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13
May
2016

Reporting Potholes and other Highways Issues

Essex County Council is the responsible authority for many highways issues including:

·        Potholes

·        Street Lighting

·        Road Signs

·        Verges

·        Drainage

·        Public Rights of Way (footpaths)

·        Overgrown vegetation

 

Residents are able to report any problems directly to Essex County Council by visiting their website (link below)  to give details of the issue.  There is also a map showing which problems have already been reported. 

 

Any emergencies or follow up calls should be reported by telephone on 0345 603 7631.  

29
March
2017

ECC Public Notice of Temporary Road Closures

ECC Public Notice of Temporary Road Closures at Runsell Lane & Hyde Lane

Please see attached public notice regarding temporary closures within Essex.    

15
March
2017

Parish Council Comments Planning Application 17/00089/OUT

Parish Council Comments Planning Application 17/00089/OUT

Please see attached comments sent from the Parish Council regarding this planning application which was discussed at an Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting on 14th March 2017.  

14
March
2017

Allotment Vacancies

PARISH COUNCIL ALLOTMENTS

 

Please contact the Parish Office for details of vacant plots.  

Telephone 01245 225111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

28
February
2017

Chelmsford's Future Transport Network Consultation

Chelmsford's Future Transport Network Plans and Consultation

Please click the link below or view the attached document to view the the the County Councils plans and consultation regarding the future transport needs of Chelmsford.  

22
February
2017

Police & Crime Commissioner Case for Change Consultation

Police & Crime Commissioner Case for Change Consultation

Roger Hirst, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex has developed a local case for change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue service are governed.  

Please view the attached document or click the link below for more information. 

26
January
2017

Parish Councillor Vacancies

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A SAY ABOUT LOCAL ISSUES AND BE INVOLVED IN MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT DANBURY?

The Parish Council has vacancies for Parish Councillors.

Could I be a Parish Councillor?

As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Parish Councillors are the most local part of our demographic system and are closest to the public.  Parish Councils have a large range of powers and activities.  We are involved in planning consultations, environmental and highways issues, facilities provided by the Parish Council (e.g. Dawson Memorial Field including the football pitches, children's play area etc.), allotments and other local issues.  

How much time does it take up?

Danbury Parish Council meets every 2 months for a full council meeting and Councillors are also required to sit on at least one of the committees (Facilities, Environment and Planning) which meet at various frequencies.  Councillors require some time to read Agendas and other paperwork and may also attend training courses.  Being a parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live.  

Am I qualified?

Most people are.  However, there are a few rules.  You have to be:

  • a British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the UK of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a preiod of over 3 months without the option of a fine
  • work for the council you want to become a councillor for.  

What do Parish Councillors do?

Councillors have three main areas of work:  

  1. Decision-making - through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.  
  2. Monitoring - councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.  
  3. Getting involved locally - as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available.  

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Margaret Saunders on 225111 for more information or email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

23
January
2017

Planning Update - Potential Developments in Danbury

Please see attached update regarding planning applications and potential large developments in Danbury that have been notified to the Parish Council.  There is also a document outlining the planning process.  

Below is a link to a website with information on how planning decisions are made and material planning considerations.  There is also a link to Chelmsford City Councils Planning page which has a large amount of information on planning matters within the district including current policy documents.  

20
January
2017

Planning Update 16/01810/OUT Gladman Developments

Chelmsford City Council have refused the planning application at Runsell Green and a copy of the decision notice can be found on the attached document.  For more information and to view all the documents, please click the link below to Chelmsford City Councils website and search using the reference number 16/01810/OUT.   

19
December
2016

Bus Passsenger News: Changes to local bus services

Please see attached Bus Passenger News which provides information on forthcoming changes to local bus services in Essex.  

19
December
2016

Fortnightly Black Bin Collections

Please see attached public notice regarding fortnightly black bin collections from 31st January.   

16
December
2016

ECC Public Notice of Temporary Road Closures

Please see attached public notice regarding temporary closure of various roads in Danbury (marked in orange) and surrounding areas for surfacing works.  There is also a temporary closure for Runsell Lane from 16th January 2017.  

01
December
2016

Planning Applications 16/01770/FUL & 16/01810/OUT Parish Council Comments

The Parish Council held a public meeting at Danbury Mission on Tuesday 29th November 2016 regarding the two planning applications below.  

·         16/01770/FUL Land South West of 52 Maldon RoadConstruction of a 72 bed care home, together with 22 car parking spaces and landscaping.

·         16/01810/OUT Land East of Little Fields and North of Maldon Road:  Outline planning application for up to 140 residential dwellings (including up to 35% affordable housing), introduction of structural planting & landscaping, informal public open space & children's play area, surface water flood mitigation & attenuation, 2 no. vehicular access points: 1 no. from Maldon Road & 1 no. from Runsell Lane and associated ancillary works. All matters to be reserved with the exception of main site access. 

 

The meeting was well attended by residents with 290 people present on the night.  Representatives from Oakland Primecare spoke and residents asked questions and made comments on both applications.  The Parish Council then held an Extraordinary Parish Council meeting and resolved comments to be returned to Chelmsford City Council.  These can be found on the attached pdf documents, along with an outline of the planning process.  

The Parish Council will be referring both applications to the local Chelmsford City Council Ward Member for determination by the CCC Planning Committee (unless Officers are minded to refuse it).  

 

Please note the consultation date has now been extended to the 16th December for comments to Chelmsford City Council.  

   

26
October
2016

Essex County Council Public Notice - Elm Green Lane Closure

Please see attached public notice regarding temporary closure of Elm Green Lane.  

28
September
2016

Runsell Green Gladman Proposals

Gladman Developments notified the Parish Council of their proposals on this area of land on 31st August.  They have leafleted approximately 800 properties and also put a notice in the Essex Chronicle regarding a proposed development of 140 homes off of Maldon Road.  The Parish Council was disappointed that the leaflets were not distributed to all residents in Danbury.  

The Parish Council will not formally comment until an application has been submitted to Chelmsford City Council and a Parish Council meeting held.  If this happens, it is likely that this will be a public meeting specifically for this site to give residents an opportunity to comment and allow the Parish Council to hear the views of the village. 

If they wish, residents can respond with their individual comments to Gladman Developments.  The Parish Council would be grateful if any comments sent could be copied to the Parish Council.  

Links to the documents relating to this development can be found below as well as an option for submitting comments online.  

If you wish to send your comments via post the address is: 

Your Views Danbury

Gladman House

Alexandria Way

Congleton

 

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