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09/10/2020 - Discretionary Self-Isolation Payments ref: 5142    Recommendations Approved

To establish criteria for entitlement to Discretionary Self-Isolation Payments (above prescribed requirements) to enable awards to be made from 12 October 2020.

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Decision published: 12/10/2020

Effective from: 09/10/2020

Decision:

Lead officer: Naomi Armstrong


09/10/2020 - ROD: Response to the England’s Economic Heartlands Draft Transport Strategy Consultation ref: 5141    Recommendations Approved

To agree the joint Consultation response for England’s Economic Heartland’s Draft Transport Strategy

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety

Decision published: 09/10/2020

Effective from: 09/10/2020

Decision:

Matter for Decision:

To agree the joint Consultation response for England’s Economic Heartland’s Draft Transport Strategy 

Why the decision had to be made (and any alternative options):

To provide the views of Cambridge City Council on the consultation. 

 

Option 1: To not agree the proposed response to the proposed response

 

Option 2: To not seek a joint response with South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Reason for rejection: the consultation offers an opportunity to feedback on proposals which could have significant impacts on planning and transport in the Greater Cambridge area. 

The Executive Councillor’s decision(s):

That the Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety agrees to confirm that the response set out in Appendix 1 of this decision should be made to England’s Economic Heartland’s consultation on it’s Draft Transport Strategy.

Reasons for the decision:

To provide the views of Cambridge City Council on the consultation. 

England’s Economic Heartland is consulting on a Draft Transport Strategy which runs until 6 October 2020. England’s Economic Heartland is a Sub-national Transport Body – an organisation which seeks to provide strategic transport governance at a larger scale than existing local transport authorities, by grouping councils together. It represents a region which covers Swindon, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Herefordshire, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. England’s Economic Heartland represents 5.1m population and 280,000 businesses and works in collaboration with government and partners in the heartland focusing on strategic infrastructure and identify investment priorities in the region. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is not a member of EEH but has Associate Member status. Cambridgeshire County Council is a member of EEH. 

 

The key principles of the Draft Transport Strategy are as follows: 

• Achieving net-zero carbon emissions from transport no later than 2050 

• Improving quality of life and wellbeing through an inclusive transport system accessible to all which emphasises sustainable and active travel 

• Supporting the regional economy by connecting people and businesses to markets and opportunities 

• Ensuring the Heartland works for the UK by enabling the efficient movement of people and goods through the region and to/from international gateways. 

Scrutiny consideration:

The decision is being made out of the committee cycle as it was not practicable alongside other work priorities to produce a draft in time for the committee deadline. The response will be sent to Chair and Spokespersons of Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee once a decision has been made giving them 5 days to comment.

Report:

Consultation response for England’s Economic Heartland’s Draft Transport Strategy which can be viewed at the link below:

 

 https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=Response%20to%20the%20Englands%20Economic%20Heartlands%20Draft&ID=1548&RPID=67101755

 

Conflicts of interest:

None known.

Comments:

No adverse comments were made.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chief Executive


09/10/2020 - ROD: Changes to the Current Planning System Consultation Response ref: 5140    Recommendations Approved

This decision relates to specific delegations to the Executive Member for Planning Policy & Open Spaces endorsed by Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee on 29 September 2020.

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Decision published: 09/10/2020

Effective from: 09/10/2020

Decision:

 

 

Matter for Decision:

This decision relates to specific delegations to the Executive Member for Planning Policy & Open Spaces endorsed by Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee on 29 September 2020. 

 

The recommendations were as follows:

 

a) To note the initial response to the Government’s White Paper (Planning for the future) consultation as set out in appendix 1.

b) To note the initial response to the Government’s Changes to the Current Planning System consultation as set out in appendix 2.

c) Agree, for each consultation the wording of a final joint response and/or any individual response through an out of cycle decision, in consultation with Chair and Spokes

 

The purpose of this decision is to approve the final response to the Government’s Changes to the Current Planning System consultation.

 

A copy of the report considered by the Planning and Transport Committee on 29 September and all associated documents can be viewed at the link below:

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=475&MId=3790&Ver=4

 

 

Why the decision had to be made (and any alternative options):

The consultation raises important issues that the council wishes to respond to. The decision seeks to formalize the response, following debate at the Planning & Transport Scrutiny committee.

The Executive Councillor’s decision(s):

To approve the proposed response the Changes to the Current Planning System consultation, as set out in the documents appended to this decision which can be viewed at the following link:

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Reasons for the decision:

Outlined in why the decision had been to made.

Scrutiny consideration:

The Chair and Spokesperson of Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee were consulted prior to the action being authorised on 1 October 2020.

Report:

A copy of the report considered by the Planning and Transport Committee on 29 September and all associated documents can be viewed at the link below:

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=475&MId=3790&Ver=4

 

Conflicts of interest:

None known.

Comments:

No adverse comments were made.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Tunnicliffe