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Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on

Wednesday, 9th November, 2005

in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.

Present were:

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

In Attendance:

Cllr Mrs Down

  1. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

    The minutes of the meeting held on 12th October, 2005 were agreed and signed.

  2. Matters Arising

    1. Speed Checks

      A reply from Highways is awaited.

    2. Initiatives to Benefit Young People in the Parish

      No-one had been able to attend the meeting at Great Easton where Cllr Peter Willcocks had introduced this initiative.

  3. Stansted Airport

    1. Night Flights Rally 24th October

      Mr Clark reported on the rally that had been held at the Central Hall, Westminster. An audience of 450+ comprising groups from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted had been addressed by a number of MPs, Peers and Councillors.

    2. Health Impact Assessment

      Following further communications with ERM the consultants, a number of questionnaires had been received. Each councillor would complete and return their own, and the clerk would complete one on behalf of the council.

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

      Mr Clark had completed the Council's response to the consultation and had sent it to B.A.A.

  4. Correspondence

    A letter had been received from Uttlesford District Council concerning the planned new Heritage Quest Centre. This would provide additional space to display more of the Saffron Walden Museum's collection, as well as space for research. It would also enable a collections database to be established and an outreach programme to be instigated. It was agreed, in principle, to support this venture.

  5. Finance, including Signing of Cheques

    1. Balances

      Balances as at 31st October, 2005 at Barclays Bank, Dunmow were reported as follows:

      Community Account (current) £551.98  
      Business Reserve Account (high rate deposit) £7,925.04  
        £8,477.02 *

      * 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.

    2. Signing of Cheques

      There were no cheques to sign.

    3. Setting of Precept 2006-2007

      After some discussion it was unanimously agreed to precept for £7,000 in 2006-2007, proposed Mr Clark, seconded Miss Collinson.

  6. 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

      Conditional Approval

    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

      Conditional Approval

      It was noted, with regret, that none of the Council's concerns had been taken into account.

    5. Walnut Tree Cottage (formerly The Flying Rat), Brick End

      Replacement Windows

      Circulating

    6. Pledgdon Barn

      It had been reported that there had been renewed activity at this site. It was reported that a roadworks contractor was storing and testing plant outside the barn. The Enforcement Office at Uttlesford District Council had been contacted and he had advised that he was aware of the activity and was investigating it.

  7. Any Other Business

    1. Civic Amenity Scheme

      The Clark commented that the Civic Amenity Skip had been in the village the previous Sunday from 8.00 11.30 a.m. and asked if anyone knew how well it had been used. At around 10.45 a.m. it was only about one third full.

    2. Parish Liaison Meeting

      Councillors were reminded that the next Parish Liaison meeting was to be held on 6th December.

  8. Date of the Next Meeting

    After some discussion, and a vote, it was agreed not to meet in December. The date of the next meeting was therefore confirmed as Wednesday 11th January, 2006 in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.

Cllr Mrs Down was thanked for her attendance and the meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.

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