Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 14th August 2017

Council Chambers, Town Council Offices, The Mill House, The Causeway


Tel: 01787 476480


Councillor Mrs S A Diver - Chairman

Councillor A Munday - Vice Chairman

Councillor Mrs J Allen

Councillor Mrs S Dingle

Councillor C Fox

Councillor D Gronland

Councillor D Hume

Councillor Mrs J Pell

Councillor Mrs E Penn

Councillor M Radley

Councillor Mrs J Sutton

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

1. Apologies for Absence

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) A maximum period of 10 minutes to allow members of the public to ask questions or to make statements, and for Councillors with ‘pecuniary, non-pecuniary or other pecuniary’ interests under the code of conduct for Members to make statements.         

b) Presentation by Joel Fayers on behalf of David Wilson homes at Oak Road (this will be preceded by a public drop-in session at the Council offices from 16.30 – 18.30 and a stakeholder by invitation session from 18.30 – 19.00 on Monday 14 August)

4. Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 17th July 2017.

5. Planning Applications.   Dealt with by the Planning Committee.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE.  Chair of Planning - Councillor D Hume –

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

16/02186/REM - Land South of Oak Road, Halstead - Application for approval of all matters reserved by Condition 2 of outline planning permission 14/01580/OUT (Appearance, landscaping, layout and scale), for the development of 192 residential dwellings (including 3 no. affordable housing), convenience store, parking, structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space, children's play area, allotments, surface water attenuation and associated ancillary works.

17/01265/FUL - 16 High Street, Halstead, CO9 2AD - Continuation of works consisting of the addition of a steel commercial staircase leading up to the apartment above the ground floor and the installation to the front elevation.

17/01287/FUL - Land Adjacent 21 Sloe Hill, Halstead, CO9 1JT - Erection of 3 no. detached dwellings with garages and accesses to Sloe Hill.

17/01284/FUL - 118 Tidings Hill, Halstead, CO9 1BL - Erection of single storey rear extension.

17/01310/FUL - Walnut Tree House, 9 Gardeners Road, Halstead, CO9 2JU - Erection of two-bedroom dwelling with associated parking and landscaping.

17/01307/FUL - 13 Holmes Road, Halstead, CO9 1NW - Erection of single storey front and rear extension.

17/01312/FUL - Public toilets, Chapel Street, Halstead, Essex - Change of use from toilet block to two lock up shops of A1 usage.

17/01373/ELD – 31 Colne Road, Halstead, CO9 2HT – Application for an Existing Lawful Development Certificate – Loft conversion and roof extension

17/01366/FUL & 17/01367/LBC- Congregation House, Parsonage St, Halstead CO9 2JW – Installation of three roof lights 

17/01171/FUL – 30 Ozier Field, Halstead CO9 1UX – Erection of single storey rear extension

17/01359/FUL – 28 Ashlong Grove, Halstead CO9 2QH – Erection of a single storey front extension

17/01405/FUL – 2 Bois Hall Gardens, Halstead CO9 2HX – Erection of a single storey rear extension, alterations and pitched roof over existing garage

17/01290/FUL - 34 Trinity Street, Halstead, Essex, Co9 1JA - Demolition of existing outbuilding and erection of commercial building to be used as an extension to existing business Jenniz Beauty Salon.

17/01401/FUL - 33 Winston Way, Halstead, CO9 2TH - Amendment to previous approval reference 17/00205/FUL - Change to the first floor external façade (from render to front with brick to side and rear) to cedral clad to first floor to extension walls only.

17/01390/FUL - Wash Farm Barn, Hedingham Road, Halstead, CO9 2DW - Erection of a cartlodge.

 17/01418/FUL & 17/01419/LBC – 7A High Street, Halstead, CO9 2AA – Change of use of the first floor to residential and renovation of the second floor to provide two residential units.

6. Mayors Appointments and Announcements - report available

7. Finance.  Dealt with by the Finance Committee.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.  Chair of Finance – Councillor M Radley

      a) Finance.  – report will be available at the meeting

      b) List of Payments to be approved - report will be available at the meeting

      c) SAGE developments – report available

     d) CIF funding for demountable stage - report available

8. Community Hall – verbal update

9. Youth – verbal update

10. District Councillors  - report will be available at the meeting

11.  Greenfields Community site at Cherry Tree close – naming of road – report available

12.  Outdoor gym at Ramsey Road – report available

13. Queens Hall progress report – report available

14. Return to naming of the development adjacent to 85 Colchester Road – report available

15. Braintree Association of Local Councils AGM – report available

16.   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”.

17. Queens Hall project appointment of contractor 

Sarah Greatorex Town Clerk 7/8/117


News and Events

Acorn Children's Centre Information on Events

Empire Theatre Film Screenings for August 2017

Essex Police & Crime Commissioner - Public Meeting

Essex DaRT 3 Service

Essex DaRT 3 Service


What is the fundamental of Essex DaRT?  

DaRT means demand responsive or Dial and Ride Transport.  It is formed of a number of minibus vehicles, typically accommodating between 8 and 16 passengers. These minibuses operate a range of bus services serving rural communities where conventional buses are not viable operations. They differ from normal bus services, in that they are totally flexible and can divert on and off route to collect and drop off passengers within their operating area. DaRT works by grouping bookings together to make it viable. It is not a taxi service, as there must be sufficient volume of passengers with similar itineraries. Most DaRT work, is former bus routes, and group bookings.  But unlike a large bus, DaRT only needs three or four passengers to make a group booking. And, when not operating a timetabled bus route or group booking, vehicles may be available for individual runs where no alternative transport is available. DaRT operates between 0600 and 2000 Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.

Also, unlike a conventional bus, you need to book your seat, and register as a customer, at least two hours in advance of travel, and can book up to three months in advance of travel. But, if you travel regularly, you do not need to book every single time you travel, as you can make a regular booking which lasts for three months.

To get more information download a leaflet from here  pdf small visit the Essex DaRT site here: pdf small or call Essex DaRT on 01621 874411.  

  • DaRT 3
    • Dart 3 operates in North East Braintree and takes passengers from Alphamstone, Ashen, Belchamp Otten, Belchamp St. Paul, Belchamp Walter, Birdbrook, Borley, Bulmer, Bures Hamlet, Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Foxearth, Great Henny, Great Yeldham, Greenstead Green. Halstead Town, Lamarsh, Liston, Little Henny, Little Yeldham, Middleton, Ovington, Pebmarsh, Pentlow, Ridgewell, Stambourne, Steeple Bumpstead, Tilbury Juxta Clare, Toppesfield, Twinstead, Wickham St. Paul and White Colne to Haverhill, Sudbury and Halstead.
    • DaRT 3 Additional Areas  – Bulmer, Gestingthorpe, Great Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Pebmarsh, Wickham St Paul have a new flexible service to Sudbury and Halstead.  This replaces the Services 11/12/13 operated by Regal Busways from 29 August 2017  

The New timetable for the bus to Sudbury from 29 August 2017 can be downloaded from here pdf small




Download the Parish Map here:  pdf small

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Halstead Women's Institute Quiz Night

Halstead Women's Institute Quiz Night

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Visit the Halstead WI website here:  wi

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