Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 18th September 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 A Pell

Councillor Mrs E Penn

Councillor M Radley

Councillor Mrs J Sutton

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.  Welcome to Cllr Garry Warren, newly elected Councillor for Holy Trinity North. Signing of declaration of acceptance of office.

3.  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.

4.  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 Robert Light of ADA Architects on redevelopment of 28-30 Trinity Street Halstead

5.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on14th August 2017, and of the Extraordinary meeting held on 14th August 2017.

6.  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.

ESS/04/15/BTE - Halstead Anaerobic Digestion facility, Land North of Bluebridge Industrial Estate, Halstead, Essex - Continuation of development of an anaerobic digestion plant without compliance with Conditions 1 (compliance with submitted details), 4 (hours of operation) and 19 (external materials, finishes and colours) attached to permission ref ESS/28/13/BTE, to allow an extension of operating hours to between 12.00 hours and 16.30 hours on no more than 8 Saturdays following a bank/public holiday per annum and to remove cladding on the Engine Building (part retrospective).

17/01498/LBC - 103 Head Street, Halstead, CO9 2AZ - Removal of rear chimney showing significant signs of distress and imminent collapse. 

17/01520/FUL - Land Adjacent 41 Broton Drive, Halstead, Essex -Change of use of land to enclosed storage 

17/01520/FUL - Land Adjacent 41 Broton Drive, Halstead, Essex - Retention of change of use of land to provide secure storage and parking together with the erection of steel palisade security fencing and gate

17/01467/FUL - Gate House, Parsonage Street, Halstead, CO9 1EZ -

Amendments to approved application 03/00266/FUL - Approved render finishes replaced with Hardiplank cladding.  Reverse kitchen and lounge positions.  Reposition internal chimney stack onto right hand flank wall.  Doors and windows replaced/repositioned to suit revised internal layout.

17/01578/FUL - Garage Site at Ronald road (Rear of 24-30) Halstead, Essex -

Proposed demolition of existing lock up garages and erection of 3 no. houses with associated external works 

17/01630/FUL - 31 Winston Way, Halstead, CO9 2TH - Change of existing flat roof over garage.

17/01623/LBC - Bird in Hand PH, 54 Chapel Hill, Halstead, CO9 1JP - Internal redecoration, removal of some internal wall and creating an opening within an existing wall, replacement of shiplap boarding to external elevation.

17/01664/OUT – Land Adjacent to Crowbridge Farm, Chapel Hill, Halstead, Essex – Outline application for up to 70 dwellings with associated infrastructure and public open space.

7.  Mayors Appointments and Announcements - report available

8.  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.  

b) List of Payments to be approved - report available

 c) Church clock – report available  

 9.  Community Hall - report will be available at the meeting

10.  Youth - report will be available at the meeting

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

12.  Resolution on approval of apologies – report available

13.  Christmas parties organised jointly by Halstead Town Council and the outing couriers – report available

14.  Allotment AGM change of date – report available

15.  Garages on Mitchell Avenue on HTC allotment land – report available

16.  Town Survey working group – report available

17.  Hedingham Road – report available

18.  Access to Knights farm – report available

19.  Morton Matthews pictures – report available

20.  Community Fridge Update  - report available, further report following visit to fridge group in Oxford on 12/9/17 

21.  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”.

There is none.

S Greatorex  Town Clerk 


News and Events

Halstead Hospital League of Friends Quiz Night

Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 29th September

What's on in Halstead September 2017

What's on in Halstead September 2017


5th  Halstead U3A   St Andrew’s Hall, Parsonage Street  10.00am – 12.30pm

6th  Halstead Flower Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

7th  Police Public Meeting  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  6.30pm – 8.00pm

7th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

9th  WI Quiz Night  Conservative Club,  High Street Halstead start 7.300pm call 01787 476766 to book

10th  Halstead Horticultural Society  Flower Show Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm  Entry 50p

13th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

18th  Full Council Meeting  Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway 7.15pm

20th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

21st  Senior’s Tea Dance  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

21st  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

21st  Halstead & District Historical Society – Artists of Great Bardfield; An Inside Story  – Talk by Jane Dyson, Baptist Church, Hedingham Road 7.30pm

23rd  Band Wars Finale Competition   at The Empire Theatre, Butler Road, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start -tickets £5.00 call the box office on 07778 025490 between 12.00noon & 10.00pm

24th  Country Music Night  at The Empire Theatre, Butler Road, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start , tickets £14.00

         Halstead Heritage Museum, Mill House - open Wednesday & Sunday 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details


Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club  -  Halstead Library, Bridge Street 10.00am to 12 noon

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga United Reformed Church, Kings Rd  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Halstead Healing Group Mill House . 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tel: 01787 269482 for details

Friday                Weightwatchers - Queen’s Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Over 50’s Walking FootballHalstead Leisure Centre 9.30am Tel: 01787 273696

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