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PC Minutes 8th June 2021


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 7.30pm.

Present: Phil Gladwin, Liz Davidson, Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Robert Kean, John Walker, Robert Davidson

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, Kevin Bentley

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: Since the elections the new set up of both CBC and ECC was explained and many of the councillors are new to their roles and so will need to learn quickly as they go along.

Public-Have Your Say: Footpath signage at Salcott will be looked into.

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application 211411

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and the grass is being cut regularly. Salcott roadside hedge needs addressing and will be carried out shortly. Funding grants already secured for the new playground equipment at Peldon were explained and hopefully with one result outstanding we are getting near the required amount for this project to proceed.
    The new netting/ladder for the multi-frame at Salcott at a cost of £655 was agreed by all and will be fitted in due course.
  2. Salcott Telephone Box: The electricity will be disconnected in month or so and it was agreed by all for the contractors to relocate the kiosk, at a cost of £1,200, to our chosen location on the playing field which will be decided by Salcott councillors and with input from the Village Hall Management Committee. Following, cleaning, painting and fitting out needs to take place to make an inviting and presentable book swap and information hub. The Facebook page will be used to ask for volunteers with time to spare and then lists/rotas can be drawn up for setting up and future smooth running.  If anyone wants to get involved, please contact the clerk or a Salcott/Virley councillor. Insurance will be dealt with in due course.
  3. Meetings: The Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall was considered to be the only viable venue at present enabling adequate space and ventilation.
  4. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:


Proposal: Construction of 3m x 2.5m potting shed within the curtilage of a listed building. The potting shed will be within permitted rights: 0.5m from 6-foot boundary fence and within the 2.5mheight limit at Orchard Cottage, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objections to this application.


Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval (191641) at site adjacent to Peartree Cottage, Rose Lane, Salcott – the parish council has no objections to this application


Proposal: Change of use from agricultural land to residential garden at land rear of The Oaks, Southview, Marels, Claydons, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections to this application

211341 (& 211342 Listed Building)

Proposal: Demolition of modern lean-to structures. Conversion of barn (grade 11) to dwelling house comprising of link extension, erection of 4 bay Cartlodge, installation of sewage treatment plant and associated landscaping at Home Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections to this application


Proposal: Erection of rear two storey extension to dwelling. Demolition of existing garage and erection of detached 2 bay garage structure at Hillside House, Church Lane, Peldon – the parish council has no objections to this application


Proposal: Change of use of agricultural storage building to general storage use (Sui Generis use) and Modular Office Block at Newpots, Newpots Lane, Peldon – the parish council has no objections to this application


Proposal: Open oak framed porch, alterations to fenestration and doors. Infill space between garage and main house to create utility room and alterations to interna; ground floor layout at Former Great Wigborough Village Hall, School Lane – the parish council has no objections to this application.

Planning Decisions:

200631 (& 200632 Listed Building)

Proposal: Conversion of agricultural building to Dwelling at Kemps Barn, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional


Proposal: Erection of 2 dwellings, associated financial contribution towards highways improvements at land east of Whitehouse Hill, Salcott – Refused


Proposal: Outline permission for erection of 4 two-storey dwellings and up to 7 car parking places and related hard and soft landscaping at land opposite St. Mary’s Church, The Street, Salcott – Refused


Notification for Prior Approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (class C3) and for associated operational development at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Prior Approval Required (Approved)


Proposal: Demolition of existing summerhouse and erection of new garden room at Teal Cottage, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut (790) 


Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut (822)


Design Clark Ltd. – Refurbish & painting Peldon village sign


R S Pullen – May salary 


Fenland Leisure Products Ltd. – net for Salcott multi-frame


The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, Peldon.