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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday September 7th 2015, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr .Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Clark (vice-Chair), Anstead, Bateman, Baugh, Broom, Brown, Collison, Smith, Thorpe, Walsh and Yorke. Cty Cllr. Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 4 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

15/1254 To receive apologies for absence:


15/1255 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllrs. Broom and Walsh – Neighbourhood Plan as members of Rural Action Derbyshire.

15/1256 Police matters

Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
No police present.
Clerk was instructed to write to Derbyshire Constabulary informing them that an occasional police presence at monthly PC meetings would be appreciated. 

15/1257 Members of the public (10 minutes)

A request was made by 2 schoolboys that the RG be mown more frequently to create a better surface for playing football. Clerk explained how the mowing contract is set up and how frequency of mowing is determined. He asked that they monitor mowing frequency and keep him informed.
It was requested that the missing sign at Plaistow Green (near Sycamore Farm) and that the stolen grit bin at the top of Hollins Lane be replaced.
At the request of a resident Clerk was instructed to write to the Chief Planning Officer at AVBC to determine the intended content of the Section 106 agreement to be attached to the proposed housing development off Roes Lane in Crich. Parish Council. Further it was Resolved unanimously (Prop Cllr. Brown Sec. Cllr. Broom) to request that a. the development contains affordable and mixed tenure housing b. funding for leisure space (children’s play area) be made available to the Parish Council to improve the village play area for the benefit of the whole community.

15/1258 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe emailed her report. She also reported that the Community First Responders with which she has been very much involved is now “up and running” well.
AVBC Cllr. Gee expressed concerns regarding the proliferation of signs advertising the local car boot sales – he will ask the licencing department at AVBC to demand that these signs be removed. He also initiated a discussion on transport to local secondary schools – after some discussion PC decided that it was not appropriate or helpful to take a position on this matter.
Cty. Cllr. Williams reported that:
The Mobile Library Service will increase the stop time at Fritchley from 30 to 40 minutes
Pot holes at Bobbin Mill Hill and Top Hagg have been repaired
Verges at Bowmer Lane have been cut back and he is asking DCC to pursue the owner of an unsafe stone wall.
He also urged the PC to respond to the current DCC consultations regarding Community Transport and Rights of Way. 

15/1259 Minutes of the meeting of July 6th 2015

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair.

15/1260 Matters arising from the meeting of July 6th 2015

Severn Trent Reservoir project: Members have had the opportunity to visit the site. The visit was helpful, informative and well-organised.
Neighbourhood Plan – the plan is progressing well and an application is being made for a grant to help with the associated expenses
PLACE project – consultation with and dissemination of information to the community is at an advanced stage. By running the tea tent at Crich Fete the group raised over £700. Three contractors have been asked to present design ideas for the play area.
Cllr. Anstead confirmed his willingness to join the Winter Service Group and Cllr. Yorke will join the Footpaths Group
As the result of administrative difficulties it was RESOLVED unanimously to withdraw the application to set up a deposit account with UNITY Bank and add £15,000 to the existing deposit account in the Yorkshire Bank.

15/1261 Report by the Parish Clerk:

RG play equipment safety inspection – Cllr. Yorke has studied the annual safety report with other members of the PLACE group and recommended that no immediate action is necessary.
DCC Winter Service Scheme Snow Warded– Council expressed a wish to continue as members of the scheme. Clerk was instructed to advertise for a Snow Warden.
Offer by Whatstandwell Social Club to replace the noticeboard – this offer was gratefully accepted and Clerk will liaise with the Club.
Trees/shrubs overgrowing Ambergate to Whatstandwell railway line – Clerk was instructed to write to the responsible authority. Cllr. Walsh to provide the contact details.
Clerk reported that he had started publicising the process by which local community organisations may apply for a donation from the Parish Council.
Clerk to attend a graveyard management course on September 9th.
Trees overgrowing property at Bennetts Lane quarry (to rear of the Jubilee Ground) – Clerk was instructed to arrange a survey.

15/1262 Planning Decisions

AVA/2015/0284 Yews Cottage, The Common. – Detached house
AVA/2015/0457 Market House, Market Place – detached dwelling
AVA/2015/0562 19, Chase View – garden works and conversion of garage to bedroom and new conservatory.
AVA/2015/0658 1, Archway Cottages, Market Place Crich – rear extension, porch, Velux windows etc.
AVA/2015/0733 Crich Carr Primary School – playground extension
AVA/2015/0437 Woodhay Baulk Barn, Robin Hood – stable block and storage to replace temporary structures
AVA/2015/0472 17, Chadwick Nick Lane – infilling of existing balcony to create additional bedroom.
AVA/2015/0499 Holmfield, The Common, Crich – single storey extension to front. Loft conversion and remodelling of whole house
AVA/2015/0723 17, Hindersitch Lane Whatstandwell – hobby room and garage extension

AVA/2015/0477 33, The Common - balcony to rear of steel frame and glass panel construction
AVA/2015/0298 8, Bowns Hill – demolition of garage. Erection of 2 storey unit. Engineering works to rear to reclaim land fallen into quarry

15/1263 Planning Applications

AVA/2015/0708 91, Bullbridge Hill – Residential development (up to 2 dwellings) except for points of access. Departure from Adopted Development Plan OBJECTION -
AVA/2015/0737 Coddington Top Farm, Hindersitch Lane – Conversion of ancillary equestrian building to a dwelling (Departure from adopted development plan).OBJECTION for these reasons:
The proposed location is outside the boundary of the settlement
It is located in a World Heritage Site Buffer Zone
This environmentally sensitive location is unsuitable for a dwelling
Access from the road is poor
Collection of refuse and re-cycling would be problematic
Effective sewage disposal would be difficult.
It was Resolved that a request be made to AVBC that this application should not be decided under delegated powers.

15/1264 Accounts

Income £636.00


C Ludlam salary and expenses
Chq 311
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 312
C Ludlam
Chq 313
Chq 314
Viking Direct (ink)
Chq 315
Belper Skip Hire
Chq 316
Playsafety (RG equipment inspection)
Chq 317

Grass Track

Chq 318
British Gas
Chq 319
British Gas
Chq 320
DALC course fee
Chq 321
C Ludlam salary and exp. + Tax rebate
Chq 322
HMR and C Tax and NI
Chq 323
Crich Parish Council (for Yorkshire Bank Dep. Acc.
Chq 324

15/1265 Items for Information

15/1266 Communications from members of the public

Letter of objection to planning application AVA/2015/0737

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday October 5th 2015.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
7th July 2015
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928