by Hazel Smith on 2 March, 2018
District Councillors Report – March 2018 – Hazel Smith
Chisholm Trail and Abbey-Chesterton Bridge
We are told that the collapse of Carillion will not jeopardise the timetable and plans for the bridge.
Incinerator planning application at Amey
The meeting in Waterbeach on Monday 29th was unsatisfactory. Many questions were raised and the answers from Amey were not convincing. Their scientific expert was not at the meeting, but was in attendance the following weekend when Amey ran several tours of their site for local parish councillors. They have realised they will need to engage more fully with local people, perhaps leafleting the village before another period of consultation that Anna requested. The protesters have now organised another meeting on 20th March.
South Cambs DC Planning Committee recommended to the County Planning Committee that they refuse the application largely because of the affect on Denny Abbey.
The work to build 10 new rooms at Emmaus started in January, and is progressing well. The coffee shop there is going from strength to strength and now also has a range of vegan food.
This is due for delivery in the next week. Please let me know if you have not had the magazine before the council meeting.
A grant of £2155 was agreed for Milton community care scheme. This was judged on a combination of other funding available, the amount requested, historic funding and number of clients/price they pay.
Bad news at Full Council
The SCDC representative on the Combined Authority, the Leader of Council Cllr Topping, has lost his post as portfolio holder for Housing on the Combined Authority. The Lib Dems proposed a motion of no confidence in the CA’s ability to deliver the affordable homes needed close to Cambridge that the £100m from government was supposed to deliver. So far more help has been given to East Cambs than to South Cambs, but it is early days yet (only 2% spent so far).
Waterbeach Community Forum 14th March, St Johns Parish Rooms, Waterbeach
All local councillors and residents are invited to find out more about the Waterbeach development from both developers, and the plans for the A10.