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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 7th June 2010, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Present:

Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton, Birkin, Bown, Harwood, Steppings and Thorpe. Cty. Cllr. Jackson and 4 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.

Apologies:

Cllrs. Bateman, Clark, Harrison Fudge, Tromans, AVBC Cllr. Taylor.

10/527 Matters raised by members of the public

None

10/528 Declarations of interest

None

10/529 Police matters

No police present

10/530 Local Authority Councillors

Cty.Cllr. Jackson reported that: Crich quarry is being moth-balled subject to a six monthly review. The 60 mph speed limit on rural roads is under review. The tow path at Cromford Canal is being improved without disturbing the increasingly threatened water vole. Cllr Thorpe asked if the damaged stone wall at Bowmer Lane could be repaired.
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe provided a written report. Also please see minute 10/539 below.
AVBC Cllr. Taylor was unable to attend the meeting but Clerk was instructed to ask her to ensure that the Planning Application for affordable housing to the rear of The Glebe be subject to a site visit.

10/531 Minutes of the meeting of May 5th 2010

These were signed with minor amendments

10/532 Matters arising from the Minutes

Community Response Plan � it was agreed to defer discussion until the next meeting. Members were asked to consider what useful information they felt should be included on a list of �Emergency Community Contacts�
A letter has been sent to Nick Wilder (Amber Valley Housing) with a copy to Sally Cunliffe (Planning Officer) requesting that the Parish Council be involved with drawing up the terms of the section 106 agreement relating to the development of affordable housing to the rear of The Glebe Field Centre

10/533 Clerk�s Report

Audit � internally audited accounts were signed by Chair and will be sent to the Audit Commission
Signs have not been replaced at Wheatcroft and trees have not been cut back at Wheatsheaf Lane - Cllr Thorpe was asked to refer this to AVBC.
Cllr Bateman has requested that grit bins be provided at School Lane and Bulling Lane Clerk will refer this to AVBC.
Len Spencer who is doing a good job at the RG and BG requests the purchase of a hedge trimmer. However, in the interest of Health and Safety it was decided that any hedge cutting would be referred to the landscape contractor (Grass Track).
Bus shelter survey � DCC wishes to monitor the state of the bus shelter stock. Crich Parish Council does not own any of the shelters but can contribute to the survey Clerk will convey information provided by Members. Information given to the Clerk will be passed on to DCC.

Clerk will request that various over-grown verges and hedges/trees be cut back in response to information from Members and members of the public

Cllr. Bateman reported (by telephone) that: a new litter bin has been placed on the Market Place by the telephone box (this box has now been re-instated for emergency calls only), trees on Cromford Road (opposite numbers 8 and 10) are overhanging the carriageway the �School Lane� and �The Common� sign near The Briars are both missing.

 

10/534 Finance Committee Report

In the absence of Cllr. Clark who is Chair of the Finance committee it was agreed to defer this to the July meeting

10/535 Planning decisions

AVA/2010/0266 Windsor House, Market Place � change of use retail to restaurant PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0277 18, Chapel Lane � single storey extension PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0783 and 0781 The Old Chapel, Sun Lane - change of use, workshop to residential PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0215 New Medical Centre PERMITTED

10/536 Planning applications

AVA/2010/0457 4 Hodder Close � loft conversion to form 2 bedrooms NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0461 136, The Common � extension to form kitchen/utility/WC/garage bedroom/study/bathroom NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0532 2 Coddington Cottages, Hindersitch Lane � change of use of land to form hard standing and parking area NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0535 Dimple Cottage, Dimple Lane, Crich � change of use of barn to form dependent relative�s cottage NO OBJECTION

With reference to the proposed new housing to the rear of the Glebe, Parish Council did not lodge a formal objection but did comment, expressing concern about:
Traffic flow and volume around the Glebe Field Centre
Impact of traffic on the minor roads in the area
The �urban� nature of the design
Housing density on the site
Council also expressed the view that the acknowledged need for affordable housing should not be used as a lever to push through unsuitable applications. (This was a general view and did not necessarily apply in this case)

10/537 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 10.05.2010 �41508.50

Expenditure

C. H. Ludlam salary + expenses �467.21 Chque 531
Glebe Field Trust �570.00 Chque 532
HMR and C �247.77 533
Brian Wood (internal auditor) �51.75 Chque 534
Crich Carr Primary School �2000.00 Chque 535
Keith Evans (topsoil for BG) �60.00 Chque 536
BT Internet �46.98 Chque 537
Belper Skip Hire �94.00 Chque 538
L Spencer BG and RG work �196.44 Chque 539
DCC (CRB checks for YC workers) �321.75 Chque 540
Glebe Field Trust YC rent �52.60 Chque 541

10/538 Circulars and publications

The Playing Field
Annual Parish/Police Liaison Meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th. October at 7.00 pm
Belper Paintballing on 08444775020 may be of interest to the Youth Club

10/539 Communications from members of the public

Letter from Mr Crowfoot relating to problems caused by erection of gates at The Briars (Cllr. Thorpe above). Members present expressed concern that The Briars had still not complied with the Breach of Conditions Notice referring to the car park and had indeed exacerbated the safety problem by erecting a gate and fence. It was agreed that the Clerk should write to Amber Valley Borough Council to express this concern. A telephone message from Cllr. Bateman indicated that he believed that the problem had been resolved but this view found no support in the meeting.
Invitation to Chair to attend the opening of the �Century of Trams Exhibition� at the Tramway Village on Monday 21st June at 1.00pm (buffet lunch provided).
Minutes of Derwent Valley Mills Partnership � April meeting
SHOAL (Shirland against landfill action group) now has a website www.shirlandlandfill.org.uk/
Telephone message from Mrs Marsden complaining about the use of the allotments- Council discussed this matter but found no evidence that allotment tenants had breached The Code of Conduct or had behaved in any way which would be considered unreasonable in a garden setting.
A number of letters and emails were received from residents of the Coast Hill area expressing their objections to the planned housing to the rear of the Glebe (Planning Applications AVA/2010/0379 and 0381). These were considered by the Parish Council and further, the objectors were reminded of the need to relay their concerns to Amber Valley Borough Council

Chair thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 9.00 pm.

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday July 5th 2010
Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
15 June 2010
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
crichparishcouncil@btconnect.com
01773 853928