WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL
Peldon Great Wigborough Little Wigborough Salcott Virley
Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th April 2009.
Present: Frances Fergus, Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Jane Banks, Lynne Simmons, Kevin Bradshaw, Sam Knill Jones, Andrew Ellis and approx 25 members of the public.
Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed and signed by the chairman with an alteration at Item 3. last sentence ‘We also decided that in future……’ was discussed but was to be proposed and decided at the following meeting.
Borough Councillors: There had been no particular issues reported. ECC Highways have been consulted about the missing 30mph sign that should have been replaced in Salcott Street. Why there is an empty council house in Salcott will also be looked into.
Public – Have Your Say: Several people had come about the flooding in Salcott and were asked to wait for when that subject would be discussed at Item 2 later in the meeting.
Two property owners in Salcott expressed their dissatisfaction at length with the parish council for not backing their planning applications. The chairman explained planning procedures and that the planning decisions are made by qualified officers at Colchester Borough Council. He suggested people come to our meetings to explain what they are hoping to achieve with regard to planning applications before submitting them in an attempt to clarify requirements.
There was a request for the Salcott meadow grass to be cut before school holidays.
Declarations of Interest: Depending on the discussion Sam for Item 2 and Jinny for No. 8 in correspondence
Items for Discussion
Correspondence: No 8. Jinny Gale would like it on record that she completely refutes all the allegations made against her in Martin Parmenter’s letter.
090342 Proposal: Application for temporary use of mobile home as monitoring accommodation for free range chicken unit, siting 3 mobile chicken houses, erection of tractor shelter, brood and feed shed at Bellwood, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough
090322 Proposal: Extensions and alterations at Beckton Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
090357 Proposal: Replace existing internal glazed door and side panels with timber-framed glazed double doors at Cobb Cottage, The Street, Salcott
090467 Proposal: Agricultural determination for erection of machinery/workshop shed at Virley Hall Farm, Mill Lane, Virley
Notice of Planning Decisions:
090165 Proposal: Building to house agricultural machinery and implements to support agricultural use. Resubmission of 082140 at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Granted
090049 Proposal: Form a new annexe within an existing Essex barn, form new gym area, cinema room and change of use at Abbots Wick Farm, Abbots Wick Lane, Great Wigborough – Permission Refused
Appeal on the refusal of construction of wind farm at Hockley Farm, Bradwell has been quashed by the High Court
101463 R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses (paper, ink, etc.) £127.81
101464 R S Pullen – office use (heating, lighting, etc.) £250.00
101465 Zurich Insurance Company – annual insurance £3046.59
101466 R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for April £349.02
101467 A Moore – play area inspection and clearance under shelter £48.00
101468 Mrs N Ellis – printing and envelopes for VDS questionnaire £421.09
101469 Terry Simmons – play area insp and repairs, 2 grass cuts £140.40
The next meeting will be the Annual Parish Assembly, AGM and Parish Council Meeting at Peldon Village Hall on 12th May 2009 at 7.30pm.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice please contact Nicky Jackson on 01223 205181. It is a charity for children with life threatening conditions and their families.