Town Council Meeting Agenda 18 July 2022

12th July 2022


Town Council Meeting Agenda

Time: 19:15
Day: Monday 18 July 2022
Venue: Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY.
Tel: 01787476480

Those wishing to ask a question or make a statement should be able to read their statement/question within 3 minutes. All those attending are required to wear a mask and socially distance. Questions may also be submitted to by 12:00 on 18 July 2022.


Councillor Mrs Jackie Pell – Chairman
Councillor Peter Caulfield – Vice Chairman
Councillor Miss Janet Atkinson
Councillor Peter Claydon
Councillor Mrs Sandra Dingle
Councillor Malcolm Fincken
Councillor Dave Gronland
Councillor David Hume
Councillor Andrew Munday
Councillor Mick Radly
Councillor Miss Linda Smith
Councillor Garry Warren

Members of the Council are requested to attend the above Meeting to transact the following business: –


1.  Apologies for Absence and approval of apologies

2.  Declarations of Interests.
To declare any “pecuniary, non-pecuniary or other pecuniary’’ interests relating to items on the agenda having regard to the Code of Conduct for Members and having taken appropriate advice (where necessary) before the meeting 

3.  Public Question Time

A maximum period of 10 minutes to allow written questions and statements to be read out and for statements from Councillors with ‘pecuniary, non-pecuniary or other pecuniary’ interests under the code of conduct for Members to make statements.

4.  Minutes 

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 June 2022, and to note the minutes of the Events working group meeting of 14 July 2022.

5.  Planning Applications.   All members of the council discuss planning applications.  Lead member for Planning – Councillor D Hume, Deputy lead – Councillor Pell.

The following Planning Applications, which were received and circulated electronically, are to be considered at the Council meeting.  Planning report attached here

 22/01452/HH – 3 Bois Field Terrace, Halstead, Essex – Replacement of existing lean to structure with a single storey rear extension.

(An extension to this application was denied and was therefore considered by Councillors prior to the deadline). 

Halstead Town Council raised no objection to this application.

22/01527/FUL – Land East of High Street, Halstead – Proposed 31 No. residential units with associated car parking, amenity areas, external works with the retention of 10 No. WW11 Air Raid Shelters and 1 No. Wardens Hut.

 22/01551/HH – 60 Nether Court, Halstead, Essex – Single storey front extension and conversion of garage to habitable accommodation.  Alteration to roof form.

 22/01570/HH – 25 Beech Avenue, Halstead, Essex – Relocation/construction of boundary wall

 22/00652/HH  (Revised) – Oakleigh House, Upper Chapel Street, Halstead – Proposed single storey side extension and replacement double garage.

22/00279/FUL (Revised) – Store Rear of, 45 High Street, Halstead – Demolition of warehouse building and erection of two storey detached dwelling house with parking.

22/01743/VAR – Units 1, 2 & 3, Sixth Avenue, Bluebridge Industrial Estate – Variation of Condition 9 (Operating hours) of permission 20/01474/FUL granted 03/12/2020 for: Erection of Use Classes E(g) and B8 Commercial Units. Variation would allow the condition to be changed from :-

The use hereby permitted shall not operate outside of the following hours: Monday to Friday – 07:00-18:00 hours, Saturday – 07:00-14:00 hours, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – No vehicular movements.  New hours to be :-Mon-Fri: 07:00 to 18:00, Sat: 07:00 to 18:00,  Sun: 08:30 to 17:00.

22/01688/LBC – 3 Market Hill, Halstead, Essex – Repaint front exterior to pink and new signage. 

22/01758/HH – 35 Sudbury Road, Halstead, Essex – Part two-storey and single storey side and rear extensions.  Replacement cladding to front elevation and new detached garage.

5b Street naming at Oak Road development – Street name report attached here

 5c Planning decision on clock at Halstead library – Clock report attached here

6.  Mayor’s Appointments and Announcements – Mayor’s report attached here

7.  Finance – Member for Finance Cllr. J Atkinson, Deputy Cllr A. Munday

All members of the Council are members of the Finance section

a)  Income and expenditure for June 2022 – Income & Expenditure report attached here
b)  To approve the List of payments – List of Payments report attached here   and Additional Payments list report attached here
c)  To approve the Bank Reconciliation – Reconciliation report attached here
d)  To reconsider the re-sanding and sealing of Queens Hall floor – QH Floor report attached here
e)  To ratify the correction to the Accounting statement  Financial accounts and AGAR report attached here

8.  To receive reports from District Councillors – verbal/written reports

10.  To receive reports from Champions’ – verbal/written reports –

a)  Doctors Surgery – Cllrs. Gronland and Radley
b)  Schools – Cllrs. Hume and Caulfield
c)  Police – Cllrs. Warren and Claydon
d)  Open spaces – Cllrs. Atkinson and Fincken
e)  Tourism – Cllrs. Smith and Pell

11.  Community Initiative Fund application for grant to buy chairs for Queens Hall – Grant Application report attached here

12.  Grant applications received – Grant awarding report attached here

13.  The future of Halstead in Bloom – Halstead Town Partnership Agreement 2022 attached here

14.  Update to Grievance policy – Update to Grievance policy report attached here

15.  To update the Policy on the press and media – Policy on press and media report attached here

16.  To consider a request from the Halstead History Society – Halstead and District History Society report attached here

17.  Exclusion of Public and Press.

To give consideration to adopting the following resolution: – “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted and pursuant to the provisions of section 1(2)-of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, as amended, the public and the press be temporarily excluded from the meeting”.

18.  To receive a report and recommendations from SAC

S Greatorex
Town Clerk
12 July 2022