Minutes Thursday 17th December 2020

Minutes of the Meeting held virtually on Thursday 17th December 2020 at 7.15pm

Present: Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White
Sharon Brown – Clerk

Also present: Cllr Mark Howell and Mrs Chris Morton who were welcomed.

68 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Tumi Hawkins and Cllr Geoff Hemmins.

69 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The Minutes of 19th November 2020 were agreed and approved for signing.

70 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
Cllr Tumi Hawkins, SCDC: December Report highlighted, a) the latest covid requirements, b) the Green Homes Grant scheme, c) Planning and Transport; Luton Airport flight path consultation; the updated GCSPS pre-application service; the Bourn Quarter and the Bourn Airfield planning applications; the C2C busway, d) proposed changes to social housing allocation including the definition of the “local connection”.
Cllr Mark Howell, CCC: highlighted, a) Covid Tiers; Cambridgeshire now virtually surrounded by Tier 3. Concern that people are making trips here from Tier 3. Addenbrookes currently maintaining a normal service for patients, as well as for coronavirus sufferers. b) Noted new proposals still coming forward for housing development in South Cambs. There is particular concern when these are in addition to planned allocation.

71 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) Pathway to Bourn: A reply is awaited to queries about a possible 106 agreement and the Planning Department needs to be approached on this point. Showing benefits to residents of surrounding villages and developments may also be key. It is considered that the quality of the proposal will be the key to the project implementation. Monitoring of cycling in and through the village will be considered.
b) Rights of Way map: Printing to go ahead.
c) Postbox by village sign – condition: The post box has now been replaced. The old one was found to have rusted through in places.
d) Greater Cambridge Local Plan – workshop update: Started with laudable principles – equitable / sustainable looking at homes, jobs and infrastructure. Concerns expressed as to the level of growth there could / should be. Water supply was flagged as a restriction. Note was made that work patterns may change due to the covid experience and current transport development proposals were questioned. A further workshop is to be held in the Spring.
e) Pathway along A1198: A request be made to CCC Highways for repair.

72 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
None

73 FINANCE
None.

74 TO CONSIDER/REPORT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
None

75 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) Village Hall update: The hall continues closed. Maintenance work is on-going with thanks to John Murden for the greater part and to Peter White.
b) Covid-19 village update: Requests for help in the village remain low, at 4 requests in total. The Christmas lunch provided by SCDC has also been taken up at a low level.
c) Battery Recycling: The recycling tube is now in place at the village hall.

76 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
A list of correspondence received is printed in the Agenda which is placed on the noticeboards and on the web page prior to the Parish Council meeting; details are available from the Clerk.

77 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES
A number of positive comments have been received about the latest Skylark. Thanks were
given to Chris Morton, editor, and Peter White for his several articles. The next issue will be early March, with articles to be sent in by mid-February.

78 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021

Signed by: …………………………………………Chairperson Date: ………………..

GCSPS: Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service. (SCDC & Cambridge City Council)

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