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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday November 3rd 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney, Steppings and Wells. Cty Cllr. D Williams, AVBC Cllr Gee and 5 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1131 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman, Baugh and Thorpe.

14/1132 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.


14/1133 Police matters

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


14/1134 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Concern was expressed over blocked gullies and resultant flooding at a variety of locations. Cty Cllr Williams agreed to refer these to DCC.

14/1135 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe provided a written report.
Cty. Cllr Gee gave an up-date on the current state of the AVBC Local Plan stating that the latest version (to be presented to the Government early next year) identified no sites for housing development in the Crich PC area. He also confirmed that AVBC will be phasing out the Council Tax support Grant next Financial Year (this would reduce Crich PC precept by £2,972).

14/1136 Minutes of the meeting of October 6th 2014

The Minutes were accepted and signed.

14/1137 Matters arising from the meeting of October 6th 2014

Development of the Recreation Ground. – Paul Yorke presented a written report. Based on this report it was:
RESOLVED unanimously to repaint the current play equipment (Prop. Cllr Wells and Sec. Cllr Clark)
RESOLVED unanimously to adopt option 4 as contained in the report (Prop. Cllr. Broom and Sec. Cllr Wells) – this essentially proposes that the PC seeks to put in place a full up-grade of the RG phased over the next 3 years.
Burial Ground development – Clerk reported that he had been in contact with AVBC, the Environment Agency, a building planner and the Vicar. He will make a full report at the December meeting

Neighbourhood Plan – it was RESOLVED (5 votes for and 4 abstentions) to make an initial application for the PC to be the “Qualifying Body” to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for the Crich Parish area and to employ the services of Joe Dugdale of Rural Action Derbyshire in drawing up a budget with intention of claiming the appropriate grant to cover expenses incurred by the group working on the NP.
A meeting of the Finance Committee to consider grant applications and revision of the Code of Financial practice was arranged.

14/1138 Report by the Parish Clerk:

It was agreed to inform the Inspector dealing with the appeal against the rejection of the planning application for housing off Roes Lane of newly emerged concerns regarding the effect of drainage from the site on the integrity of buried material and the stability of the quarry face in Hilts Quarry.
Cllr. Slaney raised the issue of the use of the gang-road post reservoir up-grade.
Cllr Slaney asked if an improved playground for Fritchley could be considered if funds become available from STW.
Cllr. Slaney reported that the Crich Chase SSI site was showing an encouraging increase in the number and diversity of species but that in common with similar sites it is troubled by mountain bikers. It is hoped to provide information boards and a dog bin at the junction of Chadwick Nick Lane and Cowper Lane.
Parking around the Market Place troughs – the meeting considered that it would be desirable but not practical to try to prevent this in an area where car parking is so limited
Part Night Street Lighting – DCC has failed to give any satisfactory explanation as to why money was spent on a consultation process which appears not to have taken place. However, the hope was expressed that the delivery company concerned would not be employed by DCC again.
Proposed Park ‘n’ Ride scheme to serve the Tramway Museum – Chair raised the idea on behalf of a resident but it did not receive much support from Members.

14/1139 Planning Decisions

AVA/2014/0796 Ivy Dene, Market Place. First floor extension.

14/1140 Planning Applications

AVA/2014/0842 Red Lion, Front St. Fritchley – new dwelling - OBJECTION on grounds that the proposed dwelling is too large for the site.
AVA/2014/0917 Adjacent to Park Head Cottage – underground septic tank – NO OBJECTION

14/1141 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 17th October 2014                £ 55,276.14                         


£25,000 (precept)
£2,138.40 VAT refund
£ 500 BG and rent                                                                                     


C H Ludlam (Clerk)
Chq 179
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 180
BT phone
Chq 181
BT internet
Chq 182
British Gas
Chq 183
Chq 184
C H Ludlam (inks for new printer)
Chq 185
C H Ludlam (photocopying)
Chq 186
Grass Track
Chq 187
R Brierton (plants)
Chq 188

14/1142 Items for Information

DAL Circular 22 – 2014
Notice from AVBC that Gladman are appealing against the refusal to allow development of the site off Roe’s Lane.

14/1143 Communications from members of the public

Request from Crich Fete Committee for use of RG on Saturday 18th July 2015

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday December 1st 2014.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
6th November 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928