Estates Meeting 11th April 2022

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NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE ESTATES COMMITTEE to be held on Monday 11th April 2022 at 7.45pm in the Day Centre, Commercial Road.






To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on the 14th March 2022.


  1. a) ES75 – Green Lane Pond, the order has been placed for the work to be carried out and a date is awaited.
  2. b) ES76 – Rugby Posts, the new rugby posts had been installed

ES83              TREE WORK

  1. a) Green Lane/Goldfinch Close – the work which has only been partially completed. Whilst undertaking the work UK Power Networks told the tree surgeon to halt the work as in their opinion, he was working too close the high voltage power lines.  The only way for the work to be completed would be to apply to UK Power networks for an “outage” where they cut the power to the line for a short period of time.  As this power line is scheduled to be removed in the summer the decision was taken to wait until that had happened.  The resident who had asked for the work to be done had been informed.
  2. b) UK Power Network are continuing with their plans to remove the line along the edge of Green Lane spinney. The work is now less than originally envisaged.  They are no longer installing a monopole in place of the old tower in the ancient woodland but still need to clear some vegetation to dismantle the old tower.   They are still willing to pay the £700 originally offered for the replacement of trees and there will also be a consideration for the cable easement.

The Council’s solicitor is working with the UK Power networks solicitor to complete the Deed of Grant and cable easement. UKPN are covering the legal expenses.  Once this is completed work can commence.  A Hazel dormice licence application has been made to Natural England and a Non-Licenced Method Statement is being prepared to ensure protection of any reptiles.

  1. c) Old Church Yard – Following complaints from residents in Forge Way about overshadowing from the trees work was carried out to 5 of the trees along the boundary. Approximately 4.5 m was taken off the height of the trees.  However, the residents are still unhappy with the amount of work which has been carried out.  The Clerk and Estates Manager will meet with the residents on site to discuss what further work would be possible.  Any major work carried out in the Closed Church Yard will require a faculty from the Diocese.

ES84                   JUBILEE PARTY

The Town Council has been approached by a resident seeking permission to use the Green Lane car park & recreation ground for a gathering over the weekend. It would be for a few local families, and they would like to have access to the pavilion toilets for the event.

Members views are sought.


The fencing around the children’s play area at Scallywags needs replacing.  The Town Council installed the original fencing on the field side but not the fencing inside against the chain-link.

Two quotes have been received

Contractor 1 £1235

Contractor 2 £2032

Both quotes are for close boarded fences 1.8 m high.

Members are asked to approve the replacement fence.


To receive an update from the Estate’s manager.

 Under section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies (admission to meetings) Act 1960 the following items may be exempt from the press and public.


ES87              BOWLS CLUB LEASE

Advise is awaited from the solicitor on the final details of the Bowls Club Lease and an update will be given to members at the meeting.


ES88              DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will take place on Monday 9th May 2022 at 7.45 pm in the Day Centre.


Clerk to the Council

5th April 2022

Paddock Wood Town Council