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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday January 4th 2016, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Clark (vice-Chair), Anstead, Baugh, Collison, Smith and Walsh.  AVBC Cllr. Gee and 2 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

16/1305 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman, Broom, Brown, Thorpe and Yorke.

16/1306 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllr. Walsh – Neighbourhood Plan (as member of Rural Action Derbyshire).
Cllr. Lane – planning application AVA/2015/1057 (as a neighbour).

16/1307 Police matters

Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
No police present

16/1308 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Blocked gullies at Dimple Head and Bullbridge were reported.
ACTION – Clerk to report the problem to DCC (ref F11 7588).

16/1309 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

Cllr. Gee expressed his dismay at the fact that AVBC has withdrawn its Core Strategy from the approval process consequently extending the period during which the locality is vulnerable to unsuitable planning applications.
ACTION (agreed unanimously) – Chair to write to AVBC Cllr. Alan Cox (Chair of Planning) asking for a meeting so that he can explain the rationale behind it. Cllr. Lane (accompanied by AVBC Cllrs. Thorpe and Gee) would also take the opportunity to apprise Cllr. Cox of the considerable level of concern within the community and to ask that the Core Strategy be re-submitted for approval without delay.
Chair to write to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

16/1310 Minutes of the meeting of December 7th 2015

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair

16/1311 Reports

Chair expressed her deep concern over the action by AVBC in which they have withdrawn their Core Strategy proposal from the approval process (see 16/1309 above).   
Finance Committee – Clerk has applied for the forms which would allow the Council to apply for a Credit Card
Neighbourhood Plan – the official questionnaire is about to be distributed. An information morning is to be held on the Market Place on Saturday 9th of January and publicity for the questionnaire will be supported by posters and banners.
Winter Service – 4 new bins will be purchased to be located as follows (subject to DCC approval):
   Chase View
   Hindersitch Lane
   Dimple Lane x 2 (near Crich end and at Fritchley end)
PLACE project – final proposals are awaited from 3 contractors.
Burial Ground Development – more detail regarding the geological survey and the useful depth of soil will be sought by Clerk. If the useable depth is inadequate over a significant part of the site the feasibility of the project will be reviewed.

16/1312 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Precept application form was signed requesting £54,500 for the Financial Year 2016-7
Damage to Fritchley Green – the damage is now less obvious but it is hoped that the school will continue to discourage buses from entering the village.
Concern over the safety of the Bullbridge/A610 road junction – representations have been made to DCC Highways by the Parish Council, County, Borough and Parish Councillors and individual members of the local community.
Defibrillators – the next PC meeting will need to make some serious decisions regarding the location of the units.
Parish Council telephone system and website – Members agreed to study the proposals made by Cllr. Anstead to enable a decision to be made at the February meeting.

16/1313 Planning Decisions

Application returned:
AVA/2015/1218 Holly Bank, Carr Lane, Crich – dwelling house.

16/1314 Planning Applications

AVA/2015/1183 Thurlow Booth Farm – remove conservatory and construct 2 storey extension. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1211 Coddington Hall Farm – replacement ancillary outbuilding NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1132 28, New Rd., Crich 7ft by 5ft shed NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1215 Tollgate Cottage, Bowmer Lane – new dwelling OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1199 The Old Engine Shed, Dimple Lane – engine shed and maintenance shed NO OBJECTION.
AVA/2015/1032 11, Church St., Fritchley – single storey extension NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1057 The Little Cottage, The Dimple – extension. OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1176 6, Church St., Fritchley – extension and pitch garage roof – NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/0830 Land off Crich Rd., (amended application) 16 dwellings OBJECTION

16/1315 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 19.12.15:   £52733.56  
Income   £2275.00 (NP grant) £1842.10 (VAT refund)

C. Ludlam (Clerk)
Chq 366
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 367
Grass Track
Chq 368
Viking Direct
Chq 369
HMR and C tax and NI
Chq 370
Came and Co insurance
Chq 371
Chq 372

16/1316 Items for Information

DALC circulars 27-2015 (includes training opportunities)
Rolls Royce monitoring report shows no abnormal readings

16/1317 Communications from members of the public

Email regarding the Bullbridge junction.
Letters of thanks for grants have been received from the following:
Sims Charity (with request for a review) – it was agreed that the grant will not be revised. A clearer description of the organisation’s activities to raise funds is required if the criteria for making grants is to be met.  
Crich Brass – it was agreed that the decision will not be revisited but that the applicant should be advised that a fuller application next year would be viewed sympathetically
Crich Patient Participation Group
Fritchley Christmas Tree Association
Crich Careline
Crich Luncheon Club
Crich pre-school

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday February 1st 2016

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
8th January 2016
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928