Minutes of Meeting, Tuesday, 6th December 2022
The Parish Council met on Tuesday, 6th December in the Evangelical Hall, at 7.30pm
Vice Chairman Lawrence
Councillors: S. Venton, V. Hare, Parishioners: 1
533. Apologies for Absence: apologies were received from Councillors Philpott, Hughes and Gritton
534. To invite Councillors to declare an interest in matters on the Agenda. None were declared
535. Minutes 01/11/2022
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council and the Annual Parish Council meeting held
on 1st November 2022 be approved and confirmed.
536. a) Planning applications
22/00958/FUL Construction of a detached dwelling with associated car parking, an access to the property
and landscaping. Land south of White Gates, School Road
The Parish Council objected to this application on the grounds of S1 – impact on the countryside, D1 –
inappropriate design, outside the settlement and being an unsustainable development.
b) Planning decisions
There were no decisions from MDC.
537. TCWG & Speed watch
The speedwatch team are having problems with the new speed gun, but are persevering.
The walkable verge has been approved for part of School Road, Sawyers Road to The Green.
A resident had contacted Chairman Siddall regarding a 20 mph speed limit for the village.
RESOLVED Speedwatch patrols to continue in the new year. Chairman Siddall to continue attempting to
get a 20 mph speed limit for the village. The council passed a motion to support 20 is plenty and that a 20 mph be implemented in the village.
538. Precept 2023/2024
Chairman Siddall proposed that, due to the cost of living crisis, the precept is not increased this year.
RESOLVED All present agreed.
The Clerk reported the bank balances.
RESOLVED The Clerk to submit a VAT return in the new year.
540. Projects for the village
The Councillors were asked by the Chairman if they had any ideas about what projects could be undertaken next year.
Sports equipment for adults was suggested.
RESOLVED Councillor Venton to look into what is available and get prices.
541. Common land
The work on the common has not yet been started, due to the large amounts of rain in the last few weeks.
The Parish Councillors thanked Peter Hare for the work he has done cutting the hedge on the village green and Councillor Venton for the work he has done around the pond.
542. Invoices presented for payment
LT Evangelical Church hire of hall £15.00
Playdale balance for new equipment £2043.94
Clerk’s wages 3rd quarter £548.20
The Clerk had emailed all correspondence to the councillors.
544. Update from District Councillor
The levelling up funding has been approved and will be received over the next 3 years. Most of this money will be spent on improving Hythe Quay.
LDP, at the meeting the 5 year housing land supply was discussed and now rural areas will not have to build as many new properties as previously recommended.
Maldon may take part in a trial of kerbside collections for soft plastics, such as clingfilm.
The Green Lane waste collection is still causing problems as it is not regularly collected.
There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.20pm
Signed by the Chairman
ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH’S AGENDA
Village walking group
Plaque to be re-done.
Enforcement issue – Plains Road