Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on
Wednesday, 11th January, 2006 in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.
Present were: Mrs Burton, Mrs Oliveira, Mr Perry, Mr Rixson & Mrs Clark (Clerk).
In Attendance: Cllr S. Walsh
1) Apologies for Absence
These had been received from Miss Collinson, Mrs Kesterton, Mr Clark and Cllr
Mrs Down (these latter two were attending the Area Panel meeting).
2) Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of the meeting held on 9th November, 2005 were agreed and signed.
3) Matters Arising
a) Speed Checks
A letter had been received to advise that this matter would be assessed and
prioritised with a view to including it on the Locally Determined Budget reserve list.
b) Speed limits – Woodgates
Cllr Walsh was reminded that he had agreed to chase Highways on this.
c) Report of the Parish Liaison Meeting 6th December
Mr Clark had sent a written report:
The arrangements for the Area Committees had been explained.
Nick Shuttleworth from RCCE had explained what funding was available for village
An interesting talk had been given by Cllr Mike Hibbs about Council Housing in
Uttlesford, and the plans that they had for the future.
Cllr Peter Wilcock, and a young man from Henham had talked about the Youth
Initiative. The plan is to invite a couple of teenagers to sit in on Parish Council
meetings to obtain a youth perspective on what we are doing, and to encourage them
(and other youngsters) to play a full part in the life of the village.
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Dog fouling – Parish Councils now have the right to issue fixed penalty notices to
offenders. This is easier than enforcing a bye-law, and can apply to ‘any open space
to which the public have access, with or without payment’.
4) Stansted Airport
Takeley Parish Council’s application for a further consideration of the rejection of
its application for a judicial review of the H.O.S.S. scheme had failed. It was now
considering a further appeal.
b) Consultation on the Siting of Runway 2
Mr Clark would co-ordinate the Council’s response. Members were asked to pass
their comments to him so that a draft could be discussed at the next meeting. It was
noted that BAA’s exhibition would be visiting Whitehall Hotel on 24th January. The
meeting was reminded of the SSE public meeting on 12th January. Cllr Walsh
commented that Essex County Council was going through the process of responding
to the consultation, but he felt that it was unlikely that it would change its opposition
to Runway 2. It was pointed out that the Parish Council and Essex had different
views regarding the maximum use of the existing runway.
a) Planned Parish Visit.
The Clerk had passed our wish list to Highways for the visit. This had taken place in
December and it was felt that once again the visit to the village had been useful, with
a number of small remedial jobs completed.
A letter had been received advising of a Meeting on 10th February. Mrs Oliveira
hoped to attend. It was noted that the Essex County Council Community Initiatives
Fund was an item on the agenda for that meeting.
c) Parish Paths Partnership
A letter had been received from Highways inviting our membership of this scheme.
It was noted that Stewart Walker is already the Five Parishes Representative.
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An email had been received complimenting the Council on the state of its footpaths
but complaining about one between Easton Lodge and Brookend. This had been
copied to Highways for action.
6) Finance, including Signing of Cheques
Balances as at 31st December, 2005 at Barclays Bank, Dunmow were reported as
Community Account (current) £ 367.65
Business Reserve Account (high rate deposit) £ 7,950.98
* of which £1,000 is committed to the Village Hall, £1,000 is in the
Professional Services Account, and £1,000 is in the ECC Grant Account.
b) Signing of Cheques
On 22nd December, 2005 a cheque for £184.33 had been issued to Uttlesford District
Council for the supply of skips for half a day each on 14th May and 6th November,
It was agreed to sign the following cheques:
C.P.R.E. – annual subscription £25.00
Uttlesford Area Access Group – annual subscription £10.00
The Society of Local Government Clerks – annual subscription £64.00
The current situation on planning applications is:
Clovelly, Brick End – outline permission for the erection of a replacement dwelling
with all matters reserved except means of access – gone to appeal. We had made a
representation to the appeal inspector that we now favoured this site, and the two
adjacent, being included within the building ‘envelope’ of the village - appeal
Brick House & Annexe, Church End - Removal of Condition C.6.3 attached to
planning consent UTT/0590/89/FUL (restricting occupancy of annexe to relatives of
main dwelling) to permit use for holiday lets – conditional approval.
Walnut Tree Cottage (formerly The Flying Rat), Brick End – replacement windows
– conditional approval.
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Wood Farm, Pledgdon Green – proposed triple garage block (x 2) – awaited
Land adjacent to Leswins, Chapel End – detailed application for the erection of a
bungalow – awaited
Church Hall Farm, Church End – conversion of the barn to eight bed & breakfast rooms –
8) Any Other Business
a) Flowers for Chairman
Mrs Oliveira thanked the members for the flowers she had recently received whilst
recuperating from an operation. She had been greatly cheered by them.
b) Gritting at the Maltings
It had been noted that Daniel Mansworth (aged 8?)had been seen gritting the road
during the recent cold weather. It was agreed to write and thank him for doing this.
c) County Councillor’s Report
Clle Walsh apologised for missing previous meetings and gave a short report of the
current work of the County Council.
9) Date of the Next Meeting
The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Wednesday 8th February, 2006 in the
Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.
Cllr Walsh was thanked for his attendance and the meeting closed at 8.45 p.m.
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