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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday September 8th 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Baugh, Bown, Broom, Clark, Slaney and Wells. Cty Cllr. D Williams, AVBC Cllr Gee and 10 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1105 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman, Harwood, Steppings and Thorpe.

14/1106 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.


14/1107 Police matters

PCSO Christopher Bannister attended the meeting.
Contact is:
Or telephone 101 and mention collar number 3841


It was agreed to suspend Standing Orders to enable discussion of Planning Application AVA/2014/0678 – the proposed building of 15 affordable homes and 3 market sale bungalows at Holcroft, Coast Hill.

After a discussion involving councillors and members of the public it was resolved that the Parish Council would not object to this application (6 votes to 2). It was also agreed that AVBC should be made aware that the existing roadway on the site is narrow and presents difficulty for cars to pass safely but that there is enough room to rectify this problem.

14/1108 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Two members of the public wished to raise the issue of the state of the Recreation Ground play equipment (please see later item in these Minutes).

14/1109 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe provided a written report  

Cty Cllr Williams reported that he has been  involved in getting DCC to deal with a variety of matters including dropped curbs at Fritchley, various potholes and overgrown verges along Dimple Lane and Bowmer Lane at Fritchley.

14/1110 Minutes of the meeting of July 7th 2014

The Minutes were accepted and signed.

14/1111 Matters arising from the meeting of July 7th 2014

As the result of great persistence by Cllr. Wells the agreement to lease the public toilets from AVBC was presented to the meeting and was signed by Chair.
It was agreed that the setting up of a new deposit account would be discussed at the next meeting of the Finance Committee.

14/1112 Report by the Parish Clerk:

It was agreed that a meeting of the Finance Committee will be held on Wednesday 1st October
The saga regarding part-night street lighting goes on.  Despite requests from Cty. Cllr. Williams, the Parish Council and members of the public for information regarding the non-delivery of consultation documents DCC remains unwilling to investigate the allegation that public money may have been paid to an outside body for a task which was not done.   
The already “tired” play equipment at the Recreation Ground and the perimeter fence have now been vandalised. In addition, litter including broken glass has been a particular problem over the school holiday period (Police are aware and the possibility of making the RG an alcohol free zone has been investigated. There was unanimous agreement among members that improvements to the RG are urgently needed. A committee/working group will be set up and will include Councillors and members of the public. Mr. Paul Yorke has kindly offered to manage this project (an offer welcomed by Council) and has made some initial suggestion. It was agreed that he should he should continue to make relevant enquiries and attend the next Council meeting.
Cromford Road pavement remains overgrown despite pleas to AVBC and DCC Highways. Clerk will enlist the help of Cty. Cllr. Martin Tomlinson.
It was agreed to set up a meeting between interested Members and Joe Dugdale of Rural Action Derbyshire to discuss the possibility of drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan. Clerk to arrange a date.
The system of allocating grants to local organisations will be the same as the system used in 2013-14
Clerk reported that he had written to the tenants of 3 allotment plots which have not been properly cultivated as per the conditions of tenancy
Cllr. Wells reported that he is in discussions with our supplier of grit salt and that he will carry out a survey of the grit bins in order to ensure that they are full in time for winter weather.
It was agreed to move to a paperless system with regard to Planning Applications as all information is available on-line (albeit not in an entirely user friendly form). Clerk will alert Members when a new planning application is logged with AVBC and will continue to press for an improved planning website.

14/1113 Planning Decisions

AVA/.2014/0535 land adjacent to 78, The Common – new dwelling (re-submission)
AVA/2014/0676 Bowmer Rough Farm – extension to form residential accommodation
AVA/2014/0550 Dial Farm, The Common – 2 agricultural buildings
AVA/2014/0601 – land south of Woodhay Baulk Barn – change of use from agricultural to mixed use
AVA/2014/0666 Bella Vista, Bennets Lane – extension to dwelling
AVA/2014/0630 78 The Common – conversion of outbuilding to living accommodation

AVA/2014/0281 Land off Roes Lane 113 new dwellings (outline)
AVA/2014/0591 land adjacent to Park Head Cottage – change of use from field to garden with septic tank

AVA/2014/0628 Change of use – agricultural to mixed agricultural/equestrian

14/1114 Planning Applications

Applications recorded on the August notes for information already circulated:
AVA/2014/0678 – Holcroft, 27, Coast Hill – 15 affordable homes 3 market sale bungalows for Futures Housing Group (departure from development plan)
AVA/2014/066 – Bella Vista, Bennetts Lane – extension to dwelling
AVA/2014/0652 – Ashfield House, Carr Lane – demolish existing 4 bedroom house and replace with new.
AVA/2014/0628 – Woodhay Baulk Farm – change of use of land around barn from agricultural to mixed use agricultural/equestrian.
AVA/2014/0591 – Adj. to Park Head Cottage – change of use from field to garden including vehicular crossing and septic tank. (Departure from Adopted Development Plan)
AVA/2014/0630 – 78, The Common – conversion of outbuilding to living with link
AVA/2014/0601 – land south of Woodhay Baulk Barn – change of use from agriculture to agriculture/equestrian and retention of engineering works to form level area (retrospective)
AVA/2014/0493 – Plum Tree Cottage, Allen Lane – 2 storey side extension

“New” applications:
No objection unless stated
AVA/2014/0668 Ambergate reservoir – Variation of layout of on-site construction plant
AVA/2014/0626 Bowmer Rough Farm – Change of out-buildings to form living accommodation.
AVA/2014/0740 Drying Ground, Fritchley – a display showing mock-up of railway wagon and short length of track
AVA/2014/0764 Park Head Farm – replacement conservatory
AVA/2014/0785 Street Record, Weaver Close – replacement of red wooden window frames with uPVC
AVA/2014/0781 Woodhay Baulk Barn – Certificate of Lawfulness for Proposed Use and Development – stationing of temporary residential caravan to house construction workers - Objection lodged
AVA/2014/0782 Certificate of Lawfulness application for existing development of 3 structures:
A. Chicken shed and run
B. Curtain - sided trailer
C. Metal shipping container – Objection lodged
AVA/2014/0766 Orchard View, The Common – wooden stable block in adjacent field. No additional access required.

14/1115 Accounts

Cheques signed in August

C H Ludlam
Chq 150
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 151
HMR and C
Chq 152
Street master (bench)
Chq 153
Belper book Keeping
Chq 154
Viking Direct
Chq 155
BT phone
Chq 156
BT internet
Chq 157
Grass Track  
Chq 158
ID Fencing
Chq 159
Grant Thornton
Chq 160
Chq 161


Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 27th August 2014                 £30,517.81 
N.b. second half of Precept (£25000) due this month.                             
Expenditure (cheques signed at September meeting)

C H Ludlam (Clerk’s salary) + expenses
Chq 162
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 163
Chq 164
Grass Track
£419 38
Chq 165
HMR and C Tax and NI
Chq 166
Kevin Bown (painting public WC)
Chq 167
Derwent Waste
Chq 168
British Gas
Chq 169

14/1116 Items for Information

DALC circulars 18 and 19 2014
DALC Agenda for AGM and report 2013-14

14/1117 Communications from Parishioners

Emails from Angelika Daniels and Geoff Brown regarding the proposed housing development behind Coasthill.
Emails from Emma Jackson and Lynn Penson regarding vandalism at the RG and the general inadequacy of the play equipment.

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday October 6th 2014.

Initial discussion on RG development at 7.00pm

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
10th September 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928