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Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on

Wednesday, 9th June, 2004

in the Village Hall

Present were:

Mr Clark, Mrs Kesterton, Mrs Oliveira, Mr Perry, Mr Rixson and Mrs Clark (Clerk).

  1. Apologies for Absence

    These had been received from Mrs Burton, Miss Collinson and Cllr Mrs Down.

  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

    The minutes of the meeting held on 12th May, 2004 were agreed and signed.

  3. Matters Arising

    1. Recycling of Green Waste

      It was noted that the green waste skip that was in the village in May had nor been well used because of confusion with the date. The full list of dates for the year had now been received and these would be publicised in the Five Parishes Magazine every month.

    2. Grit Bin – The Maltings

      The bin had been ordered, with delivery expected in early October.

    3. Insurance Cover

      The Jubilee Sign and new litter bin at Church End had been added to the Policy at no additional cost.

  4. Footpaths

    Mrs Burton had received a complaint about a fallen tree blocking a footpath. The landowner concerned would be approached about removing the obstruction, failing which the matter would be passed to Highways.

  5. Stansted Airport

    1. Meeting with Managing Director, Stansted Airport

      A number of suggested dates for an evening meeting had been received, with Wednesday, 30th June being the most convenient for members. The Clerk was asked to advise BAA.

    2. BAA Noise Seminar 2nd July, 2004

      An invitation to attend the above to be held at Whitehall Hotel at 9 a.m. had been received. Mr Clark and Mr Perry both expressed an interest in attending.

    3. United Parish Councils

      Mr Perry commented further on the meeting he had attended, convened by Takeley, to discuss responses to the HOSS consultation document. He noted that at the present time all were in agreement in fighting a common cause, but he felt that as matters progressed this unity might not be maintained, each Parish putting its own interest first. It was agreed that all channels be kept open at this stage with all working together towards a common goal.

  6. Correspondence

    1. AGM UALC 10th June

      A telephone message had just been received advising of the above. No-one was able to attend at such short notice.

    2. Temporary Road Closure, Church End 24th & 25th June

      Notification of the above, necessary to enable re-surfacing work to be carried out, had been received.

    3. West Essex Area Forum 14th June

      Details of the above, to be held at 7 p.m. at North Weald Golf Club, had been received. Mr Clark agreed to attend.

    4. Planning Services Workshop 23rd and 29th June

      Details of the above, to held at Saffron Walden and Dunmow respectively, at 7.30 p.m. to discuss the Parish and Town Council Charter and the future of the Local Development Plan, had been received. Mr Clark agreed to attend on 23rd June, and Mrs Oliveira on 29th June. Uttlesford's handling of the planning application for the Jubilee Sign would be raised.

    5. Chairman's Summer Lunch, Friday 25th June

      An invitation to attend the above fund-raising event hosted by the Chairman of Uttlesford had been received. No-one was able to attend.

  7. Finance

    1. Balances

      Balances as at 31st May, 2004 at Barclays Bank, Dunmow were reported as follows:

      Community Account (current) £  495.79  
      Business Reserve Account (high rate deposit) £3,360.98  
      TOTAL £3,856.77  

    2. Signing of Cheques

      There were no cheques to be signed.

    3. Audit

      The accounts had been scrutinised by the internal auditor and no points raised. The documentation had now all been passed to the external auditor. It was agreed to send a letter of thanks, signed by the Chairman, to the internal auditor who had, once again, given his services free of charge.

  8. Planning Matters

    The current position on planning matters is as follows:

    1. Aviation fuel pipeline and operations building

      Referred back to BAA

    2. Broxted Hill Farm – change of use and alteration of agricultural barns to 4 dwellings and work units

      Approved

    3. Thatched Cottage, Sucksted Green – erection of conservatory

      Awaited

    4. Broxted Junction, Church End – 10 metre mock telegraph pole with support cabinet (for Orange)

      Refused

    5. o/s 1 Cranham Road – erection of Jubilee Sign

      Awaited

  9. Any Other Business

    1. East of England Regional Assembly

      Mr Rixson drew the Council's attention to a draft consultation document issued by the East of England Regional Assembly. It provides the context for future development throughout the region, and has a section on the Stansted/M11 Sub-Region with particular reference to Stansted Airport. It accepts expansion of the airport to the full capacity of the existing runway and takes for granted that there will be a second runway by 2011/12. The paper suggests that further work will be needed to assess if and how it's policies might need to be changed in the light of the White Paper's decision. It was agreed to respond to the consultation pointing out that a second runway was not a certainty, and that there were flaws in predicating long-term employment, transport and housing needs based on the past growth at the airport which, the Council feels, may not be sustained. Mr Clark added that representatives from the EERA were being invited to a reception at the Vanishing Villages event on 27th June and were to be lobbied on these very issues.

  10. Date of the Next Meeting

    The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Wednesday 14th July in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.

The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.

 

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