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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 11th October 2022

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 on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 7.30pm

Present: Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Roger Pittock, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, John Walker

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis, Clare Lauwerys

The Minutes of the meeting held on 12th July 2022 were agreed by all and signed by the chairman.

Borough Councillor Report: Colchester Borough Council is £3m in debt. A Rural Prosperity Fund is being rolled outfor communities and job prospects. The lower bands of properties will receive £150 off their council tax.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – both Salcott and Peldon are in good order having received repair work to the swings at Salcott, new signage at Moss Hay, and newly installed adult gym equipment at both sites after receiving a National Lottery grant for the apparatus and Locality Budget from the Borough Councillors for the matting. The problem with the pole at the entrance gate to Moss Hay for vehicle access will be addressed in due course. As always, we would please request for everyone to use the equipment and fields in a responsible manner for all to enjoy and in particular dog owners to be considerate bearing in mind that children play on these fields and play equipment.
  2. Wigboroughs Bus Shelters – it was agreed to accept the quote of £375 for painting both bus shelters and so the shelters and the Little Wigborough village sign will be given some TLC in the near future.
  3. 20’s Plenty Webinar (for 20mph speed limit near schools and similar)- attended by several parish councillors who felt there was no benefit to our villages in becoming involved with the organisation.
  4. CBC Planning Training Session – was also attended and thought to be disheartening as to how planning rules and laws are implemented now.
  5. Email Protocol – updated and will be circulated amongst the parish councillors
  6. Process for agreeing responses to planning applications – as above
  7. Cllr Lee Scott, Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance – visited us and we drove round the villages showing him all the highways’ problems we have at present.  Some things can and will be addressed but other will not owing to lack of funding. It was very good to meet him and we thanked him for making the journey.
  8. Youth Forum – Postponed until next month.
  9. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

221708Proposal: Application to vary condition (drawings) following a grant of planning permission 202510 at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – the parish council has no objections
221663 (&
221664 Listed
Building application)
Proposal: Renovation of farm house, erection of garden room extension, erection of cart lodge at Home Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections
221971Proposal: Rear extension to existing bungalow at 12 Newpots Close, Peldon – the parish council has no objections
221997Proposal: Extension of residential curtilage to East barn, modifications to outbuilding for ancillary use at Green Barn, Church View, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objections
221990Proposal: New barns and covered area ancillary to the main dwelling and 3 box domestic stable building and hay store at Wheatlands, Church Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections
221934Proposal: Application to vary condition 4 of planning permission 100915 at St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections
222085Proposal: Resubmission of 211906 for retrospective planning permission workshop/home office at Marels, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council’s position with regard to this application is a neutral one.  We neither actively object to it nor actively support it, believing that we can add no value to the work of the professional planning officers.
222034Proposal: Construction of single storey sun lounge to east side of two storey cottage at The Olde House, Mersea Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objection

Planning Decisions:

221316Proposal: Insertion of 2 conservatory type roof lights on north elevation at Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
221193Proposal:  Installation of cellar with spiral staircase at Green Barn, Church View, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
221181Proposal: Demolition of dilapidated outbuilding and replacing with new at Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott – Refuse
220306Proposal: Outline application for the demolition of an existing building at Plovers, Mersea Road, Peldon – Refuse
221261Proposal: Remodelling of existing property, construction of first floor extension above existing garage at Chubbins, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
221535Proposal:  Extension of residential amenity land to East Barn at Green Barn, Church View, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
221971Proposal: Rear extension to existing bungalow at 12 Newpots Close, Peldon – Approve conditional
221997Proposal: Extension to residential curtilage to East Barn at Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
Finances: Payments made in August:
Kevin Harris – roof repairs to Little Wigborough bus shelter£880.70
Kevin Harris – roof repairs to Great Wigborough bus shelter£797.69
Tree & Lawn Company – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Anglia Inspection Services – annual playgrounds inspections£168.00
Impact Signs – Moss Hay signage £30.00
R S Pullen – August salary£525.00
Payments to be made in September:
R S Pullen – September salary:£525.00
R S Pullen – expenses: ink, paper, mat, shackles, petrol, etc. £225.59
Payments for October:
PKF Littlejohn LLP – external audit£360.00
R S Pullen – October salary£525.00
CALC – annual subscription £35.00
Fresh-Air Fitness – adult gym equipment£6,504.84
EALC – Councillor training£480.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th November 2022 at 7.30pm, at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

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