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Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on

Wednesday 12th October 2005

in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.

Present were:

Mr Clark, Mrs Kesterton, Mrs Oliveira, Mr Perry, & Mrs Clark (Clerk).

  1. Apologies for Absence

    Mrs Burton, Miss Collinson, Mr Rixson and Cllr Mrs Down.

  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

    The minutes of the meeting held on 14th September, 2005 were agreed and signed.

  3. Matters Arising

    1. UALC Meeting 29th September

      Mrs Oliveira and Mr Clark reported on this meeting, which had included a presentation from a representative of the East of England Regional Assembly talking about the Draft Regional Plan and the Enquiry in public which was about begin. The Waste Manager from Uttlesford District Council gave a presentation about the future of waste disposal in the area.

    2. Uttlesford Community Achievement Awards

      Mr Clark had spoken to a resident about a possible nominee for an award. It was agreed that the person suggested may not fill the necessary criteria and it was agreed not to make a nomination this year.

    3. Speed Monitor

      A letter had been received from Highways setting out the criteria for a variable message sign. It was agreed to write and ask for a speed survey to be undertaken on each of the roads in the village subject to a 30 m.p.h. limit to ascertain whether such a sign could be justified.

  4. Footpaths

    There was nothing to report.

  5. Stansted Airport

    1. Takeley Challenge to H.O.S.S.

      An email had been received from Takeley Parish Council advising that it would be going to the High Court for a verbal Permission Hearing on 13th December.

    2. Night Flights Rally 24th October

      A Rally is to be held at The Central Hall, Westminster on 24th October for groups from Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick. SSE had invited local Councils to send representatives and Mr Clark had arranged to attend on behalf of the Parish Council.

    3. Health Impact Assessment

      A letter had been received from ERM, the consultants, advising that there had been insufficient take-up of their workshops, and that they would be in touch regarding an alternative form of information gathering.

      A letter had been received from Sir Alan Haselhurst enclosing a copy of one he had received from Terry Morgan. Sir Alan had written to Mr Morgan after receiving a copy of our complaint about the way the consultation on the Impact Assessment was being handled.

    4. Consultation on Maximum Use of Existing Runway and Draft Interim Master Plan

      A draft response to the Consultation on the Draft Interim Plan had been drawn up by Mr Clark. This was discussed at some length and a number of amendments agreed. The final response was to be circulated amongst members.

  6. Correspondence

    1. An invitation had been received from Great Easton Parish Council to a meeting with Peter Wilcox, Chairman of Uttlesford District Council, who would be presenting a short talk entitled ‘Initiatives to benefit young people in the parish’. Mr Clark and Mrs Oliveira indicated that they might be able to attend.

    2. A letter had been received from Highways advising that the Planned Parish Visit would take place in November. A number of small jobs were identified. The Clerk was asked to reply with the list.

    3. An invitation had been received to the Uttlesford Futures Assembly 2005 on 27th October, no-one was able to attend.

    4. A letter had been received from Uttlesford District Council advising that it had published a Draft Revised Licensing Policy. Details of the changes were available on-line, and there appeared to be a reduction in the paperwork now required on first application. It was also proposed to advise Town and Parish Councils of applications, even though they were not statutory consultees.

  7. Finance, including Signing of Cheques

    1. Balances

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

      Community Account (current) £4,149.48  
      Business Reserve Account (high rate deposit) £4,425.04  
        £8,574.52 *

      * 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.

      The Community Account included the second half-year precept of £3,500 which has since been transferred to the Business Premium Account.

    2. Signing of Cheques

      It was agreed to sign the following cheque:

      Peter Freeman Hedge and Grass Cutting, second instalment £97.50  

  8. Planning

    The current situation on planning applications is:

    1. 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.

      Result of appeal awaited

    2. Oakmead, Brick End

      erection of a single storey rear extension

      Awaited

    3. 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

      Awaited

    4. Rat's Castle, Chapel End

      erection of replacement dwelling

      Awaited

  9. Any Other Business

    1. Mr Perry reported that he had received a reply from the Flight Evaluation Unit at Stansted Airport concerning an aircraft that deviated from the Noise Preferential Route on 11th September. They admitted the deviation, but ‘because of technical problems’ were unable to provide a map of the route.

  10. Date of the Next Meeting

    The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Wednesday 9th November, 2005 in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.

The meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.

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