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29/07/2020 - Officer Urgent Decision: Pavement Licences ref: 5107    Recommendations Approved

Chief Executive:
i. Delegation of Part 1 of the Business and Planning Act 2020 relating to Pavement Licenses and the power to determine applications, including the setting of fees and conditions of the pavement licence to the Head of Environmental Services.
Head of Environmental Services:
i. Approve that no fee shall be charged for a pavement licence until 31 March 2021.
ii. Approve the licence conditions to be applied to a pavement licence.

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Record of Special Urgency Decision

 

PAVEMENT LICENCE application

 

 

Decision of:

Antoinette Jackson, Chief Executive and the Head of Environmental Services

Reference:

2020/OfficerUrgency/Lic/14

Date of decision:   

23/07/20

Recorded on: 

23/7/20

Decision Type:

N/A

Matter for Decision:

 

Chief Executive:

i.  Delegation of Part 1 of the Business and Planning Act 2020 relating to Pavement Licenses and the power to determine applications, including the setting of fees and conditions of the pavement licence to the Head of Environmental Services.

Head of Environmental Services:

i.  Approve that no fee shall be charged for a pavement licence until 31 March 2021.

ii.  Approve the licence conditions to be applied to a pavement licence.

 

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

The decision is required to respond to direction from Government in response to COVID-19. The provisions of Part 1 of the Business and Planning Act 2020 came into force at midnight on 23 July 2020 and applications have to be determined from this date.

 

Any alternative options considered and rejected:

 

 

The decisions are taken and based on the latest guidance and information as at 23 July 2020 and will be subject to a review.

Reasons for the decision:

An urgent decision under paragraph 2 of section 9, Council Procedure Rules was necessary to due to the Covid 19 crisis and the need to support business and boost the economy for the Council to administer the Business and Planning Act 2020 in relation to Pavement Licences in line with Government guidance. 

 

Other Comments:

The Chair and Spokes of the Licensing Committee were consulted on 23.07.20 prior to the action being authorised who gave their agreement.

 

The Licensing Committee Spokes asked if Ward Councillors would be consulted within the 7 day consultation period and also queried the costs for the application process.  Officers confirmed that Ward Councillors will be automatically notified of any applications submitted and will have 7 days to respond.

 

The licensing fee has been set to zero for now but could be reviewed during licensing fees review in January 2021.

 

The Council’s s151 Officer was also consulted.

 

 

Report:

The officer’s report and supporting documentation can be viewed online when approved

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk//ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=SD1537&ID=1537&RPID=66264744&$LO$=1

Conflicts of interest:

None known

Contact for further information:

Yvonne O’Donnell, Environmental Health Manager.

 

Lead officer: Yvonne O'Donnell


29/07/2020 - Highways England A428 Supplementary consultation response ref: 5106    Recommendations Approved

To support the principle of the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements subject to the relevant points raised in the joint response and behalf of the City and South Cambridgeshire Councils

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2020

Decision:

Record of Executive Decision

 

Highways England A428 Supplementary Consultation Response

 

 

Decision of:

Councillor Massey. Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety

Reference:

20/URGENCY/P&T/13

Date of decision:   

29.7.20

Recorded on: 29.7.20 

 

Decision Type:

Non Key Decision

Matter for Decision:

To ensure that the Council responds within the consultation period, the Executive Member is now seeking to finalise the attached joint response with respect to those paragraphs which relate to Cambridge City Council outside of the committee cycle

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

The A428 does not pass through Cambridge; however the scheme has potential transport impacts on the city. Highways England has identified the Council as a relevant local authority, and has asked it to comment on the scheme as part of the public consultation process.

 

The Executive Councillor’s decision(s):

To support the principle of the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements subject to the relevant points raised in the joint response and behalf of the City and South Cambridgeshire Councils.

Reasons for the decision:

As set out in the briefing note https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=SD1535&ID=1535&RPID=66262935

Scrutiny consideration:

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

Report:

A report detailing the joint response is attached

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=SD1535&ID=1535&RPID=66262935

Conflicts of interest:

None known

Comments:

None

 

Lead officer: Chris Carter


24/07/2020 - Draft NEC AAP Topic Papers ref: 5105    For Determination

Approval of five Topics Papers as supporting evidence for Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan which is due to go out to consultation between 27th July 2020 and 5th October 2020

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 24/07/2020

Decision:

Record of Executive Decision

 

RECORD OF URGENT DECISION ON drAft NEC AAP TOPIC PAPERS

 

Decision of:

Councillor Thornburrow

Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces 

Reference:

20/URGENCY/P&T/10

Date of decision:   

24/07/20

Published:  24/7/20

 

Decision Type:

Non Key

Matter for Decision:

 

Approval of five Topics Papers as supporting evidence for Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan which is due to go out to consultation between 27th July 2020 and 5th October 2020

 

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

This decision relates to specific delegations to the Executive Member for Planning Policy and Open Space agreed at the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee at its meeting held on 30th June 2020.

 

The Executive Councillor’s decision(s):

Approved the following topic papers:

Transport Topic Paper,

Internalisation Topic Paper,

NEC APP Heath Facilities and Wellbeing Topic Paper

Environmental Health Topic Paper

NEC APP Community Safety Topic Paper

 

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed in the Member Consultation Paper which can be viewed at the link below:

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecCatDisplay.aspx?sch=doc&cat=13466

 

Scrutiny consideration:

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

 

 

Report:

 

A copy of the Transport Topic Paper, Internalisation Topic Paper, NEC APP Heath Facilities and Wellbeing Topic Paper, Environmental Health Topic Paper and NEC APP Community Safety Topic Paperer can be viewed at the link below:

 

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecCatDisplay.aspx?sch=doc&cat=13466

 

Conflicts of interest:

 

None

Comments:

The decision will be reported back to the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee on 29 September 2020.

 

Lead officer: Caroline Hunt