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Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on

Wednesday 13 July 2005

in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.

Present were:

Mrs Burton, Mr Clark, Miss Collinson, Mrs Kesterton, Mr Perry, Mr Rixson & Mrs Clark (Clerk).

In Attendance:

Cllr Mrs Down.

  1. Apologies for Absence

    An apology had been received from Mrs Oliveira.

    In the absence of Mrs Oliveira the Chair was taken by Mr Clark.

  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

    The minutes of the meeting held on 8th June, 2005 were agreed and signed.

  3. Matters Arising

    1. Bell Meadow

      There had been no further developments.

    2. UALC A.G.M. 23rd June

      Mr Clark had been unable to attend. It was not known if Mrs Oliveira had attended.

    3. Postcoding – 11th June

      The response to this had been very poor, only two people turning up. However, they had kept the police fairly busy.

  4. Footpaths

    Mrs Burton had received a complaint about the overgrown state of a footpath in the Pledgdon Green area. She had contacted Highways who had undertaken to cut the path within a couple of weeks. Mrs Burton had also reported a number of local bridlepaths that were in need of some attention.

  5. Stansted Airport

    1. SSE Runway Ramble & Grand Fete 26th June, 2005

      This had been very successful with around 350 walkers. The fete was not as well attended as the open gardens had been in previous years but there were a fair number of people about. Our crockery smashing stall had proved very popular and we raised £126.70 for SSE.

    2. Takeley Challenge to H.O.S.S.

      A letter had been received from Takeley Parish Council enclosing a copy of the argument they were putting to the High Court in a further attempt to be granted the right to a Judicial Review of the scheme. This would be circulated.

    3. Night Flights

      The discussion document had been circulated. It was agreed that it was a very technical matter and that responding to any of the questions would be difficult. SSE would be publishing some guidance in August and it was agreed to wait for that and to call an extraordinary meeting to compose our response.

    4. Meeting Regarding Consultations

      The Clerk, and each individual Councillor, had received an invitation to attend the launch of a public consultation on BAA's plans for making better use of the existing runway, and the launch of the consultation for its draft interim master plan, at the Radisson Hotel on 27th July. The Clerk was asked to reply and say that several members hoped to attend.

  6. Correspondence

    1. Essex County Council Planning

      A questionnaire had been received from the Planning Service Group at Essex County Council concerning its draft Statement of Community Involvement. The questionnaire was completed.

  7. Finance

    1. Balances

      Balances as at 30th June, 2005 at Barclays Bank, Dunmow were reported as follows:

      Community Account (current) £838.98  
      Business Reserve Account (high rate deposit) £5,406.09  
        £6,245.07 *

      * (of which £1,000 is committed to the Village Hall, and £1,000 is in the Professional Services Account).

    2. Signing of Cheques

      It was agreed to sign the following cheques:

      Rural Community Council of Essex – annual subs £35.00  
      Uttlesford Association of Local Councils – annual subs £25.00  

    3. Audit of Accounts

      The accounts, having been approved by our Internal Auditor, were now with the external auditor.

    4. £1,000 Grant from Essex County Council

      Mr Clark had circulated a paper on how he envisaged the scheme working. This was approved and it was agreed that details would be published in the September and October Five Parishes Magazine.

  8. Planning

    The current situation on planning applications is:

    1. Leswins, Chapel End

      renewal of outline permission for the erection of a dwelling

      Awaited

    2. Oakmead, Brick End

      permission for a linked extension to the ground floor

      Refused

    3. Flemings Hill farm

      erection of pitched roof over outbuilding, conversion of outbuildings to provide additional domestic accommodation and pool room

      awaited

    4. Coldharbour Meadow

      erection of telecommunication mast

      – this is not strictly a planning application so it is unlikely we shall be notified of the outcome.

    Cllr Down reported on a visit she and a Planning Officer had made to Clovelly. After some discussion it was agreed that we would write to Mr Mitchell at Uttlesford District Council to see if it would be possible to extend the ‘village envelope’ to include the land between Dormers and Clovelly.

  9. Any Other Business

    1. Norman Mead

      Norman had been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for service to the community. It was agreed to write and congratulate him.

  10. Date of the Next Meeting

    The date of the next regular meeting was confirmed as Wednesday 14th September, 2005 in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m. The Clerk would convene a meeting to formulate our response to the Night Flights Consultation exercise (see 5.c above).

Cllr Mrs Down was thanked for her attendance and the meeting closed at 8.55 p.m.

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