Barrington Parish Council
Minutes of the Full Parish Council Meeting held on February 16th.
2021 by Zoom.
Present: – Councillors Rhodes-Kemp (Chairman), Bedford, Bird, Day, Hopewell, Kemp, McBride, and Walker.
In attendance: The Clerk, SCDCllr Van de Weyer, CCCllr Kindersley and 4 members of the public.
1. Apologies welcomes and introductions. There were no apologies and the Chair welcomed everyone to
2. Declarations of Interest and dispensations. Cllr Walker declared an interest in Item 4 i) 21/00066/FUL
as it is a neighbouring property, and he will take no part in the discussion.
3. Public Forum
The Director of Axis Land Partnership, Mr Grant informed Council that he would be happy to attend a future
PC meeting to discuss the Foxton Station Fields (New Village) site proposal which has been put forward in
the call for sites for the local plan.
A resident was attending the meeting to hear the discussion on application 21/00066/FUL for West Green.
She was thanked for her comments which have been sent to the Parish Council and it was also suggested
that these are submitted to SCDC planning.
It was agreed to bring forward Item 13. 1 Redrow Update as the Planning Director Mr Parry for the Redrow
site was in attendance.
The ground works company are beginning to work on site. There will, therefore, be an increase of traffic to
the site using the approved routes. Housebuilding is the last action in the site setup following roads, sewers
In response to an enquiry about tree removal – some trees are being removed for the installation of the foul
drainage network. This has been approved through the planning process.
S106 Deed of Variation the amended version with the final wording is being agreed with SCDC, CCC and
Redrow are keen to work on the Open Space Scheme with the PC. This scheme will now be submitted at the
first occupation (previously it was the 10th).
The footpath to the school cannot be delivered earlier due to health and safety risks. Another route has
been considered but similar constraints were identified. An estimated time frame for the completion of this
path will be forwarded to the Clerk. It was pointed out to Mr Parry that, without the path, new residents
would only be able to reach the school by car.
At the northern end of the southern site a few houses and apartments will be moved slightly due to an
underground cable running through the area. These plans will be submitted to SC planning in due course.
Following discussions regarding Challis Pond although S106 Community Contribution will not be used
Redrow have offered to help with any manual work should the PC need it.
Mr Parry was asked if Redrow had considered the effect East West Main Line might have on the site If the
southern route is chosen.
Cllr Hopewell asked if alternative routes will be used when Barrington Road, Foxton is closed. The Clerk was
asked to forward details of this to Redrow.
4. East West Rail (now East West Main Line) Update – CCCllr Kindersley/Cllr Bird
The next consultation is scheduled to begin in the first half of this year.
Cambridge Approaches are calling for the northern route to be given equal consideration. A letter has been
drafted for the Rail Minister to consider both routes and Barrington Parish Council have been asked to
consider supporting it. Additionally, there is also a petition that can be signed requesting the consideration
of both options.
If both options are not considered Cambridge Approaches now has sufficient financial backing to launch an
Using the northern route would cause less disruption to both residents and properties.
Cllr Rhodes-Kemp asked if PCs on the northern side of Cambridge are being asked to support the letter.
CCCllr Kindersely responded that this work has just started.
There will be minimum effect on the Foxton Hub. There was some discussion on the Oxford Cambridge Arc
and SCDCllr Van de Weyer informed Council that more information is about to be made public.
The meeting was called on.
5. To approve the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 19th January 2021. It was
proposed by Cllr Rhodes-Kemp, seconded by Cllr Bird, and agreed that these be accepted as a true record of
the meeting and signed in due course.
6. To take CCC (Cambridge County Council), SCDC (south Cambs District Council) and Clerk reports
A report has been circulated the main points of which were:
Covid and rapid flow testing and vaccinations. Residents in the first 4 priority groups should contact GPs if
they have not yet received the vaccine.
Anglian Water have announced that the preferred site for their new plant is an area north of the A14
between Fen Ditton and Horningsea.
Fly tipping reporting ttps://forms.scambs.gov.uk/REPORTENVIROCRIMEWASTEINYOURAREA/launch
Combined Authority Housing Programme
Council Tax – the CCC budget has been agreed and there will be a 1.99% general increase and a 1% adult
social care increase. There will also be a 1.99% precept increase for the Fire Authority.
Fire and Rescue Service – recent inspection.
SCDC elections will go ahead on 6th May.
There have been flooding issues recently, a number of which were caused by lack of maintenance and
clearing of road gulleys.
The Clerk had nothing additional to report.
Matters Arising. There were no items to report on where decisions were not required.
Items for consideration
a. Payments – It was proposed to approve the payments listed by Cllr Walker, seconded by Cllr Day, and
agreed with all in favour.
|181||Electricity Charges||Sothern Electric||376.23|
|182||Bank Charges||Lloyds Bank||14.00|
|183||Playground Inspection Jan 21||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Services||114.00|
|184||Ranger duties Dec 20||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Services||251.70|
|185||Cutting back of footpaths 27/1/20||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Services||624.00|
|186||Ranger duties January 21||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Services||475.20|
|187||Work on Public Green Spaces as per
quote 24 September 2020
|Acacia Tree Surgery Ltd||3,588.00|
|188||Community Orchard Trees||Ashridge Trees Limited||82.80|
|189||Community Orchard Trees||East of England Apples & Orchards Project||107.00|
|190||Street Lighting Oct 20 -Nov 20
Final CCC charge
|Cambs County Council||719.06|
|191||12th Edition Local Council Admin||SLCC||123.80|
|192||Virtual Practitioners’ Conference
|193 -198||Staff Salaries – NI, PAYE, Pension||Staff||1,647.04|