ref: 11189    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this decision is to finalise the adopted Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for publication.

 

Cabinet adopted the Bourn Airfield New Village SPD on 2 October. Recommendation (c) delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Deputy Leader, the authority to make any necessary editing changes to the SPD prior to publication including to the figures and spatial framework diagram to ensure consistency with the agreed text of the SPD.

 

Additional editing changes are set out as follows:

 

Page (consultation Draft SPD

unless indicated)

 

Change

(Strikethrough text = deleted text

Bold Text = inserted text)

Reason

6

Amend section 1.5, second paragraph to read:

“In parallel to the preparation of the SPD, the site promoters have submitted their outline planning application to the Council for determination. However, tThe Council will can determine the planning application until the now the SPD has been adopted. Applications should demonstrate a comprehensive approach to development, as set out in this document.”

Updating

18

Section 2.7, third paragraph, amend ‘site’ to ‘sight’

Correct typographical error

18 (adopted SPD)

Delete the last sentence of revised paragraph 4 in section 2.7:

“This includes traditional cottage houses built from a range of materials and includes distinctive thatched roofs.”

Text duplicates existing text on page 20 of the adopted SPD

21

Amend the paragraph in section 2.8, under the heading ‘Health’ to read:

“There are three doctors’ surgeries in the surrounding area: Monkfield Medical Practice in Cambourne, Bourn Surgery and Comberton Surgery. The Monkfield Medical Practice is likely to require a further expansion to be able to support the New Village. A dental surgery and pharmacy are located in Cambourne. The nearest NHS hospital, Addenbrooke’s is located in Cambridge, 16km away.”

Consequential amendment for consistency with the amended Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

36 (adopted SPD)

Amend last sentence of second paragraph in section 1C to read:

“It also future proofs the Mayor’s Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM) metro proposals.”

To remove duplication

39

It is proposed not to make the following changes to Fix B or Figure 28:

 

Amend the Fix B heading to read:

‘Strategic walking and, cycling and horse riding connections’

Figure 28 - Amend the Key to refer to bridleways / horse riding routes.

An alternative change is proposed to Fix B:

 

Amend the final paragraph to read:

“Recreational routes for walking, cycling and horse riding are set out in Guiding Principle 4A and Fix E.”

Appendix B: Schedule of SPD changes (agreed by Cabinet) set out amendments to Fix B and Figure 28 to include references to horse riding. However, this section of the SPD relates to active / sustainable travel which does not encompass horse riding. Horse riding is addressed in the recreation routes section. It is therefore proposed not to make these changes.

 

An alternative change is proposed to add a stronger cross reference to where horse riding is addressed.

 

40

Amend Figure 29 as follows:

·         Remove the bus stops from the primary street and key.

·         Add an explanation to the circles “800m from the HQPT stop”

·         Bus stop locations will be determined through the planning application process.

·         For clarity.

55

Amend the reference to ‘Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems’ to read ‘Sustainable Drainage Systems’ in the last paragraph in Fix F.

To use the correct terminology

86

Amend the figures quoted in the second paragraph in section 6.4 to reflect the revised land use budget in Figure 57

Consequential updating

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2019

Decision:

To agree the editorial amendments to the adopted Bourn Airfield New Village SPD outlined in the ‘Purpose / Background’ section.

Wards affected: Caldecote;

Lead officer: Claire Spencer