A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday December 7th 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber         

Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn 

Cllr. John Gregory                                Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                     

Cllr. Michael Mew                                Cllr. Barrie Pountain                

Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

Apologies:      Cllr. Michael Garrick                            ECC Cllr. Susan Flack

In Attendance:  UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham              UDC Cllr.R.Harris 

    Mrs.Susan Diats       Rev.Laurie Bond          Mrs.Margaret Underwood

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the November meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

Matters Arising:        None

Mr. Sidney Brown

The Council observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect in memory of Mr. Sid Brown who died on 25.11.2005. The Chairman spoke fondly of Sid Brown who was a well loved & respected member of the community who had given valued service as a Parish Councillor.

 

OPEN FORUM

Takeley Children’s Christmas Party

On behalf of the ‘TKS Charity’, Mrs.Susan Diats thanked TPC for their donation towards the

Christmas party & invited all Cllrs to the event.

F043/05 Local Bus Transport Issues

Mrs.M.Underwood reported that the raised curbs for easier access onto buses had now been installed successfully. Problems on the Route 1 service from Great Dunmow to Bishop’s Stortford were being sorted out & free travel passes for pensioners would be introduced in April 2006.

ADMINISTRATION

A075/05

November Financial Report

Financial transactions for November 2005 were tabled & agreed.

All note

A086/05

Finance Committee – 7.12.2005

It was proposed by Cllr.R.Cheetham, seconded by Cllr.P.Barber & agreed unanimously to confirm that the precept for 2006-2007 would remain at £60,000. The Finance Committee report would be circulated for the January 2006 meeting.

 

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A077/05

TPC – Monthly Meeting Venue

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, that the Silver Jubilee Hall would become TPC’s regular meeting venue from January 2006.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

A074/05

‘SSE’ Event at Mole Hill Green

The date for the previously agreed SSE event on the village green was confirmed as 12.8.2006.

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B026/05

TPC agreed the following responses to recent PLANNING APPLICATIONS received:-                                              

UTT/1608/05/OP

DJR Cars Site, Dunmow Road, Little Canfield.

Comments:  The proposal will remove all existing buildings on the site and replace them with the 11 new dwellings on what has been classified by consultants as a ‘brownfield site’. Agreement to this request would certainly be a more appropriate use of the plot and should be an acceptable proposition to local residents.

No objection subject to UDC’s clarification that the site is within village development limits.

UTT/1691/05/FUL

Replacement dwelling at Richmond, The Street.

Comments:  Whilst the overall form and dimensions of the design are appropriate for this site, the windows are not particularly compatible with adjacent dwellings. Furthermore a first floor window on the front elevation does not conform to a balanced design and consequently does not result in an attractive frontage. No attention/specification has been given to the front boundary of the property.

Object on the following grounds:

·      Proposed windows are not in keeping with adjacent properties.

·      Poor positioning of a first floor window (top left) results in an imbalance to the front elevation.

If UDC approve this request TPC request that second hand slates are specified for the roof and that mature hedging is planted to the front boundary (facing B1256). 

UTT/1587/05/FUL

Wall to front of new properties in The Street.

Comments:  On visiting the site it was noted that the wall has already been built.

No objection however UDC should note:

·         The proposed wall has already been built.

·         A combination of the planting of mature hedging and palisade/iron railings would have been more appropriate for the existing street scene.

UTT/1755/05/FUL

Extension of 119, Takeley Park.

Comments:  The proposed works will significantly improve and tidy up the existing park home and will be more in keeping with adjacent homes.

No objection.

ESS/51/03/UTT

Ditch diversion at Elsenham Sand Quarry.

Comments:  The purpose of this exercise is to improve drainage on the northern side of the site.

No objection.

UTT/1813/05/FUL & UTT/1814/05/LB

Erection of new garage/storeroom at Austin Villa, The Street.

No objection subject to:

·         Deletion of all 4 windows on the western elevation in order to protect loss of amenity/privacy etc., to neighbouring property.

·         UDC to ensure that appropriate restrictions are established and defined so that property can not be used for commercial/residential purposes.

UTT/1888/05/FUL

Erection of 2 new detached dwellings on land adj. to The Old Bakery, The Street.

Comments:  The corrections are minor and do not change TPC’s original acceptance to the proposal. However we should note that the plans now include drawings for a garage block to be shared by the 2 properties. To avoid any confusion we should confirm our original conditional approval.

No objection subject to:

·        Colour and texture of external finishes, including roof tiles and brickwork, are to be in keeping with the immediate area.

UTT/1858/05/FUL

Improved landscaping to the site and changes to the middle property on land adj. to Bassingbourne Lodge.

Comments:  The proposed landscaping work should enhance the street scene and provide appropriate screening. Use of mature hedging would be beneficial. Whilst the proposed rooflight to the side elevation is acceptable the rooflight to the front elevation is not compatible with the style and frontage of the property. It should be noted that again work has been undertaken before the application has been approved!

No objection to the proposed landscaping works or the roof light to the side elevation. However TPC do object to the roof light to the front elevation as it is incompatible with the style and design of the property. The brick wall should also be removed to the front boundary & replaced with mature hedging. UDC should note that the works appear to have already been undertaken before permission has been granted. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write to UDC

 

 

B027/05

ECC – Planning Consultation

ECC’s consultation ‘Have Your Say’ on proposed mineral extraction sites would be considered at the January meeting (deadline 26.1.2006).

 

 

January Agenda

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

Arrangements for the permission hearing at the High Court on 13.12.2005 were discussed. The coach would leave Takeley Silver Jubilee Hall at 7.30am & would include representatives from TPC, SSE & other local Parish Councils.

 

 

 

All note

 

B014/05

BAA – Health Impact Assessment

Cllr’s P.Barber & M.Mew reported on the recent consultation workshop with ERM & expressed concern that little emphasis was being placed on the impact of noise.

 

 

 

All note

B029/05

BAA – Generation 2

The announcement of the consultation on the position of the second runway was expected on 9.12.2005 & SSE had called a public meeting at the Rhodes Centre for 12.1.2006.

 

 

January Agenda

B025/05

Affordable Rural Housing

It was agreed that the Essex Rural Community Housing Enabler Project be contacted to address TPC on the process of identifying sites in the parish for potential affordable housing development for local people.

 

 

January Agenda

B021/05

Old School House

A further update on discussions would be given at the December meeting.

January Agenda

 

ROADS

 

C034/00

B1256 – Speed Calming Measures

ECC Highways (Mr.Chris Stoneham) would be invited to TPC’s January meeting to discuss/update TPC on speed management issues on the B1256.

 

 

January Agenda

 

C003/05

Heavy Goods Traffic on Rural Lanes

ECC Highways (Mr.Chris Stoneham) would be invited to TPC’s January meeting to discuss issues relating to the use of heavy goods vehicles through the parish & update TPC on the proposed traffic survey & possible traffic management measures.

 

 

January Agenda

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport Fly Parking Survey

Cllr’s B.Baldwin & T.Allen had attended the review of UDC’s recent local survey results. A majority had been in favour of some form of parking restriction in Takeley, but not for paying for parking permits.

BAA had pledged £50,000 for the introduction of a scheme & it was important to act quickly so as not to loose the money.

A public exhibition would be organised for 17.2.2006 to explain the extent & basis of a trial period, which would concentrate on the main Takeley hot spots in the first instance.

UDC would inform local residents of the date of the exhibition via the ‘Grapevine’ & Village Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

January

Agenda

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

In Cllr.E.Jones’ absence there was no report.

 

 

All note

D015/5

Sports Field Report

In Cllr.M.Garrick’s absence there was no report.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

In Cllr.M.Garricks’ absence there was no report.

 

 

All note

F022/05

Local Youth Initiatives

In Cllr.M.Garricks’ absence there was no report.

 

 

All note

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday January 4th 2006 at Takeley Silver Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.30 pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       20.12.2005

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday November 2nd 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                   Cllr. Richard Cheetham            

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones          Cllr. Michael Mew 

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                 Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:          Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber       Cllr. John Gregory     ECC Cllr. Susan Flack    

In Attendance:  UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham  UDC Cllr.R.Harris  Mrs. Margaret Underwood                          

Minutes:         The minutes of the October meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:                    B025/05 – Night Flights Rally

The Chairman stated that he & 400 others had attended a very successful rally at Westminster.

 

OPEN FORUM

F043/05 Local Bus Transport Issues

Mrs.M.Underwood was pleased to report that raised humps had been sited at bus stops along the B1256 to assist access for wheel chairs & the elderly.

 

ADMINISTRATION

A060/05

October Financial Report

Financial transactions for October 2005 were tabled & agreed.

The Finance Committee would meet on 25.11.2005.

UDC Cllr.J.Cheetham clarified that s106 money was due on occupation of the 50th house at the Barkers Tanks site.

 

 

 

All note

A074/05

‘SSE’ Event at Mole Hill Green

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to allow the use of the village green at Mole Hill Green for an ‘SSE’ event at a date to be confirmed in August 2006.

 

 

Clerk to write

A076/05

TPC – Minute Books

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, that TPC’s minute books (pre 2000) be archived on loan to ECC Records Office.

 

All note

A077/05

TPC – Monthly Meeting Venue

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously to explore the use of the Silver Jubilee Hall as a future meeting venue for 2006.

 

 

December Agenda

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B022/05

TPC agreed the following recommendations to PLANNING APPLICATIONS received:-                                              

 

UTT/1529/05/FUL

Erection of 2 det. bungalows to replace existing bungalow at Conifers, Bush End Road.

Comments:  The plans have been significantly improved since the last unsuccessful application particularly as the large rendered dormers have been deleted. No mention is made in the plans regarding the colour/tones of the roofing materials or facing bricks so assessment of compatibility with adjacent properties (Temore, East View) is not possible.

* No objection subject to the colour and tones of the clay roofing tiles and facing brickwork are specified by UDC to be in keeping with the location and neighbouring properties.

UTT/1525/05/FUL

Erection of new dwelling on land adjacent to Mansfield, Brewers End.

Comments:  The property is of a modern style and should not be overbearing in the location proposed. However the colour and tone of building materials will be important in order for the property to be in keeping with the surroundings and when accounting for the open aspect of the site.

* No objection subject to UDC’s consideration and specification of the type and colour of roofing and wall finishes to ensure that the property is in keeping with the surroundings and when accounting for the open aspect of this site.

UTT/1546/05/OP

Outline application of 8 new dwellings at The Nest, Hamilton Road, Little Canfield.  

Comments:  Previously submitted as UTT/1043/05/OP this site was proposed for 5 new dwellings but the application was withdrawn. The current proposal for 8 dwellings is now in line with ODPM Guidelines of 30-40 dwellings per hectare! This site is designated as an ‘island site’ and will need to satisfy the planning conditions and rules relating to the Priors Green Development.

* No objection subject to the application of conditions and rules applicable for ‘island sites’.

UTT/1571/05/DFO

Erection of 2 detached dwellings on land adjoining The Old Bakery, The Street.

Comments:  The 2 houses appear to fit in with the developing street scene in this part of Takeley. Their style and location in relation to adjacent properties should not pose any problems with loss of amenity issues. There should be clarification whether garages are part of this application and if so details need to be submitted for review.

* No objection subject to :

·         Colour and texture of external finishes, including roof tiles and bricks, are to be in keeping with the area.

·         Confirmation that garages will be subject to separate Planning Application.

UTT/1595/05/FUL

Improvements to 2, Elm Close.

Comments:  The resultant structure is unattractive and incompatible with other houses in the street. The new roof and roof line do not suit the property and becomes somewhat piecemeal.

* Objection on the grounds of unattractive and incompatible style of extension especially with regard to the roof and first floor windows.

UTT/1626/05/FUL

Changes to 2 buildings at car rental site at Coopers End Road, Stansted Airport.

* No objection.

UTT/1641/05/SA

Erection of a portakabin at the Diamond Hanger, Stansted Airport.

Comments:  The building should not pose any problems for Takeley.

* No objection.

UTT/1651/05/REN

Renewal of Outline Planning Permission on land adjacent to the west of The Gables, The Street.

* No objection but application still subject to the original planning conditions/restrictions.

UTT/1660/05/FUL

Extension to Twee Cottage, The Street.

Comments:  The majority of the extension is to the rear of the property and consequently hidden from view. Due to the location no issues of loss of amenity etc., should occur. The design is totally compatible with the existing structure. It would appear from the Block Plan that external access to the rear garden will be denied due to the proximity of the extension to the existing garage.

* No objection but UDC may wish to resolve the issue of the proximity of the extension to the existing garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write to UDC

 

 

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

A preview meeting would be arranged with TPC’s legal representatives before the High Court Permission Hearing on 13.12.2005.

TPCllrs & local residents would be encouraged to attend the High Court to raise the profile of the challenge & TPC would meet representatives from ‘SSE’ to discuss a publicity strategy on 25.11.2005.

 

Cllr.C.Pratt was seeking advice on issues relating to the legal rights of BAA tenants in Mole Hill Green.

 

 

 

 

December Agenda

 

 

 

 

B014/05

BAA – Health Impact Assessment

TPC would send representatives to the workshop organised by ‘ERM’ on 8.11.2005.

 

 

December Agenda

B014/05

BAA – Interim Master Plan

TPC’s consultation response to the draft Interim Master Plan had been sent to BAA (see Apx.A).

 

 

All note

B024/05

                                         TPC – Tree Warden

It was agreed that UDC be notified that Cllr.M.Mew would act as TPC’s Tree Warden.

 

 

Clerk to write

B025/05

Affordable Rural Housing

Cllr.M.Mew suggested that TPC identify sites in the parish for potential affordable housing development.

 

 

December Agenda

B021/05

Old School House

Further update on discussions would be given at the December meeting.

 

December Agenda

B015/00

Takeley Station House

The Chairman informed TPC that work on redeveloping the site had started.

 

 

All note

 

 

ROADS

 

C034/00

B1256 – Speed Calming Measures

ECC Highways (West Area Manager Paul Hardy) would be invited to a TPC meeting to discuss/update TPC on speed management issues on the B1256.

 

 

December Agenda

 

C003/05

Heavy Goods Traffic on Rural Lanes

ECC Cllr.S.Flack would investigate ECC’s past contribution to the construction of the access to the Coopers End roundabout.

 

 

December Agenda

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport Fly Parking Survey

The Clerk would ask UDC for a meeting date to discuss survey results.

 

Clerk to write

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order but safety surfaces needed checking.

 

 

All note

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order but the skate borad surface needed checking.

Electricity consumption was very high (over £300 pa) & future readings would be checked on a monthly basis.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that a meeting with PC Jo Smith on 15.10.2005 had discussed :-

Emergency vehicular access to St Valery’s, ‘1car1’ transporters parked on the footway in Parsonage Road, Neighbourhood Watch initiatives, & the unmarked police ‘Dog Van’ project.

 

 

 

 

All note

F032/05

UDC - Neighbourhood Watch

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that he had sent for information re. UDC’s 5 year Neighbourhood Watch Plan.

 

All note

F022/05

Local Youth Initiatives

50 youth members now attended the Monday evening sessions at the Sports & Social Club. This had proved to be an admirable project & all involved were deserving of thanks from TPC & the local community.

 

 

 

All note

F028/05

ECC – Street Lighting Policy

Cllr.B.Baldwin reported that ECC’s proposed new street lighting policy was acceptable & no response was necessary.

 

 

All note

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday December 7th 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.45 pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       5.11.2005

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday October 5th 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber 

Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn 

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. John Gregory                   

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Barrie Pountain                

Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Michael Mew                                Mrs. Margaret Underwood                    

 

In Attendance:  UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham  ECC Cllr. Susan Flack   

           

Minutes:         The minutes of the September meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:        C006/05 – Gore Lane Footpath

ECC Cllr.S.Flack would investigate registration progress with ECC Rights of Way Officers.

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

A057/05

September Financial Report

Financial transactions for September 2005 were tabled & agreed.

Progress on house building at the ‘Barkers Tanks’ development would be monitored as this had implications for the S106 agreement.

 

 

All note

A043/05

UDC Community Achievement Awards

It was agreed that TPC would not be nominating candidates this year.

 

All note

A045/05

ECC/EALC – ‘Making Links’

Cllrs.J.Eichhorn, M.Garrick & M.Mew had represented TPC at the seminar.

Concern was expressed re. future waste management regulations.

 

 

All note

A053/05

ECC Web Site Enhancement Grants

It was agreed to apply to ECC for matched funding (up to £500) to attract business links & encourage more access to TPC’s web site.

 

 

Clerk to write

A028/05

Village Firework Display

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to continue the annual donation of £500 towards the Village Firework Display.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B019/05

TPC agreed the following recommendations:-

 

ESS/51/03/UTT  Bird Hazard Management - Elsenham Quarry

Brief Description:  A management plan to minimise potential bird strikes to aircraft operating into and out of Stansted Airport.

Comments:  No comment as this issue has no material impact for Takeley.

No objection

 

UTT/1436/05/AV  Proposed new signs at Harrod Aviation, Stansted Airport.

Brief Description:  The proposal is to replace existing external illuminated signs on Harrods Aviation buildings at Stansted Airport. The new signs will be larger than existing ones and will be illuminated by canister strip lights.

Comments:  The location of these buildings is some distance from the western edge of Takeley and consequently should not pose a nuisance to Takeley residents.

No objection.

 

UTT/1466/05/FUL  One and a half storey extension at Stanholm, The Street.

Brief Description:  The proposal is for a one and a half storey extension at a bungalow called Stanholm, The Street. The property is located opposite the leather furniture store and faces the B1256. The extension will provide for additional living accommodation and bedrooms. Externally the finishings will be to match the existing structure.

Comments:  The property is one of many similar type bungalows along The Street and all built at a similar time. The proposed extension consists of building an additional new roof and structure at 90 degrees to the rear of the existing bugalow. The new roof will be higher than the existing roof and will become quite a dominant feature particularly due to the angle. To the rear (facing Hatfield Forest) a large dormer window structure is planned comprising 2 windows, french windows and a small terrace/balcony. Agreement to such a design would be out of keeping with the neighbouring and adjacent properties, incompatible with the street scene and would set a precedent for the future.

Object on the grounds of:

·        Incompatible and out of keeping with other similar and neighbouring properties.

·        Roof and roofline too dominant for the location.

·        Large dormer to the rear is too large and could be detrimental to the privacy and amenity of neighbouring properties.

·        Agreement would set a dangerous precedent for further unattractive and piecemeal development in the immediate area.

·         

UTT/1322/05/AV  Non illuminated sign on land north of Dunmow Road (B1256) - Little Canfield.

Brief Description:  Countryside Properties propose to install a non illuminated sign for 6 months on land where Hamilton Road joins the B1256. The sign is timber, predominantly blue and 10ft x 5ft. The purpose of the sign is to make people aware of the forthcoming new properties.

Comment:  The sign is not particularly attractive and would be better located away from Hamilton Road (a residential road). A better location would be adjacent to the site of the new mini roundabout.

Object on the grounds of:

·     Somewhat plain and unattractive design of sign.

·     Location should be adjacent to the site of the new mini roundabout.

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UTT/1503/05/FUL  Proposed extension to first floor at 23, Garnetts.

Brief Description:  A new dormer extension to the first floor of 23, Garnetts is proposed. The dormer will extend the full length of the rear roof span and will contain 3 windows. The extension is to have a flat roof with white shiplap cladding to the dormer wall. Windows will match existing. The dormer will have a southerly aspect.

Comments:  The property is located on a corner plot and backs on to an open field. However the resultant  large dormer extension results in an unattractive, dominant and piecemeal structure.

Object on the grounds of an unattractive, dominant and piecemeal structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write to UDC

 

 

B042/05

ECC/EALC – ERA Examination in Public

TPC would proposed 3 delegates (Clr’s. P.Barber, M.Garrick & M.Mew) for the ECC/EALC consultation conference on 26.10.2005, where representatives would be nominated from EALC for the ERA’s Examination on Public.

 

 

Clerk to write

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

A briefing meeting would be arranged between TPC’s Legal Group & TPC’s legal representatives, before the High Court Permission Hearing on 13.12.2005.

 

Cllr.C.Pratt would seek advice on issues relating to the legal rights of BAA tenants in Mole Hill Green & report to the November meeting.

 

 

 

November Agenda

 

 

 

 

B014/05

BAA – Interim Master Plan

Following submissions from Cllrs, Cllr.R.Cheetham outlined the main points to be included in TPC’s response – deadline 30.10.2005. The IMP had to be considered alongside the Full Master Plan as the eventual impact & consequences would be devastating for the Takeley community.

The Clerk would circulate a draft response asap.

 

 

 

November Agenda

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

Cllr.P.Barber updated TPC on a recent meeting with representatives from ECC on the future of the Old School House. ECC’s Youth Service had declared it surplus to requirements, but ECC’s Education Dept. were undecided & discussions were still taking place.

TPC would need to consider how much it was prepared to be involved in any future use of the building.

 

 

 

November Agenda

B025/05

Night Flights Rally

The Chairman would attend the rally in Westminster Hall on behalf of TPC on 13.10.2005.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C034/00

B1256 – Speed Calming Measures

ECC Highways (Davaid Forkin) would be invited to a TPC meeting to discuss/update TPC on speed management issues on the B1256.

The Dunmow Local Road Saftey Advisory Committee would be asked to recommend that a mobile police radar speed trap be positioned on the Takeley Street section of the B1256.

It was decided that TPC could not donate funds to ECC to support the purchase of local mobile speed cameras at this time.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

C003/05

Heavy Goods Vehicles Access to Warish Hall & Waltham Hall Farm Industrial Estates

ECC Cllr.S.Flack would continue to investigate ECC’s past contribution to the construction of the access to the Coopers End roundabout.

Cllr.B.Pountain had obtained a print out of vehicle movements in/out of Elsenham Quarry for further scrutiny.

 

 

 

November Agenda

 

C016/05

ECC – Planned Parish Visits 2006

A wish list of local road works would be sent to ECC Highways by May 2006, for works planned during summer 2006.

 

April 2006 Agenda

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order & the notice board & gate had been repaired. Litter continued to be a problem.

 

 

 

All note

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order but a litter bin had been damaged. The Chairman would ask the Village Handyman to strim the adventure trail & overhanging branches.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that at a recent meeting with CSPO Munns, few matters of concern were raised & the general situation in the Takeley area was considered positive.

 

Public Safety issues would be added to this agenda item at future meetings.

 

 

 

 

All note

F032/05

UDC - Neighbourhood Watch

Cllr.M.Garrick agreed to consider UDC’s 5 year Neighbourhood Watch Plan & report back to TPC.

 

November Agenda

F022/05

Local Youth Initiatives

Representatives from UDC’s Youth Service had recently visited the Monday evening sessions at the Social Club.

 

All note

F028/05

ECC – Street Lighting Policy

Cllr.B.Baldwin agreed to consider ECC’s proposed new street lighting policy statement & report back to TPC.

 

November Agenda

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday November 2nd 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 10.00 pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       8.10.2005

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday September 7th 2005, at 7.30pm at Mole Hill Green Village Hall.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Brian Baldwin    

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. Michael Mew                    Cllr. Barrie Pountain                

Mr   David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber           Cllr. Richard Cheetham

                        Cllr. John Gregory                    Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones

                        Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt                 UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham       

             

In Attendance:  ECC Cllr. Susan Flack           UDC Cllr.Richard Harris         

   Mr Nick Edwards (Uttlesford Youth Forum)    Mrs Susan Diats 

   UDC Chairman Cllr.Peter Wilcock

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the August meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising: A038/05     Hatfields Youth Football Club had agreed to the new licence provisions & an invoice would now be sent.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

Mrs Susan Diats (TKS Charity) outlined plans for a free Xmas Party for all local youngsters aged up to 9 years, following last years successful event. TPC was asked for a donation to support the event. It was proposed by Cllr.B.Baldwin seconded by Cllr.B.Pountain & agreed unanimously, to donate £200.

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

A030/05

August Financial Report

Financial transactions for August were tabled & agreed.

 

 

All note

A032/05

TPC Cllr’s Responsibilities

Cllrs. responsibilities would remain under review.

 

 

All note

A043/05

UDC – Community Achievement Awards

Nominations would be considered at the October meeting.

October Agenda

 

 

A056/05

CLERKS REPORT

The Clerk outlined his concerns in prioritising the barrage of new initiatives, consultation papers & meetings etc. that parish councils were being confronted with. There was a danger that TPC could be deflected from progressing its own agenda if it took time to consider all the issues raised. A cross section of items from the Non-Agenda list was discussed (see Apx.A) & following advice from the District & County Cllrs present, it was agreed to concentrate efforts on responding to the Temporary Events Notice consultation, Web Site Enhancement Fund & the EALC/ECC joint meeting ‘Making the Links’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B015/05

AUGUST PLANNING LIST

TPC agreed the following comments on planning applications received.

UTT/1200/05/FUL

Change of use of land at Weston Group Plant Yard, Dunmow Road

No objection subject to:

·       Car parking restricted to employees and visitors whilst attending the Business Centre in Parsonage Road.

·       Use of site to be restricted to the hours of 0700-1900 Monday – Friday & 0700-1200 Saturdays.

·       No parked vehicles or plant to exceed a height of  15 feet.

·       Change of use to only apply to Weston Homes and not transferable.

UTT/1157/05/OP

Outline application for 4 detached dwellings at 1& 2 Broadfield Villas, Dunmow Road.

Object on the grounds of:

·        This proposal would not comply with the existing building line along this stretch of B1256.

·        4 detached dwellings on such a site would be too intensive especially when accounting for the necessary infrastructure.

·        Agreement to such a proposal would set a dangerous precedent for other properties in the vicinity and over time would contribute to the erosion of local character and countryside.

UTT/1184/05/AV

Erection of illuminated signs at car park entrance of Raddison SAS Hotel, Stansted Airport. - No objection.

UTT/1265/05/FUL

Erection of 4 detached and 2 pairs of semi/detached dwellings off The Street, Takeley. 

Object on the grounds of:

·    Height and design of properties are too tall and not in keeping with the location and neighbouring properties.

·    Loss of amenity to neighbouring and other properties in the vicinity.

·    Narrow access to the development between 2 properties.

·    Detrimental impact on the rural character of the area and proximity to The Flitch Way and Hatfield Forest.

·    Inconsistent and incompatible design with the proposed development on adjacent site at Brookside.

·    Agreement to such a proposal would set an undesirable precedent and would either by itself or cumulatively erode the character of the area and countryside.

UTT/1274/05/OP

Proposed 2 new detached dwellings on land adjacent to The Gables, The Street.

Object on the grounds of:

·        The plot does not appear to be of a sufficient width to sustain 2 detached 3 bedroom houses.

·        House design and character will potentially be compromised due to the width and shape of plot.

·        Issues of proximity and loss of amenity to adjacent and near properties.

 

UTT/1270/05/AV

Erection of 2 externally illuminated signs at Units 9 & 10, Takeley Business Centre , Dunmow Road.

Object on the grounds of:

·       Loss of amenity and source of annoyance to residential properties across the B1256.

·       Any additional ‘advertising, lighting in an unlit area will further damage the character and visual impact on the area at night.

·       2 signs for 1 small outlet in a rural setting is excessive.

·       Application Forms are incomplete and do not specify important aspects of how and when the illuminated signs will be used.

UTT/1347/05/FUL

Temporary construction of a Haul Road at Priors Green.

No objection subject to :

·        All construction traffic must leave in the direction of the A120 junction at Dunmow and arrive from the Dunmow direction in order to stop such traffic from passing through Takeley village.

·        All construction workers vehicles are to be parked on the construction site and not on the B1256 or the adjacent pavements.

·        The B1256 must be kept clean at all times.

·        The proposed bunding at either side of the Haul Road must be at least 5 metres high to protect neighbouring properties from noise, dust and dirt etc.,

UTT/1359/05/FUL

Additional car parking spaces at the Hilton Hotel, Stansted Airport. - No objection. 

UTT/1354/05/FUL

Erection of a single storey extension and other modifications at 47, the Garnetts.

Object on the grounds of:

·     Dormer windows and ‘velux’ windows to the front of the property are inconsistent and incompatible with all other properties in the street and would not be in keeping.

·     Roofline and type is not in keeping with other properties in the vicinity.

·     The proposed infilling of the 2 rear dormer windows would result in a large and unattractive addition to the rear roof.

UTT/1355/05/FUL

Removal of a planning decision established when the development at Sanders Furniture Sales Site was agreed.

Object to the request on the grounds of loss of amenity to the 2 properties and no alternative provided.

UTT/1059/1062/05/DFO

Amendments to Phase 4A, 4B, Priors Green Development.

No objection subject to the type and colour of brick and roofing materials of all properties must be in keeping with standards for rural Essex.

 

It was agreed that Cllr.M.Mew should attend a meeting at UDC to discuss issues relating to the new proposals for Priors Green development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

TPC’s solicitor had advised that a court hearing was now likely to be listed towards the end of the year.

Cllr.C.Pratt would pursue contacts for legal advice on behalf of BAA’s Mole Hill Green tenants.

 

 

 

October Agenda

B014/05

BAA – Stansted Airport Interim Master Plan

Comments on BAA’s proposals for better use of the existing runway were due by 31.10.2005. Cllr.R.Cheetham would draft a response for consideration at the October meeting.

‘ERM’ Consultants were to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on behalf of BAA & details would be forwarded asap.

 

 

 

October Agenda

B025/05

DfT – Night Flying Restrictions (Oct 2005)

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously to submit TPC’s consultation response (Apx.B).

 

Clerk to write

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

The Rev.L.Bond would update TPC on developments at the October meeting. A meeting with ECC was planned for 26.9.2005.

October Agenda

 

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C023/05

UDC – Fly Parking Survey

Survey results were discussed & it was agreed that Cllr.B.Baldwin would attend UDC’s follow up meeting to analyse the results.

 

All note

C003/05

Heavy Goods Traffic on Rural Lanes

The continuing problem of the excessive use & wear of lorries on the B183, B1256, rural lanes, & access via Coopers End to Elsenham Quarry, was discussed.

ECC Cllr.S.Flack was asked to advise on a way forward & to enquire to the extent of ECC’s contribution to the opening of Coopers End in the early 19990’s.

 

 

 

 

October agenda

C006/05

Gore Lane Footpath

ECC Officers were considering an order for Gore Lane to be added to the definitive list.

 

October Agenda

C013/05

Morrells Green - 20 mph Speed Limit

ECC would be asked what criteria had been applied in granting a 20mph speed limit.

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the entrance gates & locks had been replaced. An insurance claim would be made when all invoices had been received.

 

A attempt by a group of travellers to occupy the Sports Field, after breaking through the gates, had been prevented by the diligence of local residents John Green & Roger Brown & the local police.

 

A proposal to resurrect the ‘floodlighting’ project in partnership with Takeley Football Club would be considered at the October meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

No report in Cllr.E.Jones’ absence.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that regular meetings were taking place with CPO Munns. Meetings with PC Smith were to be reviewed.

 

 

 

All note

F021/05

Uttlesford Youth Initiatives

UDC Cllr.Peter Wilcock outlined the promotion of ‘Youth in Uttlesford’ as his chosen charity during his year in office as Chairman of UDC. Along with Mr.Nick Edwards from ‘Uttlesford Youth Forum’, offers of help & advice were given to assist with youth initiatives in Takeley, which could include encouraging a dialogue with young people at parish council meetings.

 

 

 

 

All note

F022/05

Takeley Youth Initiatives

Following the success of the Monday evening youth sessions at Takeley Sports & Social Club now that Takeley Youth Club had closed, a letter of thanks would be sent to Mr.Eric Rogers. Sessions were now attended by aprox. 40 youngsters.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

The meeting finished at 10 pm.

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday October 5th 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       9.9.2005

 

 

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 A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday August 3rd 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)    Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. John Gregory                                Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones  

Cllr. Michael Mew                                Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Brian Baldwin     Cllr. Richard Cheetham               Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                       Cllr. Barrie Pountain   UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham        ECC Cllr. Susan Flack       

In Attendance:           UDC Cllr.Richard Harris          Mrs. Margaret Underwood 

Mr.Colin Foster            Mrs.June Foster           Mr.Jason Cauchi          Mr.John Curry

           

Minutes:         The minutes of the July meeting, which had been circulated previously, were     agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:        None

 

OPEN FORUM

 

Ms.Rosa Clarke & Mr.Ian Williamson from ‘Countryside Properties’ gave a short presentation on plans for the first phase of the new development at Priors Green. This would include 250 dwellings (50 affordable), balancing ponds, access roads & open spaces, mainly within Little Canfield Parish. Dwellings should be ready for occupation in September 2006.

The site for the new school would be transferred to ECC on occupation of the 50th house (including affordable houses). Access for construction vehicles would be via Little Canfield only towards the A120 (right turn in –left turn out).

Issues for further discussion: proposed road system dissecting Broadfield Rd, protection for Jacks Lane, the name of the development.

The Chairman thanked the visitors for their presentation & it was agreed that more meetings with TPC to discuss issues as the development progresses would help create a positive working climate.

 

ADMINISTRATION

A030/05

July Financial Report

Financial transactions for July were tabled & agreed.

 

 

All note

 

A038/05

Hatfields Youth Football Club

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to continue HYFC’s licence at Takeley Sports Field until July 2007 in the sum of £350 per year.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

A032/05

Councillors Responsibilities

A review of responsibilities was ongoing.

Cllr.M.Garrick was now responsible for Takeley Sports Field, Police Liaison & Youth Initiatives & Cllr.J.Gregory for Public Safety Issues.

 

 

September Agenda

A044/05

UDC Constitution

UDC had published its draft new constitution for final agreement at its October meeting.

 

 

All note

A043/05

UDC Community Achievement Awards

TPC’s recommendations for the 2006 awards would be considered at the September meeting in time for the 14.10.2005 deadline.

 

 

September Agenda

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B012/05

JULY PLANNING LIST

TPC agreed the following comments on planning applications received.

 

UTT/0985/05/FUL

Retrospective change of use at Factory Cross Roads, Parsonage Road.

Objection on the grounds of:

·Safety hazard for pedestrians (especially parents taking and collecting their children to/from school). The only means of access to the site is across the pavement.

·Safety hazard for road users using the filter lane and the dangerous Takeley Four Ashes junction. Any additional parking, deliveries, vehicle movements etc., so close to this notorious junction must not be allowed.

·An inappropriate business operating in the centre of a residential area especially when operating up to midnight on weekdays and mid afternoon at weekends.

DC/CMT/ESS/35/04/UTT

Amendments to the continued use of Crumps Farm, Little Canfield.

  No objections.

UTT/1106/05/FUL 

Erection of new detached dwelling at Eastview, Bush End Road.

No objection subject to:

·        Colour and type of roof tiles to be in keeping with the area.

·        Hedges to be reduced to a minimum height of 8 ft.

·        All contractors vehicles to be kept on the site and not on highway or pavements.

UTT/1043/05/OP

Outline application to build 5 new dwellings at The Nest,

Hamilton Road.

No objections.

UTT/1064/05/FUL

Overspill car parking, Stansted Courtyard, Parsonage Road.

Objection on the grounds that there are no office units in Phase 2 to justify the spaces.

In the event that UDC decide to approve this application TPC request:

·    The bunding must be of a height and length, with appropriate planting, to protect views from Takeley e.g. height at least 2 metres.

·    The car parking is only permitted on the condition that units for Phase 2 are actually built and that the spaces are specifically for the units in Phase 2 only.

UTT/1070/05/FUL - Proposed 2 storey extension at 9, Ley Field.

No objections.

UTT/1170/05/FUL

2 storey side extension is proposed at 33, Longcroft.

No objection subject to a site visit by UDC to establish that there is sufficient space for the extension, which the plan appears to show.

UTT/1190/05/FUL

Erection of 2 semi-detached dwellings on land at

Bassingbourne Lodge, The Street.

Objection on the grounds of:

·        Poor design and the building far too tall for the area.

·        Incompatible design with surrounding properties including Bassingbourne Lodge (Listed) and the 3 new properties recently developed close by.

·        Does not conform to the building line of existing properties in this part of The Street.

·        Bad example of ‘backland’ development.

·        Loss of amenity and privacy etc., to properties close by.

·        Gardens will be outside of the established Village Development Area.

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PRIORS GREEN DEVELOPMENT

The initial phases are:

·     Phase 1  -  The building of the infrastructure to support the first phase of housing development. This will include roads, access from the B1256, balancing ponds and public open spaces.

·     Phases 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4C  -  The erection of a combination of 250 homes, garages etc., across 6 plots of land within the eastern part of the Site.

Due to the extent and scale of this development TPC comments and recommendations are organised into two sections:

·        General issues related to the Site as a whole.

·        Specific issues related to each development application.

TPC have no objections subject to:

·        TPC are given the opportunity to review and approve the developers plan for the development and introduction of appropriate landscaping, planting and fencing to the boundaries of the site. This issue is a high priority and should be fully implemented before construction commences. This will offer some early protection to existing residents and their properties whilst preserving the character of the countryside and views.

·        TPC are given the opportunity to review and approve the Planting Strategy for the  common areas of the Site and for this to be treated as an integral part of the first phase of the development.

·        TPC are given the opportunity to review and approve the plans for improvements and upgrades to the water supply and drainage of surface water/sewage. We assume that these issues will be part of the initial phases of the development and could have a major affect and disturbance for our village and its environs.

·        TPC are given the opportunity to review and approve the access restrictions to the site for vehicles and pedestrians during and following the development. A plan showing where points of access are permitted (including footpaths) is urgently needed and also to identify what protection is to be provided for Jacks Lane and its bridle path.

·        Construction traffic at all times can only access and exit the Site from/to the east along the B1256 (using A120 Dunmow junction). Access through Takeley village is to be denied.

·        Consideration is given to scaling down the height of  the taller properties in order to make them more in keeping with the local area. If this is not feasible the resultant incompatibility with existing properties will definitely require early and significant screening and planting.  

·        TPC are given the opportunity to review and agree the developers standards and procedures for construction workers hours of work and the management and control of  noise, dust and dirt.

·        TPC to be provided with the appropriate assurances and guarantees by the developer against any detrimental consequences inflicted on Takeley properties as a result of the Sites drainage and ground works.

·        The predominance of brick buildings/garages must be reviewed and changed to be more in keeping with a rural scene. Guidelines (ECC) expect a mix of external finishes in rural areas with the majority finished in smooth render.  Colour and type of external materials and surfaces to be identified, agreed and in keeping with this rural countryside scene.

UTT/1054/05/DFO 

PHASE 1  Priors Green Infrastructure to include Spine Road, 2 balancing ponds and public open spaces.

No objections subject to :

·       New road surfaces must be of the type that minimises road noise.

·       Installation of adequate road calming measures as each phase of development is completed.

·       Commitment by the developers to keep the new roads and the B1256 clean at all times whilst under construction.

·       No  vehicles associated with the development will park on the B1256 or its pavements.

·       Planting must include a significant percentage of established trees and shrubs.

UTT/1067/05/DFO PHASE 2    Erection of 90 dwellings and associated garages/parking.

UTT/1066/05/DFO PHASE 3A Erection of 54 dwellings and associated garages/parking.

UTT/1065/05/DFO PHASE 3B Erection of 38 dwellings and associated garages/parking. UTT/1057/05/DFO PHASE 3C Erection of 18 dwellings and associated garages/parking.

No objections subject to :

·    Acceptance of the recommendations under the General heading.

·    Commitment from the developers to keep all roads and access areas clean at all times during the construction phases.

UTT/1059/05/DFO PHASE 4A Erection of 25 affordable dwellings and assoc. garaging/parking.

UTT/1062/05/DFO PHASE 4B Erection of 25 affordable dwellings and assoc. garaging/parking.

No objections subject to:

·  Acceptance of recommendations under the General heading.

·  Adequate landscaping, planting and fencing along the boundaries especially along the Jacks Lane track.

·  Improvements to the external design, especially the 2 blocks of flats, to be more attractive and less austere and forbidding. Using a rendered or combination of brick and render would help towards a solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

No news had been received from the court, but TPC’s solicitor had advised that a court date in September was possible.

 

 

September Agenda

B014/05

BAA – Stansted Airport Interim Master Plan

Comments on BAA’s proposals for better use of the existing runway were due by 31.10.2005. Cllr.R.Cheetham would draft a response for consideration at the October meeting & comments should be submitted to him in time for the September meeting.

 

 

 

September Agenda

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

The Rev.L.Bond would update TPC on developments at the September meeting.

 

September Agenda

B025/05

DfT – Night Flying Restrictions (Oct 2005)

TPC’s consultation response would be considered at the September meeting following advice from‘SSE’.

Deadline – 16.9.2005.

 

 

September Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C010/05

Fixed Camera Location B1256

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to object to the proposal to re-locate the fixed camera adj. to the Old Mill Public House.

 

Clerk to write

 

C003/05

Heavy Goods Traffic on Rural Lanes

Following a site meeting with representatives from ECC Highways, ECC had agreed that a manned monitoring survey of commercial vehicular movements on Warish Hall & Bambers Green Roads would be carried out.

This was unlikely to take place until the early autumn. Further consideration to the issue would be consider following the data produced in evidence.

ECC Cllr.S.Flack would be informed of the TPC’s concerns & asked to advise on the problem at the September meeting, including the issue of lorries being allowed access from the A120 via BAA’s roads.

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

C006/05

Gore Lane Footpath

The Chairman & Vice Chairman had instructed temporary clearance work to be carried out & ECC would be contacted to advise on the status of the legal process for Gore Lane to be added to the definitive list.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the entrance gates & locks had been replaced. An insurance claim would be made when all invoices had been received.

 

A proposal to resurrect the ‘floodlighting’ project would be considered at the September meeting.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

September Agenda

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order but litter bins needed clearing.

 

 

All note

D008/05

ROSPA Report

TPC discussed the report & noted the contents. Costings to refurbish the safety surfaces at the Recreation Ground would be consider in the budget for the 2006-2007 financial year.

 

 

 

All note

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F015/05

ECC – Schools Organisation Plan 2005-2010

In response to the development plan, it was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously to support the admissions policy as published by the Governors of Takeley Primary School.

 

 

Clerk to write

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that a recent meeting with PC.Smith had been cancelled due to operational priorities, but that regular meetings were taking place with CPO Munns.

 

 

 

All note

F019/05

Local Youth Initiatives

A successful BBQ had been held at Takeley Sports & Social Club to celebrate local youngsters using club facilities for the first time on 11.7.2005.

The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Cllr.M.Garrick for his work on local youth initiatives & TPC would write thanking the Sports & Social Club for their help & support.

 

 

 

All note

F020/05

Local Bus Transport

Mrs.M.Underwood expressed her concern re. the standard of local services & the Chairman stated that TPC fully supported her attempts to improve them.

 

 

All note

The meeting finished at 10 pm.

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday September 7th 2005 at Mole Hill Green Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       20.8.2005

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday July 6th 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber 

Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. John Gregory                                Cllr. Michael Mew                   

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                 Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones  

                        UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham                  ECC Cllr. Susan Flack              

 

In Attendance: 

   Rev. Laurie Bond      UDC Cllr.Richard Harris          Mrs. Margaret Underwood

           

Minutes:         The minutes of the June meeting, which had been circulated previously, were `   agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:        D014/05 - Village Green Registration - Lower Bambers Green

The application for village green status was to be re-submitted to ECC.

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

A030/05

June Financial Report

Financial transactions for June were tabled & agreed.

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Gregory, seconded by Cllr.R.Cheetham & agreed unanimously, to continue the annual subscription to the ‘Rural Community Council of Essex’.

 

 

 

All note

A025/05

2004-2005 Annual Audit Return

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Baldwin, seconded by Cllr.C.Pratt & agreed unanimously, to approve TPC’s Statement of Accounts & the Internal Auditors Report for the 2004-2005 financial year.

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Gregory, seconded by Cllr.R.Cheetham & agreed unanimously, to approve TPC’s Statement of Assurance.

The Chairman signed TPC’s Annual Audit Return for year ending 31.3.2005. (see Apx.A).

 

 

 

 

Clerk to submit

A032/05

Councillor’s Responsibilities

A review of Cllr’s responsibilities was deferred until the August meeting.

 

August Agenda

A038/05

Hatfields Youth Football Club

A review of HYFC’s licence at the Sports Field would be discussed at the August meeting.

August Agenda

 

 

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B009/05

JUNE PLANNING REPORT

Due to time constraints the following planning applications had been processed under Clerks delegated powers:-

UTT/0837/05/SA - Addition to Diamond Hanger, Stansted Airport.

TPC recommendation:   No objection - subject to no additional ground noise as a result of the equipment housed in the new plant room.

UTT/0570/05/AV - External illuminated signs at Units 9 and 10, Takeley Business Centre.

TPC Recommendation:   Objection on the grounds of loss of amenity and source of annoyance to residential properties across the B1256. Furthermore any additional lighting will further damage the character and visual impact of the area at night.  3 signs for 1 company is excessive especially with regard to the size of plot. In the event that UDC agree to this proposal TPC request that restrictions on illumination should apply to Mon – Fri only, between 0800 – 1800 hrs.

UTT/0849/05/SA - Expansion of Site 600, Taylors End, Stansted Airport.

TPC Recommendation:   No objection - subject to the enhancement of the planting and landscaping scheme to include a more substantial and taller natural cover/screen along the southern boundary in order to provide a more immediate and effective protection for the views from Takeley and its surrounding areas.

UTT/0881/05/FUL -  Extension to Romany House, Takeley Street.

TPC Recommendation:   No objection.

CC/UTT/68/05 - Improvements to Takeley Primary School.

TPC Recommendation:    No objection.

UTT/0905/05/FUL - Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of  2 detached bungalows at Conifers, Bush End Road.   

TPC Recommendation:   Objection on the basis of unattractive design, particularly with regard to the shape and size of the dormers and lack of clarity as to whether the colours/tones of materials are in keeping with adjacent properties.

UTT/0804/05/FUL  - Demolition of existing building and the erection of self contained residential units (flats) at land adjacent to 1 Nursery Cottages, Dunmow Road.

TPC Recommendation:   Objection on the grounds that:

·        The development is incompatible with the scale, form, layout, appearance and materials of surrounding buildings.

·        The property will dominate the immediate area and will detrimentally affect the visual impact of the area.

·        Access and use of the 9 garages at the rear of the property will cause disturbance and loss of amenity to neighbouring properties.

 

TPC considered the following applications:

UTT/0895/05/DFO  - Airport related car hire business on land adj. Dormers, Mill End.

TPC Recommendation:   Objection for the following reasons:

·        All development directly related to, or associated with, the airport is to be located on the Stansted Airport site.

·        The erection of new buildings and formation of hardened parking and compound areas for commercial purposes would detract from the character of the countryside and prejudicial to the areas of approved airport landscaping schemes.

·        Agreement would set an undesirable precedent for similar developments. It would either by itself or cumulatively erode the character of the countryside in this area.

·        The nature and volume of traffic is likely to generate traffic hazards etc. & would lead to intensification of use of an access on a stretch of narrow highway mainly intended to carry traffic freely between centres of population. Slowing and turning manoeuvres of vehicles entering/leaving would lead to conflict and interference with the flow of traffic.

Whilst there have been substantial changes to Stansted since 1993 the above justifications for refusal should still basically apply and protect the local countryside, character and road safety. Furthermore and across the road from the proposed site is a Montessori Nursery School. At certain times of the day the manoeuvring of traffic to and from both sites would be extremely dangerous and hazardous.

UTT/0957/05/FUL -  New dwelling at Mill View, Takeley Street.

TPC Recommendation:    Objection due to the lack of clarity of the new boundary and the potential  consequences with Mill View, positioning of new garage is inconsistent on the plan and the potential loss of privacy and amenity to both neighbours as a result of the new ground floor windows.

UTT/0989/05/FUL - Construction of 7 new dwellings and garages at rear of Brookside, Takeley Street.

TPC Recommendation:    Objection on the grounds of:

·        Over intensive development.

·        Loss of amenity to adjacent properties.

·        Narrow access between 2 properties to a communal / housing estate.

·        Detrimental impact on the rural character of the vicinity and proximity to Flitch Way, Hatfield Forest and Pincey Brook.

·        No screening of the site proposed.

·        Agreement to such density of development would set an undesirable precedent and would either by itself or cumulatively erode the character of the countryside.

UTT/0970/05/FUL & LB - Replacement of a double garage at Austin Villa, Takeley Street.

TPC Recommendation:   Objection on the grounds of:

·        Over designed and out of character with the surroundings.

·        Detrimental affect on adjacent properties/gardens due to design, especially the dormer windows, resulting in loss of amenity and privacy.

·        Overbearing structure in close proximity to neighbouring properties.

UTT/0985/05/FUL – ‘1car1’, Old Fireplace Workshop, Parsonage Rd

TPC recommendation: Objection on public safety grounds ???

ESS/51/03/UTT – Elsenham Quarry

In response to the special conditions to be imposed on this development TPC have concerns re. the routing of heavy goods vehicles to the site & would recommend these avoided Takeley village & used the A120 via Coopers Villas roundabout..

 

TPC were concerned that the 4 week turn around for consultation on planning applications was too short & would ask UDC if this could be extended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

A further witness statement had been submitted to the court by TPC’s solicitor following responses to TPC’s CPO application from BAA & DfT.

It was agreed that legal advice would be sought in relation to the future plight of BAA tenants in Mole Hill Green.

 

 

August Agenda

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

The Rev.L.Bond would report on developments at the August meeting.

August Agenda

B025/05

DfT – Night Flying Restrictions (Oct 2005)

TPC’s consultation response would be considered at the August meeting.

Deadline – 16.9.2005.

 

August Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C038/04

ECC – Planned Parish Visits

Cllr.B.Baldwin reported that most of TPC’s wish list had been completed.

 

All note

C003/05

Heavy Goods Traffic on Rural Lanes

It was agreed that a site meeting be organised with representatives from ECC Highways to consider a manned monitoring survey of commercial vehicular movements on Warish Hall & Bambers Green roads.

 

 

Clerk to organise

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported serious damage to the entrance gates that had required emergency replacement at considerable cost. Police had been informed & an insurance claim would be considered.

 

Clerk to write

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones’s written report stated that the site was in good order & weed killing had been carried out, but a litter bin had been further vandalised.

 

All note

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F015/05

ECC – Schools Organisation Plan 2005-2010

The Chairman agreed to draft a suitable consultation response for consideration at the August meeting.

 

 

August agenda

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that a recent meeting had been held with PC.Smith & vandalism at the Sports Field had been discussed.

A BBQ was to be held at the Sports & Social Club to celebrate local youngsters using club facilities for the first time on 11.7.2005. TPC would assist in financing the event & help would be appreciated.

 

 

 

All note

The meeting finished at 10 pm.

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday August 3rd 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       9.7.2005

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday June 1st 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Richard Cheetham            

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                          Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. John Gregory                                Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones         

Cllr. Michael Mew                                Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Barrie Pountain  

                        Mrs. Margaret Underwood        

 

In Attendance:  UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham  ECC Cllr. Susan Flack   

   Rev. Laurie Bond                 

           

Minutes:         The minutes of the May meeting, which had been circulated previously, were `   agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:       

D014/05 - Village Green Registration - Lower Bambers Green

It was agreed that the Clerk would brief ECC Cllr.S.Flack on the registration problems with ECC.

 

The Annual Village Assembly had been very successful having been attended by 31  representatives from a wide cross section of local community groups.

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

A030/05

May Financial Report

Financial transactions for May were tabled & agreed.

The £1k donated by ECC for ICT development had been spent on computer hard wear & web site upgrades as agreed at the May meeting.

 

 

All note

A025/05

2004-2005 Audit

TPC’s Internal Auditor would be asked to review & report on the 2004-2005 accounts & TPC would be asked to consider & approve the audit return at the July meeting.

 

 

July Agenda

A015/05

Standards Board of England – ‘A Code for the Future’

Cllr.R.Cheetham agreed to draft a consultation response on behalf of TPC for 17.6.2005.

 

 

All note

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B009/05

MAY PLANNING REPORT

TPC had no objections to the following planning applications:-

UTT/0734/05/SA - Satellite 4 Development - Stansted Airport

with concerns re. light/air/noise pollution for residents in Mole Hill Green.

UTT/0775/05/FUL - Land rear of 1 Bassingbourne Lodge, Takeley Street - subject to clarification that this site is not background development.

 

TPC expressed concerns over:-

UTT/0559/05/FUL - Takeley Station House - as it appears that parking provision has now been removed & this may present problems for planning approval. Any future community use of this property must include some user parking facility. UDC were asked to advise.

 

Further public safety concerns were expressed re. the continuing obstruction of the footway in Parsonage Road by ‘1Car1’. The issue had be referred to UDC & the Gt.Dunmow Road safety Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

The reformulated argument, witness statements & protective costs order papers had been served on the court & TPC now awaited news of the outcome.

The Clerk would bring local interested parish councils up to date on recent developments.

Issue relating to the legal rights of BAA tenants in Mole Hill Green would be discussed at the July meeting.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

July Agenda

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

The Rev.L.Bond brought TPC up to date on recent developments & concern was expressed that ECC & the Diocese were intent on selling the site.

TPC would consider transferring their plans for the Station House to the Old School House if planning approval was refused for the Station House.

 

 

 

All note

B010/05

Stansted Airport Community Trust

ECC Cllr.S.Flack informed TPC that ‘STAC’ had been replaced by ‘SACT’ for the distribution of grants from fines imposed on airlines, & urged local groups to apply.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

UDC’s questionnaire had now been circulated to local residents for return by 30.6.2005.

 

 

All note

C003/05

Heavy Goods Vehicles Access to Warish Hall & Waltham Hall Farm Industrial Estates

It was agreed that a site meeting be organised with representatives from ECC Highways to consider ways of monitoring movements on Warish Hall & Bambers Green roads.

 

 

 

Clerk to organise

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D005/05

ECC – Waste Management Strategy

Cllr.J.Gregory outlined the main points of the strategy & suggested TPC should recommend adoption of UDC’s model at the full consultation stage.

 

 

All note

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order but Base Leisure had still to replace dangerous bolts on the skate board ramps & fencing.

 

 

 

All note

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order but a bicycle had been dumped on the site.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that a recent meeting had been held with PC.Smith & CSPO Munns.

A BBQ was to be held at the Sports & Social Club to celebrate local youngsters using club facilities for the first time on 11.7.2005 & help would be appreciated.

 

 

 

All note

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday July 6th 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.20 pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       8.6.2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday May 4th 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Richard Cheetham            

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Michael Mew 

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Brian Baldwin                                Cllr. John Gregory  

 

In Attendance:  UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham  ECC Cllr. John Whitehead   

   Mrs.Margaret Underwood                 Mr.York

           

Minutes:         The minutes of the April meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:        None

 

Annual election of Chairman & Vice-Chairman of Takeley Parish Council.

 

It was proposed by Cllr.R.Cheetham seconded by Cllr.M.Garrick & agreed unanimously, to re-elect Cllr.T.Allen as Chairman.

 

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Eichhorn seconded by Cllr.B.Pountain & agreed unanimously, to

re-elect Cllr.C.Pratt as Vice-Chairman.

 

OPEN FORUM

Public safety concerns were expressed about the company operating as ‘1car1’ in Parsonage Road. The concerns highlighted were:

  • Large car transporter vehicles left close to traffic lights for long periods
  • Cars parked on footway preventing safe pedestrian access - pedestrians forced to use road
  • Uncooperative & intimidating attitude of '1car1' personnel when approached
  • Alleged use of site as off airport car parking.

TPC would ask UDC to clarify if planning approval had been granted for this site.

 

 

 

A017/05

April Financial Report

Financial transactions for April were tabled & agreed.

 

 

 

 

A017/05

Finance Committee Report

It was proposed by Cllr.P.Barber seconded by Cllr.M.Garrick & agreed unanimously to adopt the recommendations outlined in the report from the meeting held on 27.4.2005 (see Apx.A) - & to ratify the NALC/SLCC 2005-2006 pay award of 2.95%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A015/05

Standards Board of England – ‘A Code for the Future’

Cllr.R.Cheetham agreed to draft a consultation response for consideration at the June meeting. Response deadline - 17.6.2005.

 

 

June Agenda

A011/05

ODPM – Vibrant Local Leadership

TPC considered that it was not a ‘dormant’ council, but one that took a leading role in community affairs. This would be noted in its response to the consultation.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B006/05

APRIL PLANNING REPORT

TPC had no objections to the following planning applications:-

UTT/0551/05/FUL - Sanders Furniture Sales site

UTT/0557/05/FUL - Conifers, Bush End

UTT/0559/05/FUL - Takeley Station House (TPC declared an interest in this application as possible end users)

UTT/0565/05/FUL - New Cambridge House, Dunmow Road.

 

TPC did object to:

UTT/0595/05/FUL - Land adj. Old Bakery, Takeley Street

Reasons - no obvious design change from original application, unattractive design detrimental to existing street scene & The Clock House (listed building).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

B002/05

UDC – Local Development Framework

Cllr.M.Mew had agreed to respond on behalf of TPC by 16.5.2005.

 

 

All note

B003/05

ECC – Minerals Development Plan

Cllr.P.Barbers had responded on behalf of TPC & expressed concern re. the complexity of the plan from a Parish Council point of view.

 

 

All note

B005/05

defra - Environmental Noise Directive

TPC’s response would support that submitted by SSE.

The technical complexity of the contents of the consultation made it difficult for a non-specialist response, but TPC considered it inconsistent that the Dept for Transport & not ‘derfra’ could be the Government department responsible for policy oversight.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

Concern was expressed about the future plight of the 21 BAA’s tenants in Mole Hill Green (aprox.70 people) & it was agreed that preliminary legal advice be sought.

 

The Chairman invoked pg.22.1 of TPC’s Standing Orders before the following item was discussed.

Progress of the Legal Challenge

The Clerk had outlined, by confidential letter, TPC’s Legal Groups’ view that the Legal Challenge should proceed for as long as practicable & financially viable.

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Eichhorn seconded by Cllr.B.Pountain & agreed with 1 abstention, to accept the Legal Group’s recommendations to:-

·        ·        Instruct Junior Councel to draft a reformulated skeleton argument

·        ·        Apply to the court for a Protective Costs Order.

 

The 2 individual claimants would need to take advice on the content of the witness statements necessary for the PCO to proceed.

 

 

June meeting

 

 

 

 

All note

B007/05

SSE – Runway Ramble

It was agreed to allow boards to be placed on Mole Hill Village Green advertising the Runway Ramble on 26.6.2005.

TPC hoped to contribute to the event.

 

 

Clerk to write

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

This item was deferred to the June meeting for advice from Rev.L.Bond.

June Agenda

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

TPC awaited UDC’s questionnaire & details of suggested residents parking schemes for consultation.

 

 

June Agenda

C003/05

Heavy Goods Vehicles Access to Warish Hall & Waltham Hall Farm Industrial Estates

Continuing concern was expressed re.the increased movement of heavy goods vehicles accessing the local farm industrial estates via the country lanes. The issue would be discussed further at the June meeting.

 

 

 

June

Agenda

C002/05

Highways Agency - A120 Dualling

TPC fully supported the proposed new dual carriageway between Braintree & Marks Tey.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D005/05

ECC – Waste Management Strategy

Cllr.J.Gregory had agreed to consider a suitable response on behalf of TPC. Deadline – 10.6.2005.

 

 

June Agenda

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order & Base Leisure had agreed to replace dangerous bolts on the skate board ramps & fencing.

Security to the main gate continued to cause concern & Cllr.Garrick had now organised a more suitable lock & chain & informed users of the change.

 

A follow up meeting with Takeley Football Club & consultant Les Reed to consider major development of the Sports Field had been positive & a feasibility study would now be produced for discussion.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order but the path in urgent need of weed treatment.

Bob Muddle would be asked to strim around the playground equipment.

 

 

All note

D004/05

Mole Hill Village Green

It was agreed to consult with Mike Coleman re. cutting the village green twice at suitable times this growing season.

 

 

Clerk to contact

D014/99

Lower Bambers Green

ECC Cllr.J.Whitehead reported that he had received advice from ECC’s Legal Dept that more specific evidence was required that the green had been used for sports & pastimes other than just walking & horse riding over the last 20 years. As it was already a definitive footpath & bridleway evidence of other use needed be established.

However, fresh evidence would be difficult to obtain as the Bambers Green area was quickly becoming a ‘ghost hamlet’ as more & more people sold to BAA.

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that discussions with the Sports & Social Club re. local youngsters using club facilities had resulted in the offer of a trial period if volunteer helpers could be found.

 

 

 

All note

 

The Chairman expressed the thanks of Takeley Parish Council & the local community to Cllr. John Whitehead on his retirement after 20 years of loyal service as the local County Councillor for the Thaxted area.

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday June 1st 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 10.15 pm.

 

David Fossett                                       Clerk of the Council                                          10.5.2005

 

 

 

 

 

 A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday April 6th 2005, at 7.30pm at Mole Hill Green Village Hall.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Brian Baldwin                  

Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn 

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. Michael Mew 

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                            Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. John Gregory   Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones   ECC Cllr. John Whitehead   

 

In Attendance:  UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham  UDC Cllr. Richard Harris 

   Mr.Patrick Munns – Police Community Support Officer (8494)

           

Minutes:         The minutes of the March meeting, which had been circulated previously, were `            agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

Matters Arising:        D014/99 – Lower Bambers Green

ECC Cllr.J.Whitehead had been in contact with TPC’s solicitors to try to find a way forward with ECC in attempts to register Lower Bambers Green as a village green.

 

 

                                                        Mole Hill Green Issues

Cllr.B.Pountain expressed concern that the plight of BAA tenants had been forgotten in the HOSS legal challenge & urged TPC to press BAA on the matter.

Cllr.B.Pountain considered that the footway from the Village Hall to Chapel End should be upgraded & Cllr.C.Pratt agreed to follow up the matter with ECC.

 

 

F001/05 - Local Policing Issues

The Chairman welcomed Patrick Munns who outlined his role as the new PCSO based at the Stansted Mountfitchet Police Station serving the areas of Takeley, Hatfield Heath, Elsenham & the Rodings. He stressed the importance of sharing information & agreed to attend monthly meetings with Cllr.M.Garrick & P.C.Smith. His beat included 6-8 hours per week in the Takeley area.

Contact no: 01279 747680 - e.mail: patrick.munns@essex.pnn.police.uk.

 

 

A017/05 – March Financial Report

Financial transactions for March were tabled & agreed.

The cash book end of year balance of £8266 was very close to the planned budget target of £9323. The final ¼ VAT refund amounted to £2617.

The next Finance Committee meeting would be held at Beech Cottage on 27.4.2005.

 

 

A007/05 TPC Standing Orders

It was proposed by Cllr.M.Garrick, seconded by Cllr.R.Cheetham & agreed unanimously, to adopt new standing orders for TPC in line with the External Auditors recommendations.

(see Apx.A).

 

 

 

 

 

A015/05

Standards Board of England – ‘A Code for the Future’

TPC noted the consultation paper & a suitable response would be considered.

Response deadline - 17.6.2005.

 

 

May Agenda

A011/05

ODPM – Vibrant Local Leadership

TPC noted the consultation paper & a suitable response would be considered.

May Agenda

A016/05

Annual Parish Assembly

The Annual Parish Assembly would be held on Wednesday May 25th 2005 at 8pm at the Silver Jubilee Village Hall.

Representatives form local organisations & local residents would be invited to attend.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

A014/05

ECC - Information Technology Grant

Recommendations for improving & developing TPC’s IT communications would be made by the Finance Committee for consideration at the May meeting.

Cllr’s were urged to complete the Clerks questionnaire asap.

 

 

Finance Committee

Agenda

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B004/05

MARCH PLANNING REPORT

 

UTT/0261/05/LB  - Internal alterations to Fanns, Warish Hall Road

Comments:  The changes, albeit after the event, are limited to an internal alteration. Recommendation agreed:  No objection.

 

UTT/0307/05/FUL - Internal alterations and change of use from storage to a retail unit at Unit 1, Waltham Hall ‘Industrial Estate’

Comments:  Whilst not clear in the documentation it would appear that all of this application, or at least the change of use, is retrospective. Nevertheless the proposal results in a relatively busy retail outlet in a rural and agricultural setting. Access to the property is off a very dangerous corner and busy road. Furthermore there is concern that some customers will gain access to the business via Bambers Green & Warish Hall Roads, both relatively quiet and narrow lanes.

Recommendation agreed:  Despite this being a retrospective application TPC object as this is an inappropriate site for a retail business adjacent to a dangerous and busy corner. In the event do UDC agree to this proposal TPC request that monitoring of traffic flows is undertaken, access is denied from Bambers Green & Warish Hall Roads and hours of use are restricted to Monday-Saturday excluding Bank/Public Holidays.

 

Note: These applications were processed with under the Clerk’s  delegated powers.

 

UTT/0371/05/FUL -

Proposed new dwelling/garage at Mill View, Takeley Street

Comments:  The proposed property is of an attractive ‘traditional’ design with plain clay roof tiles, rendered walls and a red stock brick plinth. The front wall has heavy timber beams that add character to the facade. The plot width is not particularly wide.

Recommendation agreed:   No objection but request to UDC that:

·      ·      Colour of roof tiles & rendering are in keeping with adjacent properties

·      ·      All builders equipment and vehicles are parked on site & do not block footways.

 

UTT/0406/05/FUL -

Proposal for a 2 storey extension at ‘Richmond’, Takeley Street

Comments:  The resultant design, proportions and shape of the new building are not attractive. The frontal aspect in particular is angular and very plain. Proportions and scale of the roof and windows do not suit the area and are not in keeping with adjacent properties. Roofing materials are not in keeping. Overall the proposed design is not in keeping with the developing street scene.

Recommendation agreed:   Object on the grounds of unattractive design that is not in keeping with the adjacent properties and the developing street scene.      

 

UTT/0464/05/REN - 0465/05/LB - 0433/05/REN  - 0463/05/LB

Renewal of planning permission for change of use of  

stable/carriage house & for conversion of redundant outbuildings at Sheering Hall, Bambers Green.

Comments:  As there appears to be no change to the originally approved plans there is no apparent reason for comment other than to observe that the changes are consistent and sympathetic to the type of property and location.

Recommendation agreed:   No objection.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B002/05

UDC – Local Development Framework

TPC are invited to provide comments to UDC’s draft document – ‘Statement of Community Involvement’. The document details a proposed set of guidelines and procedures relating to UDC’s new approach to local planning and development.

Response deadline - 16.5.2005.

 

 

 

May Agenda

B003/05

ECC – Minerals Development Plan

ECC is soon to produce a Minerals Development Plan outlining the number and location of quarries in Essex and the way minerals will be supplied over the coming years. An initial ‘Minerals Development Document – Issues and Options Paper : Core Strategy’, has recently been published. Response deadline - 21.4.2005.

 

 

 

May Agenda

B005/05

defra - Environmental Noise Directive

TPC noted ‘SSE’s’ concern re. the consultation paper & a suitable response would be drafted when more information became available.

Response deadline – 16.5.2005.

 

 

May Agenda

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

Following a recent meeting with TPC’s solicitor, it was agreed to explore further legal opinion before deciding on the next course of action.

 

May Agenda

 

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

This item was deferred to the May meeting for advice from Rev.L.Bond.

May Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

TPC awaited UDC’s questionnaire & details of suggested residents parking schemes for consultation.

 

 

May Agenda

C003/05

Heavy Goods Vehicles Access to Warish Hall & Waltham Hall Farm Industrial Estates

Continuing concern was expressed re.the increased movement of heavy goods vehicles accessing the local farm industrial estates via the country lanes. The issue would be discussed further at the May meeting.

 

 

 

May Agenda

C002/05

Highways Agency - A120 Duelling

TPC noted the proposed scheme for a duel carriageway on the A120 from Stansted >Braintree to Marks Tey & a suitable response would be considered.

Response deadline -  17.6.2005.

 

 

May Agenda

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order

‘Base Leisure’ had agreed to replace faulty safety bolts on the skate board equipment.

 

 

 

All note

 

D004/05

Mole Hill Village Green

Consideration would be given to the best environmental management scheme for the village green this season.

 

 

May Agenda

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

In Cllr.E.Jones’s absence there was no report.

 

 

All note

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F061/04

Takeley Station House

The Vice-Chairman & the Clerk had attended a Steering Group Committee meeting & had re-emphasised the importance of the project as a future office base for TPC & an information, educational & environmental resource for the local community. Paul Skeet (ECC) had stressed the importance of a commitment & involvement from ‘Country Parks’. Further meetings were planned once planning approval had been granted for refurbishment & building work had started.

 

 

 

 

All note

F006/05

Holy Trinity Church

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Pountain, seconded by Cllr.M.Mew, & agreed unanimously, to reluctantly decline finance support for church yard maintenance for 2005. Funds were very tight due to TPC’s commitment to the ‘HOSS’ legal challenge on behalf of the Takeley community.

TPC would, however, offer Bob Muddle's services, if that proved suitable.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

F001/05

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that PC.J.Smith had been unable to attend the February meeting due to operational duties. 

Concern was expressed re. pedestrian safety due to unreasonable parking & behaviour of drivers using Takeley Primary School. Local police were aware of the problem.

Safety concerns were also expressed re. unloading of cars from large car transporters at the Four Ashes crossroads.

Discussions had begun with the Sports & Social Club re.youngsters using club facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday may 4th 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 10 pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       12.4.2005

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday March 2nd 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)    Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber 

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                                 Cllr. Richard Cheetham                      

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                            Cllr. Michael Garrick      

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                        Cllr. Michael Mew 

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                              Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Trevor Allen                                  Cllr. John Gregory                                                        

In Attendance:   Mr.Brian Ross (SSE Representative)

    UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham              UDC Cllr. Richard Harris 

    ECC Cllr. John Whitehead    Mr.Clive Hare    Mrs. Margaret Underwood               

Minutes:         The minutes of the February meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Vice-Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:        A007/05 - Intermediate Audit

Lubbock Fine (External Auditors) had not responded to TPC’s part payment of the 2003/04 fee.

 

In the absence of Cllr.T.Allen, Cllr. C.Pratt took the Chair & welcomed Mr. Brian Ross to the meeting to discuss the implications of the DfT Aviation White Paper Judicial Review decision:-

 

 

B017/02 – DfT Aviation White Paper

The Judicial Review had ruled the position of the proposed 2nd runway (wide-spaced option) unlawful & BAA would now have to consider other options based on the 5 original locations in the 2002 consultation paper.

Local consultation would be restricted to the official planning application stage (2006) & subsequent public enquiry (2007).

B.Ross reminded TPC of the locations for the alternative runway options.

 

 

 

 

B017/02 - BAA Home Owners Support Scheme – Legal Challenge

In the light of the Judicial Review decision it was felt that TPC’s legal challenge would become more significant as generalised blight became more wide ranging.

It was proposed by the Vice-Chairman & agreed unanimously, to ask TPC’s solicitor, Richard Buxton, to write to BAA & DfT asking for confirmation that the HOSS was still in effect & what arrangements they are putting in place for properties now subject to blight from other possible runway options.

Copies would be forwarded to the court & to Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, who would also be asked to write to the DfT to ensure a government response.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A014/05

February Financial Report

Financial transactions between 1st February & 28th February were tabled & agreed.

It was agreed to pay the invoice for the 1st stage of the HOSS legal challenge after the High Interest Deposit Bond matured on 8.3.2005.

 

 

 

All note

A009/05

ECC - West Essex Forum

It was agreed that representatives from TPC would attend future ECC West Essex Forum meetings planned for 9.3.2005, 12.9.2005, 9.11.2005, 10.1.2006, 9.3.2006 at North Weald Golf Club.

 

Cllr.J.Whitehead announced that ECC would be donating £1000 to all Parish Councils in 2005/06 for information technology development.

 

 

 

 

All note

A007/05

Standing Orders

TPC’s revised standing orders would be discussed at the April meeting.

April Agenda

D014/99

ECC Village Green Registration

TPC had received notice of rejection to register Lower Bambers Green as a village green. The Clerk felt that no further evidence was available & asked Cllr.J.Whitehead to investigate the problem with ECC’s  legal department.

 

 

 

All note


PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

 

B002/05

 

 

February Planning List

TPC objected to:-

UTT/1795/04 - Land east of Brookside, Takeley Street.

Reasons - over intensive development, design not in keeping with area - small plot - no garage space & close proximity to Pincey Brook.

TPC objected to:-

UTT/0242/05/AV - Unit 6-8 Takeley Business Centre -  illuminated sign.

Reasons - loss of amenity & intrusion on properties opposite site – significant impact as no street lighting in the area - site close to Countryside Protection Zone & approval would set detrimental precedent for other commercial units.

 

Under Clerks Delegated Powers, TPC had objected to:-

UTT/0131/05/DFO – Arduli, Takeley Street.

Reasons:- over intensive development resulting in unattractive street scene & loss of amenity to neighbouring properties.

Under Clerks delegated powers, TPC had no objections to:-

UTT/0146/05/FUL – Fantasia House, Bambers Green.

 

TPC asked that their previous comments be submitted in consideration of the following Appeals:-

UTT/C1570/A/05/1173216 (UTT/1430/04/FUL)-Land at Takeley Street &

ENF/12/04/B (UTT/1136/97/FUL) Waterside Cottage, Jacks Lane, in support of enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B042/04

East of England Draft Plan

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Pountain, seconded by Cllr.R.Cheetham & agreed unanimously, to adopt the previously circulated response prepared by Cllr.P.Barber & Cllr.M.Mew. UDC (R.Harborough) would also receive a copy.

 

 

Clerk to write

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

Item deferred to April meeting.

April Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

Cllr.B.Baldwin & Cllr.J.Eichhorn had attended a meeting with UDC & ECC to consider parking restriction options for roads in Takeley.

Option 1 – residents only permit parking scheme. Permits costing aprox. £80 per year & visitors permits extra.

Option 2 – 1 hour parking restriction. The enforcement hour to be decided.

Both schemes would, however, prove difficult to implement & enforce.

UDC, as enforcement agents, will request feedback from local residents via a formal postal questionnaire & then decide on a way forward.

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D001/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order, but would meet Base Leisure (without prejudice) to discuss maintenance issues re. skate board equipment.

 

 

All note

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the equipment was in good order, but the path was in poor condition.

 

 

All note

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F061/04

Takeley Station House

The Vice-Chairman & the Clerk would represent TPC on the Steering Group Committee. The Vice-Chairman emphasised the importance of the project as a future office base for TPC & an information, educational & environmental resource for the local community.

 

 

All note

F061/04

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick presented the previously circulated report for February, following his meeting with the local community police officer.

 

All note

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday April 6th 2005 at Mole Hill Green Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.45 pm.

 

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       4.3.2005

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday February 2nd 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Brian Baldwin                  

Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. John Gregory       

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Michael Mew 

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                            Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      UDC Cllr. Richard Harris                                                           

                         

In Attendance:   Mr.Roger Harborough (UDC Principal Planning Officer)

    UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham              ECC Cllr. John Whitehead  

    Rev.Laurie Bond                              Mr.John Hamilton   

    Mrs. Margaret Underwood               Mr.Peter Gowan

    Mr.Duncan Willoughby & Mr.Richard Beattie from Great Easton PC.

    Mr.Clive Dixon, Mr.Clive Hare, Mr.Roger Clark, Mrs.Phyllis Clark,        

    Mrs.Jenny Oliveira, Mr.Sid Perry & Mrs Louise Collinson

    from Broxted PC.

             

Minutes:         The minutes of the January meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:        None.

 

The Chairman welcomed Mr.Roger Harborough & representatives from Broxted &

Great Easton Parish Council’s to the meeting to discuss:-

 

B042/04 – East of England Draft Plan

Mr.Harborough presented the main elements of the draft plan & discussion highlighted issues relating to:

affordable housing, employment projections, the viability of a second runway at Stansted, water supply & government funding.

Cllr’s.P.Barber & M.Mew agreed to draft TPC’s response for consideration at the March meeting. Cllr’s were urged to pass on their comments by 11.2.2005.

 

 

 

B017/02 – BAA –Home Owners Support Scheme – Legal Challenge

The Clerk informed the meeting on the progress of TPC’s legal challenge, which was now on hold in the court pending SSE’s Judicial Review decision.

(see Legal Group meeting summary Apx.A).

The Chairman thanked Broxed & Hatfield Broad Oak PC’s for their financial support & acknowledged that Gt.Easton & Litle Hallingbury were to do likewise.

A follow-up Joint Parish Council meeting to discuss progress & funding was planned for 22.2.2005 at 8pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

 

 

 

A007/05

Finance Committee Report

Cllr.R.Cheetham (Chairman of the Finance Committee) outlined TPC’s revised Financial Regulations & Draft Budget for 2005-2006.

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Pountain, seconded by Cllr.J.Eichhorn & agreed unanimously, to accept the recommendations outlined in the Finance Committee Report – 25.1.2005 (Apx.B).

 

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, that all future requests for donations from local organisations would be referred to the Finance Committee for consideration.

 

Revised Standing Orders would be submitted at the March meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

A005/05

Standards Board - Code of Conduct

It was proposed by Cllr.M.Mew, seconded by Cllr.B.Pountain & agreed unanimously, to restate TPC’s group declaration of interest in all matters relating to the expansion of Stansted Airport:

 

This minute records that TPC, as members of ‘NWEEHPA’ & ‘SSE’, hold a group interest in all matters relating to the development of Stansted Airport.

 

 

 

 

All note

A001/05

ECC – ‘Working Together for the Future of Essex

Cllr.M.Garrick agreed to complete ECC’s questionnaire on behalf of TPC.

 

All note

A006/05

‘Aklowa’ Festival – 6.8.2005

TPC had no objections to the request for an occasional licence for the festival & agreed to allow parking facilities at the Sports Field free of charge.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

 

B001/05

 

 

January Planning List

UTT/2192/04/DFO - Reserved matters regarding erection of 315 dwellings on land at Rochford Nurseries, Stansted Mountfitchet.

Recommendation:   TPC request that UDC take the necessary steps to prevent all construction traffic for Rochford Nuresery from using the B1256, Hatfield Broad Oak Road and Parsonage Road. It is understood that UDC can force the contractors to take appropriate measures to stop construction traffic from using designated roads.

                                            

UTT/509/86 (Consent  ID2054) - Additional buildings at Crumps Farm, Little Canfield.

Recommendation:   No objection - but ask ECC to ensure that no new external lighting be installed as a consequence of the development.

 

UTT/2185/04/FUL - Conversion of existing air raid shelter at Lilac Cottage, Brewers End.

Recommendation:   Object for the following reasons:

·        Poor and unattractive design

·        Plot is far too small for an additional dwelling

·        Back land development

·        No meaningful access other than through Lilac Cottage

·        No car parking space

·        Loss of amenity/privacy to neighbours

·        Proximity and protection of a large established tree with a TPO.

 

UTT/0008/05/REN - Erection of replacement dwelling at Cranwellian, Stane Street

Recommendation:   No objection.

 

UTT/0017/05/FUL & UTT/0018/05/LB - Change of use of redundant agricultural buildings at Millers, Cooks Hill.

Recommendation:   No objection subject to:

·        UDC approve any demolition work

·        UDC consider whether an archaeological survey is necessary

·        All contractors vehicles and materials to be located on the site and entrances from adjacent roads to be kept clean at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

The Rev.L.Bond explained that, contrary to previous advice, ECC & not the Church, had the controlling interest in the property & would be deciding its future.

 

 

March Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

 

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

TPC representatives would meet Officers from UDC & ECC to consider the parking restriction options available.

 

 

March Agenda

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D001/5

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order.

 

 

All note

 

D002/05

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order.

 

 

All note

D003/05

Flood Prevention Works – Jacks lane

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, (as on two previous occasions), not to contribute to the financing of the works as this would amount to double taxation.

 

 

Clerk to write

D004/05

Smiths Green

Cllr.P.Barber reported that replacement cherry trees had been planted on the green by the Lord of the Manor.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F061/04

Local Policing Issues

Cllr.M.Garrick reported on his first scheduled monthly meeting with the local community police officer. This had proved very successful & had highlighted priorities for monitoring & attention.

Gt.Dunmow Section Inspector Paul Bartlett had written to confirm that the mobile police station would resume monthly visits to Takeley from April.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st January & 31st January 2005 were tabled & agreed.

 

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday March 2nd 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 10 pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       4.2.2005

 

 

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday January 5th 2005, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)    Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber  

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. John Gregory       

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Michael Mew 

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                            Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)   Cllr. Richard Cheetham    UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham      ECC Cllr. John Whitehead 

                         

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr. Richard Harris                  Mrs. Margaret Underwood    

                Section Inspector Paul Bartlett          PC.J.Smith

                Rev.Laurie Bond                              Mr.Martin Peachy

 

In the absence of Cllr.T.Allen, the Vice-Chairman Cllr.C.Pratt took the Chair.

 

Prayers were said by the Rev.L.Bond as a mark of respect for the victims of the Asian earth quake disaster.

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the December meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:                    Financial Transactions – November 2005.

Seven financial transactions for November 2004 had been numbered incorrectly. These were amended & shown in the minute book (page no.192) as transaction no’s 30879 to 30885. The amended page was signed by the Chairman.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

F017/02 - Vandalism & Local Policing Levels

The Chairman welcomed Gt.Dunmow Section Inspector Paul Bartlett & PC.Jo Smith to the meeting.

Inspector Bartlett outlined his strategy for lowering crime figures & for supporting the local community, although officer numbers had been reduced. Local covert operations had improved matters in Takeley & reported incidents had fallen. He emphasised the importance of local intelligence & local cooperation.

It was agreed that PC Smith would, as part of her formal duties, meet TPC’s representative, Cllr.M.Garrick on a monthly basis to exchange information.

Cllr.M.Garrick would give a formal agenda report to TPC each month.

Information of recorded incidents would be published in the Village Newsletter & attempts made to include Takeley in future mobile police station schedules, or by making use of the old police office.

 

A071/04

Finance Committee Report

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Gregory, seconded by Cllr.M.Garrick & agreed unanimously, to accept the recommendations outlined in the Finance Committee Report – 9.12.2004 (Apx.A).

 

It was proposed by Cllr.M.Mew, seconded by Cllr.J.Eichhorn & agreed unanimously, to set a precept of £60,000 for the 2005-2006 financial year.

Residents would be informed of TPC’s decision to raise the precept by a letter from the Chairman.

 

The External Auditors report (Apx.B) & the new Clerks National Conditions of Service & Salaries would be discussed at the January Finance Committee meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to inform UDC

A086/04

Standards Board - Code of Conduct

TPC’s group declaration of interest in all matters relating to the expansion of Stansted Airport would be reviewed at the February meeting.

 

February Agenda

A102/04

Mr. Roy Tucker

TPC noted with sadness the recent death of Mr.Roy Tucker. A letter of condolence would be sent to the family with a donation of £30 to Cancer Research UK.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

 

B040/04

 

 

December Planning List

TPC had no objections to:

UTT/1871/04/SA – New coach station at Stansted Airport

UTT/2136/04/AV – Unit 6013 Taylors End, Stansted Airport.

 

TPC did object to:

UTT/2013/04/FUL – Richmond, Takeley Street

Reasons: design & materials not in keeping with local scene/properties, close proximity to neighbouring properties, no boundary fencing or screening.

 

TPC have submitted recommendations for inclusion in an environmental impact study required by ECC for the extended use of the Crumps Farm site.

 

TPC will notify UDC of its objection to the unauthorised use of the car sales site in Little Canfield (now trading as DJR Car Parks), as ‘off airport’ car parking for Stansted Airport & request early closure.

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

B042/04

East of England Plan

Comments on the proposals were due by 16.3.2005.

Local information meetings had been arranged & TPC representatives were urged to attend.

 

 

February Agenda

B021/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Centre

The Rev.L.Bond & Mr.M.Peachy clarified the letter from the Diocese of Chelmsford outlining the complicated title of ownership to the Old School House. TPC fully supported the Church in its attempts to save the building as a community resource & would write to the Bishop of Chelmsford urging the same.

UDC would be asked what progress had been made to TPC’s request for consideration of listed building status & the Victorian Society asked for support.

 

 

 

 

February Agenda

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

Papers had now been lodged & a decision on court proceedings awaited.

 

A review meeting would be held with Richard Buxton early in the new year to clarify progress, costs & individual Cllr’s exposure to liability etc.

The local community would be kept informed of progress by newsletter.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C036/04

Coopers End Entrance to Stansted Airport

Following a lengthy discussion, 8 Cllr’s were in favour of the junction remaining open & 1 Cllr. against.

TPC’s policy would, therefore, be to request that the junction remain open when a decision had to be made on its future by UDC, ECC & Stansted Airport.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

 

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

Cllr’s were asked to consider the implications of a 1 hour per day parking restriction on streets in Takeley & to canvass local opinion.

 

 

February Agenda

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/99

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order.

A recent leak in the main changing room was being attended to.

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

B015/00

Takeley Station House Refurbishment

More thought would now be given the structure of the Management Group & a meeting convened of interested local organisations asap.

 

 

February Agenda

 

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st December & 31st December 2004 were tabled & agreed.

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to donate £50 to UDC Buffy Bus

& £50 to Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday Feburay 2nd 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.45pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       6.1.2005