Babraham Parish Council: Agenda 11 February 2021

To members of the Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of Babraham Parish Council to be held remotely on 11 February 2021 at 19:30 for the purpose of considering and resolving the business as set out below.

Please could Councillors ensure they read the agenda notes and supporting documents circulated via email prior to the meeting.

Members of the public and press are invited to address the Council at this meeting during the Public Participation Time.

Members: 5        Quorum: 3

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Topic: Babraham Parish Council Meeting 11 February 2021
Time: Feb 11, 2021 07:30 PM London

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                        Part I: Non-confidential information

2102/01           To receive and approve apologies for absence

2102/02           To receive members’ declaration of interest for items on this agenda

2102/03           To sign and approve Minutes of Meeting dated 14 January 2021

2102/04           Exclusion of the public

To determine which items, if any, from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded.

2102/05           Public participation time: 15 minutes are allocated

2102/06           Report from South Cambridgeshire District Councillor P McDonald

2102/07           Report from Cambridgeshire County Councillor K Cuffley and R Hickford

2102/08           Report from Babraham Research Campus (BRC) representative

2102/09           Clerk’s report

2102/10           Coronavirus

To note or review communications from local and national authorities, views and actions from Parishioners and other publics. To resolve on actions for Parish Council.

2102/11           Boundary review

To note any correspondence relating to the Boundary review and to resolve on any actions.

2102/12          Zero Carbon opportunities

To consider any response to proposal and resolve on any actions.

2102/13          Local Plan and local developments

To review and to resolve on proposals for development, recent developments, the Call for Sites and SCDC Local Plan.

2102/14           Transport, traffic and planning

To consider works and proposals by agencies such as Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), Cambridgeshire County Council, (CCC), South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC), Hill developments and others and to resolve on any actions.

2102/15           Traffic calming

To note Council’s approval by email of Local Highways Initiative grant and to resolve on any actions.

2102/16           Street Lighting

To review replacement lighting and correspondence and to resolve on actions on street lighting.

2102/17           Defibrillator

To review activities and resolve on actions on to ensure correct operation of defibrillator.

2102/18           Neighbourhood Plan

Cllrs to consider report from Cllr Attwood and to resolve on any actions.

2102/19           Communications

To review proposals for improved communications with Parishioners and resolve on actions and to review proposals for Noticeboard renewal or repair

2102/20          Policies

To review and, if agreed, approve Parish Council Policies.


2102/21          Receipts (as of 4 February 2021)

Council received S.106 funds in respect of H/1:b of £92702.19 on 25 January 2021.

2102/22          Payments (as of 4 February 2021)

Employee       Salary January                                                 £267.28

Employee       Travel January                                                     £5.13

Employee      Costs                                                              £272.41             £272.41

HMRC              Income tax, January                                                                    £66.80

Ionos: 3 DD, Mail and web services (Inv. 3 Jan)                                                  £30.00

Haven: 3 DD, Electricity for lighting, all periods (Inv. 16 Jan)                               £40.73

Total (as of 4 February)                                                                                  £408.66

A full list of payments will be circulated and reviewed at the meeting.

2102/23                Purchases (as of 4 February 2021)

No requests had been received as of this date.


2102/24           Balances and Bank Reconciliation

Balances held at 31 January 2021

Unity Current A/C balance                    £106956.64

Unity Savings A/C balance                    £ 61242.84

Total                                                      £ 168199.48

2102/25           Unity Bank

To resolve to add Cllr Thomas to Bank signatories and note Clerk report on Bank signatories.

2102/26           Bookkeeping software

To review software options and, if agreed, approve payment.

2102/27           VAT reclaim

To review and, if agreed, proposed reclaim of VAT presented by Clerk.


2102/28           Planning Applications (as of 4 February 2021)

Consultation on application for EIA Screening Opinion: deadline 16 February 2021. Reference: 21/00368/SCRE; Screening Opinion for the construction of up to 280 residential dwellings. Land South Of Babraham Road Sawston Cambridge; Redrow Homes Limited.

Consultation closed: 20/01475/REM, Approval of Reserved Matters. S/2925/16/OL; Approval of all matters reserved following outline planning permission for a development of 1 no detached dwellinghouse with associated car parking. Land Adj 6 Blacksmiths Close Babraham Cambridgeshire

2102/29           Planning decisions (as of 4 February 2021)

20/04507/HFUL, Acoustic fence to front of dwelling; Granted Permission. Dr Patrick Axon, Church Farm House Sawston Road Babraham

2102/30           Planning Department performance

To note actions on Department performance.

2102/31           Correspondence

2102/32           Items to report and inclusion in the next meeting

                        Date of next meeting: Thursday 11 March 2021 at 7:30pm

2102/33           Part II: Confidential Information

Exclusion of the Press and the Public:  To resolve that in accordance with Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and by reason of the confidential nature of the remainder of the business, the Press and the Public be excluded from the meeting.

Signature: Don Powell, 4 February 2021

Don Powell, 68 Woodland Road, Sawston, CB22 3DU

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