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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 11th April 2023


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Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 11th April 2023 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Clare Lauwerys, Andrew Ellis.

The minutes of the meeting held on 14th March 2023 were confirmed and agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: ECC is readjusting the migrant living accommodation and locations in Essex. The Traffic Review meeting is being arranged for parish councillors and ECC officers. Getting outside contractors for addressing road sign issues is being considered.

City Councillor Report: CCC is withdrawing certain services following the budget having been agreed. Charging for garden waste collection will begin in January 2024 and quarterly large freight collection will no longer exist, but white goods can still be collected from properties with a charge.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – both fields and playgrounds are in good order and it is hoped for Salcott meadow to dry out enough soon for cutting.
  2. Website – ideas for design and layout, with cost in mind, are being looked into with our website manager.
  3. Affordable Rural Housing – we had previously agreed for RCCE to carry out the survey for us to establish if there is any need for social housing in our villages and the RCCE Enabling Officer will be coming to our next meeting to explain the process.
  4. Transport Meeting – a councillor attended the recent meeting and made the case that the bus services to Peldon are inadequate for youngsters attending schools in Colchester.
  5. Actions and reminder List – updated and to add that Anglian Water have met with parish councillors today to explain their visit to Peldon for a waste water management study which involves visiting most properties.

Planning Applications:

230582Proposal: New replacement dwelling consisting of 4-bedroom detached property and detached garage for two parking spaces at The Bungalow, Mersea Road, Peldon
230650Proposal: Domestic ground based solar array of 80 panels at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon
230612Proposal: The installation of vertical sliding secondary glazing on twelve windows of the house at Cob Cottage, The Street, Salcott
230715Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation at The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon
230606Proposal: New access to field at land to the south of Barnhall Road, Salcott
230771Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension and new front entrance door at Hawthorns, School Lane, Great Wigborough

Planning Decisions:

230169Proposal: Retrospective planning permission for build of workshop at Marels, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
230243Proposal: Erection of single storey front and rear side extensions at Hawthorns, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional  

Payments for April:

EALC and NALC annual subscription£339.97
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – hire£20.00
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – Coronation celebrations£250.00
The Wigborough Community Group – Coronation celebrations£250.00
R S Pullen – April salary£550.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th May 2023 at 7.30pm at St. Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough and will commence with the Annual Parish Assembly