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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 6th June 2011, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Bown, Broom, Harwood, Thorpe, Cty Cllr. Jackson, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 6 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.



11/656 Matters raised by members of the public


11/657 Declarations of Interest

Cllr. Brierton declared a personal interest in the Planning applications relating to Barn Close Farm
Cllr Bateman declared a personal interest in the Planning Application relating to the Comrades Club

11/658 Police matters

PCSO Shaw reported that �170 worth of damage had been done to a window at the scout Hut � intensive local enquiries are bearing fruit. She also brought leaflet giving information on how to deal with nuisance /illegal parking e.g. that at the Jubilee Ground.
Cllr Thorpe reported an attack on a horse and reminded the meeting of previous concerns regarding a black panther in the area.
AVBC Cllr Gee expressed his concern regarding parking outside the chip shop on the Market Place

11/659 Local Authority Councillors

Cty Cllr Jackson reported that:-
A number of roads in the area are to be resurfaced.
Road markings around Crich Carr School are to be upgraded
He is aware that the contractors have accidentally damaged an oak tree on the new Medical centre sit. This is regrettable but he is confident that it will be replaced.
He is acting to ensure the preservation of the old �pit steads�on Lindway Lane.
Cllr Bateman asked when remedial action will be taken over the poorly repaired pavements at the Market Place. Cty Cllr Jackson said that after his most recent meetings with the original complainants they did not want to pursue the matter. However, he agreed that the surface was unsatisfactory and should be relaid when the surface temperature was not too low to prevent adhesion. Clerk was instructed to write to the new Cabinet Member for Highways at DCC
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe informed the meeting of the availability of 6 million trees from the Woodland Trust. Councils may apply for a pack- the trees to be planted to commemorate the Queen�s Diamond Jubilee. The Parish Council agreed that it would like to be involved but may not need all 6 million. Practicalities to be discussed at the July meeting.

AVBC Cllr. Gee introduced himself and shared information he has regarding the future of Crich Quarry.

11/660 Minutes of the Meeting of 9th May 2011

These were approved by a majority of 6 (Cllrs. Lane, Brierton, Bown, Broom, Harwood and Thorpe) to 1 (Cllr. Bateman) and signed by Chair.

11/661Matters arising

Parish Council remains frustrated in its attempts to establish the role of DCC and AVBC in providing a Winter Gritting service for local roads and pavements. It is not really possible for the Parish Council to establish its own role until that of the other, larger partners is clear. In light of this, Clerk will write to the new DCC Cabinet Member for Highways asking for clarification and the Parish Council will adopt a pragmatic approach which involves identifying what level of service it really can offer the local community (essentially trying to maintain a supply of grit for its own strategically placed bins), making sure that the community is clear about this and ensuring that members of the public know where to find help in winter weather � aside from asking for grit for Parish Council bins this help is most likely to come from DCC.
Public Toilets
AVBC have not reported back to the Parish council regarding current opening/closing procedures and times, AVBC Cllr Thorpe will pursue this.
The future of the toilets when AVBC gives them up remains uncertain mainly for cost reasons although members do feel that the availability of public toilets is desirable. The hope was expressed that AVBC would change its decision and continue to run the service itself.
Recruiting more members � 6 candidates have applied. A selection process will be held at The Glebe on Monday 13th June
Beech trees at the RG � the consultants report is expected within the week
The application for Licence to Cultivate Roadside Verge (ref. a tree for the traffic island at Bulling Lane) has been submitted to DCC.
Request to use RG for Nordic walking � Council has no objection. Clerk will inform the applicants that they should avoid Tuesdays (Youth Club) and should liaise with Kings Arms FC.
Questionnaire ref. �Part-night Street Lighting� � Cllr Brierton said that under the criteria few of the lights in the Parish would be affected. However, Clerk was instructed to ask if any data regarding the impact on crime and road safety had been gathered in areas where the scheme is already in place.

11/662 Clerks Report

The signing of the internally audited accounts was postponed until the extraordinary meeting to be held on Monday 13th. June.
Proposed development at Crich Quarry � AVBC Cllr. Gee circulated a brochure and there was a brief discussion in which a number of shades of opinion were expressed. No formal a planning application has yet been lodged.
Work done by AVBC on play equipment at the Recreation Ground/unpaid invoice* - observations by Cllr Brierton and Mr. Len Spencer suggest that this work was done and the invoice will be paid.
Cllrs Brierton and Bown of the Allotment Committee requested that an order be put in to have a layer of stone laid on the car park area � Clerk will find out the cost. They also commended the allotment holders on the appearance of the site. It was agreed that an allotment competition would not be held this year as the judging criteria would be too complex.

11/663 Planning Decisions

AVA/2011/0236 - 23 Culland View. Changes to roof, porch, garage and driveway. PERMITTED
AVA/2011/2039 - New Medical Centre. Increase in opening hours. PERMITTED
AVA/2011/0255 - 4 Greenfields, Fritchley. Permission to start pet grooming business. WITHDRAWN
AVA/2011/0381 - Croft Cottage, Park Head. Changes to windows, store and garage, Juliet balcony PERMITTED
AVA/2011/0315 - Crich Baptist Church. Listed building consent: internal changes. PERMITTED

11/664 Planning Applications

All members are encouraged to view these on the AVBC website if possible
AVA/2011/0475 � Comrades Club, School Lane. One pole with associated wires (telecommunications prior notification) NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0444 � Victoria House, The Common. Expansion of bakery production into adjoining building using existing planning use as a bakery, including installation of appropriate extraction for bakery ovens with necessary flue. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0452 � Victoria House, The Common. Advertisement Consent for non-illuminated fascia sign. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0446 � Land at Old Mill, Dimple Lane, Fritchley. Stables and m�nage (re-submission). OBJECTION on the grounds that this is a conservation area, the roadway across open fields is inappropriate, the combined size of the operation on this and a nearby site strongly suggests that the development is not �for private use� as stated, work has already started which is not admitted in the application and Crich Parish Council claims ownership of the �Drying Ground� and disputes the applicants claim to have vehicular access rights over it.
AVA/2011/0462 � 11 Amber Hill, Crich. New wall and fencing to front boundary; surface to forecourt
(Retrospective). OBJECTION � the wall is acceptable but the fence above makes the combined structure inappropriately high.
AVA/2011/0466 � Barn Close Farm, Lynam Road, Fritchley. Conversion of redundant farm buildings
into 3 dwellings with parking. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0450 � 130 The Common, Crich. Dormer window to existing bungalow loft conversion. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0413 � The Old Engine Shed, Dimple Lane, Crich. Change of use from vacant stone building to residential building; construction of first floor with flush windows in roof. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0336 � Barn Close Farm, Lynam Road, Fritchley. Extension of time limit for application

11/665 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at � 06 May 2011 �44253.92
C. Ludlam (Clerk) Salary + expenses� 502.89 Chq 673
Glebe Field Trust� 598.50 Chq 674
CACN (2 years contribution-use of website) �240.00 Chq 675
Crich Youth Club� 1200.00 Chq 676
AVBC Election charges �333.75 Chq 677
AVBC RG Play equipment repairs *� 1320.00 Chq 678
BT Internet �23.48 Chq 679
Glebe Field trust (YC rent)� 23.30 Chq 680
Grass Track� 395.30 Chq 681
Grass Track (additional cut)� 199.20 Chq 682
Plantscape �1860.00 Chq 683
Playsafety� 75.60 Chq 684

11/666 Information Received

Regimental Pilgrimage 3rd. July 2011 � formal invitation � Chair will represent the Parish Council
�The Playing Field� � Rural Action Derbyshire newsletter

11/667 Communications from Parishioners

Telephone call from Mr Pegg ref. proposals for Crich Quarry � referred to Cllr. Brierton
Email objecting to Planning application AVA/2011/0462 � referred to Cllr. Brierton


Chair thanked everyone for their attendance

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday July 4th 2011

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
15 May 2011
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928