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.


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.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return