A community governance review for the parish of Haslingfield was launched on 15 February 2016. Inviting proposals for alternative governance arrangements for this area, as the parish includes both the village of Haslingfield and part of the Trumpington Meadows development on the southern fringe of Cambridge. The Civic Affairs Committee in making their recommendation for future governance arrangements, upon which the council is currently consulting.
Greater Cambridge City Deal: Tackling Cambridge congestion
Monday 11 July 2016 9:00am
Monday 10 October 2016 11:59pm
We would like to know what you think about the plan, how you think this might affect you or motivate you to change your mode of transport when travelling in Cambridge. While the combination of measures have been agreed, we are keen to hear any issues or concerns you may have about particular elements.
Healthy weight strategy
Monday 15 August 2016 9:00am
Friday 14 October 2016 11:59pm
Communities and local organisations are being asked their views on a Strategy to reduce unhealthy weight locally. It calls for action to support children and adults achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
The Council has received a joint application from Stapleford and Great Shelford Parish Council to designate their two parishes as a Neighbourhood Area with a view to developing a Neighbourhood Plan for this area. For more information on this please visit our website.
We are undertaking a community governance review of the parish of Haslingfield, as the new housing development at Trumpington Meadows is altering the geographical spread of housing across the parish. The Council's Civic Affairs Committee has recommended the creation of a new parish for that part of the Trumpington Meadows development lying within South Cambridgeshire district. To find out further information please take a look at our website.
Amendment to Phase 2 affordable housing plans
Friday 18 November 2016 9:00am
Friday 18 November 2016 11:59pm
The Homes & Communities Agency has written to the Council with a revised proposal for the affordable housing planned for Phase 2 of the Northstowe development.
The Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee agreed in principle to 20% affordable housing for Northstowe Phase 2 in July 2015. Officers agreed in October 2015 with the HCA that this should be at a 60%/40% split of affordable rent and low cost ownership.
Polling District Review Consultation
Monday 24 October 2016 9:35am
Thursday 24 November 2016 12:00am
Both South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council have been through recent reviews of their electoral arrangements. This means that from May 2017 the County Council will have new Division boundaries, and from 2018 South Cambridgeshire District Council will have new Ward boundaries.
So we can run elections effectively for these new electoral areas, we now need to carry out an interim review of some of our polling districts. In particular, we are focussed on Fen Ditton, Whittlesford, Childerley and Haslingfield/Trumpington Meadows.
Have your say on priorities for Council services
Thursday 1 December 2016 9:00am
Friday 20 January 2017 11:59pm
The Council’s Cabinet has agreed a draft plan setting out four priority areas from 2017 to 2022, and now wants to hear what local residents, parish councils and businesses think.
Community Governance review for Cambourne
Monday 6 February 2017 12:01am
Sunday 2 April 2017 11:59pm
Following an approach from Cambourne Parish Council, the Council are consulting on the option of increasing the parish council size from 13 to 19.
Community Governance Review of Willingham and Over parish boundary
Tuesday 21 February 2017 12:01am
Wednesday 17 May 2017 11:59pm
Following the receipt of a petition, the Council are consulting on the options to alter the boundary between Willingham and Over parishes.
Community Governance Review of Caxton, Elsworth and Cambourne Parishes
Saturday 29 April 2017 9:00am
Sunday 30 July 2017 11:59pm
Thank you for your responses. This review is now closed, and responses are being reviewed.
The community governance review for Caxton, Elsworth and Cambourne Parishes aims to secure an arrangement which
Reflects the identifies and interests of the community in that area
Is effective and convenient
Takes into account any other arrangements for the purpose of community representation or community engagement
Neighbourhood Planning Guidance
Monday 18 September 2017 12:00pm
Monday 30 October 2017 11:59pm
We are undertaking a consultation on draft guidance designed to help local communities decide whether they want to prepare a neighbourhood plan and if they do how to go about it. Neighbourhood plans are a community-led initiative giving local communities power to prepare a part of the development plan for their parish or group of parishes. As neighbourhood plans carry substantial weight in planning decision making, there are certain steps that must be followed during their preparation. Draft guidance has been prepared to assist local communities and guide them through each stage.
Council Tax Support Scheme Changes
Tuesday 10 October 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday 7 November 2017 5:00pm
We're proposing some changes to our Council Tax support scheme that helps people pay their Council Tax if they're on low incomes. The changes will bring our scheme into line with changes made to Housing Benefit and Universal Credit and should ensure we continue to provide a fair and equitable scheme for all claimants.
Consultation on new taxi licensing policy and conditions
Wednesday 1 November 2017 12:01am
Friday 5 January 2018 11:59pm
We are proposing to introduce a licensing policy and conditions that will apply to all Private Hire and Hackney Carriage drivers, vehicle proprietors and operators holding or wishing to obtain a licence.
The new policy proposes to adopt a stringent standard for new and existing license holders.
The views of the community and stakeholders are sought on the proposed extension of the Foxton Conservation Area and the Foxton Conservation Area Appraisal, prepared by Foxton Parish Council working in close collaboration with South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Foxton Conservation Area is currently very small and does not include all the areas within Foxton which have special architectural and historic interest.
The Councils are seeking your views on Main Modifications to the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan and Cambridge Local Plan. The Inspectors examining the Local Plans have identified Main Modifications that they consider may be necessary in order for the Local Plans to be found ‘sound’. At the same time, the Councils have published some Additional (minor) Modifications, such as typographical errors and factual updates.
Great Abington Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan for the former Land Settlement Association (LSA) estate to SCDC on 22 February 2018. SCDC has confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements, and is now seeking your views on the Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner, and can proceed towards a referendum. Comments can be submitted to SCDC between 9am on Monday 5 March and 5pm on Monday 16 April 2018, by email, post or using the online consultation system.
South Cambridgeshire District Council’s finance bosses have thanked residents, businesses and revenues staff after the authority secured another top table position in the Council Tax collection league.