STOCK PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk Lorraine Green
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2001
AT STOCK VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30PM.
Present: Cllrs. Mr & Mrs Elliott, Peacock, Tant, Tully, Webb, Lusty & Williams
In The Chair: Cllr. Johnson
Minute Secretary: Lorraine Green
Also Present: Angela Balcombe (Temp. Clerk), Chelmsford Borough Councillor Gary Stringer and 4 Members of the Public
Lord Hanningfield will be attending the 24th September 2001 Meeting.
Cllr. Williams asked that the following amendment be made to the Minute 362 Planning Matters Application No. 01/01314/FUL. Crondon Lane should read Crondon Park Lane.
The Minutes of the last Meeting, having been previously circulated, were then duly signed as a true record of events. All agreed.
333.(2) Buttsbury Signpost Cllr. Lusty advised that the case had been thrown out of Southend Court as he was once a Judge at the Court and that it had now been transferred to Ilford Court and was not going to be heard until the 27th November 2001. He advised that he was going to write to Ilford Court to ascertain what the delay was. Cllr. Lusty advised that the other party involved in the case had offered him an out of court settlement but he advised the Council not to accept the offer but to go ahead with the Court case.
333.(5) Speed Traps Cllr. Peacock advised that he had been in contact with Essex County Council and Chelmsford County Council and that he would bring the report to the next meeting on the 24th September 2001.
337. Play Equipment Cllr. Elliott advised that the seats definitely need replacing. It was agreed that the Council would look at a catalogue and order the seats.
356. Lord Hanningfield he will attend the next meeting on the 24th September 2001.
Any Other Business.
Footpath Sign in Cambridge Close A Member of the Public advised that the sign had been put on a lamppost 12 paces in front of her living room window. She said that she had spoken to Chelmsford Council who advised that the sign would be moved but as yet it has not. Cllr. Elliott advised that she had spoken to Mr Clark who had said that the sign would be moved when Chelmsford Borough Council were next in the area. A proposal for re-siting was either Austin Drive or Back Lane. Cllrs. Elliott and Johnson agreed to have a look at the site and then the Clerk would write to Mr Clark.
Stock P.C. Post Box Cllr. Tant advised that he had found someone to make the box for £100.00 but as yet it had still not arrived.
Jubilee Celebrations Cllr. Williams advised that the hall had been booked for the 13th September 2001 at 8pm but as yet no posters had been displayed. It was decided that Cllr. Johnson would chair the meeting and that Cllrs. Williams, Webb, Elliott, Tully and Johnson would meet to organise an Agenda for the Meeting. It was agreed that a Jubilee Committee would need to be set up to run the event. It was expressed that views were needed of what the village would like. It was confirmed that the 3rd/4th June would be Bank Holidays.
a) Letter received from the Almshouses re potholes in the road Cllr. Tant informed the Parish Council that himself and Cllr. Elliott had been to look at the site and explained that parts of the track are o.k. so it does not totally need repairing. He suggested that a small length of ditch be dug with pipe put into it to run water onto the green. The Parish Council agreed for Cllr. Tant to go ahead with this proposal.
b) Letter received from the Stock branch of the Royal British Legion regarding replacing oak post - The Clerk had replied to their letter and the Parish Council had received a further letter from The Royal British Legion thanking the Parish Council for the action they proposed to take.
c) Zurich Insurance The Clerk had replied to their original letter and had now received a further letter regarding the Employers Liability Insurance. It was decided that the Clerk and Cllr. Johnson would look into this matter.
BEST VALUE GROUP REPORT.
Traffic Management - Cllr. Peacock reported on a meeting that he had had with Chelmsford Borough Council and Essex County Council. He advised that he is attending another meeting on the 28th September 2001. He awaits the Councils comments and will report back in October.
Playground There has been no Governors meeting during the school holidays.
Churchyard Upkeep No PCC Meeting to-date.
Village Hall Car Park Lighting Cllr. Elliott advised that a Contractor had been found and that he would arrange for estimates to be available for the next meeting. He also informed the Council that he had contacted Chelmsford Borough Council Planning Department regarding the Planning Permission to build the car park and that major delays were reported.
Best Kept Village Cllr. Williams read out the remarks of the report and felt that it was very disappointing. Cllr. Johnson read out a letter that she had written to Nick Shuttleworth.
Litter Bins Cllr. Peacock advised that the re-siting of the Childrens bin would be dealt with when the schools return.
Ware Pond Cllr. Tant had received an estimate of £175.00 to replace all the posts. It was greed that two definitely need to be replaced. Cllr. Tant advised that he had received a quotation of £850.00 to repair the posts and chains around the green. It was agreed that he should go ahead with organising for the work to be carried out. Clerk to write to Mr Anthony Raeburn asking him to remove the building materials from outside his gate.
Overgrown Tree at Zebra Crossing It was mentioned that you could not see pedestrians until they were actually on the zebra crossing due to an overgrown tree blocking the view. Clerk and Cllr. Peacock to contact Chelmsford Borough Council expressing urgency.
There is a meeting next week. The Chairman of the Village Hall Committee is very ill and Cllr. Johnson and Clerk to organise sending a note expressing Parish Councils best wishes.
Application No. 01/00114/FUL. Front entrance wall and gateway.
Location: Crondon Park Golf Club, Crondon Park Lane, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/00606/FUL. Erection of a single storey timber framed conservatory upon a dwarf wall.
Location: Brick House, High Street, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/00607/LBC. Erection of a single storey timber framed conservatory upon a dwarf wall.
Location: Brick House, High Street, Stock. Listed Building Consent Approved.
Application No. 01/01071/FUL. Double garage in south east corner of site.
Location: 25 Common Lane, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/00390/LBC. Renovation of barn.
Location: Bellmans, Stock Road, Stock. Listed Building Consent Approved.
Application No. 01/00530/FUL. Renewal of 98/01034/FUL. Continued use of mobile homes for agriculture.
Location: Broomfield Farm, Broomwood Lane, Ramsden Heath, Billericay. Approved.
Application No. 01/00792/FUL. Retention of renovated tithe barn.
Location: Bellmans, Stock Road, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/00966/FUL. Two storey side extension.
Location: 24 Mill Road, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/00967/LBC. Two storey side extension. (Listed Building Consent).
Location: 24 Mill Road, Stock. Listed Building Consent. Approved.
Application No. 01/01082/ADV.
Location: Greenwoods Estate, Stock Road, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/01210/FUL. Erection of Summerhouse.
Location: 57 Myln Meadow, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/00556/FUL. First floor side extension.
Location: Heath House, Downham Road, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/01156/FUL. Rebuilding of garage.
Location: April Cottage, Mill Road, Stock. Approved.
Application No. 01/01480/FUL. Existing timber frame triple garage to be taken down and replaced in new location with brick built triple garage.
Location: Cornerfield, Mill Road, Stock.
Comments by 3rd September, this had been passed to the Planning Sub-Committee who had no comments to make.
Application No. 01/01508/FUL. Erection of Polo clubhouse and changing facilities.
Location: Brock Farm, Ingatestone Road, Stock.
Comments by 5th September. The Planning Sub-Committee object to 1) unsuitable development in the green belt and 2) would give rise to additional traffic in a country lane already over-used by commuters using Ingatestone railway station, school buses and lorries.
Application No. 01/01503/FUL. Two storey rear extension.
Location: 22 Mill Road, Stock.
Comments by 5th September, this had been passed to the Planning Sub-Committee who had no comments to make.
Application No. 01/01435/FUL. Demolish existing dwelling and replace with new 5 bedroomed detached dwelling with double garage.
Location: Little Lindens, Mill Road, Stock.
Comments by 30th August. The Planning Sub-Committee made the comment that it was large, ugly and pretentious but no planning grounds for refusal.
Application No. 01/01433/FUL. Single storey rear extension.
Location: Hunningham House, 75 Mill Road, Stock.
Comments by 30th August, this had been passed to the Planning Sub-Committee who had no comments to make.
Application No. 01/01367/FUL. Erection of 2 bedroom house and car parking (renewal of 93/CHL/0619 and 96/CHL/0622).
Location: 20 The Square, Stock.
Comments by 20th August, this had been passed to the Planning Sub-Committee who had no additional comments to make to those made in 1996 (out of keeping and increased congestion in The Square).
Application No. 01/01417/FUL. Triple Garage.
Location: Tetlows, Downham Road, Stock.
Comments by 27th August, this had been passed to the Planning Sub-Committee who had no objections.
Application No. 01/01553/ADV. Two illuminated entrance signs.
Location: Greenwoods Estate, Stock Road, Stock. Comment made that the lights should be kept to a minimum.
Application No. 01/01527/OUT. Two detached four bedroom houses with garages.
Location: 18 Birch Lane, Stock. Councillor Tant has declared an interest in this application. Comments made that it was over development in an already over developed area and that it was in a very narrow lane.
Application No. 01/01537/FUL. Erection of conservatory to rear of dwelling under construction.
Location: 29 Mill Road, Stock. No comments.
Application No. 01/01530/OUT. Erection of 8 bungalows.
Location: Land R/o Orchard House, Common Road, Stock. The Council object to this on the grounds that it is in green belt land and in a conservation area which contravenes local planning policies ST1, ST2 & ST6. It is backland development. There is no demand for any more housing for the elderly. It would create an imbalance in the population. It is adjacent to the village hall car park and it is a dangerous road.
The following cheques were approved for payment and signed:
100726 £113.50 A. Balcombe Temporary Clerks salary & expenses
100727 £373.65 Emneth Land Services Ltd grass cutting August
100728 £ 90.00 M. Tant Repair Oak Post at War Memorial and replace glass in bus shelter.
100729 £373.65 Emneth Land Services Ltd grass cutting July
100730 £ 46.35 British Telecommunications Line Rental
100731 £ 54.73 Lorraine Green Clerks salary & expenses
Audit The temporary Clerk advised that she was preparing the accounts and herself and the Clerk would be attending a meeting on the 17th September 2001 with the Auditors. She informed the Council that the accounts would be ready for the next meeting. The accounts will go to Audit around the 22nd October. The Audit Notice was being placed on the Noticeboard on the 4th September 2001.
The next meeting is on the 24th September 2001 Lord Hanningfield to attend. Cllrs. Tant and Williams send their apologies.
The Chairman thanked everyone for coming; the meeting closed at 9.40pm.