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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday February 1st 2016, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Clark (vice-Chair), Anstead, Bateman, Baugh, Brown, Collison, Smith, Thorpe, Walsh and Yorke.  Cty Cllrs. Taylor and Williams and 1 member of the public.
Clerk in attendance.
A one minute silence was observed in memory of former Cllr. John Steppings JP who died in January. John was an active and effective member of the Council until his retirement at the May elections 2015
Members agreed to erect a plaque in his memory. This will be placed near the Market Place seating area – a project which he worked tirelessly to organise.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

16/1318 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllr. Broom

16/1319 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).
Cllrs. Smith and Walsh (associated with Crich Tramway Village).

16/1320 Police matters

Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
No police present

16/1321 Members of the public (10 minutes)

No leaflets/printed information has been delivered to some households in the Shuckstone/Plaistow Green area. However, thanks to the hard work of volunteers from the Neighbourhood Planning Group the distribution of information has been generally very effective. 

16/1322 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe had circulated a written report.
Cty. Cllr. Taylor had raised concerns with DCC regarding the slippery pavement near the Market Place bus shelter.
Cty. Cllr. Williams raised concerns about the possible closure of Crich Children’s Centre. It was agreed that the loss of this facility would be most regrettable. Council will lobby local MPs when more information is available. He continues to work with DCC regarding the protection of Fritchley Green from damage by large vehicles – one possible solution is the installation of an appropriately designed and positioned bollard.

16/1323 Minutes of the meeting of January 4th 2016

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair

16/1324 Reports

Chair expressed the concern, unanimously felt by Members, regarding the approval by AVBC of planning consent to application AVA/2015/0830 – the building of 16 houses off Crich Rd., The Common, and Fritchley. Members expressed their exasperation at the continued failure of AVBC to submit a Local Plan for approval by the Government, thus leaving communities like Crich unprotected against undesirable building development. It was Resolved unanimously (Prop. Cllr. Walsh Sec. Cllr. Brown) to ask the Chair of AVBC Planning Committee (Cllr. Alan Cox) to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council. This meeting will commence at 7.00 pm to allow some routine business to be conducted before Cllr. Cox arrives.
Finance Committee:
Clerk reported that the C/F into Financial Year 2016-7 is predicted to be in excess of £35,000. This is a healthy sum which should allow the Council to honour the commitments it has made to extend the Burial Ground and up-grade the Recreation Ground facilities (the PLACE project).
Neighbourhood Plan
Publicity via a variety of media is going well. Questionnaires have been distributed and the data will be analysed when the closing date for returns has passed.
Winter Service – Cllr Baugh has circulated a written report. He was thanked for his work in providing additional bins.
STW reservoir liaison – Chair has circulated a written report.
PLACE project – Cllr. Yorke talked the meeting through the illustrated plans of the 3 submissions which have been received. The committee is examining these proposals in detail and will consult further with pupils at the local schools and by holding a public “drop-in” session in early March. He has also begun to get estimates for the construction of the pathway.
Burial Ground Development - Clerk is seeking more information about the geological strata in order to determine how much of the available area will be useable.
Repairs to Coast Hill Terrace - Cllr. Smith continues to pursue the promises made by DCC to improve the surface to make it more accessible to users of invalid vehicles.

16/1325 Items for Discussion

Planning Application AVA/2015/0830 – please see Chair’s report. Dismay was expressed that AVBC has permitted this application and that the provisions of the s106 agreement including the provision of on-site affordable accommodation are not fully determined
Lighting the Beacon to mark the Queen’s birthday on Thursday April 21st - it was agreed that the Beacon would be lit provided volunteers could be found to set it up and supervise it.
Parish Council debit card – Clerk reported that despite promises Yorkshire Bank has still failed to provide the application forms.
Defibrillators – Clerk showed Members a cabinet and asked for their help in identifying a suitable sites where a 13 amp electric socket could be accessed.
Parish Council telephone system and website – Cllr. Anstead was thanked for his detailed presentation regarding alternative provision. Members approved the principle of providing Clerk with a dedicated mobile telephone, having a mobile based email provider and an associated Crich Parish Council website.   
Unused Youth Club equipment – Clerk to advertise the existence of this equipment to local primary schools.

16/1326 Planning Decisions

AVA/2015/1132 23 New Rd. - shed
AVA/2015/1199 The Old Engine Shed, Dimple Lane – engine sheds
AVA/2015/1176 6 Church St., Fritchley – extension to house
AVA/2015/0830 16 dwellings at land off Crich Rd. Granted despite objections being made to original and amended application.  Details of s106 agreement awaited
AVA/2015/1032 11, Church St., Fritchley new windows and extension

AVA/2015/1215 Tollgate Cottage, Bowmer Lane Fritchley – new dwelling

16/1327 Planning Applications

AAVA/2015/1269 – Home Farm, 181, The Common – kitchen extension, extension to side of coach house and link between existing house and coach house OBJECTION.
AVA/2016/1228 – Holly Bank, Carr Lane – new dwelling house OBJECTION
AVA/2016/1057 The Little Cottage, The Dimple, Fritchley 2 storey side extension and garage  OBJECTION
AVA/201/0002 Highlander Farm Wheatcroft -   Agricultural building NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1262 Tramway Village – development of play park NO OBJECTION
AVA/2016/0072 4 Glen Rd., Whatstandwell – outbuilding NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1211 Coddington Hall Farm - outbuilding NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/737 Coddington Top Farm – conversion of equestrian building to dwelling OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1183 Thurlow Booth Farm – 2 storey extension NO OBJECTION

16/1328 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 22.01.16   £4573.98
Income   £543.86

C. Ludlam (Clerk) salary and expenses*
Chq 373
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 374
Glebe Field Trust Ltd (PATs testing)
Chq 375
Grass Track
Chq 376
British Gas
Chq 377
Slingsby (grit bins)
Chq 378
Belper TC (erection of small Christmas Trees)
Chq 379
D Sturt main Christmas tree
Chq 380
BT Broadband
Chq 381
Claire Parkinson (payments made ref. N’hood Plan)
Chq 382
HMR and C Tax and NI
Chq 383
BT Phone
Chq 384

*includes reimbursement for paying for small Christmas trees (£247), hire of trailer to distribute bins and grit (£33) and mileage associated with grit distribution.                     

16/1329 Items for Information

DALC Circular 27-16

16/1330 Communications from members of the public

Emails from Crich Fete Committee Whatstandwell WI, Fritchley with Crich WI and the Well-dressing group thanking Parish Council for their donation.
Also letter of thanks from Muddlealong.
Request from Crete fete Committee for use of Recreation Ground on Saturday 16th July 2016.
Email requesting financial support for Fritchley choir.

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7.00pm Monday March 7th 2015

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