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Planning Appeal Notice -  Hygro Farm, Kennel Lane 

The Village Council has received a planning appeal in relation to Hygro Farm, Kennel Lane.  A copy of the appeal notification letter is available for you to view here

Should you wish to wish to make comments, or withdraw / modify your earlier comments in any way, you can do so online at .

If you do not have access to the internet, you should write to The Planning Inspectorate, 3F Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol. BS1 6PN.

All representations must be received by no later than 15 February 2019, quoting the appeal reference number APP/V1505/W/18/3216123. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. 

The planning appeal will be being discussed at the next Village Council meeting on 6 February 2019. 


Consultation on Future Library Services across Essex

Essex County Council are consulting on a draft five-year strategy for future library services across Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock, which run their own library services). Residents are are invited to complete the survey, which runs from 29 November 2018 to 20 February 2019 to ensure that their views are fed-back.

Residents can view and complete the survey by clicking the survey link



 Many residents will have seen in the latest edition of the Village Voice, and also from the monthly Village Council meetings, that it has been agreed to install CCTV by the shops at South Green. 

CCTV will provide extra security for residents and will cover the area of the shops and surroundings.  The cameras will be blocked from viewing private residences and, when the Special Constable is appointed, they will have access to the system, should it be required. 

The project to install the equipment is currently underway, but there are many legal formalities and requirements the Village Council need to meet as part of the project, and it is hoped the equipment will be in place later this year.  

Village Council Meetings 

The Village Council last met on Wednesday 2 January for its monthly meeting. The Minutes from the meeting on 2 January were agreed and signed by the Village Council Chair, Cllr. Marie Dear.

The monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month and are held in the Committee Room of South Green Memorial Hall, starting promptly at 7.30 p.m.  A copy of the Agenda will be available for you to view three working days (including Saturdays) prior to the meeting.  The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 March 2019, a copy of the Agenda will be provided in due course. 

Dates of the Monthly Village Council Meetings for 2019

6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 4 September, 2 October, 6 November & 4 December.

The Village Council held its last Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 4 July 2018, where the Minutes from last year's meeting were agreed and signed by the Chair, Cllr. Marie Dear. The 2019 Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7pm in the hall at South Green Memorial Hall.


 Local Plan - Regulation 19 Consultation Response

The Village Councillor's spent a number of hours over the past few months considering and preparing a suitable response to the Regulation 19 Consultation of the Local Plan.  The response was finalised at the December meeting and was sent to the Planning Administration ahead of the their deadline.  Residents are able to view the response here.  


Councillor Vacancies

The Village Council currently has two Councillor vacancies. If you are interested in becoming more involved with serving the local community and having the opportunity to make a difference, please see the following link for more details and how you can apply Notice of Co-Option Two Vacancies.


Community Special Constables - Your Community Needs You!

There are currently two vacancies for Community Special Constables to serve Great Burstead & South Green in assisting with keeping our parish safe. If you think that this is something you would be interested in, please see the advert for more information or visit:

Dates for your diary...

The next Litter Pick is planned to take place next summer, on Saturday 1st June 2019. More details will follow nearer the date. 

Dates of the Village Council monthly meetings for 2019 are listed above. 

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in the hall of the South Green Memorial Hall. 

Back by popular demand, the date for next year's Village Fun Day has been agreed for Sunday 25 August! More details will follow as the year progresses.